Mr. Harold “Peter” Lee Johnson


August 13, 1939 – December 23, 2016


Thursday, December 29, 2016
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Nelson  & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Harold Lee Johnson, commonly known as “Peter”, was born August 13, 1939 to the late Frank and Delida Johnson.  He left this earthly life Friday, December 23, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Peter was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN and worked at Samsonite for many years.

He was preceded in death by father Frank Johnson, mother Delida Johnson and sister Stella B. Hailey.

Peter leaves to cherish his memories, four sisters, devoted sister Maybell, Regina, Brenda and Zonna Johnson; six brothers, Clinton, Clifton, Ronnie, Kenneth Lee, Joe and Larry Johnson; one uncle, Acie Lawrence; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Jim “Jim Deuce” Henry Alexander


March 30, 1928 – December 11, 2016


Thursday, December 22,2016
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
at the Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, December 23, 2016
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church
209 South Bilbro Avenue
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

On Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Alive Hospice residence in Nashville, Tennessee after an extended illness, God summoned Jim Henry Alexander from his earthly tabernacle to His heavenly abound.

Jim Henry Alexander was born on March 30, 1928 to the late William Lee Alexander and Katie Bell Weeden Alexander.  Jim was preceded in death by three sisters, Hattie Lee Alexander, Minnie Gay Johns and Addie Mai Slay.  He was also preceded in death by four brothers, John Alexander, MC Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Sammie Alexander.

Jim attended public school where he played the drums at Old Holloway School.  Jim loved doing things for people and enjoyed most, driving his Cadillac.

On August 4, 1956, Jim married Josie Mary (Mai) Fields Alexander who preceded him in death on January 14, 2001.  With this union, they were blessed with one daughter.

Early in life, Jim became a member of Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Frank Brown.  Afterwards, Jim moved his membership to Brandon View Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. John Brown. In 2001, he moved his membership to Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Moses Pope where he was a faithful member until his health began to fail him.  Jim always loved to go to church; sick or well, he attended.  Jesus allowed Jim to serve on the deacon board at all three locations.

Jim leaves to cherish his memory, a very devoted daughter, Dorothy (Joe Robert) Smith; foster son, Ralph (Jackie) King; foster daughters, Connie Malone and Darla Robinson; three devoted grandsons, Michael (Christa) Alexander, Montreal (Gazelle) Allen and George (Monique) Allen; nine great grandchildren, DisZerrick (Dre) Tillage Alexander, Renaecker Alexander, JaKota Alexander, Omari Allen, Isaiah Lewis, Malia Johnson, Kerimario Johnson, Xavier Jackson, Sha’Nayla Shelton; Jim had great grandsons that loved their great granddaddy dearly, JaKota, Omari, Isaiah and Kerimario; and three great granddaughters that loved their great granddaddy dearly, Renaecker, Malia and Sha’Nayla; 13 foster grandchildren; 14 foster great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Annie Williams Alexander; one great niece who loved her uncle Jim too, Monterria Hallmes; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Taylor


January 12, 1959 – December 10, 2016


Friday, December 16, 2016
Public Viewing: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
at the Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bradley Creek Baptist Church
9014 Bradley Creek Road
Milton, Tennessee  37118

Martin Cemetery
Milton, Tennessee

Gwendolyn Taylor, known as “Pee-Wee” and “Aunt Pee”, was born into this world on January 12, 1959 to Authur Alexander and Annie Williams.  At the age of 57, she passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Gwen was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and later worked at Textron Aviation for over 13 years.  She loved to write poetry in which she had written many poems.

Gwen was preceded in death by son, Dewayne Hathaway; brother, Michael Williams; grandfathers, Henry Bert Alexander and Robert Leroy Alexander; grandmother, Mary D. Alexander; step-mother, Marjorie Alexander; and nephew Antonio Alexander.

Gwendolyn is survived by her husband, Darrell Taylor; parents, Annie Williams and Authur Alexander; sisters, Jacqueline Williams, Marilyn Johnson, Cynthia (Jack) Regina Wilson and Chrysante Estell; brothers, Authur (Valerie) Alexander, Jr., Terrance (Sharron) Alexander and Douglas (Brandon) Alexander; god-daughter, Taliah Turner; god-grandchildren, Andrell Howe and Andriah Howe; sister in law, Bessie Williams; four aunts; one great aunt; a very dear friend, Teresa Smith; and with lots of love, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Socorro Basurto Vivar


February 26, 1975 – December 5, 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Mass: 1:00 P.M.

St. William of Montevergine Catholic Church
500 South Brittain Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Deja a tras a su esposo José Del Rio Basurto, sus tres hijos  Luis (14), Cristian (12),  y Brenda Del Rio Basurto(3)
También deja a sus hermanos, y otros familiares.
Señor  no me dejes decaer, dame fuerzas y entendimiento para continuar con su ausencia.
Nunca estamos preparados para perder a un ser querido que nos deja de repente.
A la orden de Dios que hace las cosas Perfectas.
Nos regala a ese ser para amarlo.
Nos acompaña en los momentos felices, hermosos y memorables, y también en los momentos más difíciles de uno. Ahora se lleva a Socorro a su lado.
Pero nos deja los más hermosos recuerdos, y  bellos momentos en nuestra vida.
Ella era la luz, el brillo y alegría.
Vivirá en nuestros recuerdos siempre, a cada instante todos los días de nuestras vidas.
Mientras esta en nuestro corazón, nunca nos separaremos, siempre estará en nuestra mente noche y día.
Esta dentro de nosotros, y también es parte de nuestras vidas por siempre.
Diosito eres nuestra guía ahora
No nos dejes solos. Esta es un prueba más dura de la vida y al saber que hay que enfrontarla. y no es fácil.
Señor en tus manos pongo a este ser y mi Corazón.  Te amo siempre por darnos tanto Diosito Lindo.Acompáñame mas ahora. Amen..

Mr. Prentice “Pete” Foster


May 20, 1930 – December 1, 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Sevier Street First Baptist Church
921 Sevier Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Middle TN Veterans Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee

Prentice “Pete” Foster was born on May 20, 1930 to the late Ollie Mai Rainer in Brownsville, Tennessee.  After his mother’s death, he was raised by his aunt and uncle the late Odessa and John H. Jaycox. 

Prentice graduated from high school, worked a variety of jobs, and travelled across the country before joining the Army Reserves in 1951.  After serving two years in the Army, he continued to serve his country by serving in the Navy from 1953-1960.  While in the Navy he was presented with the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Bronze Star.  He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1960. 

During his time in the Navy he met the love of his life Queen Esther Fulcher.  The two were joined in Holy Matrimony on July 23, 1957.  This union was blessed with four daughters Teresa, Beverly, Brenda, Darlene, and one son Prentice Jr. (Deceased). 

After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Wichita, Kansas where he worked for Cessna Aircraft Corporation.  In 1967, they moved to Saginaw, Michigan where he was employed by Dow Chemical Company.  He retired from Dow in 1991.  They moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee in 2008. 

Prentice was preceded in death by two sisters Pearlie Mae Palmer and Juanita Nixon; and four brothers, Leo Foster, Willie Jaycox, Johnnie Frank Jaycox, and Charles Foster. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years Queen Esther Foster; his daughters, Barbara (Charles) Howard of Austin, TX, Teresa (Earl) Webb of Shelbyville, TN, Beverly Foster of Smyrna, TN, Brenda Trapp of Tacoma, WA and Darlene (Willie) Hendricks of Shelbyville, TN; brothers, LC (Willie Lou) Young of Decatur, IL and Jimmy D. Palmer of Detroit, MI; fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, close family friend Meredith Davis, many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. Allen Gentry Brandon

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August 11, 1947 – December 17, 2015

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

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

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.