Ryan O’Neal Wade

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July 17, 1970 – July 30, 2018


Thursday, August 9, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Bradyville Road Church of Christ
1265 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Middle TN Veterans Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee

**In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Nelson & Sons for final expenses**

Ryan O’Neal Wade, age 48, passed away Monday, July 30th, 2018.  He was born on July 17, 1970 to Linda Elizabeth Wade and the late Willie Davis Wade, Sr.

Ryan attended school at Oakland High where he played football.  Shortly after graduating, he enrolled into the Navy where he served for a few years.  Ryan also attended Devry University and found a love for computer technology.  Ryan was very compassionate and enjoyed making others laugh and he loved his nieces and nephews dearly.

Ryan was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sylvester George Bryan and Mae Parchment; and paternal grandparents, Erskine Wade, Sr. and Anne Liza Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Wade; son, Eric Wade; mother, Linda Elizabeth Wade; sister, Paula Mae Henderson; brothers, Donnovan Erroll (Patoria) Hyde, Willie Davis “David” Wade, Jr. and Frederick “Ricky” (Dawn) Wade; mother-in-law, June Ellen Caldwell; sister-in-law, June Anna Caldwell; aunt, Lillie McCrary; along with a host of other relatives and friends.  

Mrs. Gloria Jean Russell

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August 5, 1960 – July 10, 2018


Monday, July 16, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Silver Springs Missionary Baptist Church
129 Mill Lane
Smyrna, Tennessee

Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mrs. Gloria Jean Cheers Russell was born on August 5, 1960 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Reverend James W. Cheers, Sr. and Mother Lucille Smith Cheers.

Gloria, called “Glory” by her family and friends, went home to be with God, retired from her labors here on earth on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford hospital.

Glory was educated in the Murfreesboro and Rutherford Co. School system, attending Bradley, Mitchell Neilson and Central High School.

Glory had a big kind heart of gold.  She loved giving to people and making them happy.  Every holiday or birthday, family or church, even the kids, you can look for Glory, she is coming with a gift bag.  She will be missed by her family and her church family.

She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Brandon Chapel M.B. Church under Elder Frank Brown.  She later moved her membership to Silver Springs under Pastor Moses Pope and when they ventured out to form Spring Hill M.B. Church, she joined them and remained there through the leadership of Pastor Pope and Reverend Overton, until her day God called her home, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Glory was employed and retired from Whirlpool Corporation after many years of service.

On October 21, 1977, Gloria was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Joe Billie Russell, Sr. by Rev. Moses Pope, Pastor of Spring Hill M.B. Church.  To this union there were four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. James and Lucille S. Cheers; siblings, John E. Smith, Mary Malone Pryor Jimmy L. Malone and Georgia McMurray.

Gloria leaves to celebrate her life, husband of 40 years, Joe Billie Russell, Sr.; one son, Joe B. Russell, Jr.; daughters, Latasha N. Russell of Nashville, TN, Chiquita (Brandon) Thomas of Pensacola, FL and Jonae (Christopher) McKinney of Murfreesboro, TN; 12 brothers & sisters, Elder James (Elder Linda) Cheers, Jerry (Elizabeth) Cheers, Sr., Johnny (Lisa) Cheers, Sr., Andre (Janice) Cheers, Larry Cheers, Rosie L. Goins, Ella B. Malone, Mattie S. Malone, Dorothy C. Owens, Rita (Jerry) King, all of Murfreesboro, TN, Ella F. Rugley of Cleveland, OH and Carolyn (Ricky) Smith, Sr. of Lebanon, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda (William) Sparkman of Arrington, TN, Patricia (Seth) Oden of Franklin, TN, John (Brenda) Russell, William (Marie) McClain, Claude McClain, all of Shelbyville, TN, Cheryl Thompson, Terri Thompson, Shirley (Carl) Patton, Jerry Thompson, all of Nashville, TN and Joe Jr (Regina) Thompson of Chapel Hill, TN; and many many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, family and the Spring Hill family.

Mrs. Annie M. Stone “Polly”

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May 26, 1926 – July 9, 2018


Saturday, July 14, 2018
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
305 Maple Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Sulphur Springs Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Annie Murtis Simpson Stone, affectionately nicknamed Polly, was born in McBurg, Tennessee on May 25, 1926 to the late Alonzo Simpson and Minnie Wright Simpson.  She was one of 11 children and all have preceded her in death except one.  She departed this life in the early hours of Monday, July 9th, 2018.

At an early age, Polly professed a hope in Christ and joined Old Haysland Missionary Baptist Church which later became the current New Haysland Missionary Baptist Church.  The evidence of her love for Christ was apparent in all she did and she served Him with her whole heart.  She served the Lord in Spirit and in Truth all the days of her life here on earth.  She was the Sunday School teacher at New Haysland for over 60 years, a member of the choir, as well as President of the Mother Board while her health allowed.  In years past, she served as corresponding secretary of the Elk River District Association for several years.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Arthur Elmore Stone on May 22, 1948.  When he went to be with the Lord in 2007, they had been married almost 59 years.  To this union three daughters were born:  Gladys, Louise, and Margaret.

During her lifetime, Polly was a hard worker who had cooked and cared for her own father and brothers after the passing of her mother during her teens.  After marrying, she was a devoted wife and loving mother to her three girls.  She worked as a domestic housekeeper, as a machine operator at Petersburg Shirt Factory, as a operator at The Shelbyville Chicken Factory, and finally as a machine operator at Cosmo lab in Lewisburg, Tennessee, from which she retired at the age of 65.  She lived a happy life and enjoyed her family, church family and friends.  Wonderful family time was had after church on Sunday’s at her home as she cooked nutritious meals for all.  She was known for her delicious fried chicken, pinto beans, and peach and blackberry cobbler.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Stone and daughter Louise Stone Sherrill. 

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Gladys Askins of Petersburg, TN and Margaret (Orestes) Meeks of Norcross, GA,; adopted daughter, Janice Williams (Carl) of Lorraine, OH; five grandchildren, LaTonya Askins of Murfreesboro, TN,  Mekesha Askins of Petersburg, TN,  Jodie Meeks of Johns Creek, GA/Washington, DC, Brianna Meeks of Washington, DC, and Kolby Meeks of Cary, NC; one great granddaughter, Chelsea Nobles of Murfreesboro, TN; one brother, Robert Simpson of Louisville, KY; devoted friends in Fayetteville who checked on her regularly, John Barron & sisters, Mattie Mae Edmiston, Charlotte Hawk Eddings, Sammy Hampton, Vickie Kline, Freddie McKinney, Mary Margaret Parks, Katherine Porter, her faithful Pastor and wife – Rev. Wayne Jones and his lovely wife Ann; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who cared deeply for her whether it was a visit or phone call.

Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.  -Matthew 5:4

Ms. Lisa Renee Hicks-Majors

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April 18, 1960 – August 4, 2017


Saturday, August 12, 2017
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Lillard Chapel United Methodist Church
5406 Little Hope Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:00 Noon
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lisa Renee’ Hicks Majors was born April 18, 1960 in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Joe and Sallie Hicks.  She departed this life on August 4, 2017. 

She attended Rutherford City Schools and continued her education at Missouri state University on a basketball scholarship.

Lisa professed Christ at an early age at Lillard Chapel United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir.  She also sang with Faith Community Singers and then moved her membership to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, but never forgot her home church.

Lisa was a volunteer basketball coach with Smyrna Recreation League for over 10 years giving all girls her tutelage in the art of basketball.  Let her tell it, they were her girls because she didn’t have any.  She was a substitute teacher in the Rutherford County School System.  She also worked at Whirlpool in LaVergne for 20 plus years, then she went on to work with Calsonic in the Nissan Plant.

She was a seven-year breast cancer survivor where she participated in the cancer walks every year.  Her hobbies include camping, singing, dancing, motorcycle riding and all-time favorite, shopping with her sisters.

Lisa leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Michael Rayshann (Dagna) Hicks of Poland and Erickson Jamal (Alexandria) Majors of Murfreesboro, TN; two grandchildren, Michael Rayshann (Mikey) Hicks, Jr. and Maliya Renee’ Hicks, both of Poland; two sisters, JoAnne (Gleen) McKnight and Mitzi Hicks; two brothers, Timothy (Sharon) Hicks and Joseph Michael (Tamika) Hicks; a host of aunts and uncles, very special nieces, nephews, cousins and many many co-workers and friends.

Mr. Terrance D. Pigg

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November 21, 1965 – July 16, 2017


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Eastside Church of Christ
307 Water Street
Petersburg, Tennessee  37144

Mulberry Cemetery
Lincoln Co., Tennessee

Terrance “Terry” D. Pigg was born November 21, 1965 in Lewisburg, TN. He was the son of Joe L. Greer, Jr., and the late Robbie Pigg of Lewisburg. Terry left this earthly life Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Terry leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife, Cotina Whitaker-Pigg and one daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth Pigg, both of Murfreesboro, TN. Two sisters, Kersha (Clabe) Pigg of Murfreesboro and Virginia Faye Greer of Lewisburg. Five brothers, Cedric (Ann) Pigg, Harold (Stephanie) Pigg, Darren Pigg, Joe (Lisa) Greer III, and Stanley (Kim) Greer, all of Lewisburg, TN.; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dreyton John William Sims

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July 9, 2007 – July 6, 2017


Saturday, July 15, 2017
Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Cedar Grove Cemetery
Belfast, Tennessee

Dreyton John William Sims was born on July 9, 2007 to Andre and Michelle Sims, in Smyrna, Tennessee. As a baby, he was always so loving by giving hugs, his special laugh, and just full of happiness. Dreyton always captured everyone with his beautiful smile and brown eyes. He made friends and touched many lives of people everywhere he went. Dreyton loved animals, fishing, motocross sports, video games, and especially his passion for football which made him so unique, and of course he was just “All Boy”. Dreyton loved being outdoors playing with his brothers, cousins, and friends. He brought so much joy to his family and friends. Dreyton played football for the junior pro leagues of Smyrna Bulldogs and Oakland.

Dreyton was always seen on the sidelines after all of his football games, cheering for his brother “TJ”, and the teams within his league. He often loved to be a special helper during his Uncle Rod and Grandfather’s games. He wanted to be a Defensive Back in the NFL. His favorite football teams were Alabama Crimson Tide and the Greenbay Packers. He also loved the University of Kentucky’s basketball team and would tell you they are going to win the NCAA Tournament every year. Dreyton attended school in Rutherford County, at Mitchell Nielson and in Bedford County, at Liberty Way.

 At the time of his transition from his time with his family and friends here to his time with God, he continued loving nothing more than spending time with his family. Dreyton will always be remembered for being so loving, happy, laughing, and always smiling.

Dreyton was preceded in death by his great grandparents John William (Bertie Mae) Ewing of Shelbyville, TN, Andrew Jack (Lucy Mae) Sims, Sr. of Shelbyville, TN and John (Joy) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO.

Dreyton leaves to cherish his memories, his loving mother, Michelle Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted father, Andre Sims of Smyrna, TN; loving siblings, Daesun Sims of Tampa, FL, Mersaydes Vela of Shelbyville, TN, Kaleb Vela of Shelbyville, TN and Tahjay “TJ” Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted grandparents, Mary Sims of Smyrna, TN, Andrew Jack Jr. (Marilyn) Sims of LaVergne, TN, David (Susan) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; devoted uncles, Rod Sims of  Smyrna, TN, Tyrek Collier of  Antioch, TN and Matthew Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great uncles, William Ewing of Nashville, TN and Tommie Lee Sims of Columbus, OH; loving aunts, Shameka Sims of Smyrna, TN and Valerie Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great aunts, Karen Johnson of Shelbyville, TN, Lisa Sparrow of Shelbyville, TN and Gayle Sparrow Maher of Shelbyville, TN; special cousins, Alexus Spinks of Smyrna, TN, Aneesia Spinks of Smyrna, TN and Xavier Hamby of Smyrna, TN; along with a host of devoted cousins, family and friends of the family.