Mr. Nathan Eugene Caruthers, Sr.

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February 14, 1956 – June 20, 2018

*Private Family Service*

Mr. Nathan Eugene Caruthers, Sr., age 62, passed away Wednesday, June 20th. He is survived by his loving wife, Diann J. Caruthers; daughters, LaTrece S. Jones and Lakesha Jenkins; sons, Nathan E. Caruthers, Jr. and Jerome Jenkins; sisters, Patricia Matlock, Lila (Dave) Brown, Cathy and Tanya Walton; mother, Jimmie Walton; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

I cried when you passed away,
I still cry today.
Although I loved you dearly,
I couldn’t make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest,
GOD broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the best.

Mrs. Donna Alaine Johnson Wright


November 11, 1962 – June 6, 2018

Memorial Service
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Barfield Park – Pavilion #5
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mrs. Donna Alaine Johnson Wright, age 55, passed away Wednesday, June 6th. She is survived by her husband, Victor Wright; children, Shermila Renee, Tamira (Justin) Smith, Vincent (Jennifer) Wright and Jared (Bridgett) Wright; brothers, John Johnson, Jr., Darryl (Rachel) Johnson, Timothy and Marty Johnson; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Charles Ronnie Cannon

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December 25, 1945 – June 28, 2017


Monday, July 10, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

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

Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. Charles Ronnie Cannon was born on December 25, 1945, and at the age of 71, he passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Mr. Cannon was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carrie Cannon; two sisters, Mary Katherine Swett and Barbra Stafford; two brothers, Elvie Waller and James Cannon.

Mr. Cannon is survived by his two sons, Charles Cannon, Jr. and Titus Cannon; one daughter, Delendria Denise Cannon; three sisters, Margaret Minter, Sarah Ann Taylor and Helen “Polly” Cannon-Tate; one brother, Graton Cannon, Jr.; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Kirsheika Myshunta Turner

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August 27, 1988 – June 24, 2017


Sunday, July 2, 2017
Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St, Murfreesboro, TN

Monday, July 3, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

First Baptist Church
738 East Castle Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Kirsheika Myshunta Turner entered into this life on August 27th, 1988 to bless the lives of her mother and father Sandrea Miller and Joe Kirkland Tuner. On June 24th, 2017 early in the morning Kirsheika’s Journey on earth was complete, for her wings in heaven were ready!

Kirsheika was proceeded in death by her Father Joe Kirkland Tuner, Daughters; Meona & Lanyah Turner, Grandfather Joe Frank (Bay) Turner, Aunts; Nancy Miller and Karen Turner, Uncles; Jamar Williams, Joseph Freeman Sr., and Bobby Miller, Great Grandmother Musie Jane Thompson.

Kirsheika know by most as just “Sheika” Joined the body of Christ at Brandon View Baptist Church where she was baptized at an early age. She was educated in the Rutherford County School System where her personality shined bright and touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Her loving, outgoing and mischievous nature was one that you could never forget. Sheika marched to the beat of her own drum, played by her own rules and was a free spirit; which allowed her the opportunity to travel and live life to the fullest! She was always the life of the party, laughing the hardest, singing the loudest, swinging first and asking questions later! Sheika’s love for her children, sister and family was unconditional; and with the help of her family, her love and memory will live on. Sheika’s protective and caring nature is what got her the nickname “Harriet Tubman” because she was always trying to hide, help and harboring her friends from authority figures. To know Sheika was to truly love Sheika and there will never ever be another one like Kirsheika Myshunta Turner and she will be missed tremendously!!!

She leaves to cherish her everlasting memory: Mother, Sandrea Miller; children, Bobby, Kirtavius, Quintarius and Kaiyanna Turner; devoted sister, Kirquitta Miller and sister, Ashley Akridge; brother, Devonta Frazier; devoted aunt, Andrea (Robert) Patterson, aunts Tawanna Turner, Rena Turner, Quana Hughes and Taleisha Turner; devoted uncle, Andrew (Percita) Miller Jr., uncles Joe Turner and Jonta Martin; grandparents, Vivian Faye & Andrew (Pop) Miller Sr., Martha Arnita (PawMama) & Bennie (PawPaw) Lee; great grandmother, Lolies Jean Newman; one special niece, Aubree Faulkner; god father, James Reed Jr.; cousins, Thomas & Sophia Freeman; she also leaves behind close cousins and dearest friends, Taquella, Bobby, Tiffany, Kyle, Joseph, Makeesa, Yentl, Cory, Kelsey, Latricia, Jennifer, Raetrice, Cassandra and LaToya; special friend, Brandon Abernathy; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Peggy Ann Bean

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February 11, 1938 – June 21, 2017


Friday, June 30, 2017
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

St. Paul AME Church
521 College Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Mrs. Peggy Ann Bean, age 79, passed away Wednesday, June 21st at her residence. Mrs. Bean is survived by her children, Jackie (William) Mustin, Anthony (Ann) Bailey, Cheryl Alexander, Angela Baker, Donald Lee (Pam) Bailey, Michele Gordon and Todd (Latisa) Bean; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

LaToya Shuntae Thompson Nelson

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July 5, 1979 – June 20, 2017


Thursday, June 22, 2017
Family Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Cummins Street Church of Christ
511 Cummins Street, Franklin, TN

Friday, June 23, 2017
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Green Meadow Church of Christ
348 Squire Hall Road
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield, Tennessee

Brother Ralph Thompson and Sister Machelle were blessed on July 5, 1979 with the birth of their daughter, Sister Latoya Shuntae Thompson Nelson. She was the source of immeasurable joy for her parents. LaToya was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Delores Moore Fleming and uncle, Vincent Fleming. She was baptized at the age of twelve years old, making God an integral part of her life. LaToya loved church and was a devoted member of the Green Meadow Church of Christ. She taught 3rd – 5th Grade Sunday School Class and served on the Education and Hospitality Committees.

LaToya was a creative decorator and loved baking an array of tasty desserts. She put her heart and soul into everything that she did, with a level of class, sophistication, and excellence. You could always depend on her to use her talents decorating the church for various occasions. Name the event and LaToya could create a gorgeous memorable theme. Her brownies were one of her favorite dishes.

LaToya was a trailblazer as a member of the first graduating class of Centennial High School. Her versatility and talent allowed her to be a batonist and Tennessee Twirler. She played the Clarinet, and was a member of the Freshman Basketball Team, being a star 3-point shooter.

LaToya loved children and was passionate about making a difference in their lives. This zeal led her to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Tennessee State University. She then launched her career as a licensed clinical social worker with the YWCA Domestic Violence Center. LaToya’s career continued as a Social Worker for the Department of Children Protective Services, Foster Care, and The Child Advocacy Center.

With a passion for learning and achieving, LaToya returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cumberland University.

Still wanting to make an even greater impact in the lives of children and their well-being, she decided to make a career change and received a second Master’s Degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University. LaToya became a Certified Teacher and worked at Blackman Elementary School teaching 5th Grade Math and Science. As an educator she would take a hand, open a mind and touch a heart. She expanded her talents beyond the classroom as a member of the National Teacher’s Association.

LaToya loved being engaged and being involved. She was a phenomenal woman with a strong spirit, a great depth of resilience, a compassionate spirit, and a very kind heart. She was an active and dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter. She loved her sorority sisters and considered them a part of her family.

LaToya was united in holy matrimony to William Junior Nelson. God blessed this union with three children, Nadia, Javon Edward and Kennedi Machelle and grandson, Kendall. They were the love of her life and the sparkles in her eyes.

LaToya will be greatly missed. The love that she shared and her wonderful memories will live on in the hearts and minds of her husband, children, grandson, parents Ralph and Machelle Thompson, brother Quinton (Brittany) Thompson, grandparents, Joseph and JoAnn Blair and Johnny Fleming; aunts, Eleanor (Chester) Blair, Angela Shelton, Patrice (Brice) Cheatham, Patricia Blair; uncles, Robert Blair, Michael Fleming, Jeffery Blair; parents-in-law, William and Marie Nelson; sisters-in-law, Felicia Nelson, Alecia (Jim) Dixon; nieces, Shacobia, Amiyah, Kya, Nariah; nephews, Maurice, Markuis; devoted cousins, Rosalind, Yvonne, Tameka, Judith, Shirley and Cassandra; God mother, Iris Prince; God brother, LeTivias Demond Prince; play brothers, Chris Fleming and Joseph Sanders; play sister, Kenya Miles; devoted friends, The Green Meadow Church of Christ Family, Mrs. Cynthia Ford and Blackman Elementary School – 5th Grade Team, Stacy Murdic, Alysa Davis, Kristy Gregory, Christina Moody and Ninetka Franklin, and a host of other devoted relatives and friends.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15


Mr. Fred Kirby Pinkerton

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September 18, 1931 – June 15, 2017


Monday, June 19, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Stones River Primitive Baptist Church
2315 Joe B. Jackson Parkway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Pinkerton Memorial Gardens
Christiana, Tennessee

Fred K. Pinkerton opened his eyes to the world on September 18, 1931. He closed his eyes to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017.  He was the sixth child born to the late Fletcher C. & Ida D. Haynes Pinkerton.  He is also preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian Jean Johnson Pinkerton, son Frederick D. Pinkerton, grandson Juantae Pinkerton, and mother-in-law Martha Smith. 

Fred was educated in the Rutherford county elementary school and graduated from Holloway High School.  He accepted Christ at East Castle Street Original Church of God in Murfreesboro under Elder Beard from Lebanon and participated in the HYPU, Sunday school and sung in the quartet with the Wondering Echoes leading the song “In Shady Green Pastures” with the group.  He was a member of the deacon board at Bethesda Original Church of God and East Castle Street Original Church of God.  He enlisted in the Air Force and served over 6 years of service.  He was united in holy matrimony December 25, 1958 to Lillian Jean Johnson and they raised 6 children, Juana (Picksley) Cheek, Ronnie (Kerrice) Pinkerton, Tina (Rene) Dalley, Calvin (La-Vette) Pinkerton, and Michael Pinkerton.

He is preceded in death by James (Minister Samella) Pinkerton, Bishop Minnie (Clarence) Bradley, Ida B. (Robert) Brown, Laura Lorrell (Elder George) Williams, Charles (Bertha) Pinkerton.  He is survived by brothers Montana Pinkerton, Robert (Louise deceased) Pinkerton, and sister June (Glenn Jr.) Beard.

He leaves also his grandchildren: Jakeisha, Demetrius, Ronald Jr., Kenya, LaShonda, Fletcher, Antwan, Jowohne, Zephian, and Zion.  Great grandchildren, Cheyanne, Nautica, Demetrius Jr., Rontarious, Ronisha, Derontez, Dasia and a host of many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.