Ms. Mary Bivens

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July 7, 1945 – May 7, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mary Yvonne Bivens age 72, was born on July 7, 1945 in Wartrace, TN. She went home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 7, 2018 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a short illness.

She accepted Christ at an early age. She attended East Cedar Street until they moved to Bird Street. She was a faithful member until she became ill.

She worked at Model Sportswear for 15 years and Calsonic for 22 years where she retired in 2006. She enjoyed life, family and friends. She especially loved her Lays plain potato chips, Coca-Cola and word puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Wells and Lorene Richardson; one brother, Ray Wells; and only sister, Teresa McClain.

Mary will be sadly missed by her only daughter, Ronetta (James) Wilson of Murfreesboro, TN; grandson, Terrence (Latasha) Bivens of Shelbyville, TN; four brothers, Ron (Dora) Wells of Murfreesboro, TN, Richard (Manila) Wells, Randy (Gail) Wells and Russell (Tonya) Wells all of Shelbyville, TN; one brother-in-law, Clifford McClain, Jr. of Shelbyville, TN; one great-granddaughter, Amyiah Kenney; adopted grandson, Christopher Rippy, of Shelbyville, TN; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special group of ladies, June Taylor, Martha Anderson, Sammie Johnson and Elaine Johnson.

Mr. Robert W. Biggers, Sr.

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September 8, 1941 – May 7, 2018

Service

Friday, May 11, 2018
Visitation & Masonic: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

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

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Rays Family Cemetery
Unionville, Tennessee

Robert Wendell Biggers Sr. was born on September 8, 1941 to the late Willie Lee Sr. and Myrtis Biggers in Unionville, Tn. He left this earthly life on May 7, 2018 in Shelbyville, Tn. He will be greatly missed by all.

Robert was educated at the Bedford County Training School and received his GED from Motlow State Community College. Robert worked at Sears Company as a much-loved salesman for over 20 years. He went on to work at the Shelbyville Housing Authority as a maintenance supervisor until retirement.

Robert accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. He was a faithful member of Bird Street Church of Christ until his passing. He served in many capacities at the church.

Robert was a devoted member of Charity Lodge No. 82 in Central District 18. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge and served many years as the Grand Pursuivant Emeritus. In the past he held the title of Grand Master, Commander-in- Chief, Secretary to the Deputy of the Orient of Tennessee, and District 18 Treasurer. He was previously a member of the Eastern Star Rebecca 34.

In his free time Robert enjoyed fishing, yard work, hunting, repairing things, and spending time with family.

Robert was preceded in death by his sisters Katherine Biggers and Sammie Frazier, brothers-in-law Ira Taylor and John D. Harrison and sisters-in-law Rose Wiley and Vera Biggers.

“Pops” as he was affectionately known by his family, leaves to mourn his loving wife of 54 years, Chearldean Biggers; devoted son, Robert (Carolyn) Biggers Jr.; dedicated daughters, Carman Biggers and Carla (John) Kennerly; loving grandchildren, Ryan Biggers, Camille Biggers, Jared Bell, Erica Kennerly and JaVon Kennerly; a host of great grandchildren; siblings, Willie (Edith) Biggers Jr., Harold Biggers, Annie Ruth Harrison, Dorothy Jean (John) Brown, Joanne (Harold) Bryant, Larry (Naomi) Biggers, Doyle (Cynthia) Biggers and Gail (Skip) Johnson; sisters-in-law, Darlene J. Taylor and Vera Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Anthony Akins

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February 5, 1958 – May 29, 2017

Service

Friday, June 2, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Mr. Anthony “Rat” Akins, age 59, passed away Monday, May 29th. He was born to Robert Allen Akins and the late Aliene Ross Akins on February 5, 1958.

Mr. Akins was a mechanic and loved working on cars.  He also loved racing cars and motorcycles.  You would always catch him cheering for his Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by mother, Aliene Ross Akins, brothers, Clifton and Michael Akins and nephew, Jeremy McMahon

Mr. Akins is survived by his father, Robert Allen Akins; five brothers, Daniel (Bernice) Akins, Nathan (Danielle) Akins, Alvin Vincent Akins, Carl Akins and Thomas E. (Kim) Akins; and many other relatives and friends.

James I. Benford

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June 22, 1947 – May 26, 2016

Graveside Service
Friday, June 10, 2016
6:00 P.M.

Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. James I. Benford, age 68, passed away Thursday, May 26th. Mr. Benford is survived by his wife, Linda Benford; two children, Alex (Cody) Murphy and Ramon Benford; two grandchildren, Aubrey Benford and Gracelynn Murphy; five sisters, Faye Reasonover Payne, Ophelia Reasonover Rome, Regina, Zona and Brenda Johnson; eight brothers, Clifton, Clinton, Kenneth, Larry, Ronnie and Joe Frank Johnson, C.L. Wade and Forrest Wade; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Jesse Michael Mora-Hagar

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May 22, 1995 – May 28, 2016

Service

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

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

Mr. Jesse Michael Mora-Hagar, age 21, passed away Saturday, May 28th. He is survived by his mother, Tina Hernandez; step-father, Otoniel “Tony” Hernandez; aunt and “mom”, Victoria (Gabriel Mora) Mora-Hagar; one sister, Katie Mora-Hagar; six brothers, Joshua, Ruben, Cris, Gabriel and Devin Mora-Hagar and Javier Mora;  girlfriend, Morgan Grisofe; grandparents, Robert (Phyllis) Hagar, Linda (Tony) Booth and CoCa; aunt, Roberta (John) Pangallo; uncle, Jeff (Dez) Hagar; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Nancy Marie Miller

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June 24, 1938 – May 28, 2016

Services

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Lie In State: 10:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Hwy 231 Church of Christ
4331 Shelbyville Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN  37127

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, TN

Nancy Marie Miller or “Grandma Miller” as she was affectionately called was born June 24, 1938 in Rutherford County to the late Andrew and Della Miller. Nancy transitioned from this earthly life to be with the Lord on May 28, 2016.

Nancy committed her life to Christ at the Johnson Rd Church of Christ in Christiana. She later moved her membership to the Sand Hill Church of Christ to support her son in law and daughter, Albert & Judy Nelson, in ministry where she served faithfully. You could always count on Nancy to visit those who were sick, encouraging young people and lending a hand to anyone in need. It didn’t take long before everyone young and old no longer referred to her as Ms. Miller or Sis. Miller she became everyone’s Grandma and they were her “pumpkins”. Nancy made an impression of love on every person she met and her presence has blessed the lives of countless individuals.   

Nancy was educated in the Rutherford county school system and worked several years at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center where she retired. She loved serving others and decided to go back to working part time at Adams Place for several years. Even after she retired fellow coworkers still kept in touch with her and even paid her to cook her famous chicken and dressing or peach cobbler.

Nancy was passionate about her family and cooking and loved bringing the two together. You could always count on her to call each of her family members, cook each person’s favorite foods and bring everyone around the table to enjoy wonderful food and fellowship. During the meal you would see her simply sitting in the background loving the smiles and laughter which filled her home. She would often say, “After I’ve cooked all that food I don’t feel like eating but watching you all eat and enjoying your meal fills me up.”

Nancy leaves five children to cherish her memory George Miller, Judy (Albert) Nelson, Kay (Marvin) Crocker of Bolingbrook, IL, Tony (Lynn) Miller of Smyrna, TN and Anita (Thomas) McAdoo. She leaves behind two sisters Alline Lanier and Carlice

Knox; three brothers Andrew (Faye) Miller, Roger (Kay) and James Miller of Cincinnati, OH; one sister in law Mai Miller; and four step-sisters and four step-brothers.

Nancy loved her grandchildren and her beautiful spirit will live on in each of them. Those grandchildren left to cherish her memory are Demetrius (Shounika) Nelson, Detrick (Sherrill) Nelson, Brandon (Kim) Nelson, Deron Nelson, Michael (Dagna) Hicks, Darius McAdoo, Brandi McAdoo, Nathan Crocker, Noelle Crocker, Tony Miller Jr, Raven Miller & Rachel White. She also has 12 great grandchildren and four godchildren (Spencer, Abi, Tiffany “Tip Tap” and Cory) who will all greatly miss their Grandma Miller.