Mr. Anthony Akins

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February 5, 1958 – May 29, 2017


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

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


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


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

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.   

Mrs. Carrie Mai “NaNa” Douglas

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June 12, 1949 – May 11, 2016


Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

New Beginnings Baptist Church
1310 Lischey Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 A.M.
Middle TN Veteran’s Cemetery
Pergram, Tennessee

Mrs. Carrie Mai Douglas, age 66, passed away Wednesday, May 11th. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Daniel Douglas; two brothers, John P. Murray Sr. and Glen (Choi) Ellison; two sisters, Helen Ellison and Betty Douglas; two brothers-in law, Joseph Barlow and Frank Wells; two sisters in law, Fannie Murray and Jeanette Murray; devoted nieces, Allisha and Yolanda Ellison, Patricia and Tanya Brooks; devoted cousins, Mary Whitehead, Hazel Frierson, Eunice Bert and Harriett Bartlett; devoted friends, Gwendolyn Baines, Annie Polk, Barbara Freeman and the King Temple Church family; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Kamber Sinclair Hughes

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March 9, 2016 – May 2, 2016


Thursday, May 5, 2016
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

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

Antioch Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Infant Kamber Sinclair Hughes passed away Monday, May 2nd. She is survived by her parents, Lynessa Harper and Chad Hughes; siblings, Lavonta Martin, Keiaira Hughes, Cyon Moore, Tanijah Harper, Na’Kyion Harper and twin brother Kashyon Hughes; maternal grandparents, Michelle Harper and Robert C. Harper; paternal grandparents, Teresa and Larry Sanders; great grandparents, Nancy and Jim Hughes; great grandmother, Estell Wright; aunts, Felisha (Scott) Eddings, Lela (Richard) Harper, LaSpeciale Holmes, Kendra Sanders and Kandice Beavers; uncles, Chase (Tiffany) Harper, Robert Harper, Steven (Wanika) Blair and Jordan Beavers; along with a host of great aunts, uncles and cousins.