Mr. Norris Steven Booker

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February 23, 1962 – November 15, 2017

Service

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service 12:00 Noon

Carmack Boulevard Church of Christ
2111 Carmack Boulevard
Columbia, Tennessee

Interment
Pinecrest Memorial Gardens
Columbia, Tennessee

**In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the funeral home to help cover final expenses**

Mrs. Ruby Gordon Smith

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April 3, 1920 – November 12, 2017

Service

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Public Viewing: 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Mayberry Street Church of Christ

Sunday,  November 19, 2017
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M.

Mayberry Street Church of Christ
412 Mayberry Street
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Interment
Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Ruby G. Smith was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Robert L. and Pearl Buchanan on April 3, 1920. She was married to the late Galveston Willie Smith in 1937. To this union three children were born, Willie, Barbara and Larry.

Ruby placed her membership with the Mayberry St. Church of Christ, Fayetteville, Tennessee in 1946, along with her husband, mother in law, sister in law and children. She remained a faithful and steadfast member for the remainder of her life.

She was a retired employee of S&M Manufacturing Co., after her retirement, she enjoyed attending her monthly meetings of the FCE Club where she was actively involved with members who shared the same interests.

Ruby reached the age of 97 and continued to share words of wisdom with others regardless of age. She was known for her classy look and especially her stylish hats, her award winning fried pies and her sense of adventure. (She was always going somewhere).

Ruby is survived by three children: Willie Smith, Fayetteville, TN; Barbara Gwin, Mason, TN; James Larry (Bonnie) Smith, Temple City, CA; and Goddaughter/Caregiver, Dorothy Wells, Fayetteville, TN; five grandchildren, Pamela (Earnest) Cunningham, Marina Valley, CA, Sharon (Keith) Williams, Long Beach, CA, Sonja (Fred) Brewton, Bloomington, MN, Delicia and Devin Smith, Temple City, CA; four great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Rita S. Dunnaway

 

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January 15, 1966 – November 10, 2017

Service

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Rita Samantha Dunnaway, was born on January 15, 1966 to the late Hollis and Sallie Bell Dunnaway. She transitioned from this earthly life on November 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

She received her education in Murfreesboro City Schools of Rutherford County and she graduated from Riverdale High School in 1984.

Rita professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Bethel M.B. Church. Later, she united with Israelite Primitive Baptist Church under the pastorate leadership of Elder Buford Taylor. She often visited Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church with her siblings.

She was employed by Krystal for many years. She was a big fan of gospel quartet singing and she was a former member of True Spirit Gospel Group.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Anthony, William and Garry Dunnaway; sister, Evangelist Sherry Dunnaway; granddaughter, Ke’Zaria Henry; maternal grandparents, Paul and Elizabeth Malone; paternal grandparents, William Thomas and Myra Dunnaway; niece, LaQuinta Dunnaway; step-mother, Bessie Dunnaway.

Rita leaves to cherish her precious memories five daughters, LaKeendra, LaKeenta, LaKeiya, Stephanie and Shajuan Henry; one son, LaTavus Henry; seven grandchildren; one sister, Miranda Henry Hailey; one brother, Ricky Dunnaway; one devoted aunt, Mary Ruth Patterson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Ocydean Richardson

 

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December 24, 1934 – November 5, 2017

Service

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Lie In State: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St, Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Webb Grove AME Church
3996 Barfield Crescent Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mrs. Ocydean Freeman Richardson was born on December 24, 1934 in Rutherford County to the late Newman and Sarah Freeman. She departed this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Northside Healthcare in Murfreesboro, TN.  She accepted Christ at an early age where she served the Lord tirelessly; she was a faithful member of Webb Grove AME Church.  She was preceded in death by her son, James Freeman; husband, Branard Richardson; brothers, L.C., Thomas and John Freeman; sister, Marjorie Beard.

After countless years of working at Chromalox, she retired to continue pursuing her true passion of cooking and feeding the community, as well as preparing meals for the Lions Club. Her home was always open to anyone in need of a hot meal or encouraging words with warm affection. Her unwavering love for her family and church family will be forever missed. The heart felt deeds she shared with everyone she came in contact with will be her lasting legacy. Her bright smile, sharp demeanor and stylish hats complimented her personality with poise and grace. To know Ocydean was to love her and she will be missed deeply by everyone who loved and knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Marjorie Webb and Tracey (Timothy) Spivey; daughter in law, Freda Freeman; two brothers, Collier (Mary) Freeman and Jesse Freeman; three sisters, Shellie North, Viola Malone and Cornelia Cooper; sisters in law, Dora Freeman and Mildred Spann; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, church members and friends; devoted friends, Mr. Leroy Wade and Ms. Anna Gregory.

Mr. James Quinton Batten Cantrell

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April 17, 1983 – November 26, 2016

Service

Friday, December 2, 2016
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Oaklands, Seventh-Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Internment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

James Quinton Batten Cantrell was born April 17, 1983 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to his mother Revonda Batten and father Jimmy Cantrell.  He departed this life on November 26, 2016 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He attended Mitchell Neilson Elementary School, Riverdale High School and later received his GED.

Quinton professed his hope in Christ at an early age.  He was baptized in the Oakland Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred Batten, Sr.; grandfather, Victor Cantrell, Sr.; grandmother, Minnie Cantrell; and brother, Steven Woods.

Quinton leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Revonda Batten; father, Jimmy Cantrell; four sisters, Stephanie Echagile, Jamese Waters, Alexis Waters and Demetria Batten; one brother, Matthew Harris; grandmother, Vergie M. Batten; four nieces, Nevaeh Martin, Ariah Cantrell, Janiah Waters and Eghosa Echagile; two nephews, Immanuel Wade and Dion Wilson Brown; devoted friend, Alexis Woods; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Sharon R. McCroskey-Woods

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September 18, 1955 – November 7, 2016

Service

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

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

Sharon Renee Bullard McCroskey Woods departed this life on November 7, 2016, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Sharon Renee Bullard McCroskey Woods, was the oldest of three children. She was born on September 18, 1955 to the late Willie Fred and Dr. Idella Bullard in Chicago, Illinois.

She graduated from Kenwood High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1973. She graduated from Middle TN State University in 1978, with a major in Biology and a minor in English.

She united in holy matrimony with David McCroskey. To this union a son was born, Frederick Morrice McCroskey. She later married Herschel Woods, II, in 2011. She accepted Christ at a very young age in Chicago, Illinois. She later joined Allen Chapel AME Church in Murfreesboro, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Fred Bullard, Dr. Idella Bullard Brooks and step-father, Lonie Brooks.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Herschel Woods, II; one son, Frederick Morrice McCroskey; one step-son, Herschel Woods, III; two step-daughters, Ronda Brown and Herneshia Woods, all of Murfreesboro, TN; mother-in-law, Mattie Woods Dunston; two, god-sons, Albert Miles, III and Essex Johnson; one god-daughter, Alicia Drake; one devoted brother, Cedric (Angie) Bullard of Chicago, IL; one sister Brittany Benjamin of Chicago, IL; two brothers-in-law, Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenn Dale, MD and Collier Woods of Murfreesboro, TN; sister-in-law, Marilyn Woods-Robinson of Murfreesboro, TN; three extremely devoted friends (like sisters), Bonita Furcron of Chicago, IL, Penny Miles and Tina Puckett of Murfreesboro, TN; one Aunt Hattie Mai Johnson of Louisville, KY; one great Uncle Arthur (Linda) Oates of Shelbyville, TN; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.