Mrs. Aliene Ross Akins

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July 17, 1935 – October 16, 2016

Service

Friday, October 21, 2016
Lie In State: 10:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Mrs. Aliene Ross Akins was born on July 17, 1935.  At age 81, she passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Boulevard Terrace in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by two sons and one grandchild.

Mrs. Akins is survived by her husband, Robert “Honeybun” Akins; six sons, Daniel (Bernice) Akins, Nathaniel (Danielle) Akins, Carl Akins, Thomas (Kim) Akins, Anthony Akins and Alvin Akins; seven grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Janice, Darian, Darrell, LaRon, Tea and C.J.; three great grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends

Ms. Sherrie Medearis

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November 30, 1947 – October 6, 2016

Service

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Mt. Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Ms. Sherrie Marie Medearis departed this life at Saint Thomas Rutherford.

She was born in Bedford County Tennessee on November 30, 1947 to the late Robert Curtis Medearis and Magnolia Cannon Medearis. 

Sherrie obeyed Christ at an early age at East Cedar Street Church of Christ until her health failed at Bird Street Church of Christ.

She attended Skill Development Center for over 30 years.  Sherrie loved her family and friends.  She loved music, people and dancing some of her favorite foods were hamburgers, French fries, sodas, fried chicken and coffee.

She always greeted everyone with a smile.

Sherrie leaves to cherish her memories, one sister, Carolyn (James) Buchanan; two nephews, Christopher (Ramona) Medearis and Jabbar (Jessica) Buchanan; one niece Angela (Damon) Lewis; and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hubbard Phillip Payne

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December 26, 1935 – October 5, 2016

Service

Monday, October 10, 2016
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Brandon Chapel M.B. Church
9731 Shelbyville Pike
Bell Buckle, Tennessee

Interment
Haley Cemetery
Wartrace, Tennessee

Mr. Hubbard Phillilp Payne, age 80, was born December 26, 1935 and passed away Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.   

Mr. Payne had such a colorful personality and would keep you laughing at all times.  He was very creative and known for being “a jack of all trades”.  He was a race car driver, he loved to skate and he was a rock mason.

Mr. Payne is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Payne; three sons, Sequoyea Payne, Aquortuella Payne and Thoreano “Todd” Payne; three sisters, Ida Payne Dowell, Mary Pearl Payne and Sallie Payne Dowell; three brothers, Tommie Lee Murray, Alfred Payne and Alford Payne; six grandchildren, Celiste Walker, Aquortuella Payne, Jr., Anthony Spencer, Aquello Payne, Aquarian Payne and Aquannah Payne; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other friends.

Mr. Bobby Ray Bean

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June 22, 1951 – October 21, 2015

Service

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lie In State: 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Monday, October 26, 2015
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Interment
Highview Cemetery
Lynchburg, Tennessee

**In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Second Avenue Church of Christ, in the name of Bobby Ray Bean**

Mr. Bobby Ray Bean was born in Fayetteville, TN on June 22, 1951 and passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Lewisburg, TN at Marshall Medical Center.   He was a retiree of Intercity Products in Lewisburg, TN.

Bobby obeyed the gospel at an early age at Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, TN.  He was a devoted grandfather,  father, brother, uncle and friend.  He served the Lord faithfully until his death at Second Avenue Church of Christ in Lewisburg, TN. He attended elementary school at Highview School in Lynchburg, TN.  He graduated from Moore County High School in 1970.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Annie Gaynell Bean; brother, Fred Bean, Jr.; and sister, Nan Trollinger.

Bobby is survived by his father, Fred Bean Sr.; son, Theron Bean (Jeannette); daughter, Yvette Bean; sisters Ann Bailey, Mary Wright (Walter), Melody Dalton (Allen); brothers, Thomas Bean (Margaret), Jerry Bean and Stanley Bean; grandchildren, Joselyn and Josephine Bean; a host of loving nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Elvis Ray Wilson

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January 23, 1959 – October 22, 2015

Service

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Visitation: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, TN  37130

Monday, October 26, 2015
Graveside Service: 10:00 A.M.

Lovvorn Cemetery
987 River Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. Elvis Ray Wilson, age 56, passed away Thursday, October 22nd. Mr. Wilson is survived by three sisters, Freda (David Bowen) Nickens, Katrina (Sean) Smith and Patricia Parker; two brothers, Ricky and Sammy Wilson; two nieces and one nephew along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Leola Dismukes

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May 31, 1916 – October 14, 2015

Service

Friday, October 16, 2015
Lie In State: 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M.
Eastern Star Golden Circle Program: 11:30 A.M.
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Berry Chapel AME Church
169 Elm Street North
Lynchburg, Tennessee  37352

Interment
Highview Cemetery
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Leola Dismukes was born on May 31, 1916 and departed this life on October 14, 2015. She was born to the late Jesse and Gertrude White Green Daniel. She was married to Curtis Dismukes in 1943. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage until his death. She was lovingly referred to as “Mama Dill” to all who adored her.

She worked as a housekeeper, cook for Highview School and a cook for Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House. She was also a housekeeper for the late Mr. Jimmy Tolley and Mrs. Margaret Tolley for over 57 years. They remained the best of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Dismukes, grandsons J.B. McGowan, Jr. “J.J.,” and Bobby “Bert” McGowan, three brothers, Hiriam “Ham” Daniel, Jessie Daniel, Jr., Carl Shelton “Zeke” Daniel, and five sisters, AnnaBelle Green Eady, Helen Daniel, Alberta Daniel, Minnie L. Green and Hortense Horton.

She is survived by her twin sons, J.B. McGowan, Sr. (Nellie) and L.B. McGowan (Barbara) from Lynchburg; one sister, Nellie Mae Smith from Nashville TN, eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, three nieces, a nephew, as well as a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, including her very dear friend Jewell Wells. Special thanks to Dr. David McCauley in Fayetteville, Tennessee and Lynchburg Nursing Center Staff.

She was a beloved and dedicated member of Berry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She served in various capacities in the church and local civic organization. They included: Member of Steward Board; Past President of Stewardess Board; Women’s Missionary Society – President for 50+ years; Past President, Church Choir; Church Custodian – 8+ years; Member of Local and Conference Lay Organization; Conference Delegate; Member of The Order of Eastern Star Golden Circle and White Dove Assembly No. 185 Worthy Matron in Tullahoma TN; Active Member of Moore County Senior Citizens.

She had received several honors in her life for her dedicated service. They include: Phenomenal Woman: Christian Service Award; Senior Citizen of the Year; Outstanding Lay Person of the Year (Local); Outstanding Lay Person of the Year (Area); Queen Representative for the Women’s Missionary Society; NAACP-Murfreesboro Branch Jerry Anderson Humanitarian Award.

“Mama Dill’s” life spanned over nine decades of spreading hospitality, love and service to her family, friends, neighbors and community, as well as her commitment to attending church conferences and praising the Lord. She will always be remembered for her joyful zest for life. She never met a stranger and had a smile that was infectious. Your life was forever inspired by knowing her. “Her presence will be missed; her absence will be felt.”   

Mr. Jesse “Bookie” Robinson

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October 22, 1944 – October 6, 2014
Services

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Oakland Park Seventh Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Ave
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Jesse Frank Robinson, lovingly known as ‘Bookie’, came to rest on October 6, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1944 to the late Carl Edward and Laura Robinson. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Carl, Jackie and Wayne Robinson.

Bookie graduated from Holloway High School in 1964 where he was a committed member of the Holloway Trojans. Because of his love for football, he was a dedicated fan of the NFL Washington Redskins. Shortly after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Jefferson Street Barber College. Upon completing the course work he was recognized by the state of Tennessee as a licensed barber. Over the course of more than 40 years he served his community as an avid and skilled barber. Bookie was a giving person who was frequently confirmed when he gave haircuts for no cost to those he served or to those in need.

He gave his life to Christ at an early age. As he better understood the love of Christ he joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. In his search for a closer relationship with Christ, in 1987 he joined Oakland Park Seventh-day-Adventist Church where he was a dedicated member and served as one of the church deacons until his health failed.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Woods-Robinson; devoted son Kenneth Robinson; very loving and devoted daughter LaRissa Robinson, daughter Kisha Marble and step-son Michael Broyles, Jr.; sisters, Peggy Nevels, Martha Robinson, Carolyn Barnhill and Eva Robinson, all of McMinnville, TN, who were loving, devoted and always there throughout his life; brothers-in-law, Herschel (Sharon), Collier Woods both of Murfreesboro, TN and Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenndell, MD; loving caring grandchildren, Andrell Chuck McCord, Kris McCord, Krisma ‘Boosh’ and Brian Robinson; step-granddaughter McKenzie Broyles; great grandchildren, Rondrell and Karon Gaston and Brielynn Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.