Mr. Lloyd P. Wilkerson

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November 14, 1944 – October 22, 2017


Saturday, October 28, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Crystal Fountain Church
3109 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
La Vergne, Tennessee

Lloyd Peter Wilkerson was born November 14, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Clarence Wilkerson and Victoria “Lillie” Wilkerson. Lloyd attended Houma Public Schools and graduated from Southdown High School in 1962. After high school, Lloyd moved to Kentucky for Job Corp.

He is preceded in death by his sister ,Edna Wilkerson.

Lloyd worked for Nashville Wire as a  Machine Operator Specialist for over 40 years.

Lloyd was a complete gentleman. Lloyd was a man of a few words but you knew the love honor and respect that he had for his wife. He cherished his wife Georgia. (you can reword this but he LOVED my granny and I know he would want that stated) Always kind to everyone he met. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, swimming, and playing tennis in his free time.

Lloyd was baptized at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. He later moved his membership to Crystal Fountain Outreach Ministries in Nashville, TN and was a faithful and active member until his health begin  to fail him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Georgia, children Cordale Wilkerson and Lerance Wilkerson ;step children, Melvin Parrish Jr, Cassandra Bentley (Michael), Michael Parrish (Mary Ann), Adrian Parrish (Latamarah), Clifford Parrish(Jackie);  two grandchildren, Colbi Wilkerson and Taylor Patterson; great grandchild Charli Patterson; sisters, Vera (Cornelius) Bolden, Barbara Ward, Joyce Wilkerson, Andrea (Zilton) Lawson , and Linda Wilkerson; brothers, Raymond Wilkerson, Newman (Audretta) Wilkerson; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and devoted friends Richard Johnson and Beverly Wilkerson.

Mrs. Maria Josefa Del Rio Reyes

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March 19, 1974 – October 21, 2017


Monday, October 23, 2017
Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Funeral Mass: 2:00 P.M.

St. William of Montevergine Catholic Church
500 S Brittain Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Maria Josefa Del Rio Reyes, edad 43, fallecio Sabado, 21 de Octubre, ella es sobrevivida por su esposo Virgilio Ozorio Munoz; por sus hijas, Michelle, Erendida y Leslie Ozorio Del Rio, y un hijo, Virgilio Ozorio Del Rio; sus hermanas Alicia Del Rio, Maria De Los Angeles, Sonia Del Rio, Maria Elena Del Rio y Silvia Del Rio; sus hermanos Jose Del Rio, Arturo Del Rio y Gustavo Del Rio; sus sobrinas Flor Del Rio, Brenda Del Rio, Julissa Del Rio and Cindy Del Rio; sus sobrinos Arturo Del Rio, Santiago Del Rio, Cristian Del Rio y Luis Del Rio; y a lado de mas familia y amigos.

Mr. Felix Johnson

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June 5, 1929 – October 14, 2017

Memorial Service
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Felix Johnson was the sixth child and second born son of Henry and Cornelia Johnson. Felix was born June 5, 1929 in Murfreesboro, TN. He departed this earthly home on October 14, 2017. Felix was educated in Rutherford County, TN schools. He began work early as a horse groomer/handler with the Tennessee Walking Horses.

He later worked at Middle Tennessee State University Campus School as custodian until his retirement. He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

Felix had an open-door policy: if someone needed a place to stay for a few days or months he welcomed them into his home. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was usually sound advice and meaningful.

He was well known and loved in the Murfreesboro community in which he lived all his life. Friends and neighbors could always expect to see him sitting on the front porch with a friendly wave and smile when they walked or drove by his home.

Felix is preceded in death by daughter, Telesa; and Brothers: John Henry Johnson, Frank Johnson, James Johnson; Sisters: LaVonia Lytle, Betty “Liza” Johnson, Lucille Spy, Katie Couts, and Jennie Johnson.

He is survived by Daughters: Teresa Benford and Kennetha Batten; Sisters: Elizabeth Woods, Eleanor (Robert) Harvell, Georgia Johnson, Girldine (John) McKnight, Katherine (Eldridge “Sonny”) Bell.

He leaves to miss him dearly six grandchildren; a host of nephews and nieces three generations strong; as well as longtime friends and neighbors.

Rev. Allen Polk Ridley

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August 5, 1944 – October 2, 2017


Sunday, October 8, 2017
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 7:00 P.M.

Word of Life Worship Center
555 Old Nashville Hwy
La Vergne, Tennessee

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:00 A.M.
Middle TN Veteran’s Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee

Allen Polk Ridley was born to Mr. Dudley and Orelee Ridley in South Nashville, TN on August 5, 1944. He was the youngest of five children, and as a child, accepted Christ. Allen was baptized at Little Mt Zion in Nashville, TN.

He was united in marriage to Rev. “Prophetess” Andrea Eubanks (Ridley) on January 31, 1965. They were blessed with two children: Allen P. Ridley III and Arlesia (James) Ridley, God Daughter Deborah (Leonard) Willis.

Allen was educated in the Nashville City School System and graduated from Cameron High School in 1962. He later finished his education while serving in the United States Army for over 27 years.

During his time in the military, Allen served three separate tours of Vietnam. While being stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, Allen was an Air Assault School Commander. He also served in Ft. Sherman, Panama as the JOTC.

Allen was also a 32° Mason and Eastern Star.

Allen rededicated his life to Christ and answered the call into ministry.  He was ordained into ministry on October 8, 2006.

Allen will be truly missed by his grandchildren: Maya Alaya Hill, James Roman Allen Hill (Samantha), Kukoyi Lockett Ridley, Ke’hinde Lockett Ridley, Leila Holland Ridley, Allen P. Ridley IV, and Endrea L. Ridley. His cherished memories will remain forever with his devoted wife, mother-in-law, Lillie Stallworth, children, grand, and great-grand children, along with nieces, nephews, devoted extended family and many wonderful friends.

Mrs. Aliene Ross Akins


July 17, 1935 – October 16, 2016


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

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


November 30, 1947 – October 6, 2016


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

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


December 26, 1935 – October 5, 2016


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

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.