Mrs. Annie Bell Sims Hampton

Mrs. Annie Bell

November 16, 1941 – March 7, 2018

Services

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Public Viewing: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St, Murfreesboro, TN

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Sims Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Annie Bell Sims Hampton was born November 16, 1941 to the late Sarah and Wess Sims in Bedford Co., TN.  She left this earthly life on March 7, 2018 in Shelbyville, TN.  She will be greatly missed by many.

Annie Bell was educated in the Bedford CO. school system and received her diploma from the American School at Chicago, IL in 1976.  She was baptized into Christ at South Hill Church of Christ in Nashville, TN where she served for many years. Later she relocated and became a faithful member at Old Jefferson Pike Church of Christ in Smyrna, TN until moving to Shelbyville where she placed her membership at Bird Street Church of Christ.  She served on the exhortation team, faithfully encouraging others until failing health overtook her.  While on the exhortation team her specialty was making homemade ice cream and brownies to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.  Annie Bell married her husband, George E. Hampton on April 10, 1986.  She retired from Murci Homes in 2009.  She loved music, entertaining family and friends but most of all, she loved to cook.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Annie Bell is survived by husband George Hampton; four daughters, Arnita Watson, Carolyn (David) Beane, KaSandra Miles and Sarah Watson; two sisters, Tennie Mae (McClain) Rucker and Christine Sims; one brother, Arbra (Mildred) Sims; one sister-in-law, Nurline Hampton; two brothers-in-law, Al Star and Jimmie Hampton; three stepsons, George E. Hampton, Keith Shelton and James Watson; two step daughters, Kena Watson and Stephanie Murphy; grandchildren, Resha, Tyrek, A.J., Naya, Kiara, DeFonte, Tiara, Destiny, Dejah and Kye; one great granddaughter, Izayah; three extended sons, Kenneth Fleming, Jr., Brandon Nelson and Robert Simpson; devoted friends, Robbie Young and Ann Fleming; and a host of devoted nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Matthews

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November 17, 1940 – February 15, 2018

Services

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Public Viewing: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
762 Holly Grove Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Minister Dorothy Virginia Matthews affectionately known as Dottie, Ms. D, Mrs. Dorothy and The Corn Bread Queen was born November 17, 1940 to the late Rev. John Ira Rankins, Sr. and Izora Rankins Goodman.  She departed this life on February 15, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Rev. John Ira, Jr., Leroy, Wayne and Charles Rankins and sister Pearl Rankins.   She was also preceded by the love of her life Roosevelt Matthews.

Minister Matthews was educated in the Rutherford County School system.  Her passion was cooking, singing and preaching God’s word.  You could come to her home any time and get a good meal and she never let you leave empty handed.  She loved to sing especially with her family that she loved so very dear.

She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and as life continue on she became a willing vessel for God.  She spent her latter days as member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Freddie B. Carpenter whom she loved very dearly.

Minister Matthews was a frequent speaker and panelist for the AASCU’s American Democracy Project at MTSU, which allowed for her to share her rich history and humble hospitality with students from all over.  She also was a member of the Willing Hearts of Bethel Baptist Church and The Caring and Sharing Group.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory two devoted children Patricia (Augusta) Hathaway and Larry Major (Dora) Jordan.  Four stepchildren Felicia (Larry) Coleman, Denise, DeWayne (Robbie), and Danny Matthews, sisters Martha Smith, Louise Smith and Christine Marable, brothers Rev. J. W. (Hattie), and Rev. Dallas Rankins, sister-in laws Hattie, and Amanda Rankins and Sadie Wade, aunt Queen Woods, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,3 great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and devoted friends.

Mr. Franklin Owens

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April 1, 1938 – February 10, 2018

Visitation

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 P.M.

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

Mr. Franklin Owens, age 79, passed away Saturday, February 10th. He is survived by one niece, Bernice A. (Kenny) Owens; four nephews, Walter L. (Dawn) Owens, Jr., Anthony W. (Andrea) Owens, Danny R. (Karen) Owens and Ollie (Charlene) Owens; two sisters in law, Ojarettia “Rita” Owens and Bobbie Owens; Johnny Hollins and family along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Majesty Joelle Boyd

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April 11, 2017 – February 5, 2018

Memorial Service
Saturday, February 10, 2018
11:00 A.M.

Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Road
La Vergne, Tennessee

Infant Majesty Joelle Boyd, 9 months old, passed away Monday, February 5th. She is survived by her parents, Kayla Boyd and Keenon Armstrong; two brothers, Lourde Boyd and Karter Armstrong; grandparents, Doreena Boyd, Dorence Robinson and Will Armstrong; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Winston Eugene Cason

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July 30, 1957 – February 2, 2018

Services

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Public Viewing: 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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

Winston Eugene Cason was born on July 30, 1957 to John (Jeff) and Emma Cason in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Winston transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home on February 2, 2018.

Winston accepted Christ at an early age and joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

He was educated in the Rutherford County Schools System.

Winston was preceded in death by his parents, John (Jeff) and Emma Cason; and brothers, Robert (Bob) and Henry L Cason.

Winston leaves to cherish his brother, Nathaniel (Rosalene) Cason; sisters-in-law Bobbie Cason and Betty Cason;; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends., and devoted cousins Jimmy Lee and Barbra Swader. 

Mr. Raymond Earl Jahns, Jr.

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July 22, 1956 – January 26, 2018

Services

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

Wednesday, January 31. 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

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

Interment
Short Cemetery
Cornersville, Tennessee

**At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to cover funeral expenses**

Mr. Raymond Jahns, Jr., age 61, passed away Friday, January 26th. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lynn Johns; daughter, Annie Marie Jahns; sister, Dorothy (Charles Sr.) Childs; two brothers, Hank Jahns and Jimmy (Dimple) Jahns; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael Dewayne Morant, II

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July 8, 2008 – January 19, 2018

Service

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

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

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Michael Dewayne Morant II, age 9, passed away Friday, January 19th. He leaves to cherish his memories loving mother, Gabrielle Sampy; loving father, Michael (Trishina) Morant; one sister, Michaelnique Morant; two brothers, Jaylen and Jayden Morant; grandparents, Thelma Morant, Theresa Sampy and Emmanuel Ariguzo; one aunt, Whitney Ariguzo; three uncles, Timothy Morant, Solomon and Edward Ariguzo; great aunts, Frances and Gwendolyn Sampy; one great uncle, Philip Sampy; along with a host of other relatives and friends.