Mrs. Gladys Jones

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January 18, 1926 – June 12, 2017

Service

Monday, June 19, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Florence Church of Christ
6732 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Florence Church of Christ
6732 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Hermitage Memorial Gardens
Hermitage, Tennessee

Gladys M. Chunn Jones was born on January 18, 1926 to the late Janie Blankenship and Walter Chunn.  She passed away on June 12, 2017 at the age of 91. Sis. Jones was a member of Jefferson Pike Church of Christ for many years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and visiting the sick and shut-in every week.

Gladys Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Corky Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Judy Jones; sisters, Hattie Chunn Thompson, Johnnie Chunn and Gloria Chunn; brother, William (Annette) Chunn; granddaughters, Valencia (Michael) Harding; great grandchildren, Arieanna and Michael Harding, Jr.; devoted nieces, Amanda and Hattie McCord, Idella Baldwin, Jeanice McCord, Michelle Chunn; devoted nephews, Kenneth Chunn, Rodney Thompson, John Dismukes and Curtis McCord; devoted friends, Rosa and Buck Darden; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Ms. Mary E. Daniels

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July 30, 1953 – June 10, 2017

Service

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Olive Branch Church
1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, June 16, 2017
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Olive Branch Church
1115 Minerva Drive
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Barfield, Tennessee

Mary Ellen Daniels was born July 30, 1953 in Rutherford County to Stella Mae and the late Grant E Daniels.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin E. Daniels, Sr.  Mary made her ascent home peacefully on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at her residence.

Mary, “Mary D”, or “D Baby” as she was affectionately known as to many, was educated entirely in the Rutherford County School System, having attended Bradley School before graduating from Central High School in The Class of 1971.  She was proudly a part of the “Class Of ’71-50 Forever” as she would proudly say that started in 2004.  Any time Mary would see a classmate, she would say, “That’s my classmate”. 

She was employed by Heatcraft Manufacturing, Vultee (AVCO) Aerostructure better known Triumph Facilities, the police department as a Crossing Guard, and served faithfully for many years at Hellum Funeral Home Inc., and Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, TN.

She united with Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church at a young age under the leadership of the late Reverend Hugh L. Trimble. Mary served faithfully at Mt. Zion for many years as Sunday School Superintendent, on the Van Ministry, and custodian of the church. She later united with Original Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Charles Williams, Jr, who was also her current Pastor that baptized her.  She served faithfully as an usher for the National and State Level Original Church of God, Inc. until her health began to decline.

Under the leadership and coaching of her father, the late Grant E. Daniels, William Gray, & Dorothy (Mama Dot) McKnight, Mary played softball with the Soul Sisters Softball Team for many years where they won the State Tournament in 1972 in Chattanooga, TN. She was also a proud member of the Rebecca Carney Temple #798 (Elk’s Club) for over 40 years where she served in the community until her health declined.

Mary was very well known in the Murfreesboro community and she never met a stranger.  Early every Sunday morning you could always hear her voice on 1450 AM on the programs “To God Be the Glory” and “Straight From the Heart”.  More than anything, she was known for her sense of humor and jokes.  She was one who did not bite her tongue and always said what was on her mind.  She loved her family and always demanded attention at family gatherings and socials to get everyone to laugh.

Above everything else, Mary would tell you her greatest accomplishment occurred on December 30th, 1985 when her son Jarrod was born.  Everyone that was affiliated with Mary knew that he was her son and the love of her life.  There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for Jarrod or “Bubba” as she would call him.  When you saw Mary, you always saw Jarrod with her.  She always wanted to make sure he was taken care of.  She was devoted mother, who taught Jarrod everything he knows and how to be independent.  She would often say, “Jarrod, you are a blessed son, and God has been good to us and has never left us”.

Mary is survived by her devoted and beloved son, Jarrod T. Daniels Howse of Murfreesboro, TN.; her devoted mother, Stella M. Daniels of Murfreesboro,TN; one brother, Henry (Dubie) Knox of Murfreesboro,TN; one devoted sister, Ruth O. Daniels of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Judith Daniels of Murfreesboro, TN, and Shelia Johnson of Nashville, TN, and a host of nieces and nephews;  three aunts: Addie L. Lyons & Lois Knox of Murfreesboro, TN, and Rebecca Overall of Lebanon, TN.; several cousins, relatives, and friends; as well as two devoted friends: Harold (Louise) Lusk of Rock Island, TN and Ann Dunn of Murfreesboro, TN.  She is preceded in death by her father, Grant E Daniels and her brother, Melvin E. Daniels, Sr.

Mr. William Woodrow “Fats” King

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March 24, 1935 – June 10, 2017

Service

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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

Mr. William “Fats” Woodrow King, was born on March 24, 1935 to the late Hershell King, Sr. and Ella Emmaline Peoples.  He passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, age of 82, at his residence in Newnan, Georgia.

Mr. King was enlisted in the US Army December 31, 1959.  Shortly after, on November 20, 1964, he married Stella Louise Rucker.  Mr. King was baptized into Christ at Mt. View Church of Christ by Bro. Charlie Carter, Sr.  He drove trucks for 43 years.  He loved to go fishing and enjoyed working on cars with his favorite nephew, George Kelly.

He was preceded in death by father, Hershell King, Sr.; mother, Ella Emmaline Peoples; two sisters, Helen Lee Marie King and Sarah Bell; four brothers, Hershell King, Jr., Ernest King, Albert King and Don King.

Mr. King is survived by his wife of 54 years, Stella Louise King; one daughter, Kala King; two sons, Kachatte N. King and Rashad King; two sisters, Pauline Davis and Cassie Mae McFarland; one brother, Walter (Mai) King; devoted granddaughter, Misa Roselyna King; three grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

Ms. Karen L. Turner

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August 8, 1965 – June 9, 2017

Service

Friday, June 16, 2017
Public Viewing: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Family Visitation 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church
510 Mason Court
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 Karen Lorraine (Kay) Turner was born on August 8, 1965 to the late Gwendolyn (Marcie) Clark-Turner and Joe Frank (Bay) Turner, Jr.  She transitioned from this earthly life on June 9, 2017.

She received her education in the public school system of Rutherford County Tennessee. 

She professed her faith in Christ at an early age.

She worked at Ramada Inn for 10 plus years until her health failed.

Karen leaves to cherish her loving memories, a very devoted friend, Malcolm Allen; her four children, Rico Turner, Richard (Aaliyah) North, Ronta (Miosha) Turner and Shanta (Shawn) Turner all of Murfreesboro, TN; two brothers, Joe Turner and Johnta Martin of Murfreesboro, TN; four sisters, Tawanna Turner, Rena (Darion) Turner of Murfreesboro, TN, Mikquana Hughes and Taleesha Turner of Nashville, TN; five grandchildren, Jordan Turner, Javiona, ReAndre North, Jaylen Maner and Ashanti Arnold; aunts, Marion (Eddie) Appleton of Smyrna, TN, Sophia Clark, Polly Johnson, Jocelyn Miller and Carolyn Turner all of Murfreesboro, TN; uncles, Casey Clark, Danny Turner, Ronald Turner all of Murfreesboro, TN and Eddie Sanders of Shelbyville, TN; devoted friends, Angela Smith, Thelma Malone and Willa Shay Alexander; along with a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Anthony Akins

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February 5, 1958 – May 29, 2017

Service

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

Interment
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.

Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn

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January 13, 1965 – April 18, 2017

Services

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 24, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Hillcrest Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn was brought into this world on January 13, 1965 and passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 Tiesa is survived by her parents, Mildred Thompson and Harry Bailey; one daughter, Brandi Angeline Minor; two brothers, Tommy Lance Bailey and Timothy Lamont Bailey; grandmother, Angeline Bailey; one grandchild, Geneses Trinity Bailey; aunts, Mabel Smith, Alice Smith, Edith (Robert) Young, Mary Overton and Marie McClain; uncles, William Bailey, Ford Ronald Bailey and George (Rachel) Johnson; along with a host of other relatives and friends.