Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors

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Our Obituaries

Laurie Anne Rinks Morrow Gilliam

August 4, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Laurie Anne Rinks Morrow Gilliam,87, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St Thomas West in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggest memorials to the charity of your...
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Thornton "Ted" Davis, II

July 21, 1924 - September 20, 2017

Thornton "Ted" Davis, II, age 93, retired farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at his residence on Candlewood Court. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at New Lasea Church of Christ with David Langley, Carl May, and Kenny McFarlen officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post...
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Benjamin Wesley Hancock

August 25, 1928 - September 18, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Benjamin Wesley Hancock, a resident of Columbia, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., with a brief period of...
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Gregory Turuan Scott

December 19, 1968 - September 17, 2017

View Video Tribute Gregory Turuan Scott, 48, owner of Scott's Flooring and resident of Buck Matthews Road, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Telford Tharp officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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Patricia L. White Taylor

October 20, 1945 - September 16, 2017

Patricia L. White Taylor, 71, retired teacher and resident of Spainwood Street, died Saturday, September 16. 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. at Knob Creek Cemetery with Reverend Tony Brown officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 –6:00 P. M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers,...
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Marilyn Pitts Smith

December 28, 1952 - September 15, 2017

Marilyn Pitts Smith, 64, former resident of Coffee County, died Friday, September 15, 2017, at her home in Dallas, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester. The family will visit with friends Monday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended...
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Jane Ervin Ward

May 11, 1944 - September 14, 2017

View Video Tribute Jane Ervin Ward, 73, retired employee of Steinmart, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her residence on Bell Road in Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Williamson County Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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Murray Thomas Miles, Jr.

January 5, 1930 - September 13, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Murray Thomas Miles, Jr., 87, retired Director of Communications of Tennessee Farm Bureau, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Columbia. A Memorial Service will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church. The family will visit with friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the...
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Sarah Sue Duncan Hurt

October 30, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Sarah Sue Duncan Hurt, 82, homemaker and resident of Holly, Michigan, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Genesys Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Roger A. Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. The family will visit with friends and relatives Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M....
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Hazel Walker Davidson

January 24, 1936 - September 12, 2017

Hazel Walker Davidson, 81, retired truck driver with Smith Trucking & Excavating Company and resident of Glencoe Drive in Culleoka, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Bill McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Glen Edward Kinnard

March 7, 1924 - September 11, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Glen Edward Kinnard, 93, former co-owner of Champion Shoe Shop and resident of The Bridge at Life Care Center of Columbia, died Monday, September 11, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial...
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Edward Burnel "Bernie" Caperton

December 1, 1950 - September 11, 2017

View Video Tribute Edward Burnel "Bernie" Caperton, 66, retired wildlife technician with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at his residence on Love Branch Road. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin...
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Robert M. "Bob" Brewer

December 2, 1930 - September 9, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Robert M. "Bob" Brewer, 86, life-long minister, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his residence on Stonewall Road. Born December 2, 1930 in Davidson County, Tennessee, he was the sixth son of the late Charles R. and Robbie Ward Brewer. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jett Brewer, whom he married February 9, 1985; children,...
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Calvin Raymon "Ray" Locke

August 11, 1926 - September 7, 2017

Calvin Raymon Locke, age 91, son of the late Calvin Raymon and Etheleen White Locke, husband of Faye Dodson Locke for 68 years passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017. In 1943 he graduated from Spring Hill High School and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army and served at Ft Knox, Ky. When he returned to Columbia after the Army he worked for Locke Plumbing and Heating , Doug White...
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Judy Anne Hardin Spann

September 10, 1944 - September 5, 2017

View Video Tribute Judy Anne Hardin Spann, 72, of Columbia died Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan and Steve Thomason officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and...
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Robert Curtis "Bob" Dugger

April 18, 1941 - September 5, 2017

View Video Tribute Robert Curtis "Bob" Dugger, Sr., 76, retired truck driver and resident of Big Oak Lake Road in Spring Hill, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Craig Evans and Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends...
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Sarah Elizabeth Rebecca Phelps Higgins Crabtree

August 5, 1927 - September 1, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Sarah Elizabeth Rebecca Phelps Higgins Crabtree, 90, homemaker and resident of Pleasant Drive, died Friday, September 1, 2017 in Florence, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Phelps Cemetery in Giles County. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 P.M....
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Martha Napier Bryant

July 30, 1928 - August 31, 2017

Martha Napier Bryant, 89, homemaker, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her residence on Williamsport Pike with her family by her side. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tim Paul officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 11:00 A.M until service time at the funeral Home....
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Allie Belle Tinker Dale

January 23, 1932 - August 29, 2017

Allie Belle Tinker Dale, 85, former longtime resident of the Williamsport Community, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the home of her granddaughter on Terrapin Branch Road in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Telford Tharp officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Bridges Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Garland Dee Wherry

March 4, 1933 - August 28, 2017

Garland Dee Wherry, 84, resident of Columbia, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Eddie Rogers officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home....
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Jewell Rodgers Latta

April 27, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Jewell Rodgers Latta, 92, former long-time resident of Woods Drive, died Monday at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, to be followed by a graveside service at 2:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with John Vaughan officiating. Born April 27, 1925, in Scott County, Kentucky, she...
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Nancy Jane McNaron

December 30, 1934 - August 25, 2017

View Video Tribute Nancy Jane McNaron, 82, retired Maury County teacher and resident of Columbia, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tony Lancaster and Jan Niedringhaus officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday...
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William E. "Billy" Fitzgerald

April 4, 1932 - August 25, 2017

William E. "Billy" Fitzgerald, 85, retired owner of Fitzgerald Plumbing & Heating Company, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at his residence on Theta Pike. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with his grandchildren officiating. A private family inurnment will be in McCain's Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American...
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Richard Leon King

August 22, 1940 - August 25, 2017

View Video Tribute Richard Leon King, 77, retired electrician for TVA, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at his residence on Rick Hight Road in Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Boshers and Brother Matt Travers officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday...
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Teresa Mae Burgett Parker

September 14, 1962 - August 22, 2017

Teresa Mae Burgett Parker, 54, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her residence in Mt. Pleasant. A graveside service was held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Arlington Cemetery with Dennis Smith officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was the daughter of Evelyn...
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Kenneth Dean "Bean" Travis, Sr.

September 22, 1926 - August 21, 2017

Kenneth Dean Travis, Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at his residence in Hampshire. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at the corner of Highway 412 and Cayce Lane in Columbia. Bishop Kevin O'Bryant and Bishop Ronnie Pennington will officiate. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery on Swan Creek in...
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Edward Boyd "Eddie" Holloway

June 20, 1941 - August 20, 2017

Edward Boyd "Eddie" Holloway, age 76, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on August 20th, 2017. A celebration of his life will be conducted Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Fred Tapper officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to Place of Hope, 105 North James...
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Kathy Pullen Moen

September 22, 1954 - August 19, 2017

Kathy Pullen Moen, 62, retired administrative assistant for Dr. Steve Nowlin and resident of Rainier Drive, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at First Family Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Blevins and Dr. Steve Nowlin officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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John Eric Hendrickson

May 9, 1952 - August 18, 2017

John Eric Hendrickson, 65, mortgage banker and resident of Hendersonville, died Friday, August 18, 2017. A prayer service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. David Craig officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Arlington Cemetery. The family...
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James Junior Brown

September 5, 1946 - August 17, 2017

James Junior Brown, 70, retired welder and machinist for Peffen Machine and resident of Chester Road in Fairview, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Westwood Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Monte McCandless and Tim McCandless officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Kenneth Wells Smallwood

July 6, 1927 - August 15, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Kenneth Wells Smallwood, 90, retired employee of the Federal Government and resident of Walnut Lane, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Coles, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin...
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Dr. Joel T Hargrove

August 23, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Dr. Joel T Hargrove, 80, retired physician, passed peacefully at his home on August 15, 2017, with his family present. Visitation with the family will take place at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, TN on Thursday, August 17, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. A private graveside service will follow on Friday, August 18, at St. John's Churchyard, Ashwood, with military honors provided by...
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Tommy Ray Hemphill

October 29, 1958 - August 10, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Tommy Ray Hemphill, 58, retired Fire Chief for the City of Columbia and resident of Gray Lane in Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM at West 7th Street Church of Christ with Randy Owens and CFD Fire Chief Ty Cobb officiating....
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Georgia Dee Wilson Goldman

October 26, 1924 - August 8, 2017

Georgia Dee Wilson Goldman, 92, retired nurse at Maury Regional Medical Center and longtime resident of Culleoka, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Poplar Estates Senior Living. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00...
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Jean Reid Evans

September 15, 1926 - August 7, 2017

Jean Reid Evans, 90, died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Shannondale Maryville Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at the church. A private family interment will follow in Rose Hill...
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Helen June Lovell Lewis

December 17, 1940 - August 7, 2017

Helen June Lovell Lewis, 76, resident of Evergreen Drive, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 10:00 A.M....
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Stephen Howard "Bubba" Luna

September 18, 1949 - August 6, 2017

Stephen Howard "Bubba" Luna, 67, press operator for Smurfit Stone, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his residence on Whitesell Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Danny Hanson officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences...
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Judith Aulene "Judy" Cleveland Maultsby

October 23, 1945 - August 5, 2017

Judith Aulene "Judy" Cleveland Maultsby, 71, resident of Johnson Branch Road, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Saint Thomas West Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held at Giles County Memory Gardens. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 95 White Bridge...
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Gladys Leoma McKee DeLancey

February 8, 1927 - August 5, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Gladys Leoma McKee DeLancey, 90, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her residence at Poplar Estates Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Greg DeLancey, Eddie Miller and Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until...
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Mary Virginia Blocker Clay

May 19, 1930 - August 2, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Mary Virginia Blocker Clay, 87, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, died Wednesday August 2, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Baxter officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggests...
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Carl Houston Baker, Sr.

September 22, 1916 - July 29, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Carl Houston Baker, Sr., 100, retired master carpenter, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the home he built in 1964 on Williamsport Pike. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church with Rev. Christine Penner officiating. Inurnment will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. The family will...
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James Scott Young

October 21, 1958 - July 26, 2017

James Scott Young, 58, owner of Scott Young Construction and resident of Arno Road in Franklin, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Christ Church Memorial Gardens in Brentwood,...
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David Alan Hopper

May 31, 1950 - July 24, 2017

David Alan Hopper, 67, retired employee of Tennessee Children's Services and resident of Columbia, died Monday, July 24, 2017. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Russ Adcox officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Maury Hills Church...
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Mildred Green Gilliam

January 8, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Mildred Green Gilliam, 93, retired employee of Service Merchandise and former resident of Altoga Court in Murfreesboro, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Creekside Assisted Living in Murfreesboro. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. ...
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Andrew Forrest Rettke

April 4, 1995 - July 22, 2017

Andrew Forrest Rettke, 22, passed away July 22, 2017, at San Antonio Military Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. A Remembrance Service was held Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his parents' home. The family will visit with friends Friday, July 28, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Columbia. Inurnment will follow on Sunday at Mount Carmel Church Cemetery in Benton,...
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Mary Sue Steward Goodman

February 5, 1946 - July 21, 2017

Mary Sue Steward Goodman, 71, employee of Wal-Mart in Nashville, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at her residence on Steam Mill Hollow Road in the Water Valley Community. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M....
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Sherman O'Neal McCrary

June 7, 1933 - July 20, 2017

Sherman O'Neal McCrary, 84, retired employee of Union Carbide, died Thursday at his residence on Scott Branch Road in the Hampshire Community. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will...
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Willard Temes

October 24, 1925 - July 20, 2017

The family of Willard Temes wishes to announce his passing on July 20, 2017 at Alive Hospice in Nashville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastors Lawrence Jackson and E. C. McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert...
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Polly Webb Rippey

May 27, 1932 - July 19, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Polly Webb Rippey, 85, former employee of ABC Learning Center, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at her residence on Trotwood Avenue. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4...
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Joe Dayton Duncan, Sr.

May 25, 1942 - July 18, 2017

Joe Dayton Duncan, Sr., 75, retired employee of Columbia Gas Systems and resident of Old State Road in Hampshire, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Baxter officiating. Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American...
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Mary Gayle Taylor Powell-Wilkinson

March 23, 1948 - July 18, 2017

Mary Gayle Powell-Wilkinson, 69, of Spring Hill, lost her battle with cancer July 18th, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Kane officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Charles Ellis Cook

May 16, 1930 - July 18, 2017

Charles Ellis Cook, 87, retired co-owner of Charles E. Cook & Son Construction and resident of Camellia Drive, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at NHC Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are...
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Sherman Massey

September 21, 1924 - July 17, 2017

Sherman Massey, 92, retired Security Guard at Maury Regional Medical Center, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at his residence on South Cross Bridges Road. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at Cross Bridges Cemetery with Bill Dawson officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Wednesday...
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Phyllis Ann South Gibson

February 3, 1953 - July 16, 2017

Phyllis Ann South Gibson, 64, retired nurse for Complete Care Choice and resident of Rayburn Avenue, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A private family memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born February 3,...
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Olivia Brown Lunn

December 8, 1935 - July 16, 2017

Olivia Brown Lunn, 81, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at her residence on Old Port Royal Road North in Spring Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dan Cottrell officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests...
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Willa Dolores Rogers Brown

September 2, 1929 - July 15, 2017

Willa Dolores Rogers Brown, 87, retired secretary and resident of Wedgewood Drive, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at NHC Columbia Health Care. A graveside inurnment service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Chaplain C. Ray Dye officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are...
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Rita Rajean Pullen Douglass

September 15, 1948 - July 14, 2017

Rita Rajean Pullen Douglass, 68, former Registered Nurse for Maury Regional Medical Center and resident of Columbia, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Kane officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 12:00...
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Andrea Loretta York Rich

May 6, 1957 - July 13, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Andrea Loretta York Rich, of Maury County, passed away at her residence on Thursday morning, July 13, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the...
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Timothy Eugene "Tim" Gibson

March 28, 1961 - July 12, 2017

Timothy Eugene "Tim" Gibson, 56, former employee of Gibson Brothers Scrap Metal and Parkview Manor Apartments, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 1:00 – 5...
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Mary Elizabeth Walker Dale

May 21, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Walker Dale, age 94, a resident of Columbia, died at home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born on May 21, 1923, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Dr. James Otey Walker and Annie Baker Jones Walker. She graduated from Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tennessee, and received a BA from Vanderbilt University in 1944 and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Middle Tennessee...
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Betty Jane Duncan Love

September 28, 1931 - July 8, 2017

Betty Jane Duncan Love, 85, homemaker and resident of Knob Creek Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. An Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday at 12:30 P.M. followed by funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Anthony Muston officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Creek Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from...
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Thomas Leslie Erwin, Jr.

February 10, 1946 - July 6, 2017

Thomas Leslie Erwin, Jr., 71, retired employee of Dana Corporation and resident of Lark Court, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Reverend Bob Mullenix officiating. Burial will follow in McCains Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 –...
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Alice Ann Mitchum Fitts

July 8, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Alice Ann Mitchum Fitts, 85, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at her home just outside of Spring Hill as the sun rose over her beloved Tennessee hills. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Grace Episcopal Church in Spring Hill. The Reverend Robin Courtney will officiate assisted by The...
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Deborah Lynn Hale Borden

January 9, 1959 - July 4, 2017

Deborah Lynn Hale Borden, 58, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence on Milky Way Drive in Pulaski. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with W.L. Culberson and Judge Bobby Sands officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to...
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Jean Lynch Beatty

June 25, 1931 - July 1, 2017

Jean Lynch Beatty, 86, retired cattle farmer and resident of Santa Fe, died Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Lindstrom officiating. Burial will follow in Swiss Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Samuel Parr Hardison

October 22, 1977 - June 29, 2017

Samuel Parr Hardison, 39, resident of Brookmeade Drive in Pulaski, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 5:00 P.M. at Parkway Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Roberts officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family arrangements. The family suggests memorial be made to King's Daughters' School,...
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Dr. John Dale Alden, Jr.

October 24, 1938 - June 29, 2017

Dr. John Dale Alden, Jr., 78, orthodontist and resident of College Park Drive, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Mount Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home....
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Dinah Paulette Webb Potts

June 27, 1951 - June 28, 2017

Dinah Paulette Webb Potts, 66, homemaker and resident of Leipers Creek Road in the Water Valley Community, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dennis Tidwell officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery in Hickman County. The family will visit with friends...
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Louis Glenn "Junior" Shouse, Jr.

December 14, 1968 - June 28, 2017

Louis Glenn "Junior" Shouse, Jr., 48, heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at his residence on Old Natchez Trace. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Johnsons Chapel Cemetery with Rev. James Lunsford officiating. The family will visit with friends at the cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and...
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Martha Edna Pennington Gidcomb

July 19, 1932 - June 27, 2017

Martha Edna Pennington Gidcomb, 84, homemaker and long-time resident of Mingo Branch, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at NHC- Hendersonville. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Mark Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Friday from 2:00 P.M....
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Patricia Jane Rasbury

February 2, 1955 - June 23, 2017

Patricia Jane Rasbury, known to her friends as "Trish", died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 62. A native of Columbia, Trish grew up on the family farm and had a love of riding horses, gardening, nature, and caring for her many beloved dogs and cats. She graduated from Columbia Military Academy where Trish was the first female Valedictorian. Upon...
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Mary Nelle Johnson Black

August 28, 1932 - June 23, 2017

Mary Nelle Johnson Black, 84, former resident of Rally Hill Road, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Waldrum officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended...
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Betty Jean Potts Mearse

June 19, 1939 - June 22, 2017

Betty Jean Potts Mearse, 78, former longtime resident of Mockingbird Drive, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at her daughter's residence in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Ronnie Grooms officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at...
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David Joe Esa

February 20, 1950 - June 17, 2017

David Joe Esa, age 67, died on June 17, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, after a brief illness. A native of Columbia, Tennessee, he graduated from Central High School in Columbia, Tennessee, and from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. In 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Elizabeth ...
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Elijah Jayce Taylor Wilson

April 24, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Elijah Jayce Taylor Wilson, seven-week-old son of Terrell Wilson and Samantha Taylor of Columbia, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family, P. O. Box 1015,...
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Catherine Fay Hickman Currie

May 21, 1941 - June 15, 2017

Catherine Fay Hickman Currie, 76, homemaker, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her residence on Mooresville Pike. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Lindstrom officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be...
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Larry Wayne Watson

September 4, 1949 - June 14, 2017

Larry Wayne Watson, 67, retired equipment operator for Teledyne, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his residence on Napier Drive. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joey Skinner and Brother James Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from to 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Paul Wayne Tomlinson

January 11, 1945 - June 13, 2017

Paul Wayne Tomlinson, 72, resident of Green Street in Petersburg, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with James Tomlinson and Gene Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Friday...
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George Raymond Hamilton

June 30, 1917 - June 12, 2017

George Raymond Hamilton, 99, resident of Columbia, passed away peacefully this morning, Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be held...
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Nancy Witherspoon Thompson

February 14, 1931 - June 11, 2017

Nancy Witherspoon Thompson, 86, retired Maury County Court Clerk and resident of Bear Creek Pike, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4:00 P.M. at Pleasant Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 P...
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Dora Mae "Tude" Keith Wunderlin

January 10, 1939 - June 8, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Dora Mae "Tude" Keith Wunderlin, 78, resident of Phinny Murphy Road, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at NHC Healthcare Oakwood in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted...
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Fred Anderson Greer

June 4, 1920 - June 8, 2017

Fred Anderson Greer, 97, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Poplar Estates in Columbia, Tennessee. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 P.M. at Anderson-Stephenson Cemetery in the Shady Grove Community with Charlie Willis officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to the Herbert...
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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Horton, Sr.

July 29, 1935 - June 7, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast part 1 View Funeral Webcast Part 2 Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Horton, Sr., 81, resident of West Ninth Street, departed this life on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Paschall officiating. Burial will follow in...
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John Preston Younger

August 15, 1926 - June 5, 2017

John Preston Younger, 90, passed away on June 5, 2017. He was born in Roanoke, VA, on August 15, 1926, to the late Col. Jack Robert and Catherine Preston Younger. Mr. Younger served in the 17th Airborne Division during WWII, and afterwards as a radio operator with the Army Air Force in the Caribbean. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1952, and after his marriage to his college...
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Mary Elizabeth Ervin Reaves

April 28, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ervin Reaves, 82, former resident of Nashville Highway, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Life Care Center of Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born April 28, 1935 in Limestone County,...
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Mary Ann Snyder Cothron

June 9, 1933 - May 29, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mary Ann Snyder Cothron, 83, retired employee of Weather Tamer and resident of Cornelia Avenue, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home concluding with a service for family and friends. Burial will follow in Rose Hill...
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Selena Beth Green Rippy

October 1, 1959 - May 28, 2017

Mrs. Selena Beth Green Rippy, age 57, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Beth, lovingly known as Nana by her family, was born October 1, 1959 in Columbia, Tennessee. She worked in the human resource department at Life Care Center of Columbia. She is preceded in death by her father, Larry Wayne Green and beloved grandmother, Selena Rogers...
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Donna Carol Cochran Randolph

November 22, 1951 - May 28, 2017

View Video Tribute Donna Carol Cochran Randolph, 65, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her residence on West 12th Street. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Swango officiating. Burial will follow in Hardison Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 1:00 P.M until service time at the funeral home....
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Diane Ruth "Dinah" Crutcher South

May 1, 1941 - May 27, 2017

Dinah Ruth South, of Columbia, TN, passed away on Saturday, May 27th 2017, leaving behind her lifelong husband, Mac, who never loved another; three children: the smart one, the pretty one, and the creative one. She was The Dranny (and religious milkshake spinner) to four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is survived also by a handful of dogs, cats, and quite possibly a couple of...
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Jean Corley Harlan

September 30, 1929 - May 26, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Jean Corley Harlan, age 87, long time resident of the Williamsport Pike died peacefully on May 26, 2017 at Maury Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with her family and Reverend Rick Elsey officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The...
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Harold Floyd Holt

May 5, 1938 - May 25, 2017

Harold Floyd Holt, 79, resident of Mockingbird Drive, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at NHC Maury Regional. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Turner and Pastor Robert Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will...
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Myrtle Ballard Holtman

April 4, 1950 - May 25, 2017

Myrtle Ballard Holtman, 67, retired nurse and resident of Spring Hill, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home....
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Mary "Polly" Jordan Nichols

January 18, 1935 - May 24, 2017

Mary "Polly" Jordan Nichols, 82, retired Director of Development at Harpeth Hall School and resident of Brentwood, died peacefully Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. A service to celebrate her life will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Franklin. Burial will follow in St. John's Churchyard, Ashwood. The family will visit with friends...
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Patricia Adams Roland

March 30, 1943 - May 24, 2017

Patricia Adams Roland, 74, resident of Knob Creek Road, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Cave Springs Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family...
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Laura Rue Caulk Cleveland

December 9, 1951 - May 23, 2017

View Video Tribute Laura Rue Caulk Cleveland, 65, resident of New Johnsonville and former longtime resident of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Centennial Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joe Rhodes officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home...
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Annie Pearl McCoy

December 25, 1934 - May 23, 2017

Annie Pearl McCoy, 82, retired employee of American General Life Insurance Company and former resident of Southport Road in Culleoka, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the...
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Mary Virgie Chatman Ervin

October 1, 1932 - May 23, 2017

Mary Virgie Chatman Ervin, 84, resident of Terrace Drive, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:30 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be...
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Ben Frank Watkins, Jr.

September 5, 1934 - May 22, 2017

Ben Frank Watkins, Jr., 82, retired Environmental Engineer, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at NHC Maury Regional. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Hubert Cunningham officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born...
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Mildred "Millie" Hooper Richardson

August 31, 1934 - May 20, 2017

View Video Tribute Mildred "Millie" Hooper Richardson, 82, resident of Navaho Trail, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Vassar and John Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4...
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Martha Evans Hill Morgan

June 1, 1920 - May 20, 2017

View Video Tribute Martha Evans Hill Morgan, 96, homemaker and resident of Hardin Drive, passed from this life to glory with her Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. at Zion Presbyterian Church with Reverend Paul Joiner and Reverend Kevin Twit officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Churchyard. The...
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