Archive for January, 2010

Obituary: Roy L. Tanksley Sr.

TANKSLEY, SR. Roy L. Of Madison, TN, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the age of 78.

Mr. Tanksley was the co-owner and President of Tanksley Transfer Co. for forty-two years. A member of Rivergate Church of Christ, he is survived by his loving wife of almost fifty-five years, Dixie Rice Tanksley; daughter, Margaret Rose Tanksley-Bond; sons, Roy L., Jr. and Andrew C. Tanksley; sister, Jane (Chris) Christiansen; brother, Gordon M. (Peggy) Tanksley and the entire Rice family who loved him as their own. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral services Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12 Noon with Dr. Sellers Crain officiating. Pallbearers: Jere Glaus, Baxter Rollins, Robert Napier, William H. Rice,Johnny Christiansen, Chris Ellis, John Christiansen, Reece Christiansen. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, (615) 865-1101.

Obituary: George Fleming

FLEMING, George Age 85 of Bon Aqua, TN.

Our wonderful DAD passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 after a severe fall in his home during a power outage. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, whose ship, the DD364 USS Mahan, was sunk on December 7, 1944 by a kamikaze. He attended his Naval reunions just about every year including last fall. He retired from the Ford Motor Company Glass Plant in Nashville. He was always an independent soul and during all his years, we never once had to take care of him, and he never asked for anything. He is survived by three children, oldest son, Robert; middle daughter, Carol; and youngest son, Lynn. He had 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Harold. Daisy, his wife of 49 years preceded him in death. Visitation will be Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 10 a.m. til 8 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road. Family and friends will assemble at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for graveside services to be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. by Pastor Jerry Milam. WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS, (615) 832-1948. Still Family Owned

Obituary: Dorothy G. Summers….class of ’56

SUMMERS, Dorothy G. Age 71 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away January 4, 2010 in Madison, TN.

She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Hendersonville, and is survived by her brother, Jim Summers and his wife, Janie of Hendersonville, TN, as well as several cousins. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Crockett officiating. Interment will follow in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery and visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m., at Spring Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bible Baptist Church: Building Fund, 260 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMTERY, 5110 Gallatin Road at Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37216; (615) 865-1101.