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WAYNE HAWKERSMITH

HAWKERSMITH, Wayne Boyd, age 75 of Mt. Juliet, formerly of Winchester, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at McKendree Village in Hermitage. He was born on Dec. 1, 1943, in New River, North Carolina to the late Ernest Boyd and Emma Louise (Proby) Hawkersmith. Wayne and his wife Barbara were the owner/operators of Hawk’s Restaurant in Winchester for 32 years. Wayne was a loving husband and father who always put family first. He enjoyed woodworking, boating on the lake and entertaining family and friends. Wayne loved to travel, especially to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and he will be remembered for his fun-loving and generous personality. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Hawkersmith of Mt. Juliet; children, Holly Hawkersmith Madrigal of Franklin and Lisa Hawkersmith (Darrell) Allen of Knoxville; and grandchildren, Payton Boyd Madrigal, Davis James Madrigal, Brooke Tyler Allen and Hunter Lee Allen. Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Rudy Holland officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

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CHARLENE CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, Charlene Lee, age 90, left her earthly home early on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to meet her Savior and Lord. She had given her life to Jesus as a young teenager and faithfully served him in all areas of her church. She was a member of the Brownington Church of the Nazarene for more than 50 years. Jesus was her source of strength in all of life. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, served on the board and was missionary president for over 35 years. She went on three mission trips helping in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Her life was well lived and a blessing to all who knew her. She was employed for 36 years at Castner Knotts-Dillards and managed the alteration department. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lennie Lee; former husband, Clint Campbell; daughter, Alice Lynn Byrom; sons, Nelson Campbell, Timothy Campbell and infant Nathan Patrick Campbell; sisters, Juanetz McCaskill, Hope Farrar and Sylvia Smith; and brothers, Jimmy Lee, Charles Lee and John Paul Lee. She is survived by daughter, Felicia (Joe) Byrom of Winchester; son, Joseph (Beverly) Campbell of Normandy; sister, Judy Barrow of Baytown, Texas; sister-in-law, Gladys Lee of Huntland; grandchildren, Chris (Becky) Byrom of Lynchburg, Jason (Jackie) Byrom of Lynchburg, Dawn Millsaps of Winchester and Jason (Linda) Steele of Tullahoma; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Brunosky and Rev. Richard Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Brownington Nazarene Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

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ROBERT RICHARDS JR.

RICHARDS, Robert Wilbur Jr., age 85, of Tullahoma, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at NHC of Tullahoma. He was born in Geneva, New York, the son of the late Robert and Gertrude Richards. Robert was a retired veteran of the United States Army, having served two tours in Vietnam. He was an avid fisherman and loved to read and spend time in the garden. He attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Tullahoma. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Gaglianese and Inez Loman. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Luise Richards; three daughters, Phyliss Karamarkovich (Kim), Desirei Millea (Tom) and Roberta Richards (Dan Fisher); and three grandchildren, Ian Karamarkovich, Alastair Karamarkovich, and Arden Karamarkovich. No services are scheduled at this time. Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Richards Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.

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BEATRICE BRANCH

BRANCH, Beatrice Taylor, age 95 of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Bailey Manor in Winchester. She was born on Feb. 24, 1924, in Lincoln County to the late Albert and Dora Taylor. Beatrice was retired from Decherd-Franklin. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Estill Springs. Beatrice enjoyed sewing, quilting and playing with her grandchildren whom affectionately called her “Hoppy Granny.” In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Branch and 13 siblings. She is survived by her loving children, Richard (Mildred) Branch of Estill Springs and Barbara (Paul) Money of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Stacey (Steve) McClendon of Murfreesboro, Paul “Chip” (Leah) Money of Estill Springs, Vicki (Greg) Cunningham of Huntsville, Alabama, Troy Branch of Winchester, Tina (Rick) Watts of Huntsville, Alabama, Rhonda (Scott) Hargrove of Tullahoma and Stephanie (Scott) Dowdy of Estill Springs; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Ashley) Elliott of Murfreesboro, Leslie Elliott of Murfreesboro, Jason (Stephanie) Cunningham of Huntsville, Alabama, Lauraen (Mitch) Hunter, Catie (Carter) Weiland, Amy (Chris) Lovett, Matt (Roxi) Branch, Arica (Neal) Hulsey, Emily Branch, Tyler Watts, Cameron Hargrove, Anna Clair Hargrove, and Shelby Dowdy; and 15 great-great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at noon in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Tucker officiating. Interment was in the Winchester Memorial Park. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

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RICHARD BAKER JR.

BAKER, Richard Jr., 76 of Lynchburg, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Survivors: wife, Betty (Reese) Baker; sons, Randy Baker and Steven Baker; grandchildren, Steven “Reese” Baker II and Robin Marie Baker; honorary daughter, Molly Smith (Michael). Services were held Nov. 12, 2019, at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment, Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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RAY COLE

COLE, Ray Onus, ag3 81 of Winchester, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. He was born on Nov. 4, 1938, in Franklin County. He graduated from Franklin County High School in 1956, and immediately joined the Air Force. He was a general contractor, cabinet maker and master woodworker. For several years he created spectacular custom homes, intricate and unique cabinetry and wonderful furniture pieces for friends and fundraisers. When presented with a cabinet or woodwork challenge, his standard response was “no problem.” He was baptized on June 28, 1970, and he became licensed and ordained to preach in 1974. He served as pastor of the Elk River and Beech Hill Baptist churches and preached at several others. In 2008, he became an associate pastor and member of the Greenhaw Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling and took 10 trips to the Holy Land as well as trips to Alaska, Mediterranean and Panama Canal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Era Hopkins Cole; brother, Parker Cole; nephew, Ricky D. Foster; and brother-in-law, Vernon Foster. He is survived by his dear friend, Barbara Swann Weaver; Wendi Weaver, who was like a daughter; his sister, Irene (Wayne) Cole Foster Hill; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; all of Barbara’s family; and the congregation of the Greenhaw Baptist Church. Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Donald Gregory and Rev. Kevin Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Serving as pallbearers were: Bobbie Woodall, Eddie Woodall, Jarod Woodall, Justin Woodall, Michael Gipson, Wayne Huffer, Doyle Huffer and David Floyd. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Coleman Boswell. Memorial contributions may be given to the Greenhaw Baptist Church or to the Pat Summitt Foundation to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In the sweet by and by…We shall meet on that beautiful shore,” 1868 S. Fillmore Bennett. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

LYMAN PARTIN

PARTIN, Lyman J., age 89 of Decherd, passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 10, 2019. A native of Franklin County, he worked at Wilton Corporation, retiring following 30 years of service. He will be remembered as a man with high moral values with a strong work ethic. In his working years, he arose at daylight and worked his farm until time to go to work on the second shift at Wilton. On his farm he raised cattle and goats and in his spare time visited flea markets on a regular basis. Mr. Partin was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Ritter Partin and his father, Roosevelt Partin; daughter, Deborah Joan Partin; sisters, Nancy Sherrill and Katherine Craig and an infant sister, Stella Partin. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggy Stephens Partin; daughter, Brenda Sue Partin Lee of Decherd; step-daughters, Lola Walls and Kathy (Steven) Walls and Jeanne (Jackie) Branch, all of Decherd, and Belinda Gipson of Tullahoma; sisters, Julia Walls of Decherd and Georgia Limbaugh of Winchester; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The family received friends on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m.  from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with the Rev. Spencer Van Order of the White Oak Grove Church of God officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Serving as pallbearers were: Frank Sabo, Cage Sabo, Derrick Everett, Robert Dudley, Wade Sanson and Michael Stephens. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345.

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LAURA STUART

STUART, Laura “Lolly” Smith, (Sept. 2, 1946 – Nov. 7, 2019) age 73, died on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She lost her battle with colon cancer after being diagnosed a year ago. She was surrounded by loving family and passed peacefully. Laura Ann Smith was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Winchester, Tennessee to Dr. George Lafayette Smith and Theodora Anderson Smith. She grew up with three siblings and attended St. Mary’s Girls School in Sewanee, Tennessee. Lolly attained a degree in special and elementary education from Peabody College. She joined the Peace Corps and was stationed on the island of Fiji for three years, where she taught in the primary school and established a special education program. During this time she traveled abroad extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. She returned to the U.S. and worked as a teacher in Atlanta Georgia, where she met her husband, Scott Stuart. She attained a Masters of Education from Georgia State. She and Scott joined a teachers’ exchange program and moved to Venezuela to teach at Colegio Internacional de Caracas. In Venezuela, she made life-long friends who remained close through all of her life. She also gave birth to her son, Danton. She spent three years teaching in Caracas before moving back to the states for good. Lolly and Scott moved to Roanoke, Virginia and welcomed their second child, a daughter, Sara. Shortly after, they moved to Maryland (Seabrook, Severna Park and Chevy Chase) where she raised her family while teaching another 25 years. After retiring, she continued to serve through volunteering at Luther Place Church, NPR radio affiliate WAMU, and local elementary schools. Lolly and Scott recently celebrated their 44th anniversary with family and many friends. Lolly had a passion for travel and experiencing cultures. She continued this passion through her life and visited over 35 countries. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed hosting delicious meals for family, friends and even strangers coming through town. She was a supremely thoughtful and accepting person. She supported many family and friends during their life challenges by visiting, cooking for them and providing compassionate care. Lolly was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, George Lafayette Smith. She is survived by her husband, Scott Howard Stuart; siblings, Thomas Anderson Smith and Rachel Smith O’Neill; son, Danton David Stuart; daughter, Sara Smith Stuart; and three grandchildren, Simon, Mea and Logan. Memorial services will be held at: Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma, Tennessee on Saturday Dec. 7, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to “Doctors without Borders” or “Planned Parenthood of Metro DC.”

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ARLIN HALL

HALL, Arlin Sevill, age 67 of Winchester, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.  A native of Franklin County, he was born on Oct. 7, 1952, in Winchester to Billy Hall and the late Tula Duke Parks. Arlin is survived by two brothers, Danny Hall of Decherd and Chris (Tina) Parks of Estill Springs; nieces, Angela Hall and Amy Hall; nephew, Wesley Parks; and a host of cousins, great-nieces and great- nephews.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and dog, Fefe. There will be no service, but his final wishes were honored. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

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CHARLES PARTIN

PARTIN, Charles Thomas, age 79 of Winchester, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System.  He was born in Franklin County on Dec. 3, 1939, to the late William Howard and Lera Elizabeth (Castleman) Partin.  Charles served his country for 26 years in the military, first serving four years in the Navy aboard the USS Hancock and later enlisting in the Army National Guard for 22 years until his retirement.  He worked at the Winchester Hat Factory where he met the love of his life, Joan.  Charles had been employed as a supervisor for WW Williams and as vice-president of operations at All Vann in La Vergne.  In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and was an avid golfer, but most of all he loved watching his son and grandkids play sports.  His family will remember him for his kind and outgoing personality as well as his sense of humor.  In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joan Fraley Partin; sister, Mary Katherine Smith; and brothers, Jasper Benjamin Smith, Kenneth A. Smith, Otis Benjamin Smith and William Ray Partin.  He is survived by his loving son, Jonathan (Vicki) Partin of Winchester; grandchildren, Connor Partin, Morgan Partin, Victoria Whitaker and Henry Whitaker, all of Winchester; sister, Roberta Ann Carson of Winchester; brother, Howard “Butch” (Sally) Partin of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Dr. James Clardy and Bro. Jon Hand officiating.  Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with military honors bestowed.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 501 West Broad St., Decherd, TN 37324 or to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4844 Lynchburg Hwy., Winchester, TN 37398. The family extends special thanks to his sister, Roberta, sister-in-law, Carolyn and brother-in-law, Nicky for their assistance during his illness. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

Death notices

BURNETT, Lula Mae, Oct. 8, 1940 – Nov. 7, 2019.

JEFFERS, Mary Ann, 89, Sept. 18, 1930 – Nov. 10, 2019.