Perry Richard “Dick” Royse Jr.
U.S. Navy Commander
Perry Richard “Dick” Royse Jr., 78, of Murfreesboro passed away June 23, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 26 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Brother Kevin Dye officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. Pallbearers included Dale Mabry, Keith Brown, Ricky Wills, Wayne Powell, Larry Head, Alan West, Randy Bolin and Carl Davis. Honorary Pallbearers were the Elders and Deacons of Leanna Church of Christ. Perry Richard “Dick” Royse Jr. was born June 25, 1935. He was a retired commander with the U.S. Navy and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also retired from health care administration. He was a member of the Leanna Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Richard “Dick” Royse Sr. and Mason Hazel Callahan Royse. Surviving relatives include his wife of 57 years, Shelba Jean Brown Royse; sons, Michael Richard Royse and wife Mary Lou, William Turner Royse and his wife Linda; daughters, Patricia Ruth Mingle and husband Wendell, Tamara Lynne Royse and Shannon Renee’ Royse; sister Anita Wills; grandchildren Thomas and Jonathan Mingle and Nathan Royse.
Wood Products Business
Jack Jackson, 72 of Lynchburg, Va. and formerly of Red Boiling Springs passed away June 14 at his residence. Memorial services were held June 22 from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Brother Neel Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery. Jack Jackson was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Nashville. He was retired for the wood products business and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was an air banjo player and enjoyed traveling the hills of Tennessee. He often listened to books on tape and National Public Radio. He was preceded in death by his parents John Alvis Jackson and Margaret Moss Jackson Vinson; step-father James Vinson; first wife Ellen Mae Jackson; sisters Margaret Ann Burnett and Berth Nell Dodd. Surviving relatives include his wife Jeanette Hallstein Jackson; daughters and sons-in-law Lori Ellen and Steve Garner, Janice Marie Jackson, Betty Jo and Ken Holloway, son Jeffrey Adam Jackson; sisters Mary Lea Bailey and Martha Elizabeth Broder; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his loyal dog Lucy.
Betsy Wilson, 77 of Celina, passed away June 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on June 22 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. David Threet officiating. Interment followed at the Donaldson Cemetery. Betsy Wilson was born on July 2, 1936, in Clay County. She worked in a factory and was a member of the Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, George “Penny” Spencer and Nancy Ollie Belle Key Johnson; husband, William Radford Smith, son, Kenneth Bruce Smith, step-son, Donnie Wilson, brothers, Jody, Robert, Waymon, Hubert and Billy Johnson; and sisters, Olene and Bonnie Key, Maggie Goad, and Ruby Beechboard. Surviving relatives include her husband, Otis Wilson Jr.; daughter, Brenda Moore; son, Bobby “Cob” Smith; step-daughters, Rosie and Evette Wilson; brothers, Mackie Odell and Roy Johnson; sister, Lola Johnson; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Dorris Eagle Rhoton
Dorris Eagle Rhoton, 75, of Moss, passed away at his residence on May 23. Funeral services were held on May 25 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Dorris Rhoton was born April 10, 1939, in Hestand Ky. He worked in the timber industry as a logger. He was saved and baptized on April 8, 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bemis Rhoton and Mamie Irene Lynn Rhoton. Surviving relatives include his wife, Lucille Rhoton; brother, Stanley Rhoton; children, Nina and Jim Strong, Delbert and Tina Rhoton, Rena and Rodger Cooper, Ray and Chastity Rhoton, Beth and Bill Cross; granddaughter, Latosha Watts; nine additional grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert Rhoton, Josh Strong, Shelby Cooper, Landon Meadows, Laurentino Parada and Jody Warren.
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