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Citizen-Statesman 3/6/12

Joseph Buford Roylston

Joseph Buford Roylston, 56, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Jan. 12. He was born in Albany, KY on Oct. 14, 1955 to Grayson and Wynell B. Roylston.

Joseph was the grandson of the late Clarence and Nannie C. Buford of Celina and the late J.F. and Sadie Roylston of Maryville.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Grayson Roylston. He is survived by his mother, Wynell Buford Roylston of Smyrna, GA. He is also survived by brothers, Stephen Roylston, William Roylston, John  Roylston and David Roylston; sister, Nancy Roylston; nephew, Jeremy Blalock; and great niece, Megan Blalock.

Castellaw Funeral Home in Smyrna, GA and Hall Funeral Home in Celina were in charge of the arrangements with burial in the Buford Family Cemetery in Allons.

Ella Mae Beachboard

Ella Mae Beachboard, 82, of Hilham passed away Feb. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 from the chapel of Hall  Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Anthony Boles, Johnny Boles, Preston Kirby, Matt Brown, Lindon Johnson, Ryan Terhune, Wayne Sevier and Ricky Boles.

Ella Mae Beachboard was born Jan. 1, 1930 in Clay County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cora Dillon Beachboard; sisters, Versie Cox and Nannie Boles; and brothers, Fowler, Herman and Eston Beachboard.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Willard and wife Maxine Boles and Willis Boles; daughters, Kay and husband Bill Prince and Juanita and husband Brian Rhea; brother, Bill Beachboard; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Etta Daugherty

Etta Daugherty, 87 of Rickman passed away Feb. 21 at Masters Healthcare. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Eckel Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Tim Hicks, Tony Bennett, Terry Bennett, Donald Wilson, Junior (Clyde) Bennett and Christopher Wilson.

Etta Daugherty was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Harlan County, KY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Chloe Saylor Daugherty; brother, Harold Daugherty; and sisters, Edith Jump and Rose Simpson.

Surviving relatives include: brother, James and wife Pat Daugherty of Florida; special niece, Barbara Stewart of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews; and adopted sisters from the Hicks family of Rickman.

James Woodrow Davis

Construction Worker

James Woodrow Davis, 72, of Nashville passed away Feb. 26 at Trevecca Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services were held Feb. 27 from the Davis Cemetery with Pastor John Davis officiating. Anderson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers included: his family and friends.

James Woodrow Davis was born Nov. 10, 1939 in Davidson County. He was a construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Woodrow and Gladys Davis.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Stephanie and husband Shane Wise of Nashville; sons, John and wife Laura Davis of Liberty, OH. and Matthew Davis of Nashville; brother, Paul and wife Joy Davis of Donelson; sisters, Mary and husband Joe Travis of Murfreesboro, Martha and husband Greg Sadler of Smyrna, Thelma and husband George Norman of Mt. Juliet, Patsy and husband Bruce Huntley of Old Hickory and Evelyn and husband Jim Beelaert of Seymour; and five grandchildren.

Clyde F. Reecer

Clyde F. Reecer, 91, of Moss formerly of Gallatin passed away Feb. 27. Funeral services were held March 1 from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Strong officiating. Interment followed in the Crestview Memorial Park.

Pallbearers included: Robert Reecer, Randy Reecer, Sammy Reecer, Eric Reecer, Chuck Reecer, John Allen Reecer, David Harris and Nick Melton.

Clyde Reecer was born April 5, 1920 in Clay County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Cora Smith Reecer; first wife, Marie Chandler Reecer; son, Johnny Reecer; daughter, Julie White; and one grandson.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Nina McLerran Reecer of Moss; sons, Charles and wife Betty Reecer, Sammy Reecer, Randy and wife Paulette Reecer all of Gallatin and Robert and wife Darlene Reecer of Manchester; daughters, Dorothy and husband David Ray of Hartsville and Mary Sue and husband Earl Young of Gallatin; step children, Tammie and husband Ricky Melton and Phyllis Reecer all of Celina; brother, William B. and wife Shirley Reecer of Gallatin; sisters, Lassie Potts of Indiana and Audrey Cherry of Gallatin; son-in-law, Bobby B. White of Hartsville; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Sula Alyne Smith


Sula Alyne Smith, 89, a resident of Mabry Health and Rehab in Gainesboro formerly of Celina passed away Feb. 27 at Mabry Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Feb. 29 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Donaldson Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Eric Smith, Steve Mower, Jeffrey Whiteside, Rodney Whiteside, Nathan Smith and Jason Smith.

Sula Alyne Smith was born March 12, 1922 in the Pea Ridge Community of Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Neelys Crossroads Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Maude Leah Thompson Poindexter; husband, Jimmie Albert Smith; sons, James, Carl, Wayne and Keith Smith; brothers, Clayton, Raymond, Eddie and Fred Poindexter.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Anna Joyce Mower of Middletown, OH, Janet Whiteside of Killen, AL and Beverly Carol Ford of Indianapolis, IN; brothers, Gary Poindexter of Indianapolis, IN and Glyn Poindexter of Celina; sisters, Mildred Abney of Baptist Ridge; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Denny Carter

Truck Driver

Denny Carter, 47, of O’Brien, FL and formerly of Macon County passed away Feb. 27 at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Lake City, FL. Graveside services were held March 1 from the Scott Cemetery with Bro. David Payne officiating. Anderson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers included: Terry King, Jeff Sullivan, Harold Thomas Shoulders, Jeff Flippin, Andrew Butcher and Josh Partin.

Denny Carter was born Feb. 1, 1965 in Macon County. He was a truck driver for Swift Transportation, a former police officer for the city of Red Boiling Springs and Westmoreland and a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Larry Carter.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Cindy Whiddon Carter; mother, Nina Ferguson Carter of Lafayette; sons, Devin and wife Jenna Carter of Cookeville, and Haydon and Ethan Carter of O’Brien, FL; grandson, Matthew Carter of Cookeville; mother-in-law, Linda and husband Ed Albritton of O’Brien, FL; father-in-law, Thomas Lee Whiddon of Valdosta, GA; sisters, Kim Walton, Cindy Partin and Christy Butcher all of Lafayette; and brother, Randy Carter of Red Boiling Springs.

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