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Citizen-Statesman 4/24/12

Girvous Browning


Girvous Browning, 91, of Red Boiling Springs passed away April 13 at The Palace. Funeral services were held April 15 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with E.C. Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers included: Barry Witcher, Dan Birdwell, Tony Ferguson, Kenneth Smith, Buddy Morgan, Bobby Morgan, David Burton and Glendon Boles.

Honorary pallbearers included: Derrick Browning, Jeff Newberry, Brian Newberry, Eric Newberry, Cody Newberry, Jack Rice and Trey Newberry.

Girvous Browning was born June 19, 1920 in Clay County. He was a farmer, a member of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ and a World War II Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hove and Dora Birdwell Browning; wife, Pearline Moss Browning; sisters, Mae Clevenger, Barbara Witcher, Myrtle Rhoten and Madge Bean; and brothers, Andrew, Hubert, Buford, Vern and Audie Browning.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Sandra and husband Wayne Newberry; son, James and wife Jo Ann Browning; granddaughter, Lora and husband Jack Rice all of Red Boiling Springs; grandsons, Jeff and wife Tyece Newberry of Cadiz, KY, Brian and wife Glenda Newberry of Lebanon, Eric and wife Susan Newberry of Lafayette and Derrick and wife Sarah Browning of Lavergne; great grandchildren, Emily, Morgan, Cody, Madison, Kaylee and Trey Newberry, Megan Rice, Dexter Browning; and brother, Kenneth and wife Kate Browning of Indianapolis, IN.

Marsha Lynn Carter


Marsha Lynn Carter, 51, of Celina passed away April 9 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 11 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Cloud-Pennington Cemetery.

Marsha Lynn Carter was born April 4, 1961 in Indianapolis, IN. She worked at Cumberland River Hospital as a cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty Williams Cloud; and sister, Patty Reese.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Bonnie Maxfield of Allons and Tina Paruszkiewicz of Celina; sons, Larry Cloud of Indianapolis, IN, Brian Carter, James Cloud and Jessie Carter all of Celina; nine grandchildren; sisters,  Sue Smith, Betsy Hornday, Brenda Akers and Barbara Groce; and brothers, Mike Cloud, Johnny Cloud and Richard Cloud.

Albert D. Poindexter


Albert D. Poindexter, 77, of Pea Ridge passed away April 12 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held April 14 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: David Key, Dwayne Key, Danny Clark, Billy Key, Cecil Hogan, Daryl Poindexter and Jerry Williams.

Albert D. Poindexter was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Cumberland County, KY. He was a logger, a mechanic and a member of the Ashlock Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Mattie Moore Poindexter; daughter, Marsha Ann Poindexter; and brothers, Dewey Lee Poindexter, Jessie Reed Poindexter and Thomas Poindexter.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Callie Poindexter; daughter, Patricia Poindexter; sisters, Jean and husband Ed Clark of Monroe, Shirley and husband Billy Key and Marylin Boone all of Celina; and grandchild, Ashley Jade Roach.

Dorothy Avo Spears Scott

Home Health Care

Dorothy Avo Spears Scott, 55, of Celina passed away April 10 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 14 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Cash officiating and special music by Jean Cash. Interment followed in the Pruitt Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Jackie Spears, Marty Spears, Williams Spears, Matthew Pace, Jeremy Spears and Justin Spears.

Dorothy Avo Spears Scott was born June 25, 1956 in Cumberland County, KY. She worked in Home Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lela Spears; sisters, Barbara Guffey, twins, Annie and Ruby Spears and baby, Lisa Faye Spears.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Stevie Scott; daughter, Sandy Dailey; son, Marty and wife Susan Spears; father, Justice Spears; sister, Eva Dyonn Bullis; brothers, Lyle, Johnny, Curtis, Joseph, Jackie and Bud Spears and Danny Reed Spears; and grandchildren, Matthew, David and Jonathan Pace, Marty Spears Jr. and Dylan Spears.

Brian Wright

Heating and Air Service Technician

Brian Wright, 38, of Red Boiling Springs passed away suddenly April 14 at Macon County General Hospital Emergency Room. Funeral services were held April 17 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery.

Active pallbearers included: Kevin Matthews, Douglas Dyer, Randy Stone, Joe Brown, Don Fletcher, Frank Spicuzza, Kenny Reasoner and Ray Long.

Honorary pallbearers included: employees of Nashville Machine Company Service Department.

Brian was born Sept. 2, 1973 in Macon County. He was a heating and air service technician for Nashville Machine Company with 13 years of service and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union #572.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Duaine Wright; brother, Barry Wright; and sister, Sue Ellen Gentry.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Lorie Dyer Wright; mother Dean Morgan Wright; daughters, Morgan and Addison; son, Hagan Wright all of Red Boiling Springs; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Nancy Dyer of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Julie Dyer and husband Roger Simerly of Gallatin; brother-in-law, Douglas Dyer of Lafayette; nephews, Robbie and wife Skylar Gentry and Ben and wife Kara Gentry all of Lafayette and Aiden Dyer of Gallatin; three great nieces; and two great nephews.

Joe T. (Tom) Rich


Joe T. (Tom) Rich, 73, of New Carlisle, OH passed away April 15. A memorial service was held April 20 at Fairborn First Church of God Tabernacle. A graveside memorial followed April 28 at McDonald Cemetery in Celina.

Joe T. (Tom) Rich was born March 2, 1939 in Celina. He retired from Angell Manufacturing. after 51 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leamon and Nora Rich; wife, Lawanna; brothers, Marcom and Bob Rich; sister, Ila (Tilt) Hawkins; niece, Brenda Musgrove; and grandson, Travis Rich.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Darrell Rich and Tommy and wife Kim Rich; daughters, Connie Belinda and husband Michael Hale and Nora Diane and husband Rod Ridout; grandchildren, Amy and husband Shawn Heaton, Melissa Hale, Angel and Alex Ridout; great granddaughter, Taylor Hale; brothers, Rush and wife Ann Rich and Wayne and wife Dolores Rich; sister, Susie Rich Garner; honorary brother (nephew), Ray (Bo) and wife Teresa Rich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dowe Carson Lyle

Construction Worker/Farmer

Dowe Carson Lyle, 90, of Moss passed away April 3 at his residence. A memorial service was held April 7 at Celina United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery with military honors. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dowe Carson Lyle was born March 20, 1922 in Paxton, IL. He was a construction worker, a farmer and a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Andrew and Cecile Pearl Dailey Lyle.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Timothy Patrick Lyle, Thomas Lyle and Mike Lyle; and daughter, Marcia Hutchinson.

Card Of Thanks

Just a simple thank you does not seem near enough for all the calls, visits, prayers, donations, food and flowers during the sickness and passing of our loved one G.C. Rush. We want to express our thanks to the doctors and nurses at Celina and Cookeville and thanks to Upton Funeral Home for the kindness they shown. Thanks to the ministers, Jeff Greene, Jack Honeycutt and also Vernon Groce for the words that were spoken. Thanks to the military and friendship that was showed it was very much appreciated. Thanks everyone for everything that was done.

The family of G.C. Rush

Card Of Thanks

We the family of Paul Davis would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and concern shown during Daddy’s illness and death. We would like to thank those who sent flowers, brought food, sent cards, made donations in Daddy’s name or simply said a kind word and kept us in your prayers. We would like to thank Hall Funeral Home and their staff for all their help during this very difficult time. We would also like to thank Cumberland River Hospital and Celina Rehab and Health staff for making Daddy’s last days as comfortable as possible. We would like to express our appreciation to Bro. Kenny Westmoreland for his comforting words said about Daddy and the things that were important to Daddy. We would also like to express our thanks for the  Military Burial Daddy was given and how much it would have meant to him. We are truly sorry if we left anyone out because that was not our intentions. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

The family of Paul Davis


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