Obits 5/22/18

Billy Wade

Retired Military

Billy Wade of Nashville, Tenn. passed away on May 13, 2018 at the age of 89. Sgt. Wade was retired from the US Army after twenty-eight years of service. He served Honorable in WWII, the Korean Conflict and he serviced 16 months in the Korean War 1950-1951, serviced two tours in Vietnam 1965-1966 and 1967-1968. He serviced in other countries such as Japan, Guam, Germany, France and Okinawa. After his service to our country, he retired from Brinks Security Co., with twenty years of service. Bro. Wade was a member of Broadmoor Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by his parents, William Harley Wade and Lela Ann Vinson Wade; a sister, Ina Francis Mathis; and two brothers, Fred Wade and Hughley Wade all from Granville, Tenn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Helen I. Wade of Nashville; one son, William (Jenna) Wade of Missoula, MO; daughter, Sylvia Frizzell of Nashville; brother, Don (Dianna) Wade of Mary Esther, FL and sister, Jean (Howard) Williams of Bucyrus, OH; grandchildren, Bobbie (Tim) Farmer of Madison, Daniel (Heather) Frizzell of Murfreesboro and Tommie (Scott) Newland of Portland; nine great-grandchildren.

The family received friends in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and where funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 with Bro. Mike Roy officiating. Family served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers, William “Bill” Wade, H.C. Grisham, Fireman Griffin Brown with U.S. Navy stationed in Japan Interment in Hermitage Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Madison Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Max Messenger


Max Messenger, 84, of Brush Creek, passed away on May 15. Funeral services were held on May 18 from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Bennett officiating. Interment followed in the Brush Creek Cemetery. He was born Aug. 19, 1933 in West Virginia. He retired from TRW Manufacturing and also worked at Gordonsville BP.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oras Virgil Messenger and Ollie Ruie Rose; wife, Suzanne Francis Damrau; brother, Pearlie Ray Messenger, Sr. and sisters, Ora Gates, Oral Messenger, Odie Messenger; and Olive Messenger.

Surviving relatives include his children; Joseph Delano Messenger of Hiwassee, Donna Marie Mayberry of Jackson County, Michael Cam Messenger of Kentucky and Carolyn Francis and husband, Mark Hinkle of North Carolina; sisters, Velma Dillon of West Virginia, Freda and husband, Bud Radcliff of Florida and Oras Burnell Messenger of Ohio; and four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

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