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03/18/22 08:15 AM #703    


David Dixon

I was also sad to hear of Patricia's passing. We were classmates all the way through elementary school at Southside. After high school I never saw her again—but she came to my father's visitation in 2014. We talked and reminisced for some time, and she was still the sweet spirit and kind soul I remembered. Rest in peace, and we are losing too many of us...

03/18/22 01:22 PM #704    


Steve Speelman

Patricia was part of the "Southside Group" so I went to school with her from the first thru 12th. I hadn't seen her since our last reunion, but remember her to be such a kind and nice person. RIP Patricia. Prayers for Phil

03/19/22 12:19 PM #705    


Jan Phillips

Southside Group 3rd Grade

05/08/22 12:07 PM #706    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Happy Mother's' Day to all my classmates, & classmate spouses, etc. Hope you have a beautiful day!

05/31/22 01:28 PM #707    


Mike Wells

Jan Phillips mother-in-law passed away.  Obituary below.

Funeral services for Adeline Stewart Adams, age 84, of Shelbyville, will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Southside Church of Christ with Jeff Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Mrs. Adams passed from this life Monday May 30, 2022 at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

Visitation will be held 12pm-2p.m. Wednesday June 1, 2022, at the Southside Church of Christ.

A native of Bell Buckle, TN, Adeline S. Adams was born March 31, 1938, to the late Roy and Maggie Stovall Stewart.

Mrs. Adams was a retiree of the Bedford County General Hospital. She was a faithful servant and Charter member of the Southside Church of Christ where she served in many areas, but her favorite was the many years she spent teaching small children. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for friends and family. No one will ever match her fried pies. Her hobby was making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and gifting others with her work. She was always actively involved in her children’s activities, being that mom who always made the cupcakes and cookies or volunteered her services. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years, as well as serving as the Girl Scout Cookie Chairman for Bedford County. She and her late husband, Denny F. Adams were walking horse enthusiasts, leading grandchildren to many blue ribbons in the show ring. They did everything together and were loyal fans of Shelbyville Eaglettes Basketball and enjoyed watching grandchildren participate in sports and various other activities.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by sisters; Ann Stewart Wilhoite, Rachel Stewart Miller, Mary Joyce Stewart Wilhoite.

Survivors include; children, Mary Grace (Jan) Phillips of Shelbyville, John William (Brenda) Dye, Jr. of Mount Juliet, Cyndi (Hollis) Paschal of Halls Mill, Linda Kaye (Jeff) Gilmore of Bell Buckle, step-children Kelly (David) Bearden of Smyrna, and Kathy Stephens of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Molly (Greg) Cook, Kyle Phillips, Jamie Bowling (Sharyl McKenzie), Melissa Bowling, Mandy Dye, several great grandchildren; sisters, Sadie Stewart Ghee (Chuck Tempel), Shirley Stewart Smith, and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southside Building Fund c/o Southside Church of Christ, 108 Narrows Road, Shelbyville, TN.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

06/03/22 08:06 AM #708    


Pat Boyce (Harris)

Jan and Mary Grace, I am so sorry for your loss. I have found memories of Ms. Adeline coming to the office years ago. I pray for comfort and peace for the entire
family. Pat

07/03/22 07:08 AM #709    


Stephen Burks

Happy Birthday to my fellow July babies.  Enjoy your day.

07/15/22 11:28 AM #710    


Jan Phillips

07/15/22 11:33 AM #711    


Jan Phillips

Below are some oldies from the summer of 1970, as we were preparing for our senior year at SCHS.

Take a few minutes and reminisce back 51 years.


08/24/22 10:08 AM #712    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

So many August birthdays! A very Happy Birthday to all of you, especially those I have already missed this month! Hope they have been and will be all you want them to be! Take care!  Ig

09/13/22 02:41 PM #713    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

The funeral for Henry Evans was indeed a beautiful service. If you have occasion to hear Sanda Avent speak, I would encourage you to do so. She brought out all the love that everyone there felt for Henry. Her faith and her compassion cannot possibly be measured! Just as it was with Henry, if you have Sandra as a friend, you are truly blessed!


09/13/22 08:18 PM #714    

Sandra Avent

Thank you to both DebbieG. and Debbie M. for attending Henry's Celebration of life. The der I get the more I appreciate those who were and are a part of precious memories. Those HS and Middle School forever link us. Great seeing you both.

03/11/23 03:37 PM #715    


Jan Phillips


The SCHS Class of 1971 would like to express its condolences to classmate Larry Curlee on the passing of his daughter Corey Kay Curlee Bates

Funeral services for Corey Kay Curlee Bates, age 37 of Shelbyville, will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Fairlane Church of Christ with Jeff Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at Rosebank Cemetery in the Flat Creek Community of Bedford County. Corey passed from this life Friday, March 10, 2023, at her home under the care of her family and Avenna Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be 5-8 P.M. Monday, March 13, 2023, at the church.

Corey was born on April 2, 1985 in Shelbyville, TN to Larry Curlee and the late Betty G. Potts Curlee.

She was a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School class of 2003, where she was a four year starter on the softball team, having accumulated many individual awards and would be named “Best All Around” by her high school class; an award that she was very proud of. She attended and played softball at Motlow Community College before gaining a softball scholarship to the University of West Alabama where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She was a softball standout in high school and in college during her playing career, her love for the game and teaching would continue. After college she taught elementary school and coached softball for Sumter Academy in Alabama. Upon returning to Bedford County she taught at Southside Elementary and was an assistant coach with Shelbyville Central High School. Later she would stop coaching to raise her daughter but continued teaching until her health prohibited. During her teaching career she was kind and compassionate often going well out of her way to make sure her school children always had the extra time, love and attention that they needed. She was a faithful member of Southside Church of Christ and always loved attending with her family. She also loved to travel to different destinations, especially to Disney World.

Along with her father survivors include: her loving husband of 10 years, Adam Bates; and daughter, Madelyn “Maddie” Grace Bates all of Shelbyville.

Memorial donations may be made to Southside Church of Christ by mail: 108 Narrows Rd. Shelbyville, TN 37160.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



05/17/23 05:58 AM #716    


Mike Wells

The SCHS Class of 1971 would like to express its condolences to classmate Debbie Moore Griffy on the passing of her sister-in-law Patricia Gaye Griffy

Obituary for Patricia Gaye Griffy

Patricia Gayle Griffy, age 56, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023, under the loving care and comfort of her family, her caregivers, and Caris Healthcare.

Graveside services will be 11 AM Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace.

The family will receive visitors 5-7 PM Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

She was born September 10, 1966, in Shelbyville, to the late John Ellis Griffy, Sr. and Frances Inez Keele Griffy. Although born with a lot of challenges, she enjoyed life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister in law and caregiver, Sandy Griffy.

Survivors include her brothers, John Griffy, Wayne Griffy, and his wife Debbie, and Rory Griffy, and his wife Joyce; nieces and nephews, Tim Griffy, Brain Griffy, Shelby Atwood, Jerrilyn Griffy-Jacobs, Jason McGee, Matt Griffy, Braden Chuck Griffy, Chris Griffy, Cindy Griffy, Aimee Burnett, and Bucky Griffy; numerous great nieces and nephews.

Patty would be honored with memorials to the Special Olympics.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

05/17/23 03:27 PM #717    


Susan Lytle (James)

Debbie, I'm sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

07/06/23 10:43 AM #718    


Susan Lytle (James)

Thank you to all of those who have sent their condolences.  It meant a lot to me and my family.

07/22/23 07:16 AM #719    


Mike Wells

Wayne Hix posted on facebook:  I would appreciate your prayers as I suffered a stroke while on a trip to Murfreesboro yesterday. I am recovering at St Thomas hospital in Murfreesboro.  Updates will be posted when available.

07/22/23 03:05 PM #720    

Wayne Dillingham

Yes, absolutely, Wayne!  Having experienced my own stroke in May 2020, I know how important prayers truly are.  The appropriate meds, hours and hours of physical therapy, and the mere passage of time will all help.  Yet, prayer is--by far--the most important.  Be strong, keep the faith, and look forward to your awesome recovery!  Wayne Dillingham

10/15/23 12:10 PM #721    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

I've been out of the loop again for awhile-certainly not intentionally; life just gets in the way sometimes. I really hate that I miss things when I do that, most particularly when things happen to people's health. Wayne, I am so sorry to hear that you are having  health issues. I would most assuredly have contacted you & expressed my concern, had I known, & I am so please to hear you have been able to go home. I know I have also missed some Happy Birthdays, & some losses and for that I have much regret. I love each and every one of you, & hope only for the very best for you all. Take care!


10/17/23 12:21 PM #722    


Mike Phillips

I realize that putting together our last reunion was a lot of under-appreciated work for a small group of folks, but we're definitely not getting younger! I really hope we can pull it off this time! I second the suggestion that we have it at the old high school if that's a possibility. Thanks to all our classmates who still live close to Shelbyville! I know so much of the heavy lifting falls on you!

10/27/23 04:30 PM #723    


Mike Wells


The SCHS Class of 1971 would like to express its condolences to classmate James Harper on the passing of his brother.

Obituary for J.W. Harper

J.W.  Harper, son of the late Jake Harper and Rebecca Greer Harper, was born July 8, 1949 in Shelbyville, Tenn.  He departed this life peacefully in his sleep on October 7, 2023 at Harbor Hospice in Houston, Texas.

J.W. was an accomplished athlete.  He began playing varsity football in the sixth grade while also being a band member.  After high school graduation, he broke the color barrier in football at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).  On February 6, 2020, he and seven other African American athletes were honored by MTSU for being “True Blue” Pioneers for the university.  He also played basketball and ran track and field.

His career as Head Football Coach/Athletic Director and Head Track Coach/Assistant Principal began at Tennessee Preparatory School in Nashville, Tenn.

After moving to Houston in 1981, he was a teacher/coach at two high schools and assistant football coach at Texas Southern University where Michael Strahan was one of his players.

J.W. was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity which he loved dearly.  He and 12 other Kappas were charter members of MTSU.  He acquired his Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University.

As a child, he grew to love God as he witnessed his mother’s love and devotion to the Lord.  After moving to Houston, he became a faithful member of New Faith Church, where he served in the Witnessing Ministry, the Marriage Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Voices of Faith and Men’s Choir.

Preceding J.W. in death are his beloved sons, Jarrett Harper and Harvey Harper, and sister Barbara S. Harper Whitener.  He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret E. Harper of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Clara (Ed) Heath of Antioch, Ga.; Shirley (Calvin) Vaughn and Rita (Ed) Wilcox both of Murfreesboro; three brothers, James Harper of Shelbyville; Wade (Ann) Harper of Shelbyville; and Ricky (Lisa) Harper of Murfreesboro.

11/22/23 11:53 AM #724    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Happy, Happy Birthday to all of you celebrating this month! I also wish everyone in the class a  wonderful Thanksgiving! Be safe if you are on the road. Love all of you!    Ig

12/19/23 06:36 AM #725    


Stephen Burks

So very sad to learn of Pat's passing.  I remember her as a kind, upbeat lady.  My condolences to her family.  RIP Pat.

12/19/23 10:11 AM #726    


Patricia Durham (Linkins)

Barry, I'm so sorry for your loss.  Although I didn't know Pam well, I can only wish I had.  She sounds like a wonderful person and is for sure with her very best friend and Savior.  All of us have you in our thoughts.  

12/24/23 08:37 PM #727    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

When I went to Pam Cooper's visitation this week, I realized, once again, how very much all of you mean to me. Some of us may not have gotten to know each other well, but each of you were part of my life in a very special time and place. Merry Christmas to all of you, and I wish for you all my best in the coming year & always!    Ig

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