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10/28/17 04:10 PM #579    


Jeanie Wilson

Absolutely..... I believe that Bedford & Rutherford counties will be remembered for resisting, preparing, & prayer. Love does conquer hate. Thank you, Jan, for your leadership. 

11/09/17 01:45 PM #580    


Jan Phillips

Thank you Jeanie and Keith for the kind words. I am so proud of the men and women of the Shelbyville Police Department and Bedford County Sheriff's Department along with all Public Safety in Shelbyville and Bedford County. This was a combined effort from our community along with many local, state, and federal agencies. Thanks to everyone that offered  up prayers for our community. 

11/20/17 04:29 AM #581    


Patricia Robertson (McHaffie)

I just want to be the first one to say I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving season. I know that we have had a rough year and lost many of our fellow classmates but then we have also had many prayers answered with some being sick and now they are well again or on the road to recovery.  I am so THANKFUL to have been a part of the class of 1971 and to have so many wonderful classmates that we are still friends with.


to all of you and your family.

              Stay Safe...May GOD bless each and everyone of you.


Patricia Robertson McHaffie 

11/20/17 04:31 AM #582    


Patricia Robertson (McHaffie)

12/02/17 12:12 PM #583    


Patricia Durham (Linkins)

Our class has quite a few December babies so I'm wishing you all a Happy Birthday at once:)   I truly hope you all have fantastic birthdays and a wonderful Christmas season to boot!!!

12/20/17 11:28 AM #584    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Want to wish all of you a safe and very special Christmas and New Year, & hope as many of us as possible can be together again in the near future. Take care, & I love all of you!  Ig

12/22/17 03:48 PM #585    


Mike Wells

The Rev. Sandra K. Avent, classmate and pastor of Mt. Zion Haley Missionary Baptist Church, has received her doctorate of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Commencement was held on Dec. 15. Avent is a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School, holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, a master of divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, and a master of theology degree, cum laude, from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta. She has served as pastor of Mt. Zion for the past 15 years.

12/23/17 10:20 AM #586    


Keith Locke

Just wanted to take the time to wish all of you the very Merriest Christmas ever. I hope it is one of those Christmas days that all of you will remember fondly.  And Happy New Year!!

12/24/17 02:40 PM #587    


Debbie Wray (Thomas)

Merry Christmas to everyone!  I truly hope each of you has a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best in 2018.


12/30/17 07:08 AM #588    


Patricia Robertson (McHaffie)

Just want to wish each and everyone of my classmates from 1971 and their families a very Safe and Happy New Year and hoping it will be very prosperous whether it be in financing, employment or health...May the Good Lord Bless and Keep u until we see each other again.

Love To All

Patricia Robertson McHaffie 


01/08/18 03:01 PM #589    


Mike Wells

Classmate Anthony Franklin 'Tony' Deason

Funeral services for Pastor Anthony Franklin (Tony) Deason, age 64, of Cookeville, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cookeville with Rev. Kent Prain officiating. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 noon until service time.

Pastor Tony passed away Friday evening January 5, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.  He was born October 15, 1953 in Shelbyville, TN to Alma Jean Parker Deason and the late Donald Franklin Deason of Shelbyville, TN.  Pastor Tony moved to Cookeville in 1976 to work in student ministry on the Tennessee Tech University campus. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he has served as pastor since 1997.  He founded his family’s business, D and D Enterprises in 1978.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nell Latson Deason, whom he married June 19, 1976 in Rome, GA; eight sons, Joel (Alina) Deason of Cookeville, Andrew (Khrystii) Deason of Selfridge, ND, Daniel (Ashonda) Deason, Phillip (Meghan) Deason, Nathan (Jacqi) Deason, Josiah Deason, Mark Deason, and John Deason, all of Cookeville; three daughters, Lois (Rory) Harris of Cookeville, Lydia (David) Bane of Lawton, OK, and Rhoda Deason of Cookeville; mother, Alma Jean Deason, of Shelbyville; brother, David (Pat) Deason of Shelbyville; three sisters, Angela (Bobby) Reed of Rossville, GA, Cathy (Thomas) Leverette of Unionville, TN, and Pat (Ricky) Donovan of Shelbyville; and 23 grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Lucette Deason, grandson, Andrew Franklin Deason Jr, and granddaughter, Gloria Hope Bane.

Pastor Tony’s sons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 950 Old Kentucky Road, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

01/08/18 03:34 PM #590    


Grant Hitt

So sorry to hear about Anthony...does anyone know what the "brief illness" was?

01/17/18 07:11 AM #591    


Mike Wells

Classmate Marshall L. Hix 
(February 21, 1953 - January 14, 2018) 

Marshall, 64, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Nashville after an extended illness. Born Feb. 21, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Kelley Reagor Hix & Elsie McMillan Hix. Marshall lived his early years in the Flat Creek Community of Bedford County, was a member of the class of 1971 at Shelbyville Central High, graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Arts) and Nashville School of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence). Mr. Hix practiced law for many years with the Nashville law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He was former Associate General Counsel with First American Corporation in Nashville. He was AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Banking and Finance Law. He was also an elected Fellow with the Nashville Bar Foundation. Mr. Hix loved animals especially his cats. He was also fond of his colleagues and friends at Yazoo Brewery. Survivors include sister Carol Hix Hollamon of Sugar Tree, Tenn., nephew Shaun Armstrong, of Nashville and niece Jennifer Whitson of Shelbyville and very close friends, Gail Bradford & Doug Mchaffie both of Nashville. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 until 7:00pm Friday Jan. 19, 2018 at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Visitation will be held from 11-noon Saturday January 20, 2018 at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 12 noon in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Rev. Lanita Monroe officiating. Burial to follow in Rosebank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 42 Wartrace, TN 37183 or charity of your choice.

01/26/18 02:02 PM #592    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

I am so saddened to hear about Anthony & Marshall. I lived next door to Anthony & his family when we were kids, & I was very fond of his Mom & Dad. I regret to say that I never really got to know Marshall, & I'm sure that is my loss. 

03/06/18 05:16 PM #593    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Happy Birthday to everyone who had one in February! I was sick for a portion of the month, so I know I missed several. I hope they were all very special. Also birthday wishes to anyone celebrating these first few days in March. Take care everybody!

05/03/18 06:12 AM #594    


Patricia Robertson (McHaffie)

My heart is just broken to learn we have lost another classmate in PHIL BAKER. My thoughts and prayers go with the family during this trying time and May they lean on the LORD for peace and comfort. we know he has been fighting a long, and hard battle but now he is no longer in pain and no more suffering..he can sing with the heavenly choir all day long...may you REST IN PEACE, PHIL BAKER...

05/04/18 04:10 PM #595    


Pat Boyce (Harris)

I am so sorry to hear of Phil's death. I pray for the families.

05/17/18 10:51 AM #596    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Saying a prayer for the families of Brent Riddle, as we lose yet another classmate.

05/25/18 02:06 PM #597    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

A very special thank you this Memorial Day, and every day, to my classmates who have served in the military. I appreciate your willingness to serve, and devote a portion of your life to protecting our country. May you be blessed for your sacrifice!  Debbie

05/28/18 03:11 PM #598    


Jan Phillips

Any idea who the ribbon girls are?

05/28/18 04:46 PM #599    


Grant Hitt

Maybe Martha McCallie and Elizabeth Caperton?

05/28/18 05:15 PM #600    


Lisa McGill (Miller)

I agree


05/29/18 08:40 AM #601    


Elizabeth Caperton

Yes! That's me and Martha!

06/16/18 07:21 AM #602    


Patricia Robertson (McHaffie)

My heartfelt condolences go out to our own Martha McCallie Helton in the loss of her loving husband Tony.. my thoughts and prayers go with her as she goes through this part of her journey and I pray she will find comfort in knowing he is in a much better place and that he is no longer suffering and is at peace. May you REST IN PEACE, Tony Helton.


07/03/18 05:25 PM #603    


Debbie Moore (Griffy)

Hope everybody has a safe and enjoyable July 4th.  Take care!  Ig

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