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Mr. Steve Taylor
, age 62, of the Kennys Bend community at Rock City and an Alabama native, was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning, June 28, 2015 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. following a single car automobile accident on Kennys Bend Lane.
Mr. Taylor was transported to the Metro Medical Examiner’s office on Sunday morning and as of press time at noon Monday had not been released.
He will be at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his wife, Jamie Dance, will make arrangements following his release from the M. E.’s office.
Mr. Taylor was also the son-in-law of well-known Carthage attorney, James Dance.
Complete arrangements will be published in the next week edition of the “Courier”. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. Ronald Warner, of the Flatrock community, died at 1:11 a.m. Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, at his Paradise Hills home under the loving care of High Point Hospice. Mr. Warner was 68.
Graveside services and interment were conducted Tuesday morning, June 30th, from the Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Cross Roads. Rev. Kevin Medlin, pastor of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiated at the 11 a.m. services.
He was born Ronald Ross Warner in Gary in Lake County, Indiana on April 18, 1947 and was one of four children of Mrs. Thelma Loueva Sayers Warner of Balparaisl, Indiana and the late Ross Bertrum Warner.
Mr. Warner was married at the Leroy United Methodist Church in Leroy, Indiana on May 27, 1972 to the former Karen Lee Bateman.
He was a member of the 1965 class of Lacrosse High School in Lacrosse, Indiana.
Mr. Warner was retired owner of Warner Trucking Co. in Hebron, Indiana, a transport company he founded and operated for thirty years.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of over forty three years and mother, are two children, a daughter, Ronielle Carney and husband, William, of Brush Creek and a son, Ron Warner and wife, Sarah, of Lebanon; sister, Rita Watson and husband, Delbert, of Balparasil, IN; two brothers, Lou Warner and wife, Shirley, of Wheatfield, IN, Dusty Warner and wife, Wendy, of Lacrosse, IN; five grandchildren, Landon and Logan Warner of Lebanon; Sam, Kate & Julia Carney of Calgary Alberta, Canada. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mrs. Barbara Peak Hancock, of South Carthage and a longtime resident of Austinville, Virginia, died at 5:24 a.m. Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at the age of 73 at her Cookeville Highway home under the tender care of Gentiva Hospice.
Mrs. Hancock was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home for preparation and was transported to the Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Virginia where her funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, June 29th at 2 p.m., with Pastor Andy Edmonds officiating. Burial followed in the West End Cemetery.
Born Barbara Etta Pickett in Wythe County, Virginia on September 28, 1941, she was the last surviving of five children of the late Albert and Etta Mae Swecker Hancock.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Janie Payne, Iris Payne, and Juanita Edwards and a brother, Buddy Pickett.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hancock.
Mrs. Hancock was a retired clerk in retail sales.
Surviving is her daughter, Robin Verax and husband, Billy, of Dixon Springs; son, Mitch Alley and wife, Kim, of Lebanon; grandchildren, Matthew and Kevin Verax of Carthage, Brandon Alley of Pulaski, Brian Alley of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Jacob Alley and Ryland Grace Alley, both of Pulaski.  SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Longtime Carthage resident and retired hairstylist Mrs. Pauline Morris Guile died at 12:05 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 26, 2015, at the age of 97 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette where she had resided since March of this year.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 28th, by Bro. Jimmy Gregory, pastor of the Peyton Creek Baptist Church where Mrs. Guile attended as a child. Burial followed in the Morris family lot in Ridgewood Cemetery.
One of eleven children, she was born Pauline Morris in the Monoville community on March 24, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Elisha Thomas Morris Sr., who died June 26, 1949 at the age of 58, and Helen Kafaria Key Morris, who died September 29, 1976 at the age of 81.
Nine siblings preceded her in death, an infant who died at birth, five sisters, Ruth Maggart, Jessie Carol Gore, Abby Robbins, Grace Hendrick and Linda Brackebusch; three brothers, Henry Hart Morris, E. T. Morris Jr., and Kenneth Morris.
Mrs. Guile was preceded in death by her husband, retired U. S. Army Major Samuel H. Guile Jr., who died at the age of 69 on August 26, 1982. Also preceding her in death was a grandson, Tony Woosley.
Mrs. Guile was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip Chism “Phil” Woosley, who died at the age of 64 on March 30, 2001.
A 1935 graduate of the former Carthage High School, she was a Tennessee licensed cosmetologist and for twenty two years before her retirement was employed at Hair Fashion by Polly in Lebanon.
Mrs. Guile was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church.
Surviving is her son, Johnny Morris Woosley of Lafayette; sister, Pat Morris Ham of Hermitage; four grandchildren, Jeff Woosley, Scotty Woosley and wife, Kimberly, Susanne Bounds and husband, Mike, Tiffany Clariday and husband, Shay Tom; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Guile family requests memorials to the Tony Woosley Memorial Scholarship Fund. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. Tom Henderson, age 65, of Carthage, was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2015, after collapsing at his Smotherman Avenue home from an apparent heart attack. 
Bro. Jeff Burton, pastor of the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Kempville, officiated at the 11 a.m. Monday morning, June 29th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
He was born Thomas Ray Henderson in Lebanon on January 27, 1950 and was the son of the late Mary Floyd Henderson. His father, the late Charles Ray Henderson, was a longtime seventh grade teacher at Carthage Elementary School, was assistant football coach to then Smith County High School coach Turney Ford and was coach of the elementary school boys basketball team. Mr. Henderson died January 30, 2007 at the age 80.
On March 12, 1982, Mr. Henderson was married in Nashville to the former Judith Farmer.
He was a member of the Carthage First Baptist Church and before recently moving from his Jackson County farm in the Highland community to Carthage, he and his wife, Judi, attended the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.
Mr. Henderson was raised in Carthage and when his father accepted a position with Lebanon High School the family relocated there and Tommy graduated in 1968 from Lebanon High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Henderson was retired from Industrial Paint & Coatings, LLC.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of over thirty three years, are two daughters, Marybeth Denton and husband, Scott, of Mt. Juliet, Rachel Broadbent and fiancée, Jeremy Proctor, of Hermitage; step-children, Mike Pugh & wife, Christine Umpfenbach, of Munich, Germany, Leigh Ann Harris and husband, Bill, of Franklin; brothers, Barry Floyd Henderson of Carthage, Joe David Henderson of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Meghan, Cale, Connor, Morgan, Parker, Nick and Ella.
The Henderson family requests memorials to either The Mur-Ci Home or RettSyndrome.org. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. Tommy Gordon Grisham, age 62, of Carthage, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Carthage. 
 Born in Gordonsville, Mr. Grisham was a son of the late Ruby Mai Silcox Grisham.  He was married on Sept 13, 1971 to Brenda Faye Harville and she passed away on Feb. 1, 2008.   He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Glenn Grisham.  He was retired from LoJac after 32 years.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 
Mr. Grisham is survived by four children,  Scotty (Christy) Grisham of South Carthage, Crystal Gale Grisham of Millersville,  Tommy Glenn (April) Grisham of Carthage, and Amanda Grisham of Carthage; ten grandchildren,  Adam Dewayne Tittle, Bryson Dewayne House, April Faith Grisham, Gracie Hope Grisham, Briley Ann Grisham, Brendan House, Brenda Hope Grisham, Charity Love Grisham, Brecken Grisham, and Eden Maynard; sister,  Mattie DiBona (Carl) Hirst of Murfreesboro; brother, Cecil (Sarah) Silcox of Lebanon; three sisters-in-law,  Deana Kay Grisham, Donna Reed, and Velma Hanson.
Mr. Grisham’s remains rested at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes.  Graveside services and interment for Mr. Grisham were conducted Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10AM at the Gordonsville Cemetery with Elder James Thomas Gibbs officiating.   
Mr. Grisham’s family request donations in his memory be made to Bass Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. BASS  of GORDONSVILLE
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