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OBIT: Smith County native James Huddleston

Smith County native James Huddleston and now a resident of Lynnville in Giles County, died at the age of 59 Friday September 30, 2016 at NHC Oakwood in Lewisburg.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon October 3rd at 1 p.m. from the Graceland Community Church in Franklin, TN with the pastor Ralph Duncan officiating.

Burial followed in the Huddleston family lot at Baird Memorial Cemetery in the Hickman Community.

Born James Hawes Huddleston in Carthage on April 28, 1957, he was the son of the late Mary Doris Baker Murphy, a Brush Creek Community native who died December 19, 2015 at the age of 84 and maternal grandson of the late Charles Spurgeon and Hattie Crawford Baker.

His father and step-mother, James Campbell “Jimmy” and Lee Miles Huddleston reside in Brentwood and at their retirement home in the Stonewall Community.

Mr. Huddleston was preceded in death by a daughter, English Brittany Huddleston and by two sisters, Kim Dotson and Della Shubert.

He was the paternal grandson of the late Carthage Mayor Rush Huddleston and Lurlie Gwaltney Huddleston.

A self-employed contractor, he was owner and operator of Circle H Barns, loved horses and was a member of the United States Team-Roping Association.

He was a devoted father and grandfather and enjoyed guitar, his farm and riding motorcycles.

He was a talented artist and was known for his philanthropy to different charities and organizations.

Surviving in addition to his father and step-mother are two daughters, Haylee Anne Huddleston, Sydney Marie Huddleston and a son, James Rush Huddleston all of Nolensville; brother Steve Huddleston of Lewisburg; three grandchildren, Skylynn Rose Hof, McKenzie Leigh Morris and William Tyler Rush Huddleston.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Huddleston family.