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Obituaries January 20, 2011

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TAYLOR, William Lee


William Lee Taylor, age 77 of Murfreesboro, TN, died Friday, January 14, 2011.  He was a native of Onondaga, MI and the son of the late Millard and Leah Jones Taylor.
Reverend Taylor was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church and a retired Minister. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Warner Taylor; sons, Michael (Vivian) Taylor of Buford, GA; Stephen (Lisa) Taylor of Taiwan; daughters, Dawn Walker of Nashville; Jann (Steven) McDonald of Antioch; Susanne Taylor of Dickson; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Taylor of Lake Comma, MI; and Kendall Taylor of Petoskey, MI.
Visitation services will be Friday, January 21, 2011, from 9:00 until 11:00am at Franklin Road Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at Franklin Road Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Norris officiating. A Graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Pegram, TN with Military Rites.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com

BROTHERS, William Joseph Jr.

March 12, 1926 - January 11, 2011
Beloved husband of Carol; loving father to Bill (Laura), Mike (Joan), Jacqueline Crines (Steve), and Matt.; brother of Mary O’Halloran and the late Bob Brothers. Formerly of Manasquan, NJ; most recently of Sun City Center, FL. We will celebrate his life on Saturday, April 30, 2011 beginning at 1:30 pm. Family and friends are invited to gather throughout the afternoon and evening at the home of Jacqueline and Stephen Crines, 2407 Fairview Dr, Manasquan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Partners In Health, P.O. Box 845578, Boston, MA 02284-5578. Additional information is available under “Obituaries” at funeralchoices.com.

BLAKELEY, Richard A.

Richard A. Blakeley, 81, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011. Richard was born in Buffalo, NY, to Glen and Henrietta Blakeley.  He is survived by his wife, Sue Moore Blakeley; two sisters, Betty Heagerty, Pittsford, NY and Dorothy Kranston, Pen Yan, NY; and six stepchildren from a previous marriage, Jill (Jeff) Emery, Tammy (Kelly) Post of Stockton, KS, Jack, Alvin, Norm and Barbara Goble all of Lawton, OK.  He was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.

He was an amazing husband, father and friend.  He loved people and enjoyed traveling in his RV and watching the Buffalo Bills. He worked for New York Central Railroad for ten years becoming vested for retirement, and then enlisted in the Army where he served for 21 years.  His combat duties included Korea and two tours of Viet Nam serving in the First Calvary.  He then retired at Ft. Sill and remained in Lawton retiring from Goodyear Tire and Rubber.  He will always be remembered for having a caring heart and a sense of humor.  He loved his country and was a life member of the VFW and the DAV.  He was also a member of the American Legion, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

Services will be at 11 AM on Friday, January 21 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2105 NW 38th Street, Lawton, OK.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to services.  Military Honors will follow at 1 PM at Ft. Sill National Cemetery.  Donations may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73104.  Please sign the registry at www.veteransfuneralcare.com

BISHOP, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Bishop, 98, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  Her memorial service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church. She is pre-deceased by her daughter Charlotte Hargrave and survived by three daughters, Esther Brooks (Don, deceased), Rebecca Ward (Larry), and Rachel Flack (Jim), 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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