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Obituaries for 12/24/12

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Gaylon D. Alexander, Jr.

Mr. Alexander, 79, of Westmoreland passed away Dec. 17, 2012. Funeral service was Friday, Dec. 21 at the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Bob Haily officiating.

Interment followed at Pegram Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Austin McClard, James Alexander, Jack Alexander, Chris Cantrell, Charlie Shaw and Kendall Neal serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Alexander was born Jan. 6, 1933 in Davidson County to the late Gaylon D. Alexander, Sr. and Maggie Gertrude Bowers Alexander. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary L. Weatherly Alexander, second wife Agnes Pearl Troutt Alexander and brother James White Alexander.

He is survived by sons, Jeffrey D. Alexander of Lafayette and Clay Alexander (Donna) of Portland; daughter, Shelley McClard of Lafayette; sister, Beverly Neal of Goodlettsville; grandchildren, James Alexander (Brittany), Jaska Cantrell (Chris), Jake Alexander (Amanda) and Austin McClard; great-grandchildren, Luke Alexander, Kelsi Harris, Paige Hale, Ashton Cantrell, Abby Alexander, Maddy Alexander and Wyatt D. Alexander, along with his longtime friend Ruby Hall of Bethpage.

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James Earl Pete Gammon

Mr. Gammon, 66, of Portland, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Funeral Service was Saturday, Dec. 22 at the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Elder Brent Hall officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memory Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Gammon was born Dec. 11, 1946 in Sumner County, son of the late Odell and Gladys McCullough Gammon. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Robbie Gammon.

He is survived by wife, Linda Gillihan Gammon of Portland; son, Nicholas Gammon (Shannon) of Goodlettsville; daughters, Melissa Gammon of Portland and Melody Reibly (Anthony) of Clarksville; brothers, William Gammon (Carolyn) of Indiana and Kenneth Gammon (Debbie) of Portland; sisters, Jenny Brown (Doug) of Portland, Shirley Taylor (Cliff) of Gallatin, Ruth Lee (Frank) of Hartsville, Belinda Birdwell (Floyd) of Portland and Rita McCulley (Tim) of Gallatin; grandchildren, Lilly Reibly, Nathan Reibly and Xander Gammon.

Mr. Gammon served in the U.S. Army and was a security guard for Walden Security.

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Mary Frances Green

Mrs. Green, 73, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Funeral service was Friday, Dec. 21 at the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Larry Treadway officiating. Interment followed in Sumner Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Green was born May 18, 1939 in Lauderdale County, daughter of the late Stanley and Opal Williams Black.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brother, Charles Black. She is survived by husband, Carl Green of Gallatin; children, Tony Green and Rusty Green (Wanda) of Gallatin, Faye Okert (Danny) of Hendersonville and Kaye Martin of Gallatin; grandchildren, Lori Chaney, Kelly Lee, Taylor Martin, Logan Martin, Kasey Okert and Kody Okert; great grandchildren, Lillian Lee, Brody Dennison, Kaitlyn Chaney and Jackson Chaney and sister-in-law, Lera Black of Gallatin.

She retired from the Tennessean.

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Gary H. Latham

Mr. Latham, 81, Gallatin, Tenn., formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home following a long illness.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 22, at First United Methodist Church, Hopkinsville, with the Revs. Don Hutchinson and Paige S. Williams officiating. There was a private burial at Riverside Cemetery.

A native of Hopkinsville, Mr. Latham was born Dec. 16, 1931, the son of the late Wayman Hugh and Tomilee Dowdy Latham.He retired in 1992 as executive director of Western State Hospital where he started his career in 1960 as personnel director.

He was co-founder with former Gov. Edward T. Breathitt and Shelby McCallum of radio station WABD in Oak Grove and was an owner until the station was sold in 1986.

Mr. Latham was associated with First City Bank and Trust Co., Areabank Shares Corporation; BB&T from 1977 until March 2004.He had served the board of First City as chairman until the bank was purchased by BB&T.

In addition, he was a member of the Hopkinsville Cable Television Oversight Authority and was a former member and former president of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport Board and had served from 1995 until 2003 on the board of Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

He was a member of the board and former president of the Western Kentucky Hospital association and served as a director of the Kentucky Hospital Association.

As a member of First United Methodist Church, Hopkinsville, he had served on the board and was a former chairman as well as serving on the finance committee as a former chairman.

He was a financial supporter and a member of the board of the YMCA and had served as chief volunteer officer of the YMCA.He was currently serving as a member of the board of the Wendell Fosters Campus, Owensboro.

He was a Korean War Army veteran.

In Tennessee, he was an associate member of the Hendersonville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Latham; two sons, Gary Hulan Latham Jr., Owensboro; and Britt King Latham (Aimee), Franklin, Tenn., and two granddaughters:London Olivia Latham and Addison Brooke Latham.

Memorials may be made to the Wendell Fosters Campus, 815 Triplett St., Owensboro, KY 42302.

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