Obituaries

BeardBeard, Katherine Marie Lloyd Beard, 102, of Nashville, died on Sunday, August 24.
She was the widow of Doyle Irwin Beard and a resident of West Meade.

Beard was a Boston, Ky. native was the daughter of the late Oliver Warren and Carrie Wells Lloyd. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class at Boston High School. Upon relocating to Nashville, she was affiliated with Cain-Sloan Department Store in customer service, where she did modeling in the Junior Department.

During World War II, she and her husband moved to Tampa, Fla. and were employed in the shipbuilding industry. In Tampa, she met her life-long best friend, Ruby Lovell, also of Nashville. She was a life-long member of the Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills.

Beard enjoyed reading and attending Vanderbilt football games. She was certified in graphoanalysis (IGAS) and a superb homemaker, dedicated to her family and their activities.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ann Beard Ewers; a son, James Doyle (June) Beard; a sister, Juanita (D.B.) Crady; a brother, Clyde (Billie Sue) Lloyd; three grandsons, Jeffrey Morrison Ewers, Matthew William Ewers, and Isaac (Christy) Beard; three great grandchildren, Ethan Dotson, Gabriel Beard and Zoe Beard; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Mabel (Hanley) Cheatham and Blanche (Paul) Miller, and by brothers Calvin (Ruth) Lloyd, Gilbert (Gladys) Lloyd, and Clifford Lloyd.

A celebration of life was to be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27  at Spring Hill Funeral Home with Reverends Clay Stauffer of Woodmont Christian Church and Anne Alexander Stauffer of Cottage In The Woods officiating.

The family were to visit with friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the historic Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Woodmont Christian Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Nashville, 615-865-1101.

burroughsBurroughs, Melba, 90, of Nashville, died on Sunday, August 24.

Burroughs was born in Nashville on October 15, 1923. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas P. Burroughs, parents, and one brother, Benny Higgins.

Survivors include her children, Carol Burroughs and Thomas P. (Paulette) Burroughs Jr.
The family were to receive friends from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27 at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, 615-383-0832, where a celebration of Burrough’s life was to be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Interment was to follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

burtonBurton Sr., Daniel Farrell, 90, of Nashville, died on Friday, August 22.
Born on September 23, 1923, in Nashville to father Tobias Wilkins Burton and mother Mattie Mai Farrell, Burton graduated West End High School and Vanderbilt University as a member of DKE fraternity. He then graduated from Columbia University NYC Midshipmen’s School with a Hindi competency certificate. He was a decorated officer in US Navy in Pacific theater in World War II and was an award winning actor and director at Nashville’s Circle Theater.

He married Patricia Ann Maxwell in 1950 in Bombay, India, where he was a district manager with Standard Vacuum Oil Company. After marrying and starting a family, he continued with SVOC in Colombo, Ceylon for two years. He attended New York School of Interior Design and returned to Nashville in 1956. Prior to establishing his own interior design firm, Dan Burton Interiors, he was in partnership with L Maxwell Smith. He served on the board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), was President of the Tennessee chapter and was an elected Fellow. Among his many clients were Minnie Pearl, Jim Nabors and Al Gore.

Gifted with color discernment and an imaginative spatial sense, his room designs were unfailingly original. For one Junior League Showcase House, the room he designed boasted 16 shades of white. Through the classroom, as well as the showroom, he influenced an entire generation of Nashville interior designers. He also founded the Whitland Avenue July 4 Parade with Slick Lawson in the late 1970s, which has since become a Nashville tradition.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Evelyn Burton Cook, his niece, Ginger Cook Wells, and his nephew, Darryl Burton.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Maxwell Burton; his brother, Tobias William Burton and wife Alberta Brown Burton; his son, Gilliam Maxwell Burton and wife Mary Thornhill Burton; his son, Daniel Farrell Burton Jr. and wife Caroline Little Burton; his son, Fletcher Martin Burton; his daughter, Flavia Ann Burton; his five Burton grandchildren: Matthew Daniel, Kristina Helen, Carolyn Patricia, Sophia Maxwell, and Alexander John. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and their families: Alyson Cook Robinson, Lisa Cook Frederick, and Randall Burton.
Family will receive visitors from 4 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 30 at 3744 Whitland Avenue.

Johnson, Raymond, 67, of Nashville, died on Sunday, August 24.

Johnson was preceded in death by parents; sons, Mike and Joey Duncan; and grandson, Luke Duncan.
He is retired from the Metro Board of Education.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Peggy Johnson; daughter-in-law, Christy Duncan; granddaughter, Devon Duncan; mother-in-law, Martha Dugger; and brothers-in-law, Clifton (Connie) Dugger and Jimmy (Terry) Dugger.
Visitation with the family was to be  from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 and from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road.

Graveside services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank.