OBITUARIES

Hyde

Hyde

     Hyde, Dandridge Harrison, 71, of Nashville, died on Saturday, October 4. Hyde was the second of three children born to Isaac Holland Hyde and Elizabeth Dandridge Harrison.

    He is predeceased by his parents and his older brother, Rich. He is survived by his wife, Anne Hyde; sister and her husband, Betsy and Carroll.

     Johnson; his brother’s wife, June Hyde; sister-in-law and her husband, Jane and Don Mark; brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Carol Goodwin; nephews, Isaac Ross Johnson, Stephen Rychen Hyde, Donald Chance Mark and Robert McKenzie Mark; nieces, Tara Hyde Burdett and Ashley Caroline Walker.

     Hyde was born in Nashville, and raised in College Grove. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, and served in the Military Police, US Army, for 13 years during the Vietnam era, and was a practicing CPA his entire adult life.

     The visitation will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at the Hermitage Funeral Home, with a Memorial service following at 3 p.m.

     The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Johnson

Johnson

     Johnson, Donzell, of Nashville, died on Wednesday, October 1.
He was a retired Metro educator who retired from the classroom, but never from teaching. He spent 36 years educating minds and inspiring hearts.

     Cherishing precious memories of him are: a loving and devoted wife, Mary Jones Johnson; five children, Renita (Donnie) Ridley, Mimi (John) Thomas, Ken Jones, Michelle (Mackey) Long Esq., and Ralph (Chante’) Johnson; six siblings, Osby (Lousie) Johnson, Eunice Brooks, Wilma Pitre, Minister Dale (Mickey) Johnson, Roland (Rosetta) Johnson and Heloyce Kinnermon; eleven grandchildren, Sean Ridley, Tyler Ridley, Angelica Johnson, John Thomas Jr., Mackey (Trey) Long III, Carolyn Johnson, Carolyn Thomas, Joy Johnson, Madison Long, Christine Thomas, and Victoria Johnson; and a number of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and former students.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October, 9, at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 5891 Nolensville Pike. The open viewing will be at the church beginning at 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday. Public visitation with the family will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday until service time.

     Minor, Gladys J., 88, of Owensboro, Ky., died Thursday, August 28.

     She was born September 16, 1925 in Holston Valley, Tennessee to the late John Lee and Margaret Combs Offield. She was a straight A student at Holston Valley High. Unfortunately, she did not attend college, but she made sure that her husband and four children attained their college degrees. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved her family and their gatherings. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and traveling. Her travels took her to California, Hawaii, New York, Michigan, Florida and other parts of the country. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald E. Minor on May 25, 2011.

     She is survived by her sons, Dan E. Minor of Nashville and Jerry L. Griffin (Sylvia) of Greensboro, N.C.: daughters, Janice Minor Gregory (Russell) of Owensboro, Ky. and Margaret Kay Minor (Larry Newman) of Glen Ellyn III: five grandchildren, David Griffin, Stephen Griffin. Kimberly Gregory, Chris Newman and Amanda Newman; and six great grandchildren.

     Services were conducted on Saturday, September 6, at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro, Ken. The entombment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. The messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com.

 

Slayden

Slayden

 Slayden, Amelia Garber, 97, of Nashville, died on Monday, October 6.

     Slayden was born on January 18, 1917, in Richmond, Va, to Frederick and Susan Bronaugh Garber. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1937. During World War II, she enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. In the WAVES, she worked as a cryptographer and later as Aide to Commodore C.E. Battle, Chief of Staff and Commander of the Service Force Atlantic Fleet. During that time, she met and corresponded with a young Navy Lieutenant, Robert (Rob) Lee Slayden. In San Francisco on VJ Day – August 15, 1945 – Amelia and Rob celebrated the end of the War together and six months later they were married.

     They raised their five children and were active in their church, West End United Methodist, where Slayden devoted many years as a volunteer and later was employed as secretary to the senior pastor. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling, entertaining and living at Richland Place, where she cherished her many friends. Slayden was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 47 years, Robert Lee Slayden, as well as her sister, Elizabeth Garber Thomson of Richmond, Va.

     She is survived by her five children, Dan (Mickey) Slayden, Sue (Mike) Salato and Bob (Tommie) Slayden Jr., of Nashville, Betsy (Hank) Widdop of Memphis, and Marty (Peter Ordway) Slayden of Colorado Springs, Colo.; as well as her nephew, Jim (Kathrine) Thomson of Ashland, Va.; and her sister-in-law, Chris Tibbott of Nashville. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Michael Slayden, Karen (Kurt) Kaiser, Jay (Kristin) Salato, Adam Slayden, Chris (Erika Hinds) Widdop, and Dustin Ordway; as well as five great-grandchildren, Kacy Slayden, Kylie Slayden, Andrew Kaiser, Anna Kaiser and Slayden Widdop.

     A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 10, at the West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, with visitation an hour before the service.

     Slayden’s family would like to recognize the staff at Richland Place, Belmont Village, Barton House and Gentiva Hospice for their kind, loving care during Slayden’s slow decline due to Alzheimer’s disease.