Obituaries 7-31-14

Harnishfeger, Joan Mary, 73, of Nashville, died on Friday, July 25.
She was born on June 6, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Harnishfeger is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mary Meyer Bucher, as well as her brother, Jim Bucher.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dale D. Harnishfeger; children, Diane Harnishfeger Morris (Scott), Jeanne Harnishfeger Rowan (Mark) and Thomas Harnishfeger (LaWanda); three grandchildren, Aidan Rowan, Job Harnishfeger and Jon Thomas Harnishfeger; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Harnishfeger enjoyed over 17 years as an associate with Castner Knott at Hickory Hollow Mall. Her lifelong passions included her family, baking, sewing and bowling. She was an avid traveler with her husband Dale, visiting 22 countries including China, Germany and England. During one of their many excursions, they set sail on the final voyage of the QEII from Singapore to the United States.

Visitation with family will be held from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home followed by a Memorial service at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall, both located at 660 Thompson Lane.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Joan Harnishfeger to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, MichaelJFox.org, or to Caris Hospice, 2525 Perimeter Place Drive, Suite 131, Nashville.

Hendrickson, Alvin Eugene, 86, of Hermitage, died on Monday, July 28.
He was born August 11, 1927 in Sedro Wooley, Wash.

Hendrickson served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was in the Army, Navy and Air Force, before retiring from the Tennessee Air National Guard for a total of 40 years in the U.S. Military. He was a member of the Shriner’s and Masons for a number of years. He also served many of his retired years as a Boy Scout Master and dedicated numerous hours to Camp Boxwell, where he organized and designed the C.O.P.E. course, the repelling tower and participated in multiple camporees. He helped many young men become Eagle Scouts. Hendrickson was a member of Faith Methodist Church, where he has served as Sunday School Superintendent and on the church board. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceded in death by parents, John and Julia Bylund Hendrickson; sister, Joyce Wilson; son, Michael Hendrickson. Survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Pauline Reed Hendrickson; children, Valerie McGuire (Gary), Alnita Baggett (Kevin), Brenda Dannel (Leroy) and Lori Brooks; daughter-in-law, Joy Hendrickson; grandchildren, Julia, Grace and Alison McGuire, Rhiannon Baggett, James Fox, Paul and Jeff Jewell, Lynnette Chance, Angie Orange and Amy Connell; 15 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at the Hermitage Funeral Home, located at 535 Shute Lane in Old Hickory, with Dr. Charles Worrell Sr. officiating and a Military Burial to follow in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was to be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 and two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

HillHill, Alvin W., 57, of Nashville, died.

Hill is survived by brother, Kenneth L. (Lois) Hill; sister, Jessica E. (Deacon Darrell) Chrismon; brother, Harris Whittaker; step-sister, Linda Whittaker; step-brother, Hilbert Whittaker; nephews, Michael Allen, Cory Morris, and Lil Kenneth Hill, and nieces, Phelisha M. Morris, Kennethia Hill, and Letikka Hill and many dear friends.

Hill was a passionate civic and political leader in Nashville, who served as Director of Volunteer Recruitment for the TN Democratic Party, and also founded and led the voter education group ConnecTN.

The viewing was to be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at Terrel Broady Funeral Home, located at 3855 Clarksville Pike. Visitation was to be from 5 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 with the funeral to follow at Greater Grace Community Church, located at 901 Dalebrook. Rev. Breonus Mitchell was to officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Alvin Hill Intern Scholarship Fund at the TN. Democratic Party, 1900 Church Street, Suite 203, Nashville.

McCauleyMcCauley, Juanita Davis, 94, of Old Hickory, died on Monday, July 28.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Luther Hugh McCauley of 67 years. Also preceded by brothers, Parma Charlton Davis, Ray Brown Davis and Eugene Edward ” Whacker” Davis, and a sister, Mina Davis Aker.
McCauley is survived by her daughter, Anita McCauley Sircy (Zollie); three grandchildren, Jennifer Sircy Bresnahan (Barry), Walter “Tripper” Zollie Sircy III (Carla) and Christopher Dixon Sircy (Kyle); seven great-grandchildren, McCauley Kane, Stone Collins, Park Downey and Brooks Cassetty Bresnahan, Grant Carlson Sircy, Liza Ellenor and Mia Gabrielle Sircy; a sister, Betty Davis Whitehead (Porter) and sisters-in-law, Daisy Grigsby Davis and Jerry McFerrin McCauley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

McCauley was born on August 19, 1919, in Lewis County (Hohenwald), the daughter of the late Aaron James Davis and Emma Brown Davis. She was the second oldest of six children. She spent her life as a devoted mother, wife and caretaker of her late husband for 46 years. She loved her family more than life itself.

The family wishes to thank Marcella Ray and Dorthey Kaiss for their constant love and care the past six months.
McCauley will be laid to rest beside her husband Luther at Historic Spring Hill Cemetery on Gallatin Road. Her family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Old Hickory United Methodist Church, located at 1216 Hadley Avenue, and from 1 p.m. until her celebration of life service at 2 p.m., at Old Hickory United Methodist Church, with Reverend James C. Norton and Reverend Catherine E. Foster officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Hickory United Methodist Church, 1216 Hadley Ave., Old Hickory or your favorite charity.