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ADAIR, Mrs. Nina L. August 25, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, William Ernest Adair, and her son, Robert L. Adair.

She leaves her granddaughters: Mrs. Brian (Diane Berry Nashville, and Mrs. Ed (Lauran) Mason, of Kingston Springs, TN; daughter-in-law, Joyce R. White and great grandchildren: Chaz Adair Mason and Julia Marie Adair. Mrs.

Adair was a member of West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and retired from the United Methodist Publishing House. Services 1 O'Clock Thursday, August 27, 1998 from Pettus-Owen Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Gene Gough and Rev. Greg Moss will officiate.

Interment will refollow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, and from 11 0'- clock until time of service on Thursday. Arrangements by PETTUS-OWEN WOOD, 292-3392. Lebanon, TN BEARD, Irene Age 70, Sunday, August 23, 1998 at UMC Hospital. Survivors include, children, Bernadette and Teresa Owens, Vanessa and Frederick Beard; brother, Richard (Freddie) Owens; other relatives and friends.

Family visitation, Thursday, August 27, from p.m. with funeral services immediately following at J. C. Hellum Funeral Chapel. Elder Brewer Hall, Jr.

officiating. Interment, Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by J. C.

HELLUM FUNERAL HOME, (615) 444-4558. PAGE, Reverend Walter Robert Age 72, Monday, August 24, 1998. Rev. Page was an Ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church in Johnson City, TN; a graduate from Castle Heights Military Academy, 1950 graduate of Vanderbilt University, a member of the 1948 All-star Vanderbilt football team, a Civil Engineer for Barge Waggoner Summer Cannon Eng. He was a Mid State Commissioner of the Scottish Clan Donald, Past President Johnson City Lions Club and a Navy Veteran of WWII.

Survived by wife, Virginia Ann Page; sons, David Page, Knoxville, TN, William Page, Colorado Springs, Col; daughter, Dorothy Ann Slate, Richmond Hill, GA; 8 grandchildren; brother, Thomas E. Page; sister, Mildred Evans. Es Funeral service will be held 10 roa.m., Thursday at Christ no Church Cathedral Episcopal with Reverend Jeffrey Butcher officiating. Interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, TN. Pallbearers, grandsons nephews.

Visitation with family 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike at Davidson Dr. 352-9400. Gallatin, Tn. DAVIS, Barbara L. Age 70.

August 25, 1998. Retired Director of Nurses at Sumner Memorial Hospital and McKendree Manor. Graduate of Peabody College with BS dedoree and the St. Thomas School of Nursing. Member of the DAR, the PW Club, Eastern Star and the Helen Duncan Circle at the Gallatin First United Methodist Church.

Survived by: husband, Robert M. Davis, Gallatin; mother, Lorena Bourne, Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Mary Loraine Davis, Gallatin; brother, Dr. Robert I. Bourne, Camden; sister, Patricia Louise Frierson, Huntsville, AL.

Funeral service 11 a.m., Thursday, August 27, from Gallatin First United Methodist Church. Rev. Malcolm Patton, Rev. Felix Snell, Rev. Arden Schlesinger, and Bob Snell, officiating.

Interment, Crestview Memorial Park. Mrs. Davis will lie in state at the church 1 hour prior to service. Visitation 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Gallatin First United Methodist Church, McKendree Manor, Gallatin Head Start, or the American Cancer Society.

ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME, 452-2324 SWEET, Ruth Kaplan Age 58. Died at home Tues. Aug. 25, 1998. Survived by her husband, Alfred H.

Knight; daughters, Haley Beth Sweet and Shari Lee Sweet; sister, Ellen Kaplan-Bie of Lexington, MA; brother, Myril L. Kaplan of Armonk, New York; stepsons, Stephen C. Knight and Eric H. Knight. Rabbi Ken Kanter will officiate at a private family service.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gilda's Club, Alive Hospice, Temple Micah or to the charity of choice. MARSHALL, DONNELLY, COMBS, 327-1111 GA Age 86. Died Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at Saint Thomas Hospital as a result of complications from a stroke. He was a Member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville for approximately thirty years.

Preceded in death by parents, Nora and Charles A. Coleman; brother, John Tipton; twin brother, Hyatt; sisters, Nancy Templin and Alberta Coleman. Survived by wife, Retta B. Coleman; daughters and. sons-in-law, Elizabeth Lenora and William Roy Clark of Smyrna, Anna Louise and William Paul McManus of Knoxville, Retta Faye Coleman of Nashville, son and daughter-in-law, John Steven and Nadine Coleman of Nashville, six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Sharp of Cumberland Gap, Susie Taylor of Oneida, Charlotte Branstetter of Nashville, TN.

and Helen Richardson of Indiana; brother, Frank Coleman of Harrogate, several nieces and nephews. Remains are at the West Harpeth Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Bob Mowery and Bro. Dave Werner officiating.

Interment to follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Honorary Pallbearers: Class of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 6:00 til 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike at Davidson Drive, 352-9400 COLEMAN, Rando Whyatt ROSA, Charles B. Ill 'Charlie' Age 47.

Died August 23, 1998. Preceded in death by his father, Charles B. Rosa Jr. Survived by his daughter, Jana Michele Pearce of Columbus, Ohio; mother, Ruby Vaughn Rosa; sisters, Frankie (Bill) Rutledge and Kathy (Tommy) Pitts; brothers, Jim Rosa and Tony (Carolyne) Rosa all of Nashville; four nieces; three nephews. Mr.

Rosa was a graduate of Father Ryan High School, Class of 1969 and Middle Tennessee State University Business School, Class of 1973. He was an avid golfer and a Member of Cumberland Valley Golf Association. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church with The Rev. James Mallett, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Bill Gunselman, Butch Bell, Bubba Thurman, Jimbo Woods, Chuck Scruggs, Bill Howington, Joe Martin and Ricky Ray Hawkins. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Rosary service 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Family will receive friends 3-9 p.m., Tuesday at MARSHALL DONNELLY COMBS, 327-1111 STAHLMAN, Sylvia Aug. 19, 1998.

Born Mar. 5, 1929, the only child of George W. and Josephine Gaskill Stahlman. Graduated from Hillsboro High School (1946), attended Vanderbilt University (1947), Ward-Belmont Conservatory (1948), Voice Student. Studied further voice at Julliard Music School in New York (1949); member of the cast of Broadway Musical, 'LOVE OF LIFE' in 1949-1950; leading soprano of Brussels (Belgium) Royal Opera House, 1951-1953; has appeared as opera soloist at the New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera and many guest appearances in concert and Oratorio through the United States and Europe; leading soprano at the Frankfurt Opera (West Germany) 1958-1971; guest appearances at the Bayreuth Opera Festival and Handel Opera Society; made several Opera recordings.

She retired to St. Petersburg, FL in 1971. She was Program Chairman and Board member of the St. Petersburg Community Concert Association, 1973-1983; board member of the English Speaking Union, Suncoast Branch since 1973; President of the English Speaking Union, 1986-1989; member of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, St.

Petersburg, FL and the St. Agnes Guild. She is survived by mother, Josephine G. Stahlman; cousins: Nancy A. Baker both of St.

Donald J. Baker, Sun City Center, FL, Margaret Rust Myers, Hermitage, Emmaline Rust Henry, Greencastle, IN and Mary Littell Rust Ellis, Nashville. Her remains are at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 26, 1998, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The Reverend Canon Willard S. Squire, Jr. officiating. Cousins will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation one hour prior to services.

MOUNT OLIVET FUNERAL HOME, 1101 Lebanon Rd. 255-4193. 24 Hr. Obit. Line, 859-0300.

THE TENNESSEAN Wednesday, August 1998 7B LOCAL NEWS GADSEY, Donald F. Age 75 years. August 25, 1998. Survived by wife, Louise Manning Gadsey; daughter, Judi Gadsey Dison; sons, Eddie (Gayle) Gadsey and Bill (Paula) Gadsey; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Gloria Chaffin; brother, Charles R. Gadsey.

His remains are at the Woodbine Funeral Home, me HICKORY CHAPEL, 5852 Nolensville Road, where services will be conducted Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 1 p.m. by Wendell Byrd. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 12 noon.

WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL DIRECTORS, 331-1952 Ashland City-Charlotte, Tn. HALL, Herman Albert Jr. Age 77. Died Tuesday, August 25, 1998. Survived by wife, Frances Lewis Hall of Charlotte; son, Steve Hall of Ashland City; daughters, Patsy Lee Phelps of Melbourne, FL.

and Julie Dee Duke of Jonesboro, sisters, Altha Williams of Ashland City and Catherine Batson of Springfield; six grandchildren. Remains rest at the Cheatham County Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 10 a.m. by Bro. Mike Duke and Bro. Cliett Goodpasture.

Graveside services at Mt. Liberty Cemetery conducted by Bro. Dewayne Franklin. Active Pallbearers: Chris and Mike Connors, Nathan and Malcolm Sewell, Jim Cannon Jr. and Lee Batson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Phil and Mark Chaffin, Bobby Lee and Bob Sewell. Visitation with the family after 1 p.m., Wednesday. Arrangements by CHEATHAM COUNTY FUNERAL HOME. 792-2552. 24 HOUR OBIT LINE, 792-2771 HAMBRICK, Dorris L.

Age 51. Sunday, August 23, 1998 at Baptist Hospital. Survived by his devoted wife, Janice Hambrick; children, Kayla, Jonathan, Christopher, Sonia, Karen and David; three grandchildren; mother, Willie Lee Hambrick; brothers, Thomas and Rufus Hambrick; motherin-law, Nancy Ridley; fatherin-law, Curtis 0. Ridley; brothers-in-law, Kenneth, Gregory and Rick Ridley; -in-law, Kim and Sally B. Ridley; very devoted friend, Kendale Cumming; many other relatives, friends and neighbors.

Family visitation Thursday, August 27, 1998 from 6-7 p.m. at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, 212 Neill Avenue with Rev. James McKissack officiating. Interment 10 a.m., Friday, August 28, 1998 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram, TN.

SMITH BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS 706 Monroe, 726-1476, Henry L. and Melvin J. Smith, Directors Portland, TN. JONES, Addie Pearl Age 79, Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at Med Co. in Franklin, KY.

She is survived by husband, Larry D. Jones; 1 son, David and Tanya Jones of Brentwood, TN; grandchildren, Joshua David Jones and Kimberly Jones; sister, Ruth Hodges of Portland and nephew, Donald Hodges of Portland. Remains are at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home where services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27,1998 with Bro. C. L.

Powell and Rev. Richard Patton officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. WILKINSON AND WISEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 325-4191 TAYLOR, Abner M.

Departed this life Saturday, August 22, 1998. Employed by Tire and Manufacturing Company. Survived by loving and devoted companion, Brenda Davis; loving children, Milton Bowers Robert E. Taylor and Richard A. Taylor; sisters, Verlon (Andrew) Witherspoon and Doris (Lee) Harris; brothers, James (Judy) Taylor, Coyal (Eunice) Taylor and Willie Taylor; grandchildren, Milton Antwuan and Tiffany; three aunts; two uncles; fourteen nieces and nephews; devoted friend, Jack Wade; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family Thursday, August 27, 1998 from 6-7 p.m. at Good News Fellowship Church, 1901 10th Avenue North. Funeral to follow with Rev. Robert Hall officiating. Interment Saturday, August 29, 1998 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Samantha, AL.

SMITH BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS 706 Monroe, 726-1476, Henry L. and Melvin J. Smith, Directors ted ted METZ, Edith E. Age 99, died August 24, 1998 in the Lakeshore-Wedgewood Nursing Home in Nashville after a short illness. Born November 2, 1898 in Joliet, Illinois.

Mrs. Metz moved to Nashville in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis M. Bennett of Brentwood, Tennessee and her son, Douglas L. Metz of Eufaula, Alabama.

She had seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Mrs. Metz was the oldest member of First Presbyterian Church in Joliet, joining the church in 1928. She was an active member participating in Junior What-So-Ever, The Mary Circle and later as a Deaconess. In Nashville, she faithfully attended the First Baptist Church.

In the Joliet Community, Mrs. Metz was a past secretary in the Will County (Illinois) Chapter of the American Cancer Society, a recorder of educational tapes for the Blind, Chairman of the Joliet U.S.O. of the American Red Cross from 1942 until the end of World War I1, a 50 year member of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Secretary of the Will County (Illinois) Board of Health. Mrs. Metz is at the Brentwood Funeral Home where her family will receive friends Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Services to follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Brentwood Funeral Home with Dr. Frank R. Lewis and Dr. H.

Franklin Paschall, pastor Emeritus, officiating. Interment will be in Joliet, Illinois on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Nashville. BRENTWOOD FUNERAL HOME, 9010 Church St. Brentwood.

373-3040. LaVergne-Joelton, Tn. MORRIS, James 'Shorty' August 25, 1998. Survived by wife, Pauline Miller Morris; daughters, Paula Jaynette Morris, Sara Morris (Terry) Tidwell and Dorothy Stone (adopted); sisters, Ruth Anderson, Earline Shores, Dorothy Perry (Howard) Greer and Teeney (George) White. Remains are at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, where services will be Friday at 11 a.m.

by Bro. Homer E. Willis. Honorary Pallbearers: James Butler, Charles Woods, Ned Newman, Paul Irvin, Friends of Mid South Coca Cola Collectors Club, Charles Moss, Ray Newman, Ray Todd. Robert Anderson, Dr.

Charlie McKay and The Southern Hills Staff. Active Pallbearers: Roger Perry Don Johnson, Wade Carmen, Timmy Newman, Paul S. Perry, David White, Ricky Newman and Jerry Anderson. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville, TN. ANDERSON 'AND' GARRETT, 876-2968 RAGLAND, Marsha Jean Wade Age 49.

Died August 25, 1998. Survived by husband, John S. 'Jack' Ragland of Nashville, mother, Bea Wade of Nashville, step daughter, Alice Ragland of Smyrna, step son, Ken Ragland of Marietta, GA. Mrs. Ragland was a Member of the Church of Christ.

She was a Senior Media Buyer for Erikson Marketing Communications and a Race Car Driver. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 1998 at Harpeth Hills Chapel with Bro. Jerry Barber officiating. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers: Larry Tidwell, Larry Street, Aric Taylor, Ernie Patterson, Ray Covington and Les Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers: Fellow Drivers Nashville Speedway USA. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville P.O. Box 23588, Nashville, TN 37202-3588. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, 1-9 p.m. at HARPETH HILL'S FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy.

100, 646-9292 Hendersonville, TN WAYMAN Freddie Russell Age 60. Tuesday, August 25, 1998. Survived by his wife, Wanda Wayman, Hendersonville; son, Scott Wayman, Hendersonville; daughter, Sherry Matijevich, Jefferson City, TN; grandchildren, Lindsay and Jared Matijevich; mother, Katie Wayman, Hendersonville; sisters, Ramona Bugett, Gallatin and Joyce Wayman, Nashville. His remains are at Cole Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville where the family will receive friends (today) Wednesday, August 26th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., Rev.

Mike Ripski officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryant Stark, Ronnie Stark, Rick Stark, Glenn Simpson, Russell Lawson, Robert Wayman, Lane Martin and Dave Sparkman. Interment, Woodlawn East Memorial Park, Hendersonville. COLE GARRETTHendersonville, 824-8605. 24 OBIT LINE, 859-0300.

Nashville theater advocate Ruth Sweet dies of cancer By KEVIN NANCE Staff Writer Ruth Sweet, a revered Nashville acting teacher and high-profile communications consultant whose clientele included celebrities, businessmen and politicians, died yesterday after a four-month battle with cancer. She was 58. She was listening to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album at home when she slipped into unconsciousness at about 3 a.m., said her daughter, Shari Lee Sweet. Ruth Sweet was best known as founder of the Acting Studio at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, which trained a generation of Nashville actors before closing in 1993.

"She had a profound wisdom about people which translated into her being the most amazing teacher of the performing arts I've ever seen," said actress Jill Massey, who taught at Ms. Sweet's studio and claims her as her mentor. "It's a great, great loss to this town." Ms. Sweet's influence in Nashville theater is "more far-reaching 1 than anybody realizes," Massey said. "She brought to an Opryland-based talent pool an appreciation for authentic acting training in a town where 'theater' meant the drive- in on the corner.

And she created a talent base that was very A vivacious presence who spoke in a rich, deep voice she often DEATHS DEATHS Richard Eugene Ackerman, 65, Mansker Drive, Madison, a retired executive vice president of the U.S. Courthouse Credit Union, died Sunday, Nashville Memorial Hospital. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. today, Madison Funeral Home.

Survivors: daughter, Deborah Johnson, Hendersonville; son, Mike Ackerman, St. Petersburg, six grandchildren. Grady Wade Allison, 66, Cookeville, a retired 42-year member of the Army National Guard, died Monday, at his home, of cancer. Services 2 p.m. today, Hooper Huddleston Funeral Home.

Survivors: wife, Geneva Allison; sons, Mark, Cookeville, Shawn, San Francisco, Creill Allison, Nashville; daughter, Sonya Allison, Cookeville; two grandchildren. Huston Black 68, Bon Aqua, a retired laborer for Music City Lumber died Monday, at his home. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church.

Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson, in charge. Survivors: wife, Lorene Lampley Black; son, Timothy Black Bon Aqua; brother, Troy Black, New Albany, sister, Frances Hood, Dickson; two grandchildren. James K. Bogle, 80, Lebanon, a tool and die worker, died yesterday, Quality Care Nursing Home, after a heart attack. Graveside services 10 a.m.

tomorrow, Cedar Grove Cemetery. Partlow Funeral Chapel in charge. No immediate survivors. Don Brewer, 56, Lawrenceburg, a retired parole officer, died Thursday, Norman (Okla.) Regional Hospital. Cause not disclosed.

Graveside services were held yesterday, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Waynesboro, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Kathy Brewer; sons, Damon, Jason, Conon Brewer, all Columbia, stepson, Roy Tucker, Norman; stepdaughter, Shelly Tucker, Lexington, parents, Grady and Esther Brewer, Orem, Utah; brother, Garry Brewer, Grand Junction, a grandchild. Henry Elliot Burns, 92, Franklin, a carpenter for the former S.E. Farnsworth Hardware Store, died Monday, Williamson Medical Center. Cause not disclosed.

Services 3 p.m. today, Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. No immediate survivors. Virgie Ann Champion, 89, 1360 Bypass Road, Winchester, a homemaker, died yesterday, Mountain View Rehab Center. Cause not disclosed.

Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, Watson-Gamble Funeral Home. Survivors: husband, William Clarence Champion; son, Don Champion, Decherd, daughter, Emalene Seymore, Winchester; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Eugene Clines, 64, Tom Osborne Road, Columbia, a toolmaker for the Saturn died Monday, at his home. Cause not disclosed.

Services 1 p.m. tomor- row, Williams Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Mary Hendricks Clines; son, the Rev. David Clines, Kingsport, daughter, Donna Shelton, Fort Mills, S.C.; sisters, Louise Davis, Evelyn Majors, both Michigan; brothers, Bruce, Alan, Romie Steeves, all Michigan; four grandchildren. Vance O.

Crabtree, 81, Winchester, a truck driver, died yesterday, Harton Regional Medical Center, Tullahoma, Tenn. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Mable Crabtree; daughters, Patricia Meredith, Winchester, Paulette Golden, Greenville, Vanice Syler, Houston, Texas, Kay Morris, Fort Walden Beach, stepdaughters, Peggy Strickland, Winchester, Sandra Walker, Belvidere, Billie Elliott, Cowan, 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Johnnie Dean, 60, 5134 Wiley Hunter Road, Culleoka, a retired farmer and retired carpenter, died Monday, Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tenn. Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. today, Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Idell Dean; daughters, Virginia Gowan, Penny Martin, Debbie Darnell, all Lewisburg, sons, Sammy Dean, Chapel Hill, David Martin Culleoka, Clarence Dean, Petersburg, sisters, Cleo McGill, Columbia, Aline Gassam, Dearborn, Cathy Goss, Shelbyville, Caroline Pearson, the Caney Spring community, Marshall County, Mary Wilson, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; a -grandchild.

Dorothy Ferguson, 60, the Wheel community, Bedford County, a homemaker, died Monday, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro. Cause not disclosed. Services 3 p.m. tomorrow, Law- used Yiddish expressions that reflected her upbringing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ms.

Sweet moved to Nashville in 1970, where she worked at Fisk University and Nashville Children's Theatre before starting her Acting Studio in 1979. DEATHS In that capacity she became a leading advocate and champion for the Nashville theater community. "She was one of these rare people that had the ability to lift people up and convince them they were capable of the dreams they had inside," said Tennessee Repertory Theatre artistic director Mac Pirkle, who taught at Ms. Sweet's school in the early 1980s. Ms.

Sweet also operated an acting conservatory that was associated with the Rep. "Her passion and her drive were very infectious," Pirkle said. "If she saw potential in people, she wouldn't let them go. I daresay if a lot of us had not met Ruth, we wouldn't be on the path we're on." In 1994, in recognition of her contributions to the local theater scene, Ms. Sweet received a Lifetime Achievement Award (and a stand- rence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Tenn.

Survivors: daughter, Tracey Cooke, Royal Oak, sons, Byron Cooke, Michael Cooke, both Shelbyville, Darryl Cooke, Smyrna, Randall Ferguson, Ashland City, Raymond Ferguson, Old Hickory; mother, Sarah Dean, East Tawas, sisters, Shirlene Almas, Waterford, Virgie Quinton, East Tawas; brother, Floyd Dean, Waterford; 10 grandchildren. Ruthie Frances Fox, 72, Old Fox Hill Lane, Gainesboro, a homemaker, died Monday, Cumberland River Hospital South. Cause not disclosed. Services 11 a.m. tomorrow, Anderson Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Charles, John, both Bloomington Springs, Mitchel, Cookeville, Leland, David Fox, both Gainesboro; sisters, Pearl Hadley, Columbia, Mitzi Patterson, Garden City, Christene Adkins, Gainesboro; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Donald W. Gage, 71, 112 Sanders Lane, Unionville, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Monday, Tennessee Veterans Home, Murfreesboro. Cause not disclosed. Services 8 p.m.

today, Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tenn. Survivor: wife, Anna Marie Gage. Fred Washington Goodwin, 88, Normandy, a truck driver for Tillett Brothers Shelbyville, died Monday, Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center, Murfreesboro. Cause not disclosed.

Services 2 p.m. today, Tullahoma (Tenn.) Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Katherine B. Goodwin; daughter, Barbara Murray, Tullahoma; sons, Don, Tullahoma, Thomas Goodwin, Winchester, sister, Ola Bennett, Shelbyville; brothers, F.R., Robert Goodwin, both Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. Mattie Irene Walker Green, 85, 2151 Mack Floyd Road, Sparta, a homemaker, died yesterday, White County Hospital.

Cause not disclosed. Services 11 a.m. tomorrow, Hunter Funeral Home. Survi- vor: husband, James Eston Green. Karen Anna Trowbridge Hen- dricks, 50, Lynn Street, Murfreesboro, an insurance clerk, died Monday, at her home of cancer.

Graveside services 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Evergreen Cemetery. Woodfin Memorial Chapel in charge. Survivors: brothers, Robert, Hesperia, David Trowbridge, Lodi, Calif. Carole Cox Hernandez, 51, 910 Cypress Station, Houston, a medical transcriptionist for Houston Northwest Medical Center, died Sunday, Houston Northwest Medical Center, of cancer.

Graveside services 10:30 a.m. today, Brown-Long Cemetery, McEwen, Tenn. Luff Bowen Funeral Home, Waverly, in charge. Survivors: son, Steven Sexton, Sullivan, daughters, Shelly Shaw, Houston, Shannon Sexton, Great Lakes, Ill; parents, Raymond and Mattie Cox, Waverly; sisters, Margaret Davis, Jackson, Bonnie Salas, Whittier, three grandchildren. Frank H.

Hunter, 82, Manchester, a retired instrument technician at Arnold Engineering Development Center, near Tullahoma, died yesterday, Manchester Health Care Center. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, Trinity Baptist Church. Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge.

Survivors: son, Ralph Hunter, Manchester; daughter, Candy Vickers, Manchester; three grandchildren; a great -grandchild. Wallis E. King, 90, Crofton, a farmer, died yesterday, at his home. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m.

tomorrow, Hughart Beard Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Laverte Robinson King; son, Ira King, Nashville; daughters, Ina Johnson, Columbus, Mary Ann Pennington, Crofton; sister, Beatrice King, Crofton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Sister Irene Kraus, 74, Emmitsburg, formerly of Nashville, a member of the Daughters of Charity and administrator of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Emmitsburg, died Friday, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, of cancer.

Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Friday, the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Survivors: sisters, Gertrude Hunter, Marguerite Williams, both Bel Air, Dolores Freeman, Willards, Md. Bobby Keith Lee, 63, 4690 Baptist Ridge Road, Hilham, an oil driller, died Monday, Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Hospital.

Cause not disclosed. Services 3 p.m. today, Upton Funeral Home, Celina, Tenn. Survivors: wife, Katherine Bulah Lee; daughters, ing ovation) at the First Night Awards, a theater program organized by Query magazine editor and theater critic Jeff Ellis. "We honored Ruth for her obvious impact on theater in Nashville," Ellis said.

"She'd taught so many of Nashville's best and brightest. Because of that, her death certainly marks a turning point in Nashville theater." After her studio closed, Ms. Sweet started her own consulting business, Dynamic Communications. Her clients included politicians, businessmen and country music stars, including The Judds, Rosanne Cash, Pam Tillis and Lari White. Ms.

Sweet also gave seminars in fund-raising. "I don't think there's a president of a bank or a major corporation in Middle Tennessee who has not at some point been coached by Ruth," said her longtime friend Lisa A. DuBois, former theater critic for the Nashville Banner. "She was terrific at helping people hone their communication skills." Ms. Sweet is survived by her husband, attorney Alfred Knight (who represents The Tennessean) and her two daughters, Shari Lee and Haley Beth Sweet.

A private family ritual will be held Friday. Shari Lee Sweet said a memorial celebration of her mother's life will be held, probably next week, at Congregation Micah. No date has been set. I SWEET Gail Mullins, Livingston, Barbara Qualls, Nashville; sons, Bobby, Danny Lee, both Hilham; brothers, Estle, Detroit, Claude, Cassie Lee, both Hilham; sisters, Mary Braboy, Wayne, Melba Winningham, Hamilton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Arlis Howard Matthews, 67, 1599 Rickman Road, Livingston, a truck driver for 7-Up Bottling died Monday, Livingston Regional Hospital.

Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, Speck Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Eunetta Matthews; daughter, Vickie Matthews, Livingston; mother, Louverna Matthews, Livingston; sisters, Ruth Poston, Algood, Bobbie Buck, Anderson, Tenn. James Robert McAlister, 56, Petaluma, formerly of Old Hickory, owner of Expert Solutions and Procedures and a former employee of the J.C.

Bradford Nashville, died Sunday in Sandy, Utah, of a heart attack. Cremation was planned and memorial services will be held at a time to be determined later. Survivors: wife, Connie Murray McAlister; sons, James, Jerald, Joseph McAlister, all Petaluma; mother, Lucile McAlister, Old Hickory; sisters, Joyce Munford, Janice Lewis, both Hermitage; brother, Jack McAlister, Old Hickory. Jack D. Overton 70, Bethpage, a retired equipment operator for the Sumner County Highway Department, died Monday, Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin.

Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. today, Alexander Funeral Home, Gallatin. Survivors: wife, Lorene Overton; son, Jack Overton Bethpage; daughter, Andrea Overton, Bethpage; stepdaughter, Marcella Weese, Gallatin; brother, Bolton Overton, Bethpage; sisters, Ruth McCullen, Gallatin, Jewel Lovelady, Indianapolis, Willene King, New Mexico; two grandchildren; a stepgrandchild. Horace Monroe Page, 70, 3008 Claypool Boyce Road, Alvaton, died Monday, at the home of a relative in Nashville.

Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. today, Cole Garrett Funeral Home, White House. Survivors: brother, David Page Alvaton; sisters, Eunice Brooks, Sarah Hawthorne, both Cleveland. Sybil L.

Porter, 74, Nashville, manager of the St. Joseph School cafeteria, Madison, died Monday, St. Thomas Hospital. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m.

today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Madison. PhillipRobinson Co. in charge. Survivors: husband, Jack W.

Porter; daughter, Margaret Nichter, Gallatin. H.D. Reed, 60, Manchester, a self-employed livestock dealer, died Monday, at his home. Cause not disclosed. Services 11 a.m.

tomorrow, Manchester Funeral Home. Survivors: sons, Danny, Douglas Reed, both Manchester; daughter, Candace Jackson, Dunn, N.C.; mother, Rena Reed, Maryville, brother, Bobby Reed, Manchester; sisters, Faye Fisher, Manchester, Linda Scott, Maryville; four grandchildren. Mitchell L. Rogers, 84, 921 Red Road, McMinnville, a retired lineman for the Chrysler died Monday, NHC Healthcare. Cause not disclosed.

Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, High Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Mildred Goodson Rogers; daughter, Linda Tabbaa, McMinnville; sons, Ronald, Hudson, Ohio, Luther, Harriman, Paul Rogers, Baltimore; brother, Claiborn Rogers, Spencer, five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Turn to PAGE 8B, Column 6 FUNERAL HOMES Family Caring. Honest Prices.

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