Berezov, George, age 86, Jan. 6, 2001. Mr. Berezov died at Richland Place Health Center. He was a retired inventor, master electrician and shop steward with Local 3, IBEW. Mr. Berezov was a sergeant in the Army Signal Corps and served in the CBI theater during WWII. George was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Beulah Berezov, his brother Maurice Berezov and sister Dora Berezov Nagron. He is survived by his brother Albert Berezov; children and spouses Jack Berezov, David and Madelyn Berezov and Judith and Stephen Goodspeed; and grandchildren Emalie and Robert Berezov and Michael and Matthew Goodspeed. Warmly remembered by Joe Vernic. A memorial service will be held at The Temple, 5015 Harding Road on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at The Temple Cemetery, Rabbi Mark Schiftan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Oasis Center.
Marshall Donnelly Combs
Blair, Vera, age 87 years, Jan. 7 2001. Mrs. Blair was preceded in death by her husband Dudley Blair. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Tynes and several nieces and nephews. Her remains are at the Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road, where services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at 1 p.m. by J. Leo Snow and Wendell Byrd. Interment Mr. Olivet Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are elders and deacons of Vultee Church of Christ, Dr. Laurence Grossman, Dr. John Williams, Dr. Herman Kaplan, employees, staff and residents of Lakeshore Heartland, John Eaton, Bob Chadwell, Homer Adams, F. J. Pentecost, Art Pulliam, C.W. Foster, Albert Sweeney, Tom Talbert, Ken Gaddis, Billy Elrod, Raymond Hunter, Minnie Allen and Margaret Absher. Active pallbearers are Jimmy Jenkins Sr., Jimmy Jenkins Jr., Ted Jenkins, Robert Leas, Larry Wright, David Bell Sr., David Bell Jr., Don Jenkins Jr., Claiborne Pulley, Hayes Pulley, Bill Akines and Tommy Binkley.
Woodbine Funeral Home Directors
Cooley, Victor Edwards
Cooley, Victor Edwards, age 81, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001. Preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn LaNelle McKinney Cooley who passed away in November. Survived by sister Peggy Cooley, Nashville; sister-in-law Mrs. Ed (Ruth) Galloway, Madison; friends Dick and Juliet Stockstill, Franklin; Eunetta and Sam Kready, Franklin; Marty and Ronald Ligon, Franklin; Dr. Robert Sewell, Nashville; and Dr. Sally Killian, Nashville. Mr. Cooley was a member of the Church of Christ, 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Al Menah Shrine Temple. Mr. Cooley was retired from the Nashville Banner as chief photographer with over 30 years of service and also worked as a UPI correspondent. Mr. Cooley was also a commercial photographer in the Nashville area for many years. Mr. Cooley served aboard the U.S.S. Mosley during World War II. He was a life member of the Cedar Creek Yacht Club. Memorial for Mr. and Mrs. Cooley will be conducted at the Cedar Creek Yacht Club, 3581 Benders Ferry Road, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in memory of the Cooleys to Cedar Creek Church or a charity of one