MAURY COUNTY, TN - OBITUARIES - FRASER/FRAZIER surname obituaries
 
The Daily Herald (reel 468)
Columbia, Maury County, TN
December 27, 1916
 
John A. FRAZIER, Called by Death
 
Was a prominent farmer of the Godwin section, eighty-seven years old
 
John A. FRAZIER, died at the home of his sister, Mr. W.J. Sellers on the Theta Pike this morning at six o'clock. Mr. Frazier was eight-seven years old, living most of his life in the Godwin section. He was held in high esteem by all that knew him and his death is a source of grief to all. He is survived by the following children: Mrs Will SELLERS, Will T. FRAZIER, Charlie M. FRAZIER, S. F. FRAZIER, and Forgey FRAZIER, all of the Godwin section, and Jno. Frazier of Columbia. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Godwin's Chappel, conducted by Rev. Wait. Mr Frazier has been for years a devout member of the Methodist church and had a large number of relatives and friends in the county. He was a successful farmer and a good citizen. The stewards of the church will act as pall bearers. Oakes and Nichols, funeral directors on charge.
 
 
The Maury Democrat
Columbia, Tennessee
January 4, 1917
 
John A. Frazier
John A. Frazier, aged eighty-seven years, died Friday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. W.J. Sellers, on the Theta pike.  He was one of the best known citizens of that section and had always been held in the highest esteem.  He was for many years a member of the Methodist church and was a man of exemplary character.  He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Will Sellers, Will T. Frazier, Charles M. Frazier, S.F. Frazier and Forgey Frazier, of the Godwin section, and John Frazier, of Columbia.  Funeral services were held at Godwin Chapel Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Waite. Oakes & Nichols, funeral directors, in charge.
 
 
Columbia Herald
February 4th, Friday, 1910
 
Mrs. John Fraser, Sr.
Mrs. John Fraser, Sr., died Monday night at her home on the Santa Fe pike, after a long illness, in the seventy-eighth year of her age.  The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Godwin’s Chapel, and were conducted by Rev. Gray.  Mrs. Fraser is survived by her husband and the following children: John Fraser, Jr., Schofield Fraser, Will Fraser, Dock Fraser, Forgey Fraser, Charley Fraser and Mrs. Will Sellers.
 
 
 
Columbia Herald
Columbia, Maury County, TN
 
M.A. COGGINS OF THETA DIES
 
Funeral For Aged Resident To Be Held At Home Of His Daughter, Mrs. Forgey Fraser.
 
M.A. Coggin, aged 85, for many years an employee of the L & N Railroad, died last night at midnight at his home on the Theta pike after an illness of several months.
 
A native of Missouri, Mr. Coggin was a son of the late Cooper and Elizabeth Wilks Coggin and one of the oldest residents of the community.  He was employed by the L & N railroad for 19 years and was a member of the Methodist church.
 
Beside his wife, who is 84 years old, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. FOrgey Fraser and Mrs. E.B. Harris and his sons, M.L.G.H.G. and J. C. Coggin, of Columbia, C.A. Coggin, of Lewisburg, M.C. and H.M. Coggin, of Nashville, 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one brother, E.M. Coggin.
 
The funeral will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Forgey Fraser on the Theta pike, by the Rev. Mr. Douglass, pastor of the Godwin Chapel Church, and burial will be in the Godwin Chapel cemetery.
 
Pall bearers will be Dick, Raymond, Will C. and Fulton Fraser, and Floyd and Bernard Harris.
 
Oakes and Nichols in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
Columbia Herald
Columbia, Maury County, TN
 
Melisia Coggins, Native of Maury Died At Her Home
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Oakes and Nichols Chapel for Mrs. Melisia McDonald Coggins, 93, native and lifelong resident of Maury County, who died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at her home on home on Theta Pike.  She had been in failing health for some time.  Dr. B.B. Pennington will officiate.
 
Widow of the late M.A. Coggins, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Martha Collins McDonald.
 
She was a member of Godwin’s Chapel Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by five sons, M.L.G. Coggins, Lewisburg, M.C. Coggins, Nashville, G.H. Coggins, and J.C. Coggins, both of Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Fogey Fraser and Mrs. E.B. Harris, both of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
 
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
 
Burial will be at Godwin’s Chapel Cemetery. Oakes and Nichols in charge.
 
 
 
The Daily Herald (reel 479)
Columbia, Maury County, TN 
 
Forgey FRASER, 
 
Retired Farmer, Dies at Home
 
Forgey FRASER, 84, retired Maury County Farmer, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at his home on Carter Street. He had been in poor health for some time.
 
A son of the later John and Arentha BUTTS FRASER, he was a lifelong resident of Maury County. Mr. FRASER spent most of his life in the Knob Creek community but moved to Columbia about 15 year ago. His wife, Mr. Eleto Mae COGGIN FRASER, died in 1949.
 
The body is at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2:30 pm., Wednesday by the Rev. W. Stockman.
 
Survivors arae two daughters, Mr. W.E. MANGRUM and Mr. G.E. SPARKMAN of Columbia; five sons, H.C. FRASER of Birmingham, R.C. FRASER of Knob Creek and Dick, W.C. and Fulton FRASER of Columbia; a sister, Mrs. Will SELLERS of the Theta Pike; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 
Pallbears will be Doyle SULLIVAN, D.O. PRIEST, Gordon AMMONS, Elmer WARF, Joe REED and Ernest HAYWOOD.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom BROWN, Ross WHITLEY, DR. Bob THOMPSON, C.M. PINKERTON, J.W. TANNER, Dr. T.H. REYNOLD, U.E. SWAN, Sam RICHARDSON, Emmett FOX, M.P. WHITAKER, Will and Maury PIGG, Herbert and Benton CHURCH, Dr. W.C. BENNETT, Nick WISNENER, J. Frank ANDERSON, Frank FLANIGAN, Claude AMMONS, Norman CARPENTER, Marvin PRIEST, Ernest AMMONS, A.H.WALTERS, Jack HARRIS, Lige DODSON, W.R. HAYWOOD, Augie DODSON, B.H. WALTERS, J.D. STANFILL, A.E. FITZGERALD, Evan COOK, Charlie BROWN, Harry SHAW, Sam WEST, Clevie TOMLIN, Clyde GASKILL, Norman PARKS, and Dr. George WILLIAMSON.
 
Burial will be in Rose Hill with Oakes and Nichols in charge.
 
 
 
 
The Daily Herald
Columbia, Maury County, TN
 
Leto FRASER, Funeral for Mrs. Leto Mary COGGIN Fraser, 75, wife of Forgey Fraser died last night at her home on Carter St., following a week's illiness will be held at 5 p.m today at Oakes and Nichols funeral home.
 
The Rev. James Brewer will officiate and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery
 
Mrs. Fraser, a daughter of the later M.A. and Melissa McDonald COGGIN, was a native of Maury County and a member of the First Baptist church.
 
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.E. MANGRUM, of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. G.E. Sparkman of Columbia, five sons, Hollis Fraser of Birmingham, Dick, Raymond. W.C. and Fulton Fraser , all of Columbia; nine grandchildren and one great –grandchild; one sister, Mrs. H. B. Harris of Columbia; four brothers, J.C. COGGIN Sr., of Columbia, Cooper COGGIN of Lewisburg, Herbert COGGIN of Maury County and Malohn COGGIN of Nashville.
 
 
 
 
Birmingham News
Birmingham, Alabama
 
Hollis C. FRASER, 79, of 123 69th St. North, who died Friday, was a native of Columbia, Tenn. He was a member of 66th Street Baptist Church and was a life deacon of the church. He was a member of the Brotherhood Sunday School Class and was retired from the First National Bank. Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Roebuck Chapel, with burial in Forest Hill. Survivors include hs wife, Mrs. Annie Laurie Fraser; two sons, Hollis C. Fraser Jr., Tylertown, Miss, and Owen WILLIAMS, Birmingham, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Storey, Birmingham, and three brothers, R.C.Fraser, W.C.Fraser and Fulton Fraser, all of Columbia, Tenn.
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Sellers, 96, Died At Her Home On Theta Pike
 
Mrs. Jennie Fraser Sellers, 96, widow of Will Sellers, died at her home on the Theta Pike at 5:30 a.m. today following a long illness.
 
A life-long resident of Maury County, she was a daughter of the late John and Arentha Butts Fraser.  She had been a member of the Knob Creek Baptist Church for 83 years.
 
The body is at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. James F. Brewer, the Rev. Robert Hall and the Rev. Burns P. Drake officiating.  Burial will be in Godwin’s Chapel Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Sellers is survived by two sons, John Sellers, with whom she made her home, and Luther Sellers of Nashville; two grandsons, Lloyd Fraser of Columbia and Aaron Sellers of Crossville; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Active pallbearers will be Bruce Montgomery, Glen Bolton, Ralph Beard, Dick Fraser, Doyle Sullivan and Ernest Fraser.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be officers of Knob Creek Baptist Church and George W. Park, Fred Watson, Ulna and Jim Huckaby, T.I. Shaw and Russell Smith.
 
Oakes and Nicols Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 
Dick Fraser
 
Dick Fraser, 75, a longtime resident of Columbia, died Wednesday morning at Hillview Haven Nursing Home following an extended illness.
 
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Don Bouldin and Rev. James F. Brewer, ministers of the Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
A native of Maury County, he was a son of the late Forgey and Leto May Coggins Fraser. In 1927, he married the former Azalea Ammons who died March 19, 1952.  He later married Mrs. Cleo Walker Fraser who survives.
 
He was a well-known car salesman in Columbia, and an active longtime member of the Maury County Horseman’s Association.  Mr. Fraser was an active member of the First Baptist Church.
 
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Bam (Maxine) Webster and Mrs. E.B. (Mary Carolyn) Delk Jr., both of Columbia; one stepson, Gordon Earwood of Columbia; four brothers, H.C. Fraser of Birmingham, Ala., R.C. Fraser, W.C. Fraser, and Fulton Fraser, all of Columbia; three granddaughters, Lea Earwood, Marilyn Webster, and Sherrie Delk, all of Columbia; four grandsons Johnny Earwood of Charleston, S.C., Mark Delk, Ricky Webster and Mike Webster, all of Columbia; and one great grandson, Christopher Earwood of Charleston, S.C.
 
Pallbearers will be Burt Craig, Dr. T.H. Reynolds, Marvin Priest, Marvin White, Gid Whisenaut, Ray Woody, Doyle Sullivan, and Jack Herbert of Andrews, N.C.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be the Tom Hitch Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Ulna Swann, Dr. Wendell C. Bennett, Dewitt Viar, Luther Young, Ned Laughmiller, Harold Dodson, E.E. Adwell, Bill Baker, Joe Urquahart, Clyde Gaskill, T.N. Flannigan, Allen Fitzgerald, James Lillard, D.A. Wiley, Raymond Brown, W.S. Knox, Gee Garner, Dr. Harry Helm, R.B. Norton, C.M. Pinkleton, E.H. Windrow, Thomas M. Brown, Frank Kennedy Sr., Hughes Kinzer, and Clayton Thurman.
 
 
 
Fulton Fraser
 
Fulton Fraser, 85, a resident of West 6th Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1995, at Maury Regional Hospital.
 
Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Smith Officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
 
The Knob Creek Community native was the son the late Forgey and Leto May Coggin Fraser.  An active member of First United Methodist Church, he served as an usher for many years and on numerous committees.  He was a retired farmer and later retired as car dealer and antique dealer.
 
He was a well known Tennessee walking horse judge. He has been an exhibitor in most of the Breeders’ Open Foal Shows, being winner of the Championship Yearling Stallion and the Grand Champion Yearling classes of the 1954 Celebration.  He was former President of Maury County Walking Horse Association and member of the Elks Club.
 
Survivors include his wife, Marie Mayberry Fraser of Columbia; one brother, R.C. Fraser of Knob Creek Community; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Pallbearers will be Donald Lunn, Shelby Carpenter, David Wise, Dr. Bob Wilhite, Joe Foster, Louis Walters, Cecil Johns, Dr. David Williams, Bob Cathey and Bam Webster.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Burns, Eugene Hardison, Charlie Hawkins Sr., Charlie Hawkins Jr., K.C. Dodson, Joe Lancaster, John Overton Jackson, Otey Porter, Ed Cox, Page Chamberlain, Fran Sowell, Tone Sowell, Jack Warren, Gene Barr, James Barr, Virgil Moore, Andy Hunter, IverMoredock, Howard Robinson, Judge Jimmy Matthews, Jackie McClain, Billie Todd Porter, Russ Porter, Ned Laughmiller, Dr. Steve Simmons, members of Maury County Horseman’s Association, members of Ayers-Whitney Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and the staff of Columbia Health Care.
 
 
Mrs. George E. Sparkman   (Mosseye Pearl Fraser)
 
Mrs. Mosseye Fraser Sparkman, a resident of 214 Seventh Ave., and wife of George Ewell (Pee Wee) Sparkman, died late Tuesday night following a short illness.  Mrs. Sparkman had been confined to the Maury County Hospital for several days and was enroute to the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville when death came.
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Sparkman will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. James W. Bloodworth, minister of the Riverside Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Born in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Forgey and Leto Coggins Fraser.  She spent most of her life in Maury County and was a member of the Baptist Church.
 
Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, Arnold Sparkman and William Jackson Sparkman, both of Columbia; five brothers, Hollis Fraser of Birmingham, Ala., and Dick Fraser, Raymond C. Fraser, Will C. Fraser and Fulton Fraser, all of Columbia and seven grandchildren.
 
Pallbearers will be James Ray Fraser, Bill Wallace, Joe Johns, Gary Sparkman, Bam Webster, Eddie Del, Doyle Sullivan, Clint Gaskill and Norris Trimble.
 
 
Mrs. William E. Mangrum  (Effie Pillow Fraser)
 
Mrs. Effie Pillow Fraser Mangrum, 79, a native of Maury County and a long time resident of Birmingham, died Tuesday afternoon at the Maury County Hospital following several months illness.
 
Mrs. Mangrum had been making her home in Columbia for the past two years with her sister, Mrs. Mosseye Fraser Sparkman at 214 Seventh Avenue.
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Mangrum will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Robins, minister of the Riverside Methodist Church, and the Rev. William Comperry, minister of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Mangrum was the daughter of the late Forgey and Leto Mae Coggin Fraser.  She was a member of the Riverside Methodist Chruch.  Mrs. Mangrum was the wife of the late William E Mangrum who died Dec. 5, 1969.
 
Survivors in addition to her sister, Mr. G.E. Sparkman, include fiver brothers, H.C. Fraser of Birmingham, Richard O. “Dick” Fraser, R.C. Fraser, W.C. Fraser, and Fulton Fraser, all of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
 
Pallbearers will be James Ray Fraser, Bill Sparkman, Bam Webster, Eddie Delk, Bill Wallace, Joe John, Lewis Mangrum, Owen Williams and Frank Hannah.