Obituaries

William Franklin ‘Trip’ McElroy III

William Franklin “Trip” McElroy III, 56, of Germantown resident, husband of Patricia Laseter McElroy and president of McElroy Insurance Agency in Memphis died Aug. 23, 2012 in Memphis. Funeral arrangements for Mr. McElroy were incomplete at press time, and will be announced in the next issue of the Oakland News. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center.

 

Thomas R. McKnight

Thomas R. McKnight, 44, of Braden and Arlington died on Aug. 30, 2012 at the Methodist Hospital in Somerville. Services were incomplete at press time, and will be announced in the next issue of the Oakland News. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center.

 

Lillie May Mathis Smith

Lillie May Mathis Smith, 85, of Oakland and wife of Warren Hugh Smith died Aug. 29, 2012 at her residence. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Smith were incomplete at press time, and will be announced in the next issue of the Oakland News. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center.

 

Rosanna Lotho Sutton

Rosanna Lotho Sutton, 73, of Somerville, a retired director for patient care at the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis and husband of the late William Hayward (Bill) Sutton died Aug. 24, 2012 at the St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett where she had been a patient for a number of weeks. Services were Sept. 1 at the Somerville First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be beside her husband in the Bozeman Cemetery in Bozeman, Md. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center. Mrs. Sutton was born on March 30, 1939 in Santa Rosa Laguna, Philippines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zoilo Evangelista Lotho and Remedios Manguerra Casupang Lotho. She received her high school and college education in the Philippines and was a resident of Memphis before moving to Somerville a number of years ago. While in Memphis, she was employed at the University of Tennessee Medical Units for 20 years before moving to Memphis. Mrs. Sutton was a devoted member of the Somerville First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed being a member of the church choir. She was married Aug. 7, 1983 to William Hayward (Bill) Sutton, a chemical engineer for the CPS Corporation before his retirement. Mr. Sutton preceded his wife in death on June 18, 2005. Mrs. Sutton will be remembered for her pleasant, outgoing personality and her love for beautiful things. She enjoyed traveling and caring for her yard that included plants and flower gardening. Her caring heart and giving spirit will be remembered by all who knew her. Mrs. Sutton is survived by her children, David Merrill of Memphis, William Sutton, Martha Manson and Laura Stabell; two sisters, Estelita Lotho Varsovia and Doris Casupang Lotho; her brother, Mario Casupang Lotho; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sutton was preceded in death by four brothers, Norberto Casupang Lotho, Jamie Casupang Lotho, Jorge Casupang Lotho and Zoilo James A. Lotho.

 

John Montgomery Wilson

John Montgomery Wilson, 41, of Louisville, Ky. former resident of Arlington and senior recuiter for the Allstate Insurance Company died on Aug. 25, 2012 at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville where he had been a patient for four days. Services were Aug. 30 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Interment was in the Arlington Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center. Mr. Wilson was born on Feb. 9, 1971 in Columbus, Miss. to the former Jimmie Martin and Sam T. Wilson Jr. He received his education in the Shelby County Public School System, was a graduate of Bolton High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the Christian Brothers University in Memphis. He had been employed as a senior recuiter for the Allstate Insurance Company for a number of years and had been a resident of Louisville for the past nine years. A Presbyterian and member of the TKE Fraternity, Mr. Wilson found much enjoyment in serving others through numerous volunteer organizations that he had been associated with in past years. Outdoor activities and health exercises were favorite pastimes. Mr. Wilson is survived by his mother, Jimmie Martin Wilson of Starksville, Miss.; his father, Sam T. Wilson Jr.; and wife, Vicki Wilson of Paragould, Ark.; his sister, Tammie Dixon of Lakeland; his niece, Lauren Montgomery Dixon; and his nephew, Jacob Tucker Rowland.