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Wylna Marshall Beene Clinard

Wylna Marshall Beene Clinard, age 85, of Adairville, KY, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

She was born in Hartsville, Tennessee, on March 11, 1934 to the late Aubrey Faust Marshall and Minnie Gregory Marshall.

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After attending two years at Brenau University, a private girls school, she graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and later served on the Nashville Big Orange Club’s Board of Directors. She was a middle school teacher and basketball coach. Wylna was very well known as a local Nashville tour guide, helping start the special events department at Opryland Hotel. She was also a fashion and wardrobe consultant and volunteered for many groups over her years. Always active in church throughout her life, she attended Belmont Heights Baptist and ended her life attending Adairville Baptist Church where she was chairperson for the Dazzlin’ Diners.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Bobby Jo Beene.

She is survived by: husband, Walter Ray Clinard; son, Marshall LaClaire (Tammy) Beene of Murfreesboro; granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Beene of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Georgia Beene Phillips and Joyce Beene Lott, both of Henderson.

As an only child, growing up, Wylna’s cousins were her brothers and sisters. Later in life, her close friends were more like close family.

Cousins are Bill Gregory (Jacquelyn) of Grove, OK, Mary Alice Marshall Berghorn (Dave) of Gallatin, Wayne Marshall (Pat) of Nashville, Ott Gregory (Shelby) of Gallatin, Edward Wesley Marshall of Hartsville, Shirley Turner Smith of Hendersonville, Linda Turner Twelves of Mt. Juliet, Brenda Burrow Beasley of Dixon Springs, Sue Cornwell Smith of Pleasant Shade.

Special friends are Barbara O’Leary Carlton of Nashville, Linda Smith Dunning of Columbia, Joyce Brooks Taylor of Nashville, Beverly Gotto Sloan of Brentwood, Helen Stewart of Nashville and many many friends.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 16, at Adairville Baptist Church with Bro. Randall Rogers, Bro. Michael Edwards and Bro. Mark Bond officiating.

Burial was at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Hope Lodge Nashville.

Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home, Russellville, KY, was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Sue McClanahan

Betty Sue McClanahan, age 83 of Fullerton, CA, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at her home.

Ms. McClanahan was preceded in death by: son, James Mark McClanahan.

Survivors are: companion, Durrell McClanahan of Hartsville; son, Eric Grey McClanahan of Fullerton, CA; sister, Retha Upchurch of Anaheim, CA.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, April 13, officiated by Pastor Breck Patterson.

Interment was in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Cantrell Lynch

Rachel Cantrell Lynch, age 93, of Hartsville, passed away Monday, March 26, 2019 at Quality Health and Rehab in Lebanon.

Mrs. Lynch was born Feb. 28, 1926 in Pensacola. FL a daughter of the late Elias Henry Cantrell and Mary Virginia Wilson. She was married to the late Howard Weston Lynch, who passed away on Aug. 17, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by: son, William Henry Lynch on Nov. 2, 1945; sister, Mary Sue Wilson.

She was a retired factory worker and a Methodist.

Mrs. Lynch is survived by: nieces Kathy Komorek of Clinton Township, MI, Helene Peitsch of FL; friend and caregiver Kristi Carter of Carthage; cousins Don and Wilma Lynch of Clinton.

Mrs. Lynch’s remains rest at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes.

Graveside services and interment for Mrs. Lynch were conducted on Saturday, March 30, at the Gordonsville Cemetery. Bro Floyd Massey officiated.

Carolyn Sue Hudgens Harris

Carolyn Sue Hudgens Harris, age 70, formerly of Hartsville, more recently of Wadsworth, OH, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1948 in Hartsville, to the late Buster and Marbrey Hudgens and was raised by her grandmother, Edna Ethel Smith.

She was preceded in death by: her former husband, David Steven Harris.

Carol is survived by: daughter, Leigh (Kevin) Wurzel of Wadsworth, OH; son, William Lynn Harris of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Joshua Aaron Mincey, Alexandria Harris, Brittany Harris, Courtney Harris; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee Weisen, Isaiah Mincey, Carson Mincey, River Dawson; sister, Teresa (Wanda Killebrew) Hudgens of Tennessee.

Memorial services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

Visitation with the family will be from 2 p.m. until service time Saturday.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Ray Storey

Ray Storey, age 74, of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Earl Brown & Tilda Storey; three sisters, Peggy Huffines, Doris Ann Mitshele and Beatric Storey; brother, Douglas Storey.

Survivors are: wife, Nova Storey of Lafayette; brother, Horace Storey of Lafayette; sister, Martha Storey of Lafayette.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, officiated by Eld. Jeff  Blackwell and Eld. Kevin Slayton.

Pallbearers were: Mike Hauskins, Wayne Warner, Stan Gammons, Bret McClure, Allen Mitshele, Jim Cunningham and Chase Carnahan.

Interment was in Green Grove Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Earl Monroe Patrick Sr.

Earl Monroe Patrick Sr., age 74, of Castalian Springs, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Elmcroft of Hendersonville.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, officiated by Bro. Gene Martino.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Wayne Presley

Ronnie Wayne Presley, age 61, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his sister’s home.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, officiated by Eld. Eddy Gregory.

Interment was in the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie Linville Crouch

Jimmie Linville Crouch, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Arden Courts of Seminole, Seminole, FL.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jasper & Myrtle Linville; daughter, Kimberly Ann Settle; five brothers, Thomas, Bobby, Harold Dean, Jack & Bill Linville; two sisters, Pauline Brown & Maggie Taylor; daughter’s father, Joe Crouch; life partner, Joseph Troccoli.

Survivors are: daughter, Deborah Crouch (Rody) Timmons of St. Petersburg, FL; grandson, Chandler Neal Settle; four brothers, Carol Linville of Hartsville, Henry Linville of Hartsville, Kenny (June) Linville of Hartsville, Tony (Sherry) Linville of Hartsville; two sisters, Peggy (Billy) Pack of Leeds, AL, Judy Linville of Gallatin; son-in-law, Charles Settle of Hendersonville.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, March 15, officiated by Bro. Adam Cothron.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Paulette Gregg

Paulette Gregg, age 72, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

Paulette Gregg

Funeral services for Mrs. Gregg were held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Peasley Funeral Home.

Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski.

Paulette was born on October 8, 1946, in Hartsville, Tennessee, the daughter of Roy Ladd and Virginia Neal Woodmore Ladd. She was united in marriage with Lawrence W. Gregg in 2002. He passed away on July 8, 2017.

She is survived by three sons, Darrell Jenkins, Brian (Angie) Jenkins, Aaron Poe; and four grandchildren, Kayla (Justin) Taylor, Justin Jenkins, Jade Poe, Randy Poe.

Paulette was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tommy Ladd.

She had been employed by Community Action in Lincoln for over 30 years. Her hobbies included fishing, taking care of her yard, and helping people.

Mai Nell Hardaway

Mai Nell Hardaway, age 82, of Castalian Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

She was preceded in death by: husband of 34 years, Cecil Hardaway; parents, Hubert and Mary Reed, Louise and Merle Swinea.

Survivors are: three children, Terrell (Lisa) House, Carol (Leslie) Pruitt, Clayton (Selena) House; four stepchildren, Denise (Randy) Pryor, Sherry Kelley, Tracy Toohey, Monica (Steve) Cook; seven grandchildren, Billy House, Terri Ketterman, Chris Tyler, John Pruitt, Stacy House, Cory House, Marli Garcia; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; caregivers, Teresa and Mike Garrett; special friends, Sarah Hall, Karen Hall and Virginia Weston.

Funeral services, officiated by Bro. Jerry Peace, were held Sunday, March 10 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Tennessee: 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919 or alztennessee.org.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, sellarsfuneralservices.com.

Suzanne Phillips

Suzanne Phillips, age 75, of Dixon Springs, passed peacefully into eternal rest at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at her Cato Road farm home with her husband and daughter at her bedside. She was being lovingly cared for by her family and Aseracare Hospice of Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 1 from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Sam Willcut officiating. Burial followed in the Phillips family lot in the West Section of the Dixon Springs Cemetery beside her father-in-law, Isham Phillips, and mother-in-law, Lucy Wilburn Phillips.

The only child of the late James Lane Gann Jr. and Margaret Reese Gann, she was born Margaret Suzanne Gann in Nashville on December 9, 1943.

Following the death of her mother at the age of 37 in 1952, her father was married to the former Lucille (Lucy) Fox who died at the age of 76 on Jan. 7, 1987.

On June 23, 1967, Suzanne was united in marriage to Dixon Springs Community native Thomas Noel Phillips at the home of her parents in Joelton.

Mrs. Phillips was a 1962 graduate of David Lipscomb High School in Nashville and graduated in 1967 from the U.T. School of Medicine in Memphis with a Bachelor Degree in Medical Technology and began what would be a 43-year career with Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

In 2010 she retired from Baptist, now St. Thomas Mid-Town Hospital, with the position of Laboratory Director.

Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Crieve Hall Church of Christ in Nashville and after she and her husband retired and returned to Dixon Springs they attended the Dixon Springs Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to her husband of almost 52 years are their two children, Noelle Phillips (Jay Potts) of Denver, CO, Curt (Catherine) Phillips of Marietta, GA; two grandsons, David and Robert Phillips.

The Phillips family requests memorials be made to the Smith County Animal Rescue Organization.

Tommie Glen Harper

Tommie Glen Harper, age 71, of Bethpage, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at White House Health Care.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Johnny “Buck” Harper and Mable Harper; eight brothers, Farris, John, Bobby, Kenneth, Bratton, Billy Sam, Odie Dean & James Garrett Harper.

Survivors are: daughter, Heather (John) Ray of Bethpage; three grandchildren, Camden Thomas Ray, Cayson Matthew Ray, Declan Lee Ray; three brothers, Travis (Marie) Harper of California City, CA, Wayne (Micki) Harper of Gallatin, Carol Harper of Gallatin; daughter’s mother, Debbie Harper of Bethpage.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, officiated by Bro. Derek Brooks.

Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Knowles Badger

Joyce Knowles Badger, age 82, of Lebanon, passed away quietly Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Pavilion Senior Living Center after a short illness surrounded by family.

She was born August 24, 1936, in Warren County to Robbie (Davis) and Elbert Knowles and graduated in 1954 from Central High School in McMinnville.

Joyce earned a bachelor’s degree in English and education from Tennessee Tech, and two master’s degrees in education before beginning her career at Lebanon City School District. She taught second grade at McClain School before becoming supervisor of instruction until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; sister, Reva Pedigo of McMinnville; brother, Ralph Vanderpool of Pulaski.

Joyce is survived by: her husband of 43 years, Dr. Robert H. Badger, D.D.S., of Lebanon; identical twin sister, Loyce (Charlie) Bradshaw of Lebanon; three stepchildren, Betty (Al) Zettegren of Hendersonville, Woody Badger of Hartsville, Bill (Belinda) Badger of Hartsville; six step-grandchildren: Zach (Becky) Zettergren, Rob Badger, Liz (John) Allers, Clay Badger, Wyatt Badger, and Taylor (Brooke) Badger; seven step-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces, Richard (Alene) Pedigo of McMinnville, Bobby Vanderpool of Pulaski, Aimee (Jim) Maytag of Colorado Springs, CO, Leann (Andy) McGinnis of Anchorage, AK, Sammye (Vince) Pokryfki of Wasilla, AK, and Jay Croft of Atlanta.

A visitation took place at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lebanon-Wilson County Library.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon, 615-444-2142, ligonbobo.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Ray Dean Gregory

Ray Dean Gregory, age 74, of Mt. Juliet, died at 12:44 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 while undergoing lung surgery at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 16 with his minister, Barry Holt, officiating. Interment followed in the Beasley-Brooks section at the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life was Sunday, Feb. 17 from the Greater Nashville Church on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville where Mr. Gregory and his wife were members.

Born Ray Dean Gregory in Lebanon at the former McFarland Hospital on March 5, 1944, he was the only child of the late Ray Woodard Gregory, who died Sept. 25, 1989, at the age of 61 and Frances Melvadine Richmond Gregory, who died Dec. 8, 2009 at the age of 84.

On April 12, 1964 he was united in marriage to Carthage native Jean High, the daughter of the late Elisha and Shirley Sloan High.

He was a 1962 graduate of Trousdale County High School, where he was a member of the Yellow Jackets football team.

In 1972 he received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology from Belmont University in Nashville and in 1974 received a Masters in Medical Technology from Vanderbilt University.

Not enjoying employment in the medical field and possessing a natural personality for a salesperson, he sold commercial trucks for Peterbilt in Nashville before joining the sales team at Neely-Coble Freightliner in Nashville, where he retired in January of 2017.

Surviving in addition to his wife are their two children; Connie Gregory and Mike Gregory, both of the Cato Community; two grandchildren, Hunter and Tiffany Gregory; three great-grandchildren, Caden, Casen and Cainen Potter.

The Gregory family requests memorials to either the Greater Nashville Church or their mission work, HOPE world wide.

Charles Edward McGee

Charles Edward McGee, age 88, of San Bernardino, CA, passed away on Feb. 3, 2019 at St. Bernardines Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA.

A native of Missouri, he was born Feb. 2, 1931 to the late William Thomas and Elvie Lee Johns McGee. He grew up in Trousdale County and was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers; son, Danny Paul; wife, Sue Simmons McGee. Charles and his family moved to San Bernardino n 1962.

Survivors are: three sons, David McGee of West Memphis, AR, Timothy McGee of Lincoln, NE, James McGee of California; two daughters, Debbie Dutton of Beaumont, CA, Antonia Drake of San Bernardino, CA; brother, George McGee of Franklin, KY.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1:15 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arrowhead Aftercare.

Mary Lynn Wender

Mary Lynn Wender, age 81, of Daytona Beach, FL,  passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Edwin and Lennie Ayers; sister, Emily  Ayers; granddaughter, Holly Cornwell.

Survivors are: her beloved husband of 59 years, John Jay Wender, Jr.; two daughters, Jan (Ricky) Cornwell, Nell (Tony) Chase; son, John Wesley Wender; seven grandchildren, Lauren Miller, Valerie Azzarello, Kelli Wender, Ryan & Logan Cornwell, Parker & Peyton Chase; five great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Caldwell.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Port Orange Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be at Zion Methodist Church in Knoxville, on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mary Lee Kyle

Mary Lee Kyle, age 83, of Castalian Springs, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at NHC Sumner in Gallatin.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Robert Kyle; parents, Thomas & Rachel Phillips; brother, Jack Phillips; three sisters, Laura Robertson, Dee Gregory and Pauline Phillips.

Survivors are: two sons, Phillip (Lynda) Kyle of Castalian Springs, Harold Kemp of Hartsville; two daughters, Cynthia (Todd) Gregory of Brentwood, Brenda Blair of Castalian Springs; four grandchildren, Kevin (Megan) Blair, Brandon Blair, Jon Wesley Blair, Perry Kemp; seven great-grandchildren, Jayson Blair, Jonah Blair, Noah Blair, Carter Blair, Owen Blair, Ellie Blair, Coralie Blair.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, officiated by Bro. Steve Robertson and Bro. Frank Matherly.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Philippi Church of Christ.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Debra Ann Driver

Debra Ann Driver, age 61, of Dixon Springs, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lawrence & Katherine Smith; brother, Austin Smith.

Survivors are: husband, Danny Driver of Dixon Springs; son, Chad Driver of Hartsville; daughter, Brandy (Phil) Givens of Bethpage; two grandchildren, Hailey Givens & Case Givens; brother, Barron Smith of Lafayette; sister, Kathy (Tom) Hollon of Iuka, MS.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 7, officiated by Eld. Brad Whittemore and Eld. Dean Taylor.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Gwin King

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of retired Lieutenant Gwin King, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, loved ones, and many fellow colleagues. He served the Mt. Juliet community from 1987 to 2012. He will be missed, but his legacy will always live on. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Funeral services, officiated by Bro. Jim Kubic, Rev. Danny Sellars, Terry Ashe, Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, and Chief James Hambrick, were held Monday, Feb. 11, in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home.

Interment in Wilson County Memorial followed the service.

Gwin King

Pallbearers were: Matt King, Ryan King, Braxton McFarlin, Roger Thompson, Tracy Lynn, Joe Riddle, David Stolinsky, and Larry Bowman. Honorary pallbearers were: Tanner King, Paul McFarlin, Clint Shrum, Sheriff Terry Ashe (Ret.), Sheriff Robert Bryan, Junior Harris, Tommy Burns, Chief Charles McCrary (Ret.), Billy Eakes, Sheriff Ray Russell, Sheriff Joe Ferguson, Chief Randy Trammel (Ret.), Chief James Hambrick, Chief Ted Floyd (Ret.), Asst. Chief Don Hamblen (Ret.), L.T. Wesley Neely, Ofc. Zach Atwood, Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, Lebanon Police Department, Mt. Juliet Police Department, Mt. Juliet Fire Department, and Watertown Police Department.

King is survived by wife of 15 years, Debbie Lynn King; children: Chris King, Greg (Mandy) King, Melanie (Paul) McFarlin, Joey (Jaclyn) King, Christi Steele, Misty (Jack) Matheson, Katee (Lane) Mullins, and T.J. Stephens; grandchildren: Matt King, Ryan (Amy) King, Braxton McFarlin, Tanner King, Brailey McFarlin, Brianna King, Carissa King, Katelynn Matheson, Xander Steele, Skylar Steele, Kendra Matheson, Dashton Keen, Jarret Galu, and Kinsley Matheson; and great-grandchild: Lincoln King. He is preceded in death by parents Doverd and Anna Massey King, brother Gordon King, and sister Dorothy “Dot” Nivens.

King served as the Lieutenant over the Investigative Division since the start of his career in Mt. Juliet. However, King had close to five decades dedicated to the law enforcement profession. He began his career with the Lebanon Police Department in 1964 at the age of 26. After spending five years there, he moved on to the Tennessee Highway Patrol assigned to Williamson County as a Trooper. In 1974, he was elected Sheriff of Wilson County, where he served for eight years until 1982. After his tenure as sheriff, his assistance was requested in Arizona. He spent five years working with the Pinal County, Arizona Sheriffs Office in their Fugitive Apprehension Division before coming back to Tennessee in 1987.

With over 48 years of law enforcement experience, King had a lot of firsts. He attended the first Police Trainee class for the State of Tennessee at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and was the first police officer in Wilson County to attend the formal law enforcement training academy. He was the first K-9 Handler at the Lebanon Police Department where he and his dog, Tiger, have the first recorded K-9 apprehensions in Wilson County. When starting his final assignment, he was the first Lieutenant over the Investigative Division for the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

Throughout his service, King has been involved in many investigations. During his tenure at the Tennessee Highway Patrol, he was on their riot squad and was present at the famous Lane College riots in Jackson, Tennessee. He caught ‘moonshine runners’ who were transporting over 200 gallons of illegal moonshine on Old Hillsboro Pike in Williamson County. When a U.S. Mail plane crashed on Concord Road, he was the lead investigator for the crash. During his first night in office as Wilson County Sheriff, he solved two robberies and put the suspects in jail. A future Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy was kidnapped as a child, and King followed the leads to find him safe. King is responsible for the current Judicial Commissioner program in Wilson County and opened the first Juvenile Detention Center in Wilson County. At Mt. Juliet Police, he served on the Judicial Drug Task Force where he had the largest seizure of vehicles used in crimes to date.

In his many years of service to the Tennessee community, retired Lieutenant King is responsible for solving 58 murders, 3 major kidnappings, many armed robberies, and taking violent criminals off the streets. He is credited in forwarding professionalism in law enforcement across the state with his affiliation at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and his tenure as Sheriff in Wilson County. His successful career can be attributed to his strong ability to adapt and overcome in many situations. King was and still is highly respected by the men and women that worked with him at the Mt. Juliet Police Department, who described him as a passionate and strong leader.

Special thank you: DAVITA in Mt. Juliet, Adams Place, Dr. Greg Shepard, lab techs at St. Thomas West Oncology, and staff of the 7th floor at St. Thomas West. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

James Andrew Trisdale Jr.

James “Nap” Andrew Trisdale Jr., age 69, of Castalian Springs, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by: father, James Andrew Trisdale Sr.; two brothers, Mike Trisdale & Donald Trisdale.

Survivors are: wife, Penny Trisdale of Castalian Springs; two sons, Jim Hightower of Memphis, Shane (Stephanie) Neely of Hartsville; three daughters, Melanie (Steven) Young of Lebanon, Allison (Ben) Fulkerson of Bethpage, Wynde (David) White of Hartsville; nine grandchildren; mother, Katie Trisdale of Castalian Springs; brother, William (Kathy) Trisdale of Liberty Hill, TX.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 26, officiated by Bro. Brent Hall.

Interment was in Bradley Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund at the American Cancer Society.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.