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Obituaries – May 2, 2007

Robert Walter King

Services for Mr. King will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Tramel and the Rev. Billy Hill officiating.
Interment will be in Neal Cemetery at Watertown. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. King, 80, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. He was born in Trousdale County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Ryder Freight with 39 years of service. He was a member of Shop Springs Baptist church where he served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Sportsman Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Mose and Ola Gilmore King; his first wife, Erlene Tomlinson King; two brothers, Lon and Dovard King; and four sisters, Lucille Lehew, Aline Williams, Virginia Johnson and Ethel Mazer.

Survivors include: his wife of more than 58 years, Sara Nelle Turner King; three children, Robert E. “Bob” (Susan) King, Charles W. King and Janet Brewington, all of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Blake (Heidi) King, Amber (Austin) Burton and Shelly (Scott) Satterfield, all of Lebanon, and Brandi King of Santa Monica, Calif.; seven great-granddaughters; a brother, Boyd King; and two sisters, Lina Mai Ligon and Edna Tomlinson, all of Lebanon.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Shop Springs Baptist Church, Gene Farley, Kenneth and Phillip Underwood and Jim Van Sickle. Active pallbearers will be Blake King, Scott Satterfield, Jimmy Johnson, Larry Tomlinson, Tommy and John Turner, Gwin and Jerry Wayne King and Randall Ligon.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Disease Association or to the youth group at Shop Springs Baptist Church.

James Carson Musice

Services for Mr. Musice will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Musice, 56, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 30, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Anna Redmon Musice and his brother, John Musice.

Survivors include: his children, James J. (Teresa) Musice, Robert T. Musice, Melody Musice and Jonathan Musice; and grandchildren, Austin and Kyle Musice.

Obituaries – April 30, 2007

Bill “Tennessee” Anderson

Services for Mr. Anderson will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 30 at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Anderson, 51, of Nashville, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at his residence. He was a welder for Wolfe Industries.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Hobart and Lucille Anderson and Patsy Taylor. Survivors include: parents, Thomas and Martha Anderson; brother, Jeff (Tina) Anderson; sister, Carol (Wayne) Harris; several nieces and nephews; and fiance, Susan Hall and her daughter Angel Kempf.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Margarett Maebell Balding

Services for Mrs. Balding will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Sellars Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Balding, 79, of Lafayette, died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

She was preceded in death by parents, J.W. and Obera Andrews Pope; and husband, Albert Balding. Survivors include: son, Jack “Cadillac Jack” (Debi) Balding of Lafayette; brothers, Lewis (Etta) Pope of Rome, Ga., and Vernon (Margie) Pope of Lebanon; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Theresa Sue Boyd

Services for Mrs. Boyd will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Sellars Funeral Home with Chaplain Judy Gray officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boyd, 51, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

Survivors include: daughters, Rhonda I. Bryant and Ashley M. Boyd, both of Lebanon; parents, James Sr. and Nellie Hale Brewington of Nashville; siblings, Jimmy (Lynn) Brewington, Robbin R. Keeler, Diana J. Brewington, Ginger K. Jones, James M. Brewington Jr., James M. Brewington and Anna Marie rewington; and grandchildren, Theresa N., David W. Jr. and Brandon T. Adams.

Martha Jane Harris

Memorial services for Mrs. Harris will be scheduled at a later date.

Mrs. Harris, 64, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

She was preceded in death by parents, Archie C. and Josephine Keaton Johnson; and brothers, Kenny and Darrell Johnson. Survivors include: children, Raymond (Teresa) McMillin of Brush Creek, Sandra (Bobby) Knight and Jacky McMillin, both of Pleasant Shade; siblings, Fran (Coy) Holloway of Sauk Village, Ill., Betty (Comer) McMillan and Charles Johnson, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Amanda Brewster, Holly and Lindsey McMillin and Johnathan and Kimberly Stafford; and great-grandchild, Choley Brewster.

The family wishes to acknowledge the staf fof the CCU at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

Dorothy P. Jones

Services for Mrs. Jones will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bros. August Ruff and David Shannon officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones, 75, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 29, 2007. She was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, an accomplished seamstress, former secretary for Jones Brothers Construction and an employee of the State of Tennessee for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Wirt K. and Ola Bennett Paty. Survivors include: husband, Guy “Bud” Jones; daughter, Carol Arnold of Hermitage; brother, Jimmy (Glenna) Paty of Lebanon; sister, Jean Watkins of Lebanon; grandchildren, Chandra (Ronny) Nollner and Tansy (Marshall) Traywick; great-grandchildren, Colby and Emma Traywick and Haley and Garrett Nollner; and special friends, William and Judy McDaniel III.

Pallbearers will be Larry Arnold, Ronny Nollner, Marshall Traywick, Stan Force, Jerry Allen and Ken Jennings. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Jones Brothers.

Jewel Hall Raines

Services for Mrs. Raines will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Elds. Jimmy Cox, Billy Joe Shoulders, and Leon White officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Raines, 75, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at University Medical Center. She worked at Lebanon Garment Company and retired from Lebanon High School where she worked in the cafeteria and as a custodian. She was a member of Old Paths Missionary Baptist Church.

She was prreceded in death by parents, ilbur and Bessie Mae Hallums Hall; two sisters, Alberta Lawrence and Eunice Hall; two brothers, Wilbur and Dan Hall; half-brother, Clyde Marks and two infant siblings. Survivors include: husband of 57 years, Chaney Raines; four children, Zander Dell (Carol Jo) Raines of Lebanon, Vanessa R. (David) Stuff of Ormond Beach, Fla., Timothy Wayne (Patricia) Raines of Castalian Springs, Jeffery Joe (Elizabeth Ann) Raines of Lebanon; brother, Robert Earl Hall of Lebanon; two half-brothers, Billy Marks of Lebanon and Howard Marks of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, David Lee, Andy, and Rachael Michelle Raines, David Matthew, Tina Marie, Timothy Gray and Bobby Jo Stuff, Brandi Bell, Nancy Elliot, Scotty Pritchett, and Joshua Daniel and Johnathon Alexander Raines; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Drennon, Ed Hardy, Dolphus Smith, David Lee, Bobby and Andy Raines, D.J. Martin and Ricky Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Hardie Sorrells, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Kathleen Kearny, Nina Reed, nurses in progressive care at UMC, Daniel, Johnaton and Rachael Raines, Tina Stuff, Brandi Bell and Nancy Elliot.

Obituaries – May 1, 2007

James Thomas Armes Sr.

Services for Mr. Armes will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment with military honors will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Middle Tennessee Veteran Cemetery in Pegram. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Armes, 57, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 29, 2007. He attended Mt. Juliet Church of God, he was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Marine Corp. and coached Mt. Juliet Little League baseball and Junior League football teams.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jimmy and Frances Lee Armes. Survivors include: wife, Watanna Armes; sons, James T. Jr. and Mikey Armes, both of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Christy Armes (Mark) Dalton of Virginia and Misty Armes (Kevin) Crawford of Alaska; brother, Paul E. Armes of Nashville; sister, Joyce Richardson of Nashville; and grandchildren, Alexis “Weasel Head” Dalton, Mackenzie “Tad Pole” Crawford, and Isabella “June Bug” Crawford, expected to be born July 5, 2007.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Crawford, Mark Dalton, John Palmer, Johnny Sawyers, Billy Joe Denton and Tracy Clay.

Gary Cooksey

Services for Mr. Cooksey will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Cooksey, 49, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at University Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by father, Joe W. Cooksey and son, Michael Joe Gilley. Survivors include: mother, Reba Cooksey; brothers, Kenny and David Cooksey; nieces and nephews, Kelly and Kayla Chrisman, Kayla, Sonya, Crystal, Derrick and Daniel Cooksey; and aunt and uncle, Cecil and Vallie Horne, all of Lebanon.

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Harris

Services for Mrs. Harris will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Walker and Mr. Wayne Foster officiating. Interment will be in Lannom Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Harris, 95, of Gladeville, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at the Lebanon Health and Rehab Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Lillian Barber; her husband, Carmack Harris; a son, Wendell Harris; a great-grandson, Izaiah Dalys Harris; a brother, Willie Clyde Barber; and a sister, Violet Partlow.

Survivors include: a daughter, Anita (Richard) Bell; a son, Randy Harris; four grandchildren, Rick Bell, Shannon Sullivan, Kellie Eakes, Ty (Jen) Harris and Ryan Harris; great-grandchildren, Jared and Jade Sullivan and Karleigh, Kelseigh and Lillian Anita; and several nieces and nephews.

Jewel Hall Raines

Services for Mrs. Raines will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Elds. Jimmy Cox, Billy Joe Shoulders, and Leon White officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Raines, 75, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at University Medical Center. She worked at Lebanon Garment Company and retired from Lebanon High School where she worked in the cafeteria and as a custodian. She was a member of Old Paths Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Wilbur and Bessie Mae Hallums Hall; two sisters, Alberta Lawrence and Eunice Hall; two brothers, Wilbur and Dan Hall; half-brother, Clyde Marks and two infant siblings. Survivors include: husband of 57 years, Eld. Chanie Raines; four children, Zander Dell (Carol Jo) Raines of Lebanon, Vanessa R. (David) Stuff of Ormond Beach, Fla., Timothy Wayne (Patricia) Raines of Castalian Springs, Jeffery Joe (Elizabeth Ann) Raines of Lebanon; brother, Robert Earl Hall of Lebanon; two half-brothers, Billy Marks of Lebanon and Howard Marks of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, David Lee, Andy, and Rachael Michelle Raines, David Matthew, Tina Marie, Timothy Gray and Bobby Jo Stuff, Brandi Bell, Nancy Elliot, Scotty Pritchett, and Joshua Daniel and Johnathon Alexander Raines; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Drennon, Ed Hardy, Dolphus Smith, David Lee, Bobby and Andy Raines, D.J. Martin and Ricky Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Hardie Sorrells, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Kathleen Kearny, Nina Reed, nurses in progressive care at UMC, Daniel, Johnathon and Rachael Raines, Tina Stuff, Brandi Bell and Nancy Elliot.

Obituaries – April 28, 2007

John Cleveland “J.C.” Bond

Mr. Bond, 60, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 27, 2007. No services are scheduled.

Survivors include: wife of 36 years, Martha Bond; and children, Trevor and Tara Bond, both of Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers, lease make memorial donations to the Wilson County Humane Association in the name of J.C. Bond.

Richard Burnett

Services for Mr. Burnett will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at The Chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City, Tenn. with the Rev. Aaron Revis and the Rev. Mark E. Thompson officiating. Visitation will be noon until services on Monday.

Mr. Burnett, 49, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at his home. He was born in Elyria, Ohio and a graduate of Rhea County High School. He was employed with Jones Brothers as a superintendent and was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by mother, Pauline Perry Burnett. Survivors include: wife, Robyn H. Burnett of Lebanon; father, Manuel Burnett of Spring City; two daughters, Amber Pauline and April Kristine Burnett both of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Richard Lee Burnett of Knoxville and James Burnett of Murfreesboro; and two sisters, Edna Miller of Spring City and Doraleen Burger of Chattanooga.

Edgar F. “Eddie” Harris Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Harris will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 in Cedar Grove Cemetery. A “Celebration of Life” will be in Partlow Funeral Chapel at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Harris, 64, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was the Executive Director of the Wilson County Water and Wastewater Authority, a County Commissioner for 18 years, served on the Wilson County Road Commission, Agricultural Center Management Committee, DeKalb County Telephone Co-Op and was awarded Outstanding Young Farmer of Wilson County several years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Edgar Folk Sr. and Callie Mae Gentry Harris. Survivors include: wife, Lynn Detlefsen Harris; children, Robert (Kellie) Harris of Ky., Sandy (Ernest) Rigsby of White House, Michael and John (Tammy) Harris, both of Murfreesboro, Robert E. “Zeb” (Melissa) and Julie Douglas, both of Lebanon; brother, Leonard Douglas Harris of Norene; grandchildren, Kirk, Kayla, Kaleb and Kallie Harris, Michael and Catina Rigsby, Makenzi and Alexia Douglas, and Kaylee, Kile and Kiera; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Madeline and Makenzie Rigsby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lebanon-Wilson County Library, 108 S. Hatton Avenue.

Dan Olive

Services for Mr. Olive will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Olive, 25, of Murfreesboro, died Thursday, April 26, 2007. He was a dispatcher for Big G Express and a class of 2000 graduate of Malone High School in Malone, Fla.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Harry D. and Carrie Olive. Survivors include: mother, Ginger (Chuck) Gebhardt of Lebanon; father, Fred Olive of Florida; fiance, Tricia Hopwood of Murfreesboro; newborn daughter, Tricia Hopwood; grandparents, Betty and Johnnie Dortch of Old Hickory and Betty and Joe Gebhardt of Donelson; uncles, Dennis and Gene Richardson, Dan (Brenda) Olive; aunts, Tess (Kenny) Manley, Mary (Bill) Chambliss and Carolyn Olive; and several cousins.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Wilson, Cory Walters, Kenneth Manley, Dennis Richardson, John Curran and Chris Riddle.

Obituaries – April 26, 2007

Estel “Shorty” Fleming
Services for Mr. Fleming will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Amason officiating. Interment will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Fleming, 81, of Brush Creek, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was a retired diesel mechanic, World War II Army veteran, a Shriner and 32nd degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by parents, L.C. and Dora Harris Fleming; six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include: wife of 60 years, Rachel Hawkins Fleming; son, Wayne Fleming of Brush Creek; daughter, Barbara Askew of Brush Creek; grandchildren, Brad (Judy) Askew of Brush Creek and Brian Askew of Murfreesboro; sister, Anna Lee Smith of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

Rondall “Ronnie” Gene Mitchell
Services for Mr. Mitchell will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Wilson County Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mitchell, 56, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by father, Alonzo Mitchell Jr.; mother, Mary Irene Stubblefield; and step-father, Hildred Stubblefield. Survivors include: wife, Teresa Mitchell; children, Shirley Mofield of Carthage, Rhonda Mitchell, Penny (Lee) Cowley, Glenda (Jason) Bowes and Vickei Bradley, all of Lebanon; sisiter, Linda Howell of Lebanon; and 15 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Carolyn “Tots” Smith
Services for Miss Smith will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Miss Smith, 89, of Gladeville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at her sister’s residence. She was retired from Dupont after 30 years of service. She was a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church and the Bible Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by parents, Wade and Minnie Partlow Smith; two brothers, Wade Jr. and William Newton Smith. Survivors include: two sisters, Margaret Hogwood and Louise Parton of Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be James Thomas, David and Dr. Mike Harris, Bob Rice, Wayne Foster, Glen O. Hamblin, Douglas Jones, Bobby PArton and Jimmy Carter Martin.
The family requests memorials be made to Gladeville United Methodist Church Buiding Fund or Alive Hospice.

Obituaries – April 27, 2007

Richard Burnett
Services for Mr. Burnett will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at The Chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City, Tenn. with the Rev. Aaron Revis and the Rev. Mark E. Thompson officiating. Visitation will be noon until services on Monday.
Mr. Burnett, 49, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at his home. He was employed with Jones Brothers as a superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Robyn H. Burnett of Lebanon; his father, Manuel Burnett of Spring City; two daughters, Amber Pauline and April Kristine Burnett both of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Richard Lee Burnett of Knoxville and James Burnett of Murfreesboro; and two sisters, Edna Miller of Spring City and Doraleen Burger of Chattanooga.

Gary Cooksey
Mr. Cooksey, 49, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at University Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anissa D’Ann Davis
Services for Mrs. Davis will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at JC Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Frederick Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Scotts Chapel Cemetery in Old Hickory, Tenn.
Mrs. Davis, 36, of Old Hickory, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007.
Survivors include: a son, Donte’ Davis-Salter; her parents; a brother, Jeffrey Davis; sister-in-law, Julie Davis; a nephew, Garrison Davis; a niece, Lauryn Davis; a grandmother, Eva Davis; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, “daughter” Shatika Falls, Lynnette Clemons, Yolanda Prince, Meredith Williams and Tonya Roberson.

Jeremy Shawn Upchurch
Graveside services for Mr. Upchurch will be 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Br. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at the Wilson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Upchurch, 25, of Lebanon, died, April 28, 2007. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father Jimmy Roger Upchurch.
Survivors include: his mother, Margaret Joyce Mincey; a son, Phillip Austin (Tyler) Warren; a daughter, Katelyn Daniele Upchurch; a brother, Jimmy Dewayne Upchurch and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, he family asks that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.

Obituaries – April 25, 2007

Van H. Coffee Jr.

Mr. Coffee, 67, of Sarasota, Fla., died Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

Survivors include: his wife, Patty Coffee; two sons, Chuck and Steve Gardner of Bradenton Fla.; a daughter, Lisa Kent of Lebanon; a sister, Carole Coffee of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Carrie Francis

Services for Mrs. Francis will be noon Thursday, April 26, at JC Hellum Funeral Hom with Bro. Todd Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will e 11 a.m. until services Thursday.

Mrs. Frances, 101, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at University Medical Center.

Survivors include: a son, Sam (Mary Agnes) Milligan; three grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

James T. Gaines

Services for Mr. Gaines will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at JC Hellum Funeral Home with Minister Marjorie Black officiating. Interment will be in Rutland Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Gaines, 95, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at University Medical Center.

Survivors include: three nieces; three nephews; other cousins relatives and friends and the devoted Mattie N. Clemmons.

Dwayne “Tooter” Hogan

Services for Mr. Hogan will be 6 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Kenneth Bowen officiating.

Mr. Hogan, 53, of Gladeville, died Saturday, April 21, 2007. He was an employee of the AutoZone in Hermitage.

He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Elwood and Frances Adella Youngblood Hogan and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: wife, Peggy Hogan; daughter, Gail Lynn (John) Austin of Lyles; step-daughter, Denise McLeod of Nashville; mother-in-law, Ora Denney of Gladeville; brothers, Dean (Renee) Hogan of Mt. Juliet, Gary (Debbie) Hogan sof Lyles, Donnie Hogan of Hendersonville and Tommy (Jane) Hogan of Bellevue; sister, Wanda (Dwayne) Neely of Gallatin; grandchildren, Joseph and Austin Borden; and several nieces and nephews.

Alvin Euegene Starks Jr.

Services for Mr. Starks will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Saddler Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon until services on Thursday.

Mr. Starks, 68, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at University Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theoloa Marie and Alvin Eugene Starks; a brother, James Calvin ‘JC’ Starks; a nephew, Marland Dion Starks; grandparents, Hassie and John Albert (Pudding) Hatton; and a stepfather, Curtis Harrison.

Survivors include: four daughter, Desirre, Kalva, and Carmella (Maurice Denney) Starks and Cheryl (Vernon) Dockins of Lebanon; a son, Broderick Sr. ‘Ricky’ (Vickie) Starks of Antioc, Tenn.; a sister, Patricia Harrison of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Broderick ‘Lil Rick Jr of Nashville, Dominica Starks, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Keilonda Starks, Deleisha Palmer, Jordyne Denney, Jalin Dockins of Lebanon, and Corey Starks of Antioch, Tenn.; a great-granddaughter, Kiyla Starks; a niece, Chandra Starks, of Lebanon; two nephews, Augustus Starks of Lebanon and Orlando Starks of Smyrna, Tenn.; two great-nephews, Romaceo Cason and Curtis Crutchfield of Lebanon; and two great-nieces, Melisha Starks of Los Angeles, Calif. and Kei’Anna Patton of Lebanon; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Obituaries – April 23, 2007

William H. Coley

Services for Mr. Coley will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Reese and Bob Lannom officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Coley, 82, of Knoxville, died Friday, April 20, 2007. He was a member, Elder and Trustee of Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and received a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.He served in the U.S. Army 45th Invantry Division in Korea. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at McMinnville and also Mt. Juliet High for 12 years. For 25 years he served as the Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture for Middle Tennessee with the State Department of Education.He was a past director of the Wilson County Farm Bureau, past president of Kiwanis Club and the Wilson County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association and a past commissioner of the West Wilson Utility District.

He was preceded in death by parents, O.M. and Maud Green Coley; wife, Celia DePriest Coley; brother, Miller Coley; and sister-in-law, LaUna Coley. Survivors include: daughter, Catherine Melear of Coalvalley, Ill.; son, John William (Betty) Coley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Carolyn and Will Coley; step-grandchildren, Eric and Rachel Melear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lannom, Cliff Ricketts, Mac McCluskey, James Edwin Swain, Allen Graves and Jere McCulloch. Honorary pallbearers will be former Mt. Juliet FFA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WIlliam H. Coley FFA Scholarship Fund (Attn: Jim Loftis, Box 5165, Tennessee Tech University, Coookeville, 38505) or Cloyd’s Presbyterian Church.

Virginia Ann VanCour Compton

Services for Mrs. Compton will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Javin Lawson officiating. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Compton, 47, of Statesville, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by brother, Billy Ray Hayes. Survivors include: mother, Wilma Faye (Winston) Morelock of Nashville; father, Gene (Peggy) Hayes of Shop Springs; two sons, Travis VanCour of Statesville and Eddie Hill of Dowelltown; grandchildren, Heather and Eddie Hill; and two sisters, Janice Lynn Johnson of Dole and Glenda Kay Billlings of Sparta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Bank & Trust for Travis VanCour.

Obituaries – April 24, 2007

Sue Ann Underwood Bouton

Services for Mrs. Bouton will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Cheetham officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Bouton, 68, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at University Medical Center. She was the owner of The Once Again Shop and a member of First Presbyterian Church for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Virginia Underwood; husband, William “Bill” Bouton; infant daughters, Virginia Dale and Laurissa Suzanne Lanahan. Survivors include: sons, Richie (Beth) and Johnathan Bouton; brother, CharlesHerman Underwood; sister, Linda (Charles) Cothern; grandchildren, Richard, Rex and Sara Beth Bouton; and nieces and nephews, Mary Margaret Farris (Allen Vance), Caroline Farris (Bill) Walker, and Jennifer and Jeremy Cothern.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Lebanon High class of 1956 and friends at Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.

Obituaries – April 21, 2007

Thomas Jeffrey “Tommy” Adair

Graveside services for Mr. Adair will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Dave Humphrey officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to graveside at Partlow Funeral Home.

Mr. Adair, 65, of Dixon Springs, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was a landman in Oil & Gas Exploration, a 1963 graduate of Texas A & M, a member of the Squadron 3 of the Corp of Cadets and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Anna Adair; brother, Eddie Adair and aunt, Edna Miller.

Survivors include: wife, Debbie F. Adair; cousin, Jim Miller and family of Texas and devoted friends, Phil Gibson, Lenny Cruse, Jimmie Miller, Kenny Oliver and Nellie Bowers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Louise Garrett Alsup

Graveside services for Mrs. Alsup will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Alsup, 88, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 20, 2007 at Mitchell Manor. She was a bookkeeper for Margie Anna Nursing Home and a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Evie Garrett; husband, Walter “Dude” Alsup; and brothers, William Clayton and James Ewing Garrett. Survivors include: sisters, Earline Garrett Jones of Murfreesboro and Katherine Todd of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Nelda Garrett of Lebanon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Jose Gabriel Garay

Services for Mr. Garay will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 23 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Weller officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Garay, 71, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Baptist Hospital. He was the owner of J & J Pest Control and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jose and Carmen Ortiz Garay; brother, Vincent Garay; and sisters, Mary Hoffknecht and Louisa Hughes. Survivors include: wife, Barbara Sue Garay; son, Brian G, Garay; daughters, LaDonna (Meacham) Evins and Valerie (Duane) Perry; step-children, Robert C. Buttrey and Vickie Pearsall; grandchildren, Brian and Donna Marie Evins and Mason McDonald.

Pallbearers will be Roy Holloway, Robert Buttrey, Ronnie Savage, Van Rodgers, Art Hughes, Billy Sans, John Fey and Leonard Fagan.

Charles David Kemp

Memorial services for Mr. Kemp will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Sellars Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Kemp, 27, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 19, 2007.

Survivors include: father, Paul Kemp Jr. of Portland; Sherry Allmon of Florida; children, Logan, Auron and Kylie Kemp; brother, James Kemp of Lebanon; and grandparents, Paul and Ruth Kemp of Lebanon and Chuck Allmon of Florida.

William E. Searle

Services for Mr. Searle will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Bond Memorial Chapel Interment with military honors will be at 1 p.m. in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Searle, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, April 20, 2007. He was a World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by parents, William H. and Margaret Robinson Searle; wife, Bernie Searle; sons, James T. and Jack E. Searle; brothers, Jack, Robert, and Thomas Searle; sister, Rose Fern; grandson, Jeremy Long and great-grandson, Little Eddie. Survivors include: sons, W. Ralph (Nancy) and William B. (Jeanette) Searle; daughters, Kitty Schneider, Janice (Paul) Knotts and Jean Searle (Don) Sorey; sister, Mae Hartnett; over 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one unborn great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Bill, John, James, Will and Adam Searle, Corey Willett, Landis Sanders and Tommy Hoague. Honorary pallbearers will be surviving World War II veterans.

Jessie S. Simms

Services for Mrs. Simms will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bros. Ken Thomas and Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Simms, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, April 20, 2007. She was a member of Greenhill Church of Christ and a teller at the Bank of Mt. Juliet for several years.

She was preceded in death by parents, John Dee Sr. and Nancy Hill Summers; brother, John Summers Jr.; and sister Lelia Elkins. Survivors include: husband, John Albert Simms Sr.; sons, Bobby (Karen) and John (Myra) Simms, both of Mt. Juliet and Charles (Lori) Simms of Donelson; brother, George Lee (Gladys) Summers of Lebanon; sister, Ann (Paul) Cunningham of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren; Kerry (Chad) Swallows, Lisa, Jack, Drew and Carlie Simms and Nicole Gore; and great-grandchild, Ellie Swallows.
Pallbearers will be Bobby, John, Charles, Jack and Drew Simms and Chad Swallows.

Obituaries – April 20, 2007

Thomas Jeffrey “Tommy” Adir

Graveside services for Mr. Adir will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Dave Humphrey officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 20, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and an hour prior to graveside at Partlow Funeral Home.

Mr. Adir, 65, of Dixon Springs, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was a landman in Oil & Gas Exploration, a 1963 graduste of Texas A & M, a member of the Squadron 3 of the Corp of Cadets and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Anna Adair; brother, Eddie Adair and aunt, Edna Miller.

Survivors include: wife, Debbie F. Adair; cousin, Jim Miller and family of Texas and devoted friends, Phil Gibson, Lenny Cruse, Jimmie Miller, Kenny Oliver and Nellie Bowers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Edward Burton Barrett

Services for Mr. Barrett will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Ward officating. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday, April 20, prior to services.

Mr. Barrett, 82, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by jis grandson, Mark Barrett; parents, Dave and Kate Comer Barrett and brothers, Elgin and Martin Barrett.
Survivors include: sons, Steve Barett, of Lebanon, and Mark Barrett, of Lebanon; brothers, James Barrett, of Murfreesboro, Claude (Geneva) Barrett, of Lebanon, Roy (Linda) Barrett, of Lebanon, Billy (Juanita) Barrett, of Brush Creek, and J.D. (Nell) Barrett, of Waverly; sisters, Lorene Brown, of Lebanon, Carolyn (James) Tarpley, of Lebanon, Ella (Jessie) Ward, of Lebanon, Daisy Perdue, of Gallatin, and Ethel Trisdale, of Anderson, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers will be nephews.

Krystal Renee Carpenter

Services for Ms. Carpenter will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Hunter Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, from 1 p.m. until service.

Ms. Carpenter, 24, of Watertown, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended Vol State. She was Photo department Manager at Walgreens.

Survivors include: parents, Lanny and Peggy Carpenter of Watertown; brother, Lucas Bradly Carpenter of Watertown; grandmother, Sytha Clemmons of Watertown; aunts and uncles, Randle Carpenter, of Brush Creek, Glenda Carpenter, of Brush Creek, Willene Warren, of West Plains, Mo., Jerry Hanley, of West Plaines, Mo., Lavina Clair, of Aurora, Mo., and Shirley Cherry, of Mammoth Springs, Ark., and cousins, Sonja Douglas, Angela Evans, Shane and Melody Carpenter.

Frances Qualls Denney

Services for Mrs. Denney will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Partlow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Walker officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, April 20, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until service.

Mrs. Denney, 81, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at University Medical Center. She was a graduate from St. Thomas School of Nursing in Nashville in 1946.

He was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Denney; parents, the Rev. Raymond S. and Susan K. Poston Qualls and brothers, Allon Qualls and Ray Qualls.

Survivors include: children, Alma (Ron) Owens, Susan Peek, Roy (Suk) Denney and Julia (Keller) Chapman; grandchildren, Russell (Cassie) Owens, Amy (Dave) Harry, Rebecca (Will) Arnold, Scott Peek, Roy (Hope) Denney, KC (Cate) Chapman, Gene Denney and Nathan Chapman; great-grandchildren, Madison Harry and Davis Arnold; siblings, Barbara Bragg, Janice Frey, Mary Hutto, Laura McMinn, Pat Marlin and John Qualls.
Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Russell Owens, Scott Peek, Roy Denney, KC Chapman, Gene Denney, Nathan Chapman, Will Arnold and Dave Harry.

In lieu of flowers. contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Frances Qualls Denney to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 107, Gladeville, TN 37071.

Eva H. Edmondson

Services for Mrs. Edmondson will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Woodbine Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 20, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edmondson, 76, of Nashville, died Thursday, April 19, 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edmondson; son, Watt Edmondson; parents, Rufus and Maude Harper and brother, James Harper.

Survivors include: daughter, Bobbie (Steve) Markham, Carol Edmondson; grandchildren, Darryl Edmondson, Jennifer and Lee Anne Markham; great-grandchild, Darryl Edmondson, Jr.; sisters, Hazel Gray and Gloria McDaniel and brother, Rufus Harper, Jr.

Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Kara Sue Erwin

Services for Mrs. Erwin will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Cedar Hill Funeral Home, Suitland, Md. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Erwin, of Suitland, Md., died Monday, April 16, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Miller and step-father, Clfton Kimball.

Survivors include: husband, Robert Erwin; son, Mark (Deborah) Erwin; grandchildren, Shirley and Tyrone Erwin; mother, Imogene Miller Kimball; siblings, Keith Miller (Ann), of Rockvale, Glene (Hunt (john), of Lebanon, and Crystal Taylor (Floyd), of Murfreesboro; three nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; two great nehews and a host of family and friends.

Milton K. “Milt” Moody

Services for Mr. Moody will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Entombment will be in Hermitage Mausoleum. Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, April 20, an hour prior to service.

Mr. Moody, 74, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Moody.

Survivors include: sons, Ronald (Donna) Moody and Kenneth (Cindy) Moody; daughter, Zana Petty; step-sons, Franklin Swaidner, Bruce Halnes; grandchildren, Jessica Petty, Shawn, Shelly, Spencer Moody and Donald Moody; step-grandchildren, Coristle Haggard, Sam Petty and Leigh Ann Vance; two brothers and one sister.

Thomas “Pops” Schunk

Services for Mr. Schunk will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Hermitage Funeral Home with Chaplin Jessie Green officiating. Entombment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until service.

Mr. Schunk, 74, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007. He was the owner of Cedar Creek Sports Center and former V.P. of Service Merchandise & Best Products.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Florence Schunk; aunt and uncle, Norma and Frank Boettcher, mother and father in-law, Helen and Charles Kist.

Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Evelyn Kist Schunk; daughter, Donna (George) Ogilvie; sons, Robert Schunk, Danny (Wendy) Schunk and Jim (Patti) Schunk; grandchildren, Rachel and Adam Ogilvie, Blake, Curtis, Kendall, Carter, Jason and Carson Schunk; brothers, Donald (Shannon) Kist and Ken Kist; nephew, Todd (Jody) Kist and niece, Tonya Kist.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Alive Hospice, St. Jude and Wilson County Animal Shelter.

Virginia Forbes Walsh

Services for Mrs. Walsh will be Friday, April 20, in Freeport, Bahamas.
Mrs. Walsh, of Freeport, Bahamas, died Sunday, April 15, 2007. She attended Watertown and Mt. Juliet Schools.

Survivors include: children, Vicky Lena Martell, of Freeport, and Sandra June Lena Kaiser, Fairview, Texas; granddaughter, Aliza Kaiser; brother, Sam (Edna) Forbes, Shop Springs; nieces and nephews and cousin, Betty Ann Tucker Griffin of Lebanon.

Stephen Eston Wells

Graveside services for Mr. Wells will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Bro. Glenn Denton officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, from noon until service at Partlow Funeral Home.

Mr. Wells, 23, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, from an automobile accident. He was employed with the Nutro Dog Food Co.
Survivors include: mother, Vicki (Wilbur) Rimes and son, Cameron Eston Wells.

Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Obituaries – April 18, 2007

Kurtis “Kurt” Ray Black

Services for Mr. Black will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include: wife, Jennifer Black; daughter, Kayla Black; parents, John and Linda Black of Old Hickory; brothers, Keith (Jennifer) Black and Kevin (Teresa) Black, both of Mt. Juliet, and Kenny (Dawn) Black of Lebanon; grandmother, Jessie O’Neal of Nashville; in-laws, Terrence and Kathryn Raupfer; two nephews; three nieces; and best friend, D.L. Hayter.
Pallbearers will be Keith, Kenny and Kevin Black, D.L. Hayter, Charles Hunt and Steve Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kayla Black Fund at Wilson Bank & Trust.

John Lee Hall

Mr. Hall, 87, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was a retired Marine, having served in both the Korean War and World War II.

Survivors include: sister-in-law’s, Sally Farmer and Hilda Burge, of Lebanon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Mae Majors

Services for Mrs. Majors will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. Pastor Frederick Jenkins and will officiate and Pastor Harold Searcy will be the eulogist. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and noon until services on Friday at the church.

Mrs. Majors, 71, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday April 15, 2007. She was a graduate of Haynes High School. She attended Scotts Chapel AME Church in Hermitage.

Survivors include: her husband, Henslee Eugene Majors; a daughter, Paula (Rubin) Collick of Franklin, Tenn.; four sons, Kerry and Harry Majors, Larry (Vivian) Word of Mt. Juliet and Jeff (DeMetra) Majors of Watertown; her father, Wilson (Snook) Cockrill; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 12 sisters; seven brothers; two sister-in-laws; three brother-in-laws; and many other relatives and friends.

Saddler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James “Ralph” Vincent

Services for Mr. Vincent was noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Old Hickory with the Rev. Judd Hays officiating. Interment is in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mr. Vincent, 74, of Hermitage, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his home after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Dupont. He worked there for 42 years. He was a Deacon, Adult Sunday School teacher and Bus Ministry for First Baptist Church in Old Hickory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Nell Vincent.
Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Eleanor Wood Vincent; sons, Gary (Becki) Vincent, of Dickson, and Bob (Teresa) Vincent, of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Carylon (Gary) Barkley, of Fukuoka, Japan, and Judy (Jeff) Carlson, of Flushing, Mich.; sister, Dolores (Leon) Headly of Chesterfield, Va.; cousin, Jo Ann (Marvin) Wheat of Bedford, Va.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers were: Larry Bishop, Michael and Kyle Clemmer, Marston Crump, Wayne Flatt, Bob Redden, Ron Wade and Nelson Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers were: Deacons of the First Baptist Church Adult 4 Sunday School class and staff of Tennessee Oncology at Skyline.
Donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Old Hickory, 1106 Hadley Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 or Multiple Mycloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Merrit View, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Obituaries – April 17, 2007

Kurtis “Kurt” Ray Black

Services for Mr. Black will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include: wife, Jennifer Black; daughter, Kayla Black; parents, John and Linda Black of Old Hickory; brothers, Keith (Jennifer) Black and Kevin (Teresa) Black, both of Mt. Juliet, and Kenny (Dawn) Black of Lebanon; grandmother, Jessie O’Neal of Nashville; in-laws, Terrence and Kathryn Raupfer; two nephews; three nieces; and beast friend, D.L. Hayter.

Pallbearers will be Keith, Kenny and Kevin Black, D.L. Hayter, Charles Hunt and Steve Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kayla Black Fund at Wilson Bank & Trust.

Bro. Eugene Darnell

Services for Bro. Darnell were held Sunday, April 15 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Interment was in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Bro. Darnell, 53, of Brush Creek, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at his residence. He was a Pentecostal and pastor of House of Prayer for 10 years. He was a retired iron worker and member of Iron Workers Local 492.

He was receded in death by parents, Thomas Kimbro and Minnie Lee Swoape Darnell and sister, Mary Elizabeth Darnell. Survivors include: wife, Yvonne Darnell; children, Tammy (Chad) Copinger of Short Mountain and Jeremy (Kristy) Darnell of Hartsville; grandchildren, Wesley and Pacey Coppinger and Samatha Darnell; and brothers, Horace Darnell of Lebanon and Buddy and Jimmy Darnell of Normandy.

Leona Mary Fisher
Funeral Mass for Mrs. Fisher will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallatin with Bishop David Choby officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Fisher, 87, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was a retired accountant for Grancolumbiana in the Wolrd Trade Center in New York and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, George Fisher; parents, Charles and Cecelia Cuprzinski; and brother, Charles Cuprzinski. Survivors include: son, George Charles (Mary) Fisher of Shirley, N. Y.; daughters, Lenore Ann (Paul James) Lukasik of Milford, Conn., Cecelia Marie (Alan) McCarthy of Lebanon, and Dr. Norma Jean Fisher (Dr. Maurice) Consiglio of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pauline Collier Honeycutt
Services for Mrs. Honeycutt will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Joe Vickers officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Honeycutt, 75, of Mt. Juliet, died April 15, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Luther David and Anna R. Burgess Collier.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: husband, James K. Honeycutt of Mt. Juliet, daughter, Annette (John) Stevens of Nashville; sons, James David (Kathy) Honeycutt of Smyrna and Danny Reed Honeycutt of Mt. Juliet; brothers,Gene (Laura) Collier of Arkansas and Kenny (Janice) Collier of Michigan; sister, Wanda Nell (Earl) Lamont of Michigan; grandchildren, Lisa (Brad) Evans, Leslie Ann Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Susie (Bill) Tuggle, and Kenny and Beth Honeycutt; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Abbie, and Kylie Evans and William and Andrew Tuggle.

Pallbearers will be Brian Wright, Jason York, Anthony Mitchell, David Mitchell, Steve Smeykal and William Wright.

Jerry Pentecost

Mr. Pentecost chose to be cremated. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Pentecost, 62, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 14, 2007. He was retired from Bell South, a graduate of Tennessee Preparatory School and a member of Lebanon Golf and Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Pentecost and sister, Wanda Gambo. Survivors include: daughter, Shari (John) Harper of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Harper; mother, Mildred Hettick of Lebanon; brothers, Jimmy (Dee Dee) Pentecost of Hawaii and Terry (Sue) Pentecost of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Ann Jones of Jacksonville; and several nieces, nephews and many friends
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TPS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 17799, Nashville, TN 37217 or to your favorite charity.

Penny Denise Tidwell

Services for Mrs. Tidwell will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Willard Missionary Baptist Church in Trousdale County with Bro. Jerry Gammon and Elder Matthew Brown officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Mrs. Tidwell, 32, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She wasa homemaker and member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by mother, Della Mai Ray Hall. Survivors include: father, L.C. Hall; husband, Daniel Tidwell; children, Brandon, Bradley and Brianna Tidwell; brothers, J.C. (Tina) Hall of Green Grove, David (Robin) Hall, Danny (Priscilla) Hall and Charlie Hall, all of Layfayette; sisters, Judy (Hank) Pollard of Lebanon, Tammy (Hubert) Jones of Wixtown, Emily (Patrick) Thomas, and Amy (Johnnie) Holland, all of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries – April 16, 2007

Leona Mary Fisher

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Fisher will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallatin with Bishop David Choby officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Fisher, 87, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was a retired accountant for Grancolumbiana in the Wolrd Trade Center in New York and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, George Fisher; parents, Charles and Cecelia Cuprzinski; and brother, Charles Cuprzinski. Survivors include: son, Goerge Charles (Mary) Fisher of Shirley, N. Y.; daughters, Lenore Ann (Paul James) Lukasik of Milford, Conn., Cecelia Marie (Alan) McCarthy of Lebanon, and Dr. Norma Jean Fisher (Dr. Maurice) Consiglio of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Anna Harper

Services for Mrs. Harper will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Wilson County Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Dozier of Fall Creek Falls Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harper, 73, of Woodbury, died Friday, April 13, 2007.

She was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Florence Farrer and former husband, Chester O. McMurtrie. Survivors include: husband, Thomas Harper; sons, Thomas (Delydia) and Timothy I. (Barbara) McMurtrie; stepchildren, Steven G. (Midge) and Guy Eddie Harper, Carrol Ann (Larry) Carrol and Norma (Larry) Brown; six brothers, Phillip (Gena), Melvin (Pat), Albert, Loren (Judy), Lesley and Wesley (Pearl) Farrar; sisters, Ada Turner and Vivian (Kenny) Green; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

James Howard “Swampy” Lackey

Services for Mr. Lackey will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lackey, 56, of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joe Alex and Lockie Lee Shelton Lackey. Survivors include: wife, Claudean Gragg Lackey; children, Charles Michael Gragg, Jeremy Lee (Courtney Cash-fiance) Pollitt, and Lacy Nicole Pollitt, all of Cookeville, James Christopher Lackey of Lebanon, and and Rhonda Lackey Smith of Daytona, Fla.; siblings, Kenneth Joe (Shirley Walker) Lackey, Walter Thomas (Del Hobbs Gwaltney) Lackey, all of Lebanon, Jerry Dwayne (Kathy Grimes) Lackey and Billy Ray Lackey, JoAnne Lackey (Raymond Paul) Stillwell and Trisha Ann Lackey (Robert Leroy) Yuille, all of Independence, Mo.;four grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews.

William Paul Martin

Services for Mr. Martin will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Market Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ronnie McCarver officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday at Disyal Funeral Home and noon until the service Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Martin, 63, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at his residence. He was retired from TRW-Ross Gear after 35 years of employment. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967.

Survivors include: wife, Sharon Bernadette Martin; two daughters, Percilla Martin of Lebanon and Brandi Vaughn-Reedy of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Reginald (Sherika) Turner of Clifton, Tenn.; son-in-law, Jami Reedy of Birmingham; three godchildren, Zabrina Seay, Mary Taylor and Lorenzo (Patricia) Seay, all of Lebanon; grandchildren, Lavoris Varta Bowman, Jamison Reedy, Reginald Turner Jr., Tyvoris Logue, Latoya Jackson, Jessica Turner, Ayeal Weir, Linda Martin, and Jasia Reedy; great-grandchild, Talayisha Jackson; sister, Carmine Woods of Murfreesboro; brother, George Shannon of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Annette (Larry) Franklin of Gallatin and Deborah Stewart of Hermitage; brother-in-law, Ronald McCarver of Lebanon; aunts, Rebecca Overall and Jean Martin; cousin, Laura Ann Cason; host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special niece, Nichole; devoted nephew, Marcus (Kendra) Carey and Ontario Grooms; special great-niece Leya Frannklin; and devoted friends, Willaim Seay, Leon Neuble, Johnny Hill, Lenton Moore, Jeff and A;lisha Webster and family, Bobby and Beulah Apple, Julia Huddleston, Billy Cartmell, Dianthia McGowan, Judy Woods, Betty Martin, Faye Cannon, Gladys Rhone, Johnny, Margie and Stephanie Cleaver and a host of family connections and friends.

Judy Denney Crutcher Ray

Services for Mrs. Ray will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Wilson County Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ray, 60, of Lebanon, died Sasturday, April 14, 2007.

She was preceded in death by father, James L. Denney and daughter, Dawn Renee Crutcher. Survivors include: husband, Paul Ray; mother, AnnieP. Wilkerson Denney; sons, Shane Crutcher, Dustin Tyler and Travis Cody Ray; daughter, Robyn Crutcher (Richard) Wood; brothers, James and Carl Denney and James Woodall; sisters, May Rollins and Linda (Bill) Thorne; and grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Wood and Brittany Crutcher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Bobby Allen Taylor

Services for Mr. Taylor will be 4 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Allen, 75, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 14, 2007. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant after 24 years in the Air Force.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Reed, Bobby Ray Harris, J.R., Taylor and Jason Reed, Michael Edward Reeder, Robert Allen Taylor, Josua Owen Weiser and Jordan Ryne Funke. Honorary pallbearers will be other grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Allen F. “Skeet” and Mary Louise Smith Taylor and step mother Elizabeth Taylor. Survivors include: wife of 54 years, Jennie Foster Taylor; daughters, Teresa “Dede” (Jerry) Reed, Susie (Kenneth) Harris, both of Lebanon, Mary Lee (Todd) Curtis of Watertown, Barbara (Wallace) Bryson, Jeanna Weiser and Tina (Tony) Hearn, all of Lebanon; sons, Eric (Debbie Lee and Robert (Bonnie) Taylor, both of Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pam Eatherly, Joanie Quarles, Lisa (Read) Majors, all of Lebanon; and brothers, Allen Franklin (Jean) Taylor Jr. of Sewanee, Jim (Rhonda) Taylor of Maryville, and Tony Taylor of Lebanon.

Nellie Norton Walker

Services for Mrs. Walker will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Sellars Funeral Home with Elder G.F. Davenport officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Walker, 89, of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 15, 2007. She was raised in the Centerville community and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Samuel Coleman Walker, brother, Daniel Norton, sister, Rachel Norton and grandson, Jeffery Scott Walker. Survivors include: seven children, Coleman (Helen) Walker of Lebanon, Kathleen (Bobby) McCain of Mt. Juliet, Carolyn (David) Jackson of Lebanon, John (Kim) Walker and Peggie (Don) Vanhook, both of Nashville, Joyce (Eddie) Mathis of Watertown, and Cheryl (Mark) Marsh of Mt. Juliet; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Obituaries – April 12, 2007

Ann Murray Brewington

Services for Mrs. Brewington will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Lee officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.Mrs. Brewington, 76, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late William Ray and Martha Altie Presley Murray. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Lin Brewington; four sisters, Dora Locke, Frances Cox, Wilberta Dies and Shirley Brewington; and three brothers, J.T., Jack and Carl Murray. Survivors include: four children, Martin (Linda Kay Brewington of the Grant community, Martha (Jerry) Davis of Lebanon; Robert (Susan) Brewington of Hartsville and Mary Yager of Lebanon; sister, Sadie Martin of Lebanon; five brothers, Hubert, Eugene, Bobby, Raymond and Glen Murray, all of Lebanoon; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eric Orrand, Scott Brewington, Nick Yager, John and Shane White and Don Hemontoler.

Wilson Wauford Hudson

Services for Mr. Hudson will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Watertwon First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Mathis officiating. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until the service Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home.

Mr. Hudson, 88, of Watertown, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at his residence. He was a farmer and long time member of Watertown First Baptist, where he served as Deacon Emeritus and Sunday School teacher.

He was preceded in death by great-grandson, Zachary Close; son-in-law, Arnold Wingate; sisters, Ellen Frances Bass and Willette Hamilton; brothers, Harold, John Hollis, James, Byron Wesley and Haley Hudson; an infant sister and an infant brother. Survivors include: wife, Verdie Hudson of Watertown; children, Betty (Don) Lawrence of Old Hickory, Nancy Close of Watertown, Kay Wingate of Watertown, Doris (Byron) Barnes of Pleasant Shade and Roger (Karen) Hudson of Murfreesboro; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Agee of Watertown and Mabel Hudson of Gallatin; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alan and Michael Lawrence, Dwayne, Daryl and David Close, Daniel Hudson, Greg Anderson, Matthew and Nathan Barnes, Brian Baskin, Jay Wingate and Greg Allison. Honorary pallbearers will be the Businessmen’s Sunday School Class.

Obituaries – April 12, 2007

Charles E. Arkon

Services for Mr. Arkon will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Bond Memorial Chapel. A graveside service with military honors will 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, Ky. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Arkon, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007. He was a member of the U.S. military for over 20 years, serving as Command Career Counselor in the Navy and also serving in the Army and Air Force. He was a certified dental technician and owned his own dental laboratory for over 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 358 and the Clown Unit of Kiva Shrine Temple in Amarillo,Texas.

He was preceded in death by parents, Antonio and Cordia Duffield Arkon; wife, SAlly D. Arkon; and sister, Marie Woods. Survivors include: sons, Chuck (Betty) Arkon of Sparta, Steve (Wendy) Arkon of Carthage and Don (Denise) Arkon of Lebanon; sister, Theanna “Jo” Greathouse of Pt. Pleasant, W.V.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Roberts, Ronnie Greathouse, Jay White, Merritt Ackerson, and Charles Jr. and Doug Arkon.

Andrew Kuchenmeister

Services for Mr. Kuchenmeister will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Billy Hill and Kevin Medlin officiating. Interment will be in Leeville Cemetery. Visitation will be immediately following the service until 7 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Kuchenmeister, 73, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at his residence. He was a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Maude Oakley Kuchenmeister; daughter, Debra Hegeman; sisters, Mary Jane McGinness and Ida Mae Ross; and brothers, Alvah, Theodore, Charles Jr. and Frederick Kuchenmeister. Survivors include: children, Michael Kuchenmeister of Evensville, N.Y., Debbie (Bob) McClintoch of Old Hickory, George (Miki) Kuchenmeister of Pickett, Wis., Larry Kuchenmeister of Denton, Texas, Mary (Eric) Carney of Lebanon and Melissa (Michael Newman) Feinstein of Hermitage; grandchildren, Marci (Stephen) Harbour of Murfreesboro, Bobbi McClintoch of Old Hickory, Amber, Marybeth, Andi Lyn, Timothy and Katy Mai Carney, all of Lebanon, Austin and Owen Feinstein of Hermitage, and Micah, Aaron and Isaiah Kuchenmeiter of Denton; great-grandchildren, Malayla Bailey and Micah McClintoch; the children’s mother, Janet Kuchenmeister of Richland Hills, Texas; brother, Bob Kuchenmeister of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; sister, Jean Schlegel of Poughkeepsie; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of grandson, Austin Feinstein.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries – April 11, 2007

Nokomis C. Bryant

Services for Mrs. Bryant will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at JC Hellum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Bryant officiating. Interment will be in Bryant Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, from 6 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bryant, 70, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Alive Hospice.

Survivors include: daughter, Elizabeth (B.W.) Jones of Mt. Juliet; son, Eric Bryant of Nashville; four grandchildren; brothers, Geronamoe (Lorraine), of Nashville, Cordell (Ezell), of Columbus, Ohio, and Harold (Mary) Couch, of Nashville; sister, Theresa Majors Murphy of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Greely (Atha) Westbrook, Johnnie and Delores Bryant and Elnora McClure; brother-in-law, June Jackson, all of Mt. Juliet, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mary Jane Carter

Services for Mrs. Carter will be noon Saturday, April 14, at Greater Beech Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Preston Douglas officating. Interment will be in Beech Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 13, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. at Carr-Hellum Funeral Chapel and Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. until service at the church.

Mrs. Carter, 70, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Survivors include: husband, Sam Carter, Jr.; son, Barry (Althea) Dillard; five grandchildren; brothers, Wilbert (Juanita) and Rais (Juanita) Adams; other relatives and friends.

Wallace Neal Cox

Services for Mr. Cox will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m. until service.
Mr. Cox, 78, died Sunday, April 8, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Gunter and parents, Willie Odell and Lewis Cox.

Survivors include: wife, Theresa Kurtz Cox of Hermitage; children, Sandra Chadwell, Mark (Maria) Pooley, Phil Pooley, Brad Pooley and Traci (Joseph) DiMare; sister, Mary Morefield; brother, Roy Cox; Danielle Stone, Scott Blackburn and four other grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Obituaries – April 10, 2007

Kenneth K. Custer

Services for Mr. Custer will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Custer, 85, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Cedars Health Care Center. He was a WWII Air Force veteran, member of Berea Church of Christ and a security guard at McFarland Hospital.

He was preceded in death by parents, Gail Willard and Nettie Burchett Custer; wife, Alice North Custer; four brothers; great-grandson, Brandon Parks; and daughter-in-law, Joyce White North. Survivors include: children, Sue (Ben) Corning, Gail Parks and Robert North; sister, Sylvia Fleshman; six nieces; two nephews; grandchildren, David, Deborah and Deann Parks, Ginny (Joey) Harris, Teresa and Morris Dodd, Dawn (David) Buck, Brianna (Bob) Jackson and Megan (Travis) Wheeler; and great-grandchildren, Chris Dodd, Chelsea and Kyle Harris and Ashley, Amber, Ben and Sam Buck.

Jewel Davis Dodson

Services for Mrs. Dodson will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at First Baptist Church in Lebanon with the Revs. Pierce Dodson and Don McElroy officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home after noon Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Dodson, 91, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 9, 2007 at Lebanon Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late Norman Tarver and Lela Jewel Davis. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband of 58 years, Pierce W. Dodson; sister, Betty Frances Davis; and brother, Ramon Davis. Survivors include: three children, Pierce (Barbara) and Bill (Carol) Dodson, of Lebanon and Patsy Dodson Plumlee of Nashville; and six grandchildren, J. Martin and Wade Plumlee, and Chris, Laura, Johnathan and Rachel Dodson.

Pallbearers will be Martin and Wade Plumlee, Chris and Johnathan Dodson, Buster Jennings and Bobby Johnson.

The family requests memorials be made to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (Kosovo).

William Buchanan Walden

Services for Mr. Walden will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home and noon until the service Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Walden, 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 8, 2007. He was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. He graduated from David Lipscomb with a major in accounting and a minor in music. He worked as an insurance agent for Independeent Life.

He was preceded in death by father, Odell Walden; and wife of 40 years, Delores Lynn Tucker Walden. Survivors include: son, Preston (Debbie) Walden of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Lydia (Marvin) Nixon of Mt. Juliet and Marla (Stephen) Beard of Bon Aqua; mother, Mildred Walden; brothers, Wayne, Robert (Marietta) and Raymond (Sherry) Walden; sister, Ramona (Virgil) Flaherty of Smyrna; and grandchildren, Angel and Heather Nixon, Donovan Walden and Jerrick and Jacob Beard.

Pallbearers will be Robert and Raymond Walden, Virgil Flaherty, Toby Balda, Ray Justice and Don McAllister. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Flaherty, Randy, Wayne, Donovan and Ray Walden, John and Jason Tucker and Jerrick and Jacob Beard.

Mt. Juliet Funeral Home and Sellars Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries – April 9, 2007

Evelyn Frances Curtis

Services for Mrs. Curtis will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro Ronnie Smith and Bro. Tommy Curtis officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Curtis, 84, of Alexandria, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Summit Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Willie Malone Kitchings; her husband of 66 years, Paul Curtis; and a brother, Charles B. Kitchings.

Survivors include: two daughters, Faye (William) Wooldridge of Lebanon and Key Hearn of Mt. Juliet; five grandchildren, Rick (Christy) Robinson of Murfreesboro, Mitch Robinson of Lebanon, Angie (Alan) Elkins of Mt. Juliet, Anita (Chip) Jackson of Mt. Juliet and Kim (Scott) Lattimore of Mt. Juliet; six great-greanchildren; a niece, Lyna Rorie; brother-in-law the Rev. Tommy (Virginia) Curtis of Smithville; and two step-grandchildren, Chip (Carol) and Trevor Hearn, both of Mt. Juliet.

Pallbearers will be Rick Robinson, Mitch Robinson, Chip Jackson, Alan Elkins, Scott Lattimore and Todd Austin.

Oleta Kelley Seaborn

Services for Mrs. Seaborn will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home with Bro. John Brown officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Seaborn, 80, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, April 6, 2007. She was a member of Hermitage Church of Christ and an All Star basketball player at Donelson High School.

She was preceded in death by parents, Dave and Inez Vinson Kelley; husband, Alvin Hardeman Seaborn; and son, Gary Wayne Seaborn. Survivors include: daughters, Sndra (Sterling) Earhart and Darlene Montgomery; sons, Hardy (Debbie) and Mike Seaborn; brother, Randolph (Rose) Kelley; grandchildren, Jody (Lisa) and Jason (Annie) Earhart, Adam (Heather) Seaborn, Andrea (Justin) Fox, Kristy Faler, Corey Seaborn, Daniel and Kelley Montgomery and Kayla Seaborn; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family. Honorary pallbearers will be the nursing staff of Summit Hospital, sixth floor, and Mt. Juliet Health Care Staff.

Mary Lee Winfree Tabor

Services for Mrs. Tabor will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the service.

Mrs. Tabor, 84, of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday, April 7, 2007. She was a member of Schomburg Road Baptist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ova Webster and E. G. Winfree; husband, Charles D. Tabor; and siblings, Gordon and Ray Winfree and Irene Allison. Survivors include: two daughters, Kay (Terry) Spohn of Lynchburg, Vir. and Carol (Rev. Buddy) Lamb of Columbus; two sons, Rev. Charles “Chuck” (Susie) Tabor III of Hillsboro, Ohio and Terry (Patsy) Tabor of Oviedo, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Katie Eby of Gaithersburg, Md.; and five brothers, Robins Winfree of Carthage, Neal and Haskell Winfree of Watertown, and Paul and Donald Winfree of Lebanon.

Memorials may be made to Schomburg Road Baptist Church Missions Fund, 7155 Schomburg Road, Columbus, Ga. 31907.

Obituaries – April 7, 2007

Doris Bryze Davenport Beesley

Graveside services for Mrs. Beesley will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mrs. Beesley, 85, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 6, 2007. She was a graduate of Cumberland University and a member of the Cumberland Women’s Club. She taught in the Wilson County and Lebanon Special School Districts for 31 years, including 27 at McClain Christian School. She was a member of Lebanon Music Club and served as president several terms. She was a founding member of the XI chapter Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority. She was a Friend of the Library and a member of Faith Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Nashville and former member of First Baptist in Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by husband, Arthur Acklin Beesley; parents, James Whitlock and Jessie Fisher Davenport. Survivors include: daughters, Martha (Tom) Boyd and Alice (Jeff) Gossage of Lebanon; grandchildren, Kathryn and Rachel Boyd and Daniel Gossage; and longtime friend and caregiver Henrietta Cason.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Gossage, Lane Martin, Lillard Barrett, Chris and Brooks Crowell, Winston Davenport and John Greer. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Martin, Dr. Charles Lea, Tommy Knowles, Jim Lancaster and Bobby Bryant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lebanon Library.

Robert Earl Cantrell

Services for Mr. Cantrell have not been scheduled at this time.
Mr. Cantrell, 70, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired UPS supervisor of 25 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Pauline McKendry Cantrell. Survivors include: wife, Glenda Young Cantrell; six daughters, Kay Cantrell, Kim (Brent) Vance, Penny (Phillip) Burns, April (Wayne) Bures, Brandie (Jeremy) Kitrell and Taunya (Brian) Hacker; and five grandchildren, Chasity, Johnathan, Kirkland, Maddy and Kohen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eveyln Francis Curtis

Services for Mrs. Curtis will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro Ronnie Smith and Bro. Tommy Curtis officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Curtis, 84, of Alexandria, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Summit Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Willie Malone Kitchings; her husband of 66 years, Paul Curtis; and a brother, Charles B. Kitchings.

Survivors include: two daughters, Faye (William) Wooldridge of Lebanon and Key Hearn of Mt. Juliet; five grandchildren, Rick (Christy) Robinson of Murfreesboro, Mitch Robinson of Lebanon, Angie (Alan) Elkins of Mt. Juliet, Anita (Chip) Jackson of Mt. Juliet and Kim (Scott) Lattimore of Mt. Juliet; six great-greanchildren; a niece, Lyna Rorie; and a brother-in-law the Rev. Tommy (Virginia) Curtis of Smithville.

Pallbearers will be Rick Robinson, Mitch Robinson, Chip Jackson, Alan Elkins, Scott Lattimore and Todd Austin.