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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.

Obituaries – April 6, 2007

Willie Robert ‘Bill’ Barrett, Sr.
Services for Mr. Barrett will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Hunter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. until service.
Mr. Barrett, 59, of Watertown, died Thursday, April 4, 2007, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Allen Barrett.
Survivors include: children, Willie Robert Barrett, Jr., of Watertown, Tammy Stradtner, of Portland, Jerry Barrett, of Smithville, and Christina Barrett, of Dekalb County; five great-grandchildren; mother, Maude Jennings Barrett; sisters, Mary Phillips, of Murfreesboro, and Margaret Smith, of Gladeville; brothers, Harold Barrett, of Cottage Home, James Barrett, of Woodbury, Kenneth Barrett, of Christina, Jeff Barrett, of Smithville, and Glenn Barrett of Christina and several nieces and nephews.
Active Pallbearers will the nephews.

Nathan Glenn Hackney
Services for Mr. Hackney 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, with F. Murray Mathis, Teb Batey and Vernon Burrow officiating. Interment will be Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hackney, 84, of Murfreesboro, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007. He was a member of the Third Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in WWII and retired from the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center after 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Columbus and Cora White Hackney.
Survivors include: wife of 62 years, Allie B. Barrett Hackney; daughter, Glenda Schott of Murfreesboro; brother, Marvin Hackney of Lebanon; sisters, Mary (George) Goodall, of Mt. Juliet, and Glenna (Mac) McKinney, of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Dr. Nate Schott, Jeff Schott, Jennifer Wyatt, all of Murfreesboro, and Allison Schott, of Fairfax, Va.; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Donna Hackney, of Mt. Juliet, Ola Mae Hackney, of Lebanon, and Gladys Hackney, of Murfreesboro, and brother-in-law, Rocco La Rocca of Mt. Juliet.
Active Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Murfreesboro Blue Raiders 2005-2006 CCC Youth Football Team.

Linda Ramierez Johns
Memorial services for Mrs. Johns will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Visitation will Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. until service.
Mrs. Johns, 51, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 4, 2007, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a machine operator at Southtec.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Armando and Maria L. Ramierez.
Survivors include: husband, Gerald Johns; sons, Aron (Laronda) Frazier, of Waynesboro, and Addam (Lindsay Smith) Frazier, of Lebanon, and grandchildren, Blaine Bevis and Emily Frazier.
Ligon & Bobo are in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Faye Kish
Services for Mrs. Kish will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hermitage Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kish, 51, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, March 29, 2007.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Idell Poe.
Survivors include: husband, Tim Kish; step-daughter, Julie Kish; father, James Samuel Poe; brothers, Jimmie Ray Poe and James Michael Poe; step-brother, James Samuel Poe II and sister, Barbara Ann Brown.

Haywood Turner
Memorial services for Mr. Turner will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Daniel Stirnemann will be officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, from noon until service.
Wilson County Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.

Charles Robert Werstler
Memorial services for Mr. Werstler will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Bond Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Reese officiating. Visitation will be Monday, April 9, from 5 p.m. until service time.
Mr. Werstler, 87, of Hermitage, died Thursday, April 5, 2007. He was a member of Miami Springs Presbyterian Church and attended Cloyds Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mt. Juliet. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars. He had a career as a thoroughbred horse trainer for Dixiana Stables in Lexington, Ky., for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Owens Werstler and parents, Robert Benjamin and Nellie Wise Werstler.
Survivors include: children: Lindalee (David) Buckholts, of Mt. Juliet, and Rob Werstler, of Austin, Texas; sister, Maxine Daily of Greentown, Ohio, and grandchildren, Charles Buckholts, twins, John and Paul Buckholts, Logan Werstler and twins, Heidi and Susannah Werstler.

Conley Earl Williams
Services for Mr. Williams was Wednesday, April 4, at Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Bro. Russ Stephens and Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors was in Gordonsville Cemetery.
Mr. Williams, 72, of Gordonsville, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at his residence. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and had 21 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. After retiring from the Air Force, he went to work for TVA in 1971 in construction as a laborer, and retired in 1997. He was a member of the Mt. Juliet Fire Department for 10 years. He was a member of Martha Baptist Church and attended the Hickman Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, William Scott Williams and parents, Minnie Arwood and Ben Williams.
Survivors include: wife of 48 years, Linda Alberta Stewart Williams; sons, Jacky (Kelly) Williams, of Hickman, and Bobby Williams, of Gordonsville, and grandsons, Jordan Williams and Doss Williams.

Obituaries – April 2, 2007

Robert Paul Missimer
Memorial services for Mr. Missimer will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Hermitage Presbyterian Church with Dr. Jim Moran officiating.
Mr. Missimer, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, March 31, 2007. He was born in Philadelpihia, Penn. where he graduated from Roxborough High School and attended Drexel University. He was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed with the company formerly known as PennWalt for 25 years. He was a faithful Presbyterian and a member of Hermitage Presbyterian Church. He loved tending his vegetable garden and was always willing to do volunteer work.
He was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Edith Smith Missimer. Survivors include: wife, Helen J. “Midge” Missimer; children, Richard (Julie) Missimer of Mt. Juliet and Jeanne (John) Napier of Blue Bell, Penn.; sister, Patricia (Fazal) Ahmad of South Miami, Fla.; grandchildren, William (Margaret) and Stephen Napier and Cassie and Sarah Missimer; several nieces; and a nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.