Death Notices

Merrianne Kunkel Cain

Mrs. Cain, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Jan. 5.

No funeral services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Shelby Rain Duncan Sr.

Mr. Duncan, 81, of Watertown, died Sunday, Dec. 31. 

Memorial services were Friday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 5 from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nathan Dean Evans

Mr. Evans, 57, died Friday, Dec. 29. 

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 4 from 9-10 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Simon Casper ‘Sammy’ Holmes Jr.

Mr. Holmes, 62, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Jan. 2. 

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 5 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Butler Cemetery in Jackson County.

Barbara Ann Boyer Hoye

Mrs. Hoye, 79, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Jan. 2.

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel Gray Prater Jones

Mrs. Jones, 92, of Hermitage, died Thursday, Jan. 4.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church at 1000 Woodridge Place in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 13 from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Ewing Sanders

Mr. Sanders, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 4.

He will was cremated with no services. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

William David ‘Uncle Billy’ Woodson

William Woodson

Funeral services for Mr. Woodson will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel with Vic Junkurth officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. – Billy wouldn’t want anyone to miss the college national championship game – and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Woodson, age 71, of Mt. Juliet, died Jan. 6, 2018.

Billy was a native of Nashville and the son of the late Carl and Ruby Binkley Woodson. He was a 1964 graduate of Donelson High School and employed as a printer for Rand McNally for 36 years. Billy was a member of the Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge No. 642 F&AM and Harvey Freeman Chapter No. 181 Order of the Eastern Star. For many years, he was very involved in the Mt. Juliet Little League and ran the Mt. Juliet Skate Club. Billy had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time in Florida and was an avid Tennessee Vols fan. He also had a love-hate relationship with Titans football. Billy was a wonderful husband, daddy, PawPaw and a friend to many.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Woodson and Clyde Woodson.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kitty Woodson; son, Brandon (Ashley) Woodson; grandson, Liam Woodson; mother-in-law, Marie Dingle; sisters-in-law, Patsy (Gerry) Chessor, Barbara (Harry) Breece; and nieces and nephews, Kevin Woodson, Cary Woodson, Becca Robinson, Michael Breece, Matthew Chessor and Chelsea Pollard.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Woodson, Cary Woodson, Michael Breece, Matthew Chessor, Ernest Watson and Mike Watson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Bond Memorial Chapel at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.

Death Notices

Richard ‘Dickey’ Puryear Barry

Mr. Barry, 69, of Lebanon, died Monday, Jan. 1. 

Memorial services will be Friday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 5 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

George W. Bowen Sr.

Mr. Bowen, 87, of Lebanon, died Monday, Jan. 1.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will be Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. at Pettus Cemetery in Lexington, Ala. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Paulette Elliott Bowling

Mrs. Bowling, 71, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Graveside services were Friday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Caroline Rose Heard

Caroline Heard, 4 months, died Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gennis Gray Keeton

Mr. Keeton, 88, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 28 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 29 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Lucille Stuckey Spetnagel

Mrs. Spetnagel, 97, died Thursday, Dec. 28.

A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Gravesite services will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Chillicothe, Ohio. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sue Ferguson Tanner

Mrs. Tanner, 79, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Guadalupe Torres

Mrs. Torres, 91, of Murfreesboro, died Thursday, Dec. 28.

Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 31 from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Elsie Helen Totté

Mrs. Totté, 92, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Dec. 31. 

No public services are scheduled. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Harold Richard ‘George’ Totzke Jr.

Memorial services for Mr. Totzke will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church at 1655 W. Main St. in Lebanon with Matt Steinhauer officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Totzke, age 54, of Lebanon, died Jan. 2, 2018.

George was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He loved his family and friends, was a Nashville Predators fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards. George was raised in Bridgman, Michigan and always considered it “home.” He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Richard Totzke Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Charlene Totzke; sister, Kim Totzke; brother-in-law, Lars Feese; and nephew, Vincent Farr.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church at 1655 W. Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087.

Arrangements are by Bond Memorial Chapel at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.

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Death Notices

Wayne Vincent Cavallaro

Mr. Cavallaro, 69, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.

Alfred John D’Andria Sr.

Mr. D’Andria, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 23.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The funeral mass will be Friday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 300 S. Tarver St. in Lebanon. Interment with military honors will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 

James Albert Garvin Sr.

Mr. Garvin, 84, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Dec. 19. 

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment followed in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

John Joseph Gorman

Mr. Gorman, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Dec. 24.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at Saint Stephen Catholic Community. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Carlos Milton Johnson

Mr. Johnson, 52, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a humane association or animal rescue organization of choice.   

Viola Mae Seebode

Mrs. Seebode, 93, of Hermitage, died Friday, Dec. 22.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Billy Hugh Warren

Mr. Warren, 85, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 22 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Death Notices

Deiadra Kay ‘Deede’ Anderson

Ms. Anderson, 44, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Dec. 17.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Gardens.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nancy Joan Daniels

Mrs. Daniels, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Memorial services were Monday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church at 1655 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Visitation was Monday, Dec. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Columbarium Fund. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Joe Markwell

Mr. Markwell died Thursday, Dec. 14.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral home in Lebanon. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

James A. Spears

Mr. Spears, 66, died Friday, Dec. 15.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 22 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 23 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Conatser Cemetery.

Martha Lenore Tomlinson Stringer

Mrs. Stringer, 83, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 17.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International.

Anna ‘Kitty’ Farmer Swindell

Mrs. Swindell, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 14.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 17 from 3-7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Jimmy Lee Williams

Mr. Williams, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 16. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Death Notices

Dylan Knox ‘Superman’ Adams

Master Adams, 5, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Dec. 3.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 8 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt or the American Heart Association.

David F. Gibbs

Mr. Gibbs, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 7.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 11 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Rose Marie Hackett

Mrs. Hackett, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Dec. 7.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Community at 14544 Lebanon Road in Old Hickory. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Anna Johnson

Mrs. Johnson, 99, died Saturday, Nov. 25. 

A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at noon in the fellowship hall of Friendship Baptist Church at 102 Circle Drive in Lebanon. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Marlene Jean Knight

Ms. Knight, 57, died Thursday, Dec. 7. 

Memorial services were Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Launch Point Church at 337 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Dorris C. Parker

Mr. Parker, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 7. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Herman Voor III

Mr. Voor, 58, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Dec. 10 at his home. 

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Community at 14544 Lebanon Road in Old Hickory. Interment will be Friday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Center at 1600 Newburg Road in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 4-9 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center.

Death Notices

Danny ‘Bud’ Ray Martin

Mr. Martin, 67, died Thursday, Nov. 30. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center at 495 N. Mt. Juliet Road. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Jackson Phariss

Mrs. Phariss, 101, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Dec. 3.

Memorial services will be Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 8 from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Alice Marie Presley

Ms. Presley, 70, died Saturday, Dec. 2. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5-6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

George Eugene Smith

Mr. Smith, 83, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Nov. 29.

No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the American Lung Association or a charity of choice. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tyrone ‘Ty’ Swafford

Mr. Swafford, 78, died Monday, Dec. 4.

Interment will be Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Joyce West

Mrs. West, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 1 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9-10 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Dickens Cemetery.

Death Notices

Doris E. Albrecht

Ms. Albrecht, 90, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Nov. 23.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 27 from 3-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Houston Bragg Jr.

Mr. Bragg, 62, died Saturday, Nov. 18. 

No services were scheduled. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

James Edward Carlson

Mr. Carlson, 75, of Madison, died Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 7931 McCrory Lane in Nashville. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 27 from 2-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Carol Lynn Clark

Ms. Clark, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 25. 

A private family service will be at a later date. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

James Stephen Keicher Sr.

Mr. Keicher, 53, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Nov. 26 at his home.   

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5-9 p.m. and will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridge of Life. 

Frank R. Parham

Mr. Parham, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Nov. 25.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Daughter of Charity at Seton Residence at 9200 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47220 or a charity of choice.

Roger White

Mr. White, 72, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 18. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Death Notices

James Melvin Driver

Mr. Driver, 81, died Monday, Nov. 13.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 16 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Earnestine ‘Tina’ Guillebeau

Mrs. Guillebeau, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 12 in Mt. Juliet.

Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Rhea Poor Lallemand

Mrs. Lallemand, 70, died Tuesday, Nov. 14.

A memorial service was Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church at 102 Circle Drive in Lebanon. Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Novice ‘Yogi’ Yocum Jr.

Mr. Yocum, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 15. 

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

James Turner Bradford Jr.

Mr. Bradford, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday at his home.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 14 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Guillermo Cadena

Dr. Cadena, 83, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Nov. 6.

The funeral mass will be Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Nashville. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Billy’ Leon Ellis II

Mr. Ellis, 43, died Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. 

Richard Asa Ellithorpe

Mr. Ellithorpe, 28, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Nov. 5.

A celebration of life service will be Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at noon at Cedar Creek Recreational Area. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samaritan Recovery Community. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Anthony Greer

Mr. Greer, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Linda Sue Hale

Mrs. Hale, 66, died Saturday, Nov. 11.

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Gracie Mai Hall

Mrs. Hall, 91, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Nov. 12.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Nashville National Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Sharyan Lee Cain Holmberg

Ms. Holmberg, 70, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Nov. 9.

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory Joseph ‘George’ Kupski Jr.

Mr. Kupski, 83, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Nov. 9.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Judith Lynn Mills ‘Judy’ Schmitt

Mrs. Schmitt, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Nov. 10.

A celebration of life will be Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Celebration Lutheran Church at 3425 N. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. Entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery will be private. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 17 from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Lee Tucker

Mr. Tucker, 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 10 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ralph Lundy Ulmer

Mr. Ulmer, 89, of Old Hickory, died Saturday, Nov. 11.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Billie Jo Dixon Wray

Mr. Wray, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Nov. 8.

No services are planned. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notices

Media Oneita Jackson Arnold

Mrs. Arnold, 80, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 27 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Memorial services and a celebration of life were Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.   

Terrance Carlos Clark

Mr. Clark, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Nov. 3.

Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-5 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mary ‘Liz’ Elizabeth Crabtree

Ms. Crabtree, 74, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Nov. 4.

A celebration of life service was Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joe Bob Haynes

Mr. Haynes, of Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 3. 

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 6 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Arvel D. ‘Stitch’ Hilton

Mr. Hilton, 77, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Nov. 5.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Entombment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Melvin Wayne Nelson

Retired Col. Nelson, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Nov. 3.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Glade Church in Gladeville. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 5 from 3-8 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Stand Down. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Mayford Cleatus Tipton Jr.

Mr. Tipton, 59, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 31 at his home. 

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Randall ‘Randy’ Alan Vance

Mr. Vance, 63, of Naples, Florida and Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 30.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 3 from noon until 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Lodge in Nashville.

Death Notices

Barbara ‘JoAnne’ Black

Ms. Black, 75, of Nashville, died Sunday, Oct. 29.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donald Glenn Bond

Mr. Bond, 65, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Oct. 29.

No public services are scheduled for Mr. Bond. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Sherwood ‘Hershey’ Gehris

Mr. Gehris, 76, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Oct. 25

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, 400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

Linda Kay Greenwood

Mrs. Greenwood, age 71, of Old Hickory, died Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Daniel Gustavus Knauss

Mr. Knauss, 63, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Oct. 25.

A celebration of life service will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Redeemed Church at 210 Alligood Way in Lebanon. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Doris Leftwich

Mrs. Leftwich, 96, of Wilson County, died Saturday, Oct. 7, at Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon.

A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 28 at noon at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church at 415 W. Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Opal M. Lowe

Mrs. Lowe, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donald Lee Shumate

Mr. Shumate, 88, of Lebanon and formerly of Kent Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 24. 

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment followed in Christ Church Memorial Gardens in Nashville. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 27 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Matthew ‘Matt’ Bay

Mr. Bay, 30, of Chapmansboro, died Sunday, Oct. 15.

No services were listed. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

George Russell Davis

Mr. Davis, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Oct. 21.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donna Faye Singleton Evins

Ms. Evins, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 22.

A private burial is planned. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Maryann Bryne Hall

Mrs. Hall, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 23.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church at 2293 S. Rutland Road in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6-7 p.m. at the church. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ambers Hurley

Mr. Hurley, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 18. 

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 23 from 9-10 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Phyllis Ann Moore Kinkead

Mrs. Kinkead, 90, of Hermitage, died Thursday, Oct. 19.

No services are scheduled. Mrs. Kinkead will be buried in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, along with her husband. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jean Lasater

Mrs. Lasater, 83, died Monday, Oct. 23. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 26 from 1-2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Jason Bradley ‘Smiley’ Mays

Mr. Mays, 34 of Hermitage, died Monday, Oct. 16.

Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kevin Lenn Nartker

Mr. Nartker, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 22. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 26 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.   

William ‘Bill’ Edward Piercey

Mr. Piercey, 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 20 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. until noon at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon at the funeral home. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church to benefit the youth program.

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Derial Sellars

Mr. Sellars, 66, died Monday, Oct. 16. 

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2-8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment followed in Sellars Arnold Cemetery in the Norene community. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notices

Kevin Daniel Boles

Mr. Boles, 42, of Lebanon, died Friday, Oct. 13.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Nan Sue Habegger

Mrs. Habegger, 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Oct. 13.

Memorial services were Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at West Haven Baptist Church. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the church. Donations may to be made to the nursery at West Haven Baptist Church. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Gerald Herbeck

Mr. Herbeck, 59, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 16.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Reggie Joseph ‘Mac’ McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin, age 73, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wilson County Veterans Services Office or New Leash on Life.

Eugene Potts

Mr. Potts, 77, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 9.

Graveside services were Thursday, Oct. 12 at noon at Hamblen Cemetery in Mt. Juliet. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Lynn ‘Randy’ Smith

Mr. Smith, 50, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Oct. 14.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gery Allen ‘Paul’ Stewart

Mr. Stewart, 76, of Old Hickory, died Sunday, Oct. 1.

Memorial services will be at a later date in California. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Staff Reports

Death Notices

Jeremy Scott ‘Scottie Blackfox

Mr. Blackfox, 39, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel and Monday, Oct. 9 at Reed-Culber Funeral Home at 117 W. Delaware St. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. with the location to be determined.

William Morris Bryant Jr.

Mr. Bryant died Saturday, Oct. 7 in Jackson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Alexandria ‘Allie’ Brianna Johnson

Allie Johnson, 15, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Jo Doris Leftwich

Mrs. Leftwich, 96, of Wilson County, died Saturday, Oct. 7 at Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon. 

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Christina Marie ‘Tina’ Scott

Mrs. Scott, 37, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1004 Woodridge Place in Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 8 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday, Oct. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at the church.

Staff Reports

Obituary: Peggy Jones

Peggy Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Jones were held Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Visitation with the family was Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service time at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Jones was born May 24, 1934 in Bristol, Virginia and passed away Oct. 4, 2017 in Nashville.

She is survived by her husband, William Jones, of 65 years; daughters, Deborah Jones, Katherine Render; and grandson, Trey Render.

Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Wilson; father, Harry Hurley; and brother, Robert Hurley.

Mrs. Jones was an office manager for Mid-State Urological Medical Group for 20 years and retired in 1993. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dogs, Furby and Princess. She also enjoyed traveling with her friends in the Mid-Tennessee Red Birds RV Club. She was loved dearly by all of the Hurley and Jones families.

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

Death Notices

Kenny ‘K.B.’ Beard

Mr. Beard, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 1.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 5 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A graveside memorial will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Brenda Rita Fisher Campbell

Mrs. Campbell, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Sept. 21 in Nashville.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell farm in Mt. Juliet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Park Center, 801 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203, the nonprofit hospice organization of choice, or another nonprofit service organization. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Douglas Cantrell

Mr. Cantrell, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 2.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mary Ann Smith Hamblen

Mrs. Hamblen, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Sept. 28.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 2 from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Jo Ellen Hayes

Mrs. Hayes, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Oct. 1.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 5 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary Agnes McHugh

Mrs. McHugh, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Sept. 30.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Community Church in Old Hickory. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Angelo Roman

The Rev. Roman, 84, died Monday, Sept. 25.

A celebration of life was Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Sellers Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joe Beretta Foundation at thejoeberettafoundation.com.

Sue Nell Smith-Dobbins

Mrs. Smith-Dobbins, 95, of Hermitage, died Sunday, Oct. 1.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Hermitage Church of the Nazarene at 4151 Saundersville Road in Old Hickory. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the church. Funeral services will also be Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at Richmond Hill Funeral Home at 8901 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill, Georgia with visitation at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rodney Dale Thomas

Mr. Thomas, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 24. 

No services were scheduled. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. 

Death Notices

Betty Jo Denny

Mrs. Denny, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 21.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2-8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Julia Ann Falk

Mrs. Falk, 89, died Monday, Sept. 25.

No services are scheduled at this time. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Diana Lynn Rather Lloyd

Mrs. Lloyd, 58, of Alexandria, died Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Monday, Sept. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Michael Lawrence McCown

Mr. McCown, 65, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Sept. 8.

No services were available. The family requested donations be made to New Leash on Life Animal Shelter at 507 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, TN 37087. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Wayne Musgrove

Mr. Musgrove, 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Sept. 21.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Betty L. Rucker

Mrs. Rucker, 90, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Sept. 25.

Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 404 BNA Drive No. 102, Nashville, TN 37217.

Andrew Jackson ‘A.J.’ ‘Shine’ Ward Jr.

Mr. Ward, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Katie Brooke Weathers

Ms. Weathers, 26, of Old Hickory, died Sunday, Sept. 24.

Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Glade Church at 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Journey Church to the “Katie’s Corner” fund at tjclive.com/giving and click on “Katie’s Corner” in the memo section or at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust and give directly to the “Katie’s Corner Memorial Fund.” Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Jean Williams

Mrs. Williams, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 20. 

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 22 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Jones Hill Cemetery.

Obituary: Kenneth Morris Stilts Sr.

Kenneth Stilts

A celebration of life for Mr. Stilts will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel with Don Wharton officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the service time at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Stilts, or “Daddy Ken” as he was known to many, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2017 following complications from a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born April 11, 1936 to the late John Horace Stilts Sr. and Delia McCoin Stilts. He was also preceded in death by nine of his 12 siblings.

A 1954 graduate of Antioch High School, Ken grew up on a farm together with his parents and 12 siblings. He began his working career immediately out of high school and built and operated a successful business in S&S Industries, Inc. for more than 50 years, before “retiring” just shy of his 77th birthday. He was also much involved for 20 some of those years in the music business, providing personal and business management services for many successful country music artists, including, among others, the Judds, Carl Perkins and Terry McBride. He also owned and operated his own record label, Dimension Records. Ken travel the world during his career, met two presidents of our great country and even kings of others and famous folks from actors to athletes. This is great acclaim for a country boy from Antioch. Among his many attributes, he was most known by his family and friends for his generous and giving spirit. He assisted many in times of need and was philanthropic to many causes and organizations. In addition, his family was paramount to him and his family revered him in return.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Jo Stilts; sons, Ken (Sue) Stilts Jr., Steve (Donna) Stilts; daughter, Tina (Nixon) Pressley; grandchildren, Andy (Jessica) Stilts, Haley Pressley, Connor Pressley, Zack Jones, Melissa (Terry) Bracken, Ryan Lash; and great-grandchildren, Elodie Stilts, Mason Bracken and Bennett Bracken.

Active pallbearers will be Art Gardner, Lonzie Wade, Danny Pressley, Dr. Joe Ozenne, Ray Jones and Terry Tuttle. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Calhoun, Jerry Calhoun, Jimmy Bowen, Tony Brown and Juan Carlos Nieto.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Home Instead of Wilson County and the Pavilion Senior Living Memory Care administration and staff for the excellent care they provided Ken.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Pavilion Senior Living Memory Care, Attention: Stilts Honor, 1409 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Bond Memorial Chapel at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.