Death Notices

Barbara Jean Beard

Mrs. Beard, 76, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, June 12.

Funeral services were Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, June 15 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, June 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Kevin Tyler Cooley

Mr. Cooley, 46, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, June 18.

A celebration of life will be Friday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, June 22 from 3-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the church.

Bertha Virginia        

Jones Graves

Mrs. Graves, 97, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, June 15.

Funeral services were Monday, June 19 at 1 p.m. at Center Chapel Church of Christ. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, June 18 from 2-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and Monday, June 19 from noon until 1 p.m. at the church.

Shelia Denise James

Ms. James, 57, of Mt. Juliet, died June 1, 2016.

Memorial services were Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Frances Lea

Frances Lea, 80, died Monday, June 19. 

Arrangements are incomplete. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Buddy’ Posey

Mr. Posey, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, June 12.

Memorial services were Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Friday, June 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Jauwice Elise       

‘Weese’ Stroupe

Mrs. Stroupe, 88, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, June 13.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Saturday, June 17 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Death Notices

Joyce Marie Castleberry

Mrs. Castleberry, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, June 12.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at Life Assembly in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Thursday, June 15 from 5-6 p.m. at the church. Graveside services will be Friday, June 16 at noon at Dogwood Cemetery in East Prairie, Mo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Assembly and designated for the Whole Life Market. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Mackey Bentley

Mr. Bentley, 72, of Lebanon, died Thursday, June 8.

A celebration of life was Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at Maple Hill Church of Christ. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, June 9 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon and Saturday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sherry’s Run at P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37090, Goodpasture Christian School fund or Friendship Christian School.   

Death Notices

Shirley Ann Baer

Ms. Baer, 81, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, May 31.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Saturday, June 3 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Larry R. Bough

Mr. Bough, 70, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, June 4.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, June 7 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Deborah Annena Hood

Ms. Hood, 63, of Nashville, died Wednesday, May 31.

A memorial service was Saturday, June 3 at 5 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Saturday, June 3 from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles Wayne Kerr

Mr. Kerr, 69, of Lebanon, died Sunday, June 4.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at Wilson County Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Pauline ‘Polly’ Marks

Mrs. Marks, 91, died Sunday, June 4.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 7 from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, June 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Donald Clinton Neal Jr.

Mr. Neal, 49, died Saturday, June 3.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 17 from noon until 4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Hugh Richard Startup Sr.

Mr. Startup, 71, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, June 2.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 7 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission at 639 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Harold George ‘Joe’ Turney

Mr. Turney, 66, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, May 31.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9 in Rochester, N.Y. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Death Notices

William Harold ‘Bill’ Cox

Mr. Cox, 88, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, May 21.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24 from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 25 from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter, P.O. Box 402441, Nashville, TN 37204-0244 or the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

Charles Worley Danner

Col. Danner, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, May 19.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Monday, May 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Widows Association.

Joseph ‘Boots’ Goins

Mr. Goins, 93, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, May 21.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 25 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Sharon Adams Johnson

Mrs. Johnson, 68, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, May 21.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Joshua David Kerns

Mr. Kerns, 40, of Joelton, died Thursday, May 18.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenville United Methodist Church at 5892 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, TN 37080.

Billie Jane Mapes

Mrs. Mapes, 68, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday.

A memorial service will be Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, May 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Thomas Paul ‘Tommy’ Reeder

Mr. Reeder, 59, died Friday, May 19. 

Visitation was Monday, May 22 from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 23 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Larry Rich

Mr. Rich, 66, died Thursday, May 18. 

Visitation was Sunday, May 21 from 4-8 p.m. and Monday, May 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, May 22 at 1 p.m. the funeral home. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Jill Ellen Stebbins

Mrs. Stebbins, 84 of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, May 20.

No services scheduled at this time. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

William Eugene ‘Bill’ Taylor

Mr. Taylor, 66, died Monday, May 15. 

Memorial services were Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Thursday, May 18 from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eden Ashlee Wakefield

Ms. Wakefield, 26, of Nashville, died Wednesday.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Saturday, May 20 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Catherine Dale Winford

Ms. Winford, 56, died Thursday, May 18. 

Visitation was Sunday, May 21 and Monday, May 22 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Death Notices

Eloise Harper Douglas Brooks

Mrs. Brooks, 93, of Nashville, died Monday, May 8.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, May 10 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Cairllon Moore Fitzgerald

Mrs. Fitzgerald, 73, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, May 10.

Visitation was Saturday, May 13 from noon until 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be conducted at a later date.

Melanie Thompson Johnson

Mrs. Johnson, 49 of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, May 6.

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20 from noon until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frank Earl Rice

Mr. Rice, 75, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, May 12.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Monday, May 15 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alida Jenkins Ross

Mrs. Ross, 79, of Johnson City, died Sunday, May 7 in Lebanon.

A private committal service for the family was Friday, May 12 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, May 13 from 10-11 a.m. at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, followed by a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Pastor’s Discretionary Fund or Youth Group Fund, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601.

Milton ‘Al’ Sanders

Mr. Sanders, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, May 9.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Middle Tennessee State Veterans’ Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Margaret Lucille Winter

Mrs. Winter, 81, of Hermitage, died Wednesday, May 10.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday, May 13 from noon until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Danny Charles Bunt

Mr. Bunt, 57, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 29.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Patricia Ann Carloss

Mrs. Carloss, 72, of Hermitage, died Saturday, April 22.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter at 115 Industrial Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Hugh Jarrells

Mr. Jarrells, 67, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 29.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation was Tuesday, May 2 from 4-7 p.m. with Masonic services from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Earldean Mossop Key

Mrs. Key, 94, of Old Hickory, died Saturday, April 29.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at Green Hill Church at 13251 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Hill Church. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Leonard Locke

Mr. Locke, 62, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 28.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to gofundme.com/3pm5bxc. Visitation will be Saturday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Linda Lee Jaquays Platz

Ms. Platz, 74, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, April 21.

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

Elsie Rhea Storie-Price

Mrs. Price, 90, died Tuesday, April 25.

Visitation was Thursday, April 27 from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, April 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Friday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice at 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B5, Nashville, TN 37217 and/or Sherry’s Run at P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088.

Betty Joyce Scarlett

Mrs. Scarlett, 77, a longtime resident of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, May 1. 

A remembrance of life gathering will be at a later date.  Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. 

Barbara Ann West

Ms. West, 72, died Monday, April 24. 

Visitation was Friday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Delbert Eugene Bright

Mr. Bright, 81, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, April 11.

Graveside services were Friday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, April 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Viola Rai Carr

Ms. Carr, 87, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, April 14.

Graveside services were Monday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey Lokken

Mr. Lokken, 54, died Sunday, April 16. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Church. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Paul Wayne Thomas

Mr. Thomas, 73, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, April 11.

Funeral services were Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Thursday, April 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, April 14 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carol Joyce Welk

Mrs. Welk, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 16.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 18 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be May 6 at Dubuque Memorial Gardens in Dubuque, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church at 2905 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 or Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Robert Wheeler Jr.

Mr. Wheeler, 87, of Nashville, died Saturday, April 15 of natural causes.

Services will be at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes.org.

Frank Yarrito

Mr. Yarrito, 55, of LaVergne, died Friday, April 14.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Betty Marie ‘Elizabeth’ Bowlin

Mrs. Bowlin, 91, died Wednesday, March 29.

Visitation was Friday, March 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel and Saturday, April 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bowlin Funeral Home at 279 W. Main St. in Dresden. Graveside services were Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. at Blooming Grove Cemetery in Palmersville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Country K-9 Rescue at 116 Rocky Road, Lebanon, TN 37087; Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William Michael ‘Mike’ Grubbs

Mr. Grubbs, 58, died Wednesday, March 29. 

A celebration of life was Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at the family home at 1545 Chicken Road in Lebanon. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy J. Ladd

Mr. Ladd, 66, died Wednesday, March 29. 

Visitation was Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Richard Keith Martin

Mr. Martin, 72 of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, March 28.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, March 31 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Robert Danielsen Bailey

Mr. Bailey, 77, of Lebanon, died Saturday, March 18.

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203 or Sherry’s Run at 110 Babb Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Lucille Boles

Mrs. Boles, 71, died Friday, March 17. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in the Norene community.

Danny Preston Davenport

Mr. Davenport, 62, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 16.

Funeral services were Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Sunday, March 19 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Richard Edward Gray

Mr. Gray, 60, of Murfreesboro, died Monday, March 13.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at LaGuardo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for funeral expenses. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mark L. Jarrett

Mr. Jarrett, 44, of Old Hickory, died Sunday, March 19.

Graveside services will be Friday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Harold Reed Lannom

Dr. Lannom, 91, died Wednesday, March 15.

Visitation was Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in the Bryant Chapel of the Lebanon First United Methodist Church. Funeral services were Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.   

Dennis Keith Martin

Mr. Martin, 63, died Friday, March 17. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Tuesday, March 21 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Death Notices

Melissa Ann Dabbs

Mrs. Dabbs, 67, died Monday, March 13.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at Bryant Chapel at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. Visitation will be Thursday, March 16 from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Faye Smith Eads

Mrs. Eads, 86, of Old Hickory, died Wednesday, March 8.

Funeral services were Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Monday, March 13 from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Miss. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmers Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703-0746; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 or Cook’s United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Nicole Rhea Jones

Ms. Jones, 47, died Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Memorial services were Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

David Ross Key

Mr. Key, 54, died Monday, March 6.

Visitation was Saturday, March 11 from 3-5 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Charles Howse Partee

Mr. Partee, 82, died Thursday, March 2.

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

Vernie Lee Ritchie

Mr. Ritchie, 97, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 12.

A celebration of life service will be Saturday, March 18 at noon at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1100 Woodridge Place in Mt. Juliet. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Calvin P. Turner

Mr. Turner, 70, died Saturday, March 11.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 14 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, March 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Drury Cemetery in Lafayette.

Death Notices

Roy Clinton Allen Jr.

Mr. Allen, 72, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, March 1.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, March 3 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joe Allen Bennett

Mr. Bennett, 71, died Saturday, March 4.

Visitation was Monday, March 6 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.

Carolyn Ann Bradshaw Lee

Mrs. Lee, 44, died Saturday, March 4.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County.

David Earl ‘Billy’ Swindell

Mr. Swindell, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Visitation was Thursday, March 2 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, March 3 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends, colleagues mourn Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Leon Russell, the musician affectionately known as the “Master of Space and Time” by those close to him, passed away Sunday at 74.

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet to celebrate Russell’s life, and mourn his death.

Russell, who was born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942, was a 2010 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Russell penned dozens of hit songs, some he performed and others written for various other musicians.

Several people who were not able to make it to Mt. Juliet on Friday sent along messages that were read aloud.

Friends shared memories and words of advice from Russell. Musicians he played with years ago – or in some cases, just weeks ago – recounted the first time they heard Russell perform.

“I can’t imagine a world without Leon’s music,” Sir Elton John said in a written message to Russell’s family and friends. “He was everything I wanted to be as a pianist, vocalist and writer. His music has helped me and millions of others in the best and worst of times. He was a unique man, a God-given talent, and he didn’t waste it. He took it and flew. He became the master of space and time.”

A statement was read from Bruce Hornsby, who said Russell was one of the biggest influences for Hornsby in playing piano and writing music.

“He was completely unique, a deep, soulful presence who had a groove and feel on the piano that was unmatched,” Hornsby said.

A statement was also read from entertainer Whoopi Goldberg.

“When I finally met Leon, all I could say was ‘hey Leon Russell,’ and he said, ‘hey Whoopi,’ and what can I tell you? In that short exchange, I knew he was family and how lucky I was to meet and get to spend time with he and Jan,” she said.

“His picture sits on my piano with the rest of the family.”

Following a public service and private visitation Friday afternoon, Russell’s body was taken to Tulsa, Okla., where another public service will be held Sunday afternoon.

Russell is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jan Bridges; daughters, Tina Rose Bridges and her fiancé, Rod Schindler, Sugaree Taloa Noel Bridges and her fiancé, Gianny Muller, Honey Bridges and Coco Bridges; son, Teddy Jack Bridges; and grandchildren Payton Goodner, China Rose Goodner and Tiger Lily Schindler.

By Jake Old

jold@lebanondemocrat.com

Death Notices

Mai Dean Meriwether

Mrs. Meriwether, 83, of Lebanon, died Monday, Nov. 7.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Graveside services will be Thursday, Nov. 10 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.


Robert Snedeker ‘Bob’ Ware

Mr. Ware, 69, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church at 2087 Smith Springs Road in Nashville. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries

Clarence Edgar Breedlove

Funeral services for Mr. Breedlove will be private, however, friends may visit with the family Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 from noon until 8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Breedlove, entered this world June 21, 1928 as the son of the late Lenzy Bell and Sadie May Tant Breedlove. Clarence lived an amazing 88 years and left us Nov. 5, 2016 surrounded by his children in the comfort of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Clarence retired from NES after 42 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his lifelong soul mate, Margaret Hutton Breedlove. They were married for 56 years.

Clarence placed his carbon footprint by adding many productive citizens in his life’s path. Clarence and Margaret brought into the world eight children, Bill (Phyllis) Breedlove, Mary (Kenny) Sisemore, Margie (Joe) Reese, Michael (Valarie) Breedlove, Marty Breedlove, Andy (Lyn) Breedlove, Ann (Todd) Frizzell and Kathleen Breedlove. Clarence’s kids wasted no time sharing the love he taught them. He was adorned with 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his trusted furry companion, Sally.

His love was teaching his family the art of treating everyone with love, respect and laughter. He was a good man who raised more children that just his eight. He drew everyone to laughter, and even in his final whispers, wanted his family to smile. His children embraced him and paused their busy lives to be his small children again in one love filled room one last time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. They do amazing things.

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

Doris Jean Fathera Davis

Mrs. Davis, 90, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Oct. 28.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. with an Eastern Star service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.


Suzanne Lee Duke

Mrs. Duke, 45, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Oct. 20. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 24 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Oregon. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley L. Gordon-Maynor

Mrs. Gordon-Maynor, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Oct. 30.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


Johnny Anthony Gulley

Mr. Gulley, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 30. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Chapman Cemetery in Lebanon.


Kenneth Wright Jennings

Mr. Jennings, 52, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 28 from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.


Robert Marino

Mr. Marino, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 29.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. until noon at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 3 at noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Betty R. Tate

Mrs. Tate, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 26 following an extended illness.

An open graveside service was Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund or charity of your choice. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notices

Ethel Hill ‘Cotton’ Dies

Mr. Dies, 77, of Lebanon, died Friday, Oct. 7.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 9 from 4-8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 10 from 1-2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.


Dorothy Cuda Eisaman

Mrs. Eisaman, 91, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 3.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Billie Jo Elmore

Ms. Elmore, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 6. 

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.


Robert Earl Hall

Mr. Hall, 86, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 10. 

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


Harold Estel Quillen

Mr. Quillen, 73, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, Oct. 7. 

A Masonic service was Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.  Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services and interment will be at a later date in Kingsport.


Knox Allen Ownby

Mr. Ownby, 94, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Oct. 8 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. 

Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until noon at Bond Memorial Chapel.


Pauline Barkemeyer See

Mrs. See, 87, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Oct. 6. 

Funeral services will be private. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


Clyde Wilburn Thomas Jr.

Mr. Thomas, 90, of Old Hickory, died Monday. Oct. 3. 

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 7 from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituaries

A memorial service for Mrs. Cunningham was held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at Donelson Presbyterian Church. Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 17 from 4-7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. until the time of service at Donelson Presbyterian Church at 2305 Lebanon Road in Nashville.

Mrs. Cunningham, age 38, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Sept. 15, 2016. Carey was full of life and had a huge heart. She will always be known as “Care bear.”

She was an artist, songwriter, wife and mom, and she loved life. Carey will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, George “Big Daddy” Page and Willie “Granddaddy” Choate.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Cunningham; her two sons, Braydon and Champ Cunningham; her parents, Mark and Diane Choate Page; and brother, Greg (Elizabeth) Page.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Foundation.

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

David Allen Cox

Mr. Cox, 56, of Lebanon, died Friday, Sept. 6. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 15 from noon until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.


Bobby B. Denson

Mr. Denson, 64, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Sept. 3. 

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


Regina Sue Hoyt

Mrs. Hoyt, 59 of Lebanon, died Saturday, Sept. 10.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 11 from 4-8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 12 from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.


Mary Agnes Goodman

Mrs. Goodman, 73, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Sept. 12.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 15 at noon at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Rutland Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. until noon at the funeral home. 


Roland ‘Wayne’ Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy, 68, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Sept. 5 at his home.

Wayne’s wishes were to not have a funeral service. Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.


Donna Ann King

Ms. King, 41, of Carthage, died Wednesday, Sept. 7. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America at 2121 K. St. NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20037, 202-349-1155.


Marion Edith ‘Moe’ Moeller

Ms. Moeller, 77, of Smyrna, died Sunday, Sept. 11.

At her request, Moe will be cremated, and no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Leash on Life, 507 Jim Draper Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37087. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Carl Robert Schmaedig

Mr. Schmaedig, 66, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Aug 27 in Niceville, Fla. 

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1-4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org or 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


Kimberly Ann Woodard

Mrs. Woodard, 59, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Sept. 11. 

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Obituaries

Memorial services for Mr. Ivey will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. 

Mr. Ivey, age 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at Stone Crest Hospital in Smyrna after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

Born July 20, 1942, in Selma, Ala., he lived in Alabama, Georgia, Colorado and Florida before settling in Tennessee. He worked in logistics for a majority of his life until he retired from J.B. Hunt more than 10 years ago. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and playing cards, games on his computer and telling stories to anyone who would listen. Bill never met a stranger and loved giving unique presents to friends and family.

Survivors include his son, Brett and wife, Melissa, Ivey; daughter, Melissa and husband, Chris, Petrocco; sister, Joan Bingham; four grandsons, C.J., Connor, Aidan, Kelland; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Ivey Sr., and his mother, Elsa O. Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Bill’s name to your local Humane Society. Bill loved animals, especially his dog, Confucius.

Death Notices

Marie Franklin Bentley

Mrs. Bentley, 73, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Aug. 30. 

Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 1 from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 2 from 10-11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Bentley Cemetery.


Maggie Mae Cooper

Mrs. Cooper, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Aug. 29.

Funeral services will be in New York with burial at Calverton National Cemetery. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.


William David Johnson Sr.

Mr. Johnson, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Sept. 3.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


Leland Hugh Marlin

Mr. Marlin, 72, of Old Hickory, died Friday, Sept. 2.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 4 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.


Violet Evelyn Reese

Baby Reese was born and died Sunday, Aug. 28.

There will be a private family service. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.