May 9, 2012 Obituaries
James 'Poppy' Blair, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Blair will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet with Bro. Jim Rowlett and Mr. John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Hollis Wright Cemetery in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Mr. Blair, 70, of Mt. Juliet, known as "The Fishing Legend," died May 6, 2012.
He was preceded in death by: parents, Calvin Eugene and Mary Lucille Blair; brothers, Robert Blair and Herman Blair; and grandson, D.J. Blair.
Survivors include: wife, Ann Blair; sons, James (Jenny) Blair, Jr. and Dayton E. (Robin) Blair, Sr.; daughter, Margaret Blair Potter (Mike Neeley); grandchildren, Ashley Brewington, Dayton Blair, Jr., Jessica Blair, James Blair, III, Daisy Blair, Delaney Blair and Deacon Blair; great-granddaughter, Layla Journeay; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Hurd, Thomas Osborne, Brandon Faircloth, Luke Jordan, Troy Rodgers and Ritchie Horton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nolan Durham, Mike Neely, Danny Hankins, Robbie Madewell and Don Brown.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet.
William 'Bill' White Combow VI
Services for Mr. Combow were 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Green Valley Baptist Church in Lebanon Va. with Pastor Rick Blevins officiating. Interment was in Russell Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. Casey-Shortt VFW Post No. 9640 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. Local visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tenn. The body was moved to Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the funeral home and noon until the service on Monday at the church.
Mr. Combow, 87, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Hartsville Convalescent Home. He was a long-time resident of Belfast, Va. He was a retired Engineer, World War II Veteran and POW. He was awarded the Purple Heart and several other distinguished citations. He was a long-time active member of the VFW in Lebanon, Va. and Board member for the American Ex-POWs’. He was also an active member in the VA Administration and an active speaker for the veterans in Congress. He retired at his childhood home of Belfast, Va. in 1980. He dedicated his retirement years to community service such as planning and building the new Lebanon High School and the Lebanon Public Library, both in Lebanon, Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Combow; mother, Claire Graham White Combow; brother, A.G. Combow, all from the Belfast community; and sister, Alma Geraldine (Marvin) Tabor of Bristol, Va. and the childrens’ mother.
Survivors include: children, Patricia (Larry) McReynolds of Bluefield, W.V., Beverly (Russell) Ansley of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Debbie (John) Woodroof of Lebanon, William White (Norma) Combow VII of White House, Edward Combow of Nashville, Joseph (Cheri) Combow of High Point, N.C. and Shawn Combow of Roanoke Va.; grandchildren, Chris McReynolds, Stephanie (Chris) Harman, Levi (Amber) Woodroof, Emiley (Brian) Friel, Matthew (Nicole) Tate and Paulina, Portia, Colton and Cameron Combow; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Colton Combow, Levi Woodroof, Don McLaughflin, Bobby Damron, Eddie Conrad, Wayne 'K' Miller and Billy Reese. Honorary Pallbearers will be Azilee Carter, Buford Mitchell, Jo Cleek, and the staff at Hartsville Convalescent Home in Hartsville.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Holt Friel
Services for Mrs. Friel were noon Thursday, May 3, at Chattanooga Funeral Home (North) in Hixson, Tenn. with Pastor Emeritus at Bayside Baptist Church Robert C. Stitts officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet and 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Chattanooga Funeral Home (North).
Mrs. Friel, 92, died Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born in Oct. of 1919 in Fackler, Ala., to the late Monroe and Suzanna Vincent Holt. A member of Woodland Park Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher for 22 years. Later she joined Bayside Baptist Church in Harrison, Tenn. In 2007, Elizabeth moved to Mt. Juliet to live with her daughter and later was one of the first residents to move into Rutland Place, a senior retirement residence in Mt. Juliet, where she was a member of a Bible study class sponsored by First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: parents; husband, Francis W. Friel and 10 siblings.
Survivors include: daughters, Gloria (Ron) Gant of Harrison, Carolyn (Don) Griffith of Mt. Juliet and Linda (Joe) White of Prosperity, S.C.; grandchildren, Jeff (Rene) Hoge of Franklin, Rick (Kim) Hoge of Harrison, Jodi Griffith of Mt. Juliet, Chris (Emily) White of Greenville, S.C. and Robin (Eric) Soster of Fayetteville, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Thomas, Brittney, Cameron, Conner, Gibson, Whitaker, Harriet, Sydney, Abel and Joey.
Pallbearers will be Jeff, Rick and Cameron Hoge, Chris White, Eric, Abel and Robin Soster and Jodi Griffith. The great-grandchildren will serve as honorary Pallbearers.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.
David Robert Mills
Funeral services for Mr. Mills will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10 and 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.
Mr. Mills, 75, of Nashville died Saturday, May 5, 2012. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and pastored in several churches for nearly 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was the manager of WYFN, a local radio station.
He was preceded in death by: parents, Robert and Lena DeYoung Mills; wife of 48 years, Lois Anne Jeremiah Mills; son, Peter Mills; and brothers, Jim and Tommy Mills.
Survivors include: children, Tammi (Ken) Wagner, Denise (Mike) Dize, Scott (Kelly) Mills; grandchildren, Melonie Wagner, Andy Wagner, Hannah Dize, Shelby Mills, Katie Wagner, Matthew Dize and Tate Mills.
Members of the Bible Searches Sunday School Class will serve as Pallbearers.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.
Janette 'Buttons' Savell Robinson
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Robinson was at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Partlow Chapel. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service.
Mrs. Robinson, 44, of Mt. Juliet, died in Colo. April 19, 2012. She was born in May of 1967 in Houston, Texas and was a 1986 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. She and her husband owned cabins in the mountains of Colo. that they shared with vacationers.
She was preceded in death by: father, James C. Savell; and grandparents.
Survivors include: husband, Ryan Robinson; mother, Norma Savell Smith; brothers, John Carlton and Mike (Karen) Wiseman and Richard (Barbara) and James C. Savell; sisters, Judy (Greg) Hill, Jill (Chris) Rogers, Jo 'Sissy' Savell and Robin (Terry Hughes) Savell; friend, Delma Ruiz McPeak; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and nephew, James Adam Johns who is serving in the U.S. Army.
Raymond Scott Winans
Funeral services for Mr. Winans were 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet and 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.
Mr. Winans, 52, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, a professional photographer, a former volunteer firefighter and EMT.
He was preceded in death by: parents, Addison Scott and Margaret Dunn Winans; wife, Debrah Winans; and mother-in-law, Franda Jean Roberts.
Survivors include: sons, Scott Earl Winans and Matthew Taylor Winans; brothers, Lee (Melissa) Winans and Justin (Teresa) Winans; sister, Lynn Winans; father-in-law, Lon Earl Roberts; brother-in-law, Stacey (Kae) Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
Active Pallbearers will be Scotty Winans, Matthew Winans, Lee Winans, Al Westbrook, David Cross and Danny Ray.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Winans Memorial Fund at romans81.com or any branch of Wilson Bank and Trust.