April 2015

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Garton, Edith Christine “Chris”, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 1, 2015. Mrs. Garton was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. She was formerly employed by Sunbeam Bakery and Bill Crook’s Grocery. Mrs. Garton was the daughter of the late, Arthur B. “Luther and Annie Marie Buchli Coles. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Paul Garton and daughter, Cynthia Lynn Keckler. She was a super mom.

 

She is survived by:

Sons – Bryan (Pamela) Garton and Richard (Patti) Garton

Daughters – Joyce (Mike) Swallows and Carolyn (Ricky) Gleaves

Brothers – Dayton Coles and John Coles

Sisters – Virginia Goostree and Kitty Carillon

12 Grandchildren, 25 Great-grandchildren and 5 Great-great Grandchildren

 

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Bro. David Shannon officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Morris, Ethel A., age 94, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 3, 2015. Mrs. Morris was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a 1938 graduate of Waite High School. She also graduated from Warner Beauty College. Mrs. Morris was employed by Gabrelean Salon and Libby Owens Ford during WWII. She also worked at two bakeries owned by her father. Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late, Albert and Anna Hess Meyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas Evans Morris; her children, Karen Shepherd Swann and Jon Morris and her brother, Elmer Meyer.

 

She is survived by:

Daughters – Sharon (Ray Goodrich) Morris and Debra (Keith) Gray

Grandchildren – Tom Shepherd, Todd Shupp, Josh Goodrich and Von Doran

Great-grandchildren – Brock, Tara, Cody, Trevor, Valerie, Alyssa, Malayna,

                               Denver, Alice and Violet

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Toledo Memorial Park. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sujkowski Funeral Home, 114-128 E. Alexis Road, Toledo, OH. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or Joy Church, P.O. Box 247, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.

 

Local arrangement by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Stewart, Arthur Kevin, age 62, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 4, 2015. Kevin was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community. He graduated from Northwestern High School in Darlington, PA. and was Vice President of Distributor Sales, North America at VF Imagewear, Inc. Kevin was the son of the late, Arthur Earl and Patricia Eales Stewart. He loved his faith, his family and hunting.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 32 years – Karen Renee Stewart

Sons – Arthur Aaron (Lori) Stewart and Adam Stewart

Brothers – Karl (Judy) Stewart, P. Kreig (Joann) Stewart and

                M. Kelly (Diane) Stewart

Sister – Karen Sadler

Grandchild – Loralei Null

Father-in-law – John Leopardo

Sisters-in-law – Kathyrn (Bill) McKenzie, Sylvia (Jeff) Simon,

                       Barbara (Greg) Martin and Elvy (Dave) Kirkham

Several nieces and nephews

 

Memorial Mass will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN with Father Pat Kibby officiating. The Vigil will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials made to St. Stephen Catholic Community Building Fund, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Humfeld, Michael Leroy, age 45, of Franklin, KY, died April 4, 2015. Mike was a charter member of Living Springs Baptist Church and was presently attending Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Mike was an OIF/OEF veteran in the U.S. Army. He served as an Ammunition and Avionics Specialist and retired as a Sergeant. Mike was preceded in death by his father,Kenneth Leroy Humfeld.

 

He is survived by:

Wife – Tonda Humfeld

Mother – Wanda Gay Humfeld

Sons – Joshua Dale Cothern and Garrett Anthony Cothern

Sister – Wanda Lynn (Albert) Dillon

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law – Raymond and Patricia McDonald

Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

2 Brothers-in-law and 2 Sisters-in-law

 

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Living Springs Baptist Church, 4559 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN with Bro. Tim Menser and Bro. Leon Edwards officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Lannom Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Swanner, Mike Falcon, Ron Eady, Raymond McDonald, II, Neal White, Keith Mooneyhan, Brent Meador and Matt Edwards.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS.

 

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Foriest, Dora Dean Mash, age 93, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 5, 2015 in St. Petersburg, FL. Dora was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizen Center. She attended high school in Hickman County, TN and was retired from the maintenance department of Martin Marietta Corporation. Dora was also a seamstress for many years and was known for her excellent cooking skills. Dora was the daughter of the late, Donnie and Algie Mash and the wife of the late, Burnice Foriest. She was also preceded in death by her children, Nicky Foriest, Jerry W. Foriest and Bernadine Nelson and her siblings, Wyetta Curtis, Gertrude Johnson and Shirley McCaslin.

 

She is survived by:

Son-in-law – Mel Nelson

Daughter-in-law – Barbara Foriest

Sisters – Kathleen (Carl) Crow and Dorothy (Marshall) Martin

Grandchildren – Cathy Foriest and Brandon Nelson

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Andy Connelly officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. EST at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens, Oak Ridge, TN.

 

Visitation will be 8-10 a.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Bess, James Harold, age 68, of Hermitage, TN, died April 9, 2015. Mr. Bess was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam. He was previously employed by Northern Telecom/AT&T and as a postman in Lebanon. Mr. Bess loved fishing and golf. He was the son of the late, Jimmy and Gladys Whitaker Bess. Mr. Bess was also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Bess.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 42 years – Sherry Wolf Bess

Daughters – Jennifer Bess and Megan Bess and her fiancé, Matthew Street

Brothers – Jerry (Barbara) Bess and Larry (Patty) Bess

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Steve Cherrico officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 12–2 p.m. Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Locke, Rosa “Lee”, age 82, of Lebanon, TN, died April 15, 2015 of cancer. Mrs. Locke was a member of the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Lions Club where she had served as Secretary and the Business and Professional Women’s Club where she had served as Secretary and as President from 1981-1982. She was also a member of Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet and the Wilson County Grand Squares. Mrs. Locke was the daughter of the late, Leonard Ralph and Eunice Olivia Mickle Rowland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Locke and her daughter, Yvonne Locke.

 

She is survived by:

Daughters – Rachael L. (Ed) Reagan and Lacy L. Felts

Son – Carl Leonard Locke

Sister – Jeannie Wentworth

Grandchildren – Chris King, Vanessa Brown, Dusty Locke, Maureen Reagan,

                        Elise Felts, Joel Felts, Dalton Locke and Kneelan Smith-Locke

Great-grandchildren – Kimber Brown, Graceyn Brown, Taylor Meadows,

                               Kavionna Felts and Brailyn Brown

 

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet.

 

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Jones, Marvina S., age 74, of Old Hickory, TN, died April 16, 2015. Marvina was a member of Rutland Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm Seaborn and Mary Lee Mason; sister-in-law, Carolyn Seaborn.

 

She is survived by:

Son and daughter-in-law – Ricky (Donna Gann) Eakes of Antioch

Daughter and son-in-law – Darlene (Chuck) Sedgwick of Old Hickory

Brothers and sister-in-law – Doug (Gail) Seaborn of Bon Aqua

                                       Robert Seaborn of Hermitage

Grandchildren – Rachel and Matthew Sedgwick

Special friend and physician – Dr. Bruce Richards

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will follow at Rutland Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Jones, Sr., Charles William, age 75, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 11, 2015. Mr. Jones was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was a plumber and electrician and worked as a sub-contractor for West Wilson Utility District for 52 years. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late, Robert W. and Gladys Rodgers Jones. Mr. Jones was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Donna Griffin Jones.

 

He is survived by:

Son – Rev. C. William (Pat) Jones, Jr.

Daughter – Renee’ (Alan Love) Carter

Sister – Virginia Weston

Grandchildren - Aaron Carter, Eric Carter, Jessie Freeland and John Freeland

Great-grandchildren – Shyann Freeland and Jaycee Freeland

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Rev. Chuck Groover and Rev. C. William Jones, Jr. officiating.

The family requests no flowers, please. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Victory Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Visitation will be at the church 2 hours prior to the service.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Starr, Edna Christina, age 90, of Hermitage, TN, died April 21, 2015. Edna was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Regina Murdock; husband, Edwin Anthony Starr; one brother and four sisters.

 

She is survived by:

Son -  Timothy Starr of Pittsburgh, PA

Daughter and Son-in-Law - Deborah (Ray) Grabinski of Mt. Juliet, TN

Brother and Sister-in-Law - Robert (Judy) Murdock of Pittsburgh, PA

Sister - Marie Scheuermann of California

Grandchildren - Kathleen Lynch, Megan Grabinski, Rachel Grabinski and Ryan Grabinski

Friends at Provision Living

 

Funeral Mass will be conducted 12 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at St. Stephen Catholic Community Church with Father Pat Kibby officiating. She will be interred in a niche at a later time in Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Arrangements made by to Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Click, Christopher Erik, age 45, of Old Hickory, TN, died April 20, 2015. Erik was born June 13, 1969. He was a Desert Storm veteran, master carpenter, and talented artist. Deeply feeling and fun loving, Erik’s smile illuminated every space he entered and his artisan skills make every piece of furniture, large or small, and every home built a work of craftsmanship and of lasting beauty. As a teacher of all things to everyone he met, Erik’s wisdom, wit, and talents live on within us all.

 

Erik was a:

Devoted husband to his high school sweetheart and “baebee” – Kyra

Dedicated and exceedingly proud father to – Marina and Jude

A passionately loving son to - Daphne and Kurt

A caring and protective brother to siblings – Jenny and Adam

 

Erik’s family will welcome family and friends for fellowship from 2-5 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Military honors will be rendered at 4:45 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, in honor of Erik’s grandmother, Maxine Rorex, the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Ward, Nelia Jean, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 23, 2015. Mrs. Ward was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ. She loved traveling, quilting and Bunko. Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late, Eldridge Emmett and Neita Mai Hutcherson Nicholson. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Shirley Whitaker and Frances Joines.

 

She is survived by:

Husband of 68 years – A. J. Ward

Daughter – Beverly (Jim) Lamberson

Sister – Mary R. Lovel

Grandchildren – Greg (Julie) Lamberson and Shannon (Eddie) Smith

Great-grandchildren – Jordan Lamberson, Drew Truitt, Blanton Smith,

                               Kincey Smith and Nathan Smith

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. August Ruff officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Greg Lamberson, Eddie Smith, Jordan Lamberson, Drew Truitt, Blanton Smith, Kincey Smith and Nathan Smith.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Green Hill Church of Christ, 11706 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Gordon, Debra Kay, age 56, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 25, 2015. Debra was retired from F&A with the State of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Winter and her son, Christopher Michael Lancaster.

 

She is survived by:

Husband of 27 years – Randy Gordon

Mother – Margaret Winter

Daughter – Christie Michelle Lancaster

Brothers – John Winter and Franklin Parrish

Grandchildren – Jonathon Ratzlaff and Tomas Lankford

Father-in-law and mother-in-law – James and Donna Gordon

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Entombment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service time Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Young, John Lanier, age 76, of Castalian Springs, TN, died April 29, 2015. Mr. Young was a member of First Baptist Church of Gallatin. He attended Mississippi College, Vanderbilt University and Seminary in Kentucky. Mr. Young had served a Band Director at Dupont High School and as Principal at Neely Bend School and Gra-Mar Elementary School. He had also served as Minister of Music at Inglewood Methodist Church for 15 years and at Old Hickory Presbyterian Church. Mr. Young loved sailing and participated and won awards in the 1969 Tennessean Regatta. He was the son of the late, William Pryor and Ethel Mae Duran Young. Mr. Young was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda Fudge.

 

He is survived by:

Wife – Gail Hollon Young

Children – John (Nevada) Young, II of Murfreesboro, TN  

               Jennifer (John) Ly of San Antonio, TX

               Jeanette (Rick) Young of Philadelphia, PA

Step-children – Charles (Rhonda) Hagar, Jr. of Mt. Juliet, TN,

                      Terrie (Boyd) Fudge of Mt. Juliet, TN,

                      Sherrie (Byron) Hicks of Nashville, TN

                      K. Lynn (Danny) Russell of Hartsville, TN

Siblings - Dr. W.D. (Teresa) Young of Waynesboro, MS

              Delcie (George) Opalak of Greenville, SC

13 Grandchildren; 6 Great-grandchildren (with another one due in August 2015)

Cousin – Sam Young of Goodlettsville, TN

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. Larry Yarborough, Jr. officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Randolph, David Randolph, Riley White, Kenny Russell, Clint Friar and Murray Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Choir and the Good Shepherd Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Gallatin.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 843, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121-0843 or the First Baptist Church of Gallatin Music Ministry, 290 E. Winchester St., Gallatin, TN 37066.

 

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

William Lee “Bill” Patton (July 25, 1938 – April 30, 2015)

 

     William Lee Patton, a native of Watertown and long-time Mt. Juliet resident, passed to his heavenly home at age 76 on Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Bill Patton put lymphoma on its heels for 10 active years of family, farming and fishing… and a little politics.  Bill served as a Wilson County Commissioner for 16 years and on the Mt. Juliet City Commission for one term in the 1980s. 

 

     Bill is preceded in death by parents Thomas William and Maymie Lee Patton.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye James Patton; children Lisa Wheeler (Eric), Lora Patton Hall (Chad Barnard), & Lyle Patton (Julie).  “Papaw” will be missed beyond measure by his doting grandchildren: Madeline, Brenna & Eli Wheeler; Taylor & Tucker Hall; Aaron Sellars (Danielle), Alex & Will Patton.  Sister Patsy Emery (Jim), brother Tommy Patton (Loretta), aunt Janet Swift (Tommie).

 

     Mr. Patton served in the United States Air Force, worked for Western Electric for more than 30 years and retired from AT&T, was an active member of the Wilson County Farmer’s Coop, Wilson County Fair Board, Wilson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, The Cattleman’s Association as well as various other community organizations.

 

     Bill and Faye are charter members of Victory Baptist Church where visitation will be held Saturday, May 2, from 3-7pm and Sunday, May 3 at 12:30 with funeral service at 2pm.  Pallbearers will include all eight grandchildren, Bill Sloan, Merrill Weston, & Jim Lamberson.  Honorary pallbearers are members of the Wayne Oakley Sunday School Class.

 

     Flowers accepted or memorials may be made in the honor of William Patton to the Victory Baptist Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122. 

 

     A LIVE Webcast of the funeral for Mr. Patton will begin at 1:55pm on Sunday, May 3, 2015.      Please follow http://vbcmtj.org/VBC2LiveWebcastPage.html for streaming.

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