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Thomas, Elsie Bell Copelin Dixon, age 94, of Carthage, TN, died November 1, 2018 at Mt. Juliet Healthcare. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church. She was a Riveter during WWII and was retired from DuPont. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Ray’s Market in Carthage for many years. Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of the late, Alfred L. and Charity Hewgley Copelin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey “Dude” Dixon; son, Jimmy Dixon; siblings, Raymond Copelin and Mary Dean Meeks; sons-in-law – Tommy Martin and Ricky Nichols and infant great-grandchild, Ryland Truett Carman.
She is survived by:
Husband – Ray Thomas
Daughters – Linda (Jimmy) Tate, Peggy (Bobby) Gentry and Helen Nichols
Daughter-in-law – Sonja (Rick) Robinson
4 Great-great grandchildren
Special Niece – Debra (Eric) Rankin
Several other nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brad Holliman officiating.
Interment at Caraway Cemetery will be private.
Hilderbrand, Dorothy Darlene, age 68, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 5, 2018. Dot was retired from Dell Computers/CEVA. She was the daughter of the late, Luther and Pearl Sessums Jones. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Charles Jones and Geraldine Bradley.
She is survived by:
Children – Brien Burkett, Shane Burkett, Randy Hilderbrand and
Siblings – Bobby Jones, Hazel Rands, Peggy Williamson, Paul Jones,
James Jones and Bettye Kay “Mickey” Clark
Grandchildren – Jaydon Hilderbrand, Jaxson Hilderbrand,
Jamison Hilderbrand, Gracie Brewington, MaverickBrewington
and Jona Burkett
At this time, no funeral services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, 230 Spence Lane, Nashville, TN 37210.
Isbell, Sr., Sam, age 74, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 3, 2018. Sam retired from Lucent Technologies with 36 years of service. He was a dedicated Alaskan fisherman and avid Nashville Predators fan. Sam was the son of the late, Elmer Levi and Irene Powell Isbell. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Chad Bodine.
He is survived by:
Wife of 53 years – Ann Isbell
Sons – Sam (Donna) Isbell, Jr. and Matthew (Christina) Isbell
Daughter – Linn (Anders Lissollas) Johansson
Grandchildren – Brad (Jessica) Bodine, Brittany Callahan, Anna Claire Isbell, Samantha Isbell, Olive Lissollas and Celine Lissollas
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Middle Tennessee, 4300 Sidco Drive, Suite #200, Nashville, TN 37204.
Hendrick, Betsy Jane Sims, of Nashville, TN, born August 1, 1938 died November 13, 2018. Dr. Hendrick was a member of Woodmont Christian Church.
She graduated from Isaac Litton High School (in 1956), attended Martin Junior College (in 1960), earned her BA (in 1962) and her MA (in 1963) from Middle Tennessee State University and her PhD (in 1980) from Peabody/Vanderbilt. Dr. Hendrick was an educator in the Metropolitan Nashville public school system serving as an English and Speech teacher, counselor, faculty student advisor, career education specialist, director of Tennessee Career Education Act and the Tennessee Job Placement Act.
After training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the summer of 1963, she worked with OEO and HEW as an English teacher, coordinator of English and writer in residence at Pine Manor Junior College outside of Boston in Brookshire.
In 1963, the first color film strip, Macbeth, for Nashville City Schools was made under her direction at East Nashville High School. As a result there was a two page center fold in the Sunday Tennessean and 13 educational journals carried the story of this project. The Tennessee Educational magazine used it as their cover, as did the New Jersey Educational Journal.
As director of the Tennessee Career Education Act, K-12 for Metropolitan Nashville Schools (1980-1984), the Career Education Program she created was the first Tennessee State validated program and was recommended for replication across the State. The State of Tennessee published and distributed 3000 copies of the career book she wrote for this program. The federally funded Job Placement Program for Metropolitan Nashville Schools under her direction (1982-1984) was acknowledged as the most successful program in the nation for high school students.
Dr. Hendrick also taught graduate classes at Peabody, Trevecca, Fisk, Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt as an adjunct professor.
She spoke for National Career Education conferences in Redding, CA (in 1981) and Louisville, KY (in 1983).
In 1985, the East Nashville graduating class of 1965 honored her as the Outstanding Teacher at their twenty year reunion. In 1999, she was selected as the outstanding Middle Tennessee guidance counselor by her peers and in 2000, she retired from the Metropolitan Nashville public school system.
Dr. Hendrick was a member of the Tennessee Vocational Council (from 1983-1987) and a lifetime member of the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association. She was also a member of the Woman’s Club of Nashville, the Middle Tennessee and American Day Lily Society. She was also involved in the Red Cross Youth Program and the American Heart Association.
Her award winning acting and directing career included Macbeth, Keeper of the Key, the head role in the Bicentennial pageant, Raisin in the Sun at Howard University and I Have a Dream at Fisk University.
Dr. Hendrick was the daughter of the late, Leonard Sweptson and Annie Bea Cheatham Sims. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Leonard Sweptson Sims, Jr., William Harding Sims and Dorothy Sims Blount.
She is survived by husband, James Robert “Jim” Hendrick, Jr.; children, Amy Hendrick (Clint) Bennett and Robert “Rob” (Sally) Hendrick, III; grandchildren, Zoe Jane Hendrick, Amy Katherine Hendrick, Abby Elizabeth Bennett, Carter Sims Bennett, Annie Lauren Hendrick and Chase Robert Bennett; loving niece, Beth (Steve) Burton and her children, Clair and Trey; Deborah Shaw, family in her heart; cousins, Sam and Martha Langham and their children, Lesia Langham (Preston) Goddard and Laura Langham; cousin, Mai Hosse; sister-in-law, Frances Hendrick Steverson; nephew, Ken (Mary) Steverson; niece, Daryl (Michael) Kozlowski; niece, Dannette Miller; nephew, Hill (Janie) Snyder and more wonderful Hendrick and Snyder family; and numerous loving devoted friends that were in her heart.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Woodmont Christian Church. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11 a.m. with Senior Minister Dr. Clay Stauffer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodmont Christian Church, 3601 Hillsboro Rd., Nashville, TN 37215.
Bradford, Margaret Ann Rice “Margie”, age 67, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 27, 2018. Margie was the daughter of the late, Andrew Jackson and Reesie Lee Hewitt Rice. She was also preceded in death by her infant grandson, Mitchell Ray Bradford, III.
She is survived by:
Husband of 50 years – Mitchell Ray Bradford, Sr.
Children – Tina (Steve) England, Tammy (Robert) McClendon and
Mitchell Ray Bradford, Jr.
Grandchildren – Bailey Snell, Laura McClendon, Austin McClendon,
Sarah England and Maggie England
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
Stone, Robert Grey, age 82, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 22, 2018. Mr. Stone was a native of Morgan County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late, H.H. and Elizabeth Benson Stone. Mr. Stone was a member and Past Master of the Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge #642 F&AM. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Stone was also preceded in death by his wife, Annette “Ann” Luckey Stone; siblings, Edna S. (Albert) Bardill, Virginia Stone, Harley (Betty) Stone, Bill “Booly” (June) Stone and Herbert (Elizabeth) Stone and brothers-in-law, Roy Johnson and Bob Kenney.
He is survived by:
Sons – David, Bobby (Cheryl) and Glenn (Joni)
Sisters – Velma (George) McCollum, Patsy Jean Johnson,
Mary Elizabeth Kenney and special niece, Rita Dobbs
Grandchildren – Samantha, Bobby (Stephanie), Blake (Cailin),
Desiree (Mersud), Trendity (Sandy), Skylar and Javin
Great-grandchildren – Kayla, Cooper, Kaydance and Kal-El
Loving Companion – Margie Harmon
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday with Ben Rector officiating. There will be a Masonic funeral service just prior to service time. Private interment with full military honors will be at Middle Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge #642 F&AM.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Masonic Widows and Orphans Fund of Tennessee, 100 7th Avenue No., Suite 1, Nashville, TN 37203.
Montoney, Shari Lynn Beard, age 56, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 30, 2018. Shari loved the sun, the beach and California. She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Jean Beard.
She is survived by:
Father – Mack Beard
Sons – Jeremy (Larissia) Jernigan and Joshua (Chelsea) Montoney
Daughter – Jodi Montoney
Brother – Wayne (Dinita) Beard
Grandchildren – Addison, Aiden and Nolan
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Risner, Wanda G., age 93, of Gladeville, TN, died November 29, 2018. Mrs. Risner was a member of Gladeville Baptist Church. She wrote poetry and was a published songwriter. Mrs. Risner was the daughter of the late, Charlie and Louisa Wesson Holliman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Douglas W. Risner; sons, Randy Risner and Ricky Risner; grandson, Kevin Risner and 8 sisters and 1 brother.
She is survived by:
Children – Larry (Margaret) Risner, Terry (Mary) Risner, Kenny (Kathy) Risner
and Carolyn (Larry) Graves
Daughter-in-law – Donna Risner
7 Grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great grandchildren
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Mike Irons and Pastor Brad Holliman officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family will serve as active pallbearers and granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37204.