October 2019

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Hedwall, Shelley Kay Buckner, age 64, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died October 4, 2019. Mrs. Hedwall was a homemaker and enjoyed decorating and coloring. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Buckner and Joyce (Victor) Francisco. Mrs. Hedwall was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Hedwall and brother, William Buckner, III.

She is survived by:

Husband of 44 years – Ken Hedwall

Daughter – Dianna (David) Sherrill

Brother – Barney (Linda) Francisco

Sister – Malanye Francisco

Grandchildren – Wesslee Nolan, Madison Hedwall and Lily Sherrill

 

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Hedwall’s residence from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019. For more information, please call (615)999-6703.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control Center, 115 Industrial Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

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

Clymer, Lawrence Franklin, age 79, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died October 13, 2019. Mr. Clymer was a member of Greenhill Church of Christ. He was a 1957 graduate of East High School and was a contractor and former owner of Nashville Siding Products and Mt. Juliet Dog Grooming. Mr. Clymer was the son of the late, Ferris and Effie Arlene Pharris Clymer. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Phillip Rhea Clymer and Mary Jean Ragland.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years – Norma Collins Clymer

Sons – Larry (Julie Larson) Clymer and Troy (Lisa) Clymer

Sister – Helen Hibdon

Grandchildren – Sean (Lisbeth) Clymer, John (Daleigh) Clymer and

                       Brandon Lee Clymer

Great-grandchildren – Sadie Clymer, Kace Clymer, Kannon Clymer and

                               Korbyn Clymer

 

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Curry, Gloria Jean, age 66 of Lebanon, TN, our earthly angel known as Gloria Jean Curry went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 11, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family. She was joyfully met at Heaven’s Gate by her grandmother Irene Taylor, her mother, her fathers, and many aunts and uncles. She was welcomed into this life on January 6, 1953, by her parents Marilyn Taylor and Bill Preston of Galesburg, Illinois. Bill Preston gave her three siblings Lisa Swanson, Robert and Russ Preston. Marilyn went on marrying Gerald Hodges who raised her as his own daughter. Marilyn and Gerald gave her two sisters Diane Wurzburger (Gary Brittingham) and Debra (Randy) Hroziencik. Gloria graduated from Galesburg Senior High in 1971.

Gloria was blessed to meet and marry her best friend and soulmate, Robert Curry on June 14, 1970. With her marriage to Robert Curry, her family circle grew to include her new in-laws, Kenny Curry, Sue (Kenny) Jackson, and Ronnie (Renee) Curry. The young couple began their life together in Knoxville, Illinois, and were so proud to welcome their children Christina Lynn and Michael (Tammy) Curry into this world. Gloria and Bob loved each other and being outdoors, fishing, camping, boating, snowmobiling, and hunting. Their love of the outdoors and their pioneering spirit lead them to become some of the first settler in the then new community development known as Oak Run. At Oak Run they cleared the land and built their first home along with the help of their lifelong friends Vince and Linda Knox.    

Gloria worked days at Ken Company and sold Home Interior in the evenings while Bob worked at OMC and Admiral/Maytag. The couples pioneering spirit then took them to Mt. Juliet Tennessee, where they built their second house. While living in Mt. Juliet, Gloria worked at Standard Candy and then IRG.      

Gloria and Bob dreamed of living in Florida; but once she was lovingly blessed by grandchildren Jacob and Madison Curry, Gloria said she could not leave Tennessee. They built their third home together in Hidden Valley Camping resort in Centerville, Tennessee. While living in Centerville, they were blessed with the arrival of two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Curtis Curry.   They were also blessed with many nieces and nephews.  

Although she never officially moved to Florida, she vacationed there often for the past four winters. The couple lived at Rainbow Resort in Frostproof, Florida, and she worked as the resorts Activity Director. She enjoyed flower gardening and cruising with Carnival cruises. She has seen all the islands of the eastern, western and southern Caribbean. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Randy Hroziencik officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Galesburg, IL at a later date.    

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the family.

 

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

Eakes, III, Larry Gardner, age 74, of Lebanon, TN, died October 17, 2019.

Larry was a member of the Baptist faith and attended Fairview Church. As a Mt. Juliet native, he was the owner of L&C Auto Parts in Mt. Juliet and Auto Bearings in Nashville. He was also the first president of Big Brothers in Wilson County. Larry was actively involved in Mt. Juliet Little League and served as a former board member. He enjoyed cars, auto racing and wrestling. Larry was the son of the late, Larry Gardner Eakes, Jr. and Geneva Castleman Lawson. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Judy Plemons and Joey Lawson.

He is survived by:

Wife of 56 years – Barbara Wheeler Eakes

Daughter – Kimberly (Marc) McNeilly

Siblings – Carolyne Short, Lloyd Eakes, Lisa Connolly, Lucy Raines,

              Ann Adkins and Jackie Bush

Grandchildren – Rilee McNeilly and Ryan McNeilly

Several nieces and nephews

 

Family and friends will gather from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel to celebrate Larry’s life.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Lebanon Special School District/Family Resource Center, 397 N. Castle Heights Avenue, Lebanon, TN 37087.

 

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

Mullins, Randal Clinton “Randy”, age 72, of Old Hickory, TN, died October 18, 2019. Mr. Mullins was a member of Old Hickory Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a CB operator and enjoyed playing his guitar and making videos with his grandchildren. Mr. Mullins was the son of the late, W.C. and Mildred Holmes Mullins. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Mullins.

He is survived by:

Wife of 48 years – Andra Mullins

Sons – Jeffrey (Karen) Mullins and Todd (Angie) Mullins

Daughter – Tina (Kevin) Reeves

Sister – Carol Holland

Grandchildren – Andrew Reeves, Rachel Reeves, Hannah Mullins,

                       Jared Reeves, Caiden Mullins, Thomas Reeves,

                       Preston Mullins, Nakea Weeks and Emily Weeks

 

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Old Hickory Church of Christ, 1001 Hadley Avenue, Old Hickory, TN with Bro. Don Loftis and Bro. Aubrey Johnson officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Andrew Reeves, Jared Reeves, Caiden Mullins, Thomas Reeves, Preston Mullins, Jackson Moore, Logan Brantley and Rob Jones.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Bond Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

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

Brooks, Jill Colleen, age 56, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died October 17, 2019. Colleen attended the Cowboy Church. She was the daughter of the late, Howard and Carole Sue LaFosse Hargroder. Colleen was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Skylar Aguillard and sister, Debbi Hargroder.

She is survived by:

Husband of 28 years – Ken Brooks

Children – Teddy Aguillard, Kevin (Amy) Aguillard and Jill (Joe) Baltz

Siblings – Scotty (Diana) Hargroder, Patti (Darryl) Miller,

               Kelli (Rick Predmore) Hargroder and

               Howard Neal (Phyllis) Hargroder

Grandchildred – Evan Aguillard, Addison Aguillard, Emery Aguillard,

                       Abi Aguillard, Cooper Aguillard, Nora Baltz and Jackson Baltz

Many nieces and nephews

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Taylor, Myrtle Louise, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died October 20, 2019. Mrs.

Taylor was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. She retired from E&Y with 44 years of service. Mrs. Taylor was the daughter of the late, Malcomb and Pauline McMillian Davidson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Amos M. Taylor and siblings, Jesse Davidson, Lloyd Davidson and Marie Hunter.

She is survived by:

Son – Gary Taylor

Granddaughter – Amber Taylor

Great-Granddaughter – Bryr Taylor

Sisters – Rubye Boone, Jolene Wilson and Enid (James W.) McCaleb

Sisters-in-law – Peggy Davidson, Thelma Davidson, Nelma (Jimmy) Tidwell

                       and Jimmie Hardin

Brother-in-law – Bill Taylor

Many nieces and nephews

Special friends – Connie Eakes, Charlene Rhea, Shirley Daugherty,

                        Eloise Ferguson and Chuck McNamee

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Elder Neal Pennycuff and Elder Dennis Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Mike Fox, Junior Davidson, Terry Poss, Chris King, Dayton Blair and Paul Eakes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimbo Blair, Eddye Rhea, Dave Foster, the Pilgrim Baptist Church family and E&Y Administrative Staff.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3455 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Hager, Thomas Earl “Ya Ya”, age 72, of Hermitage, TN, died October 22, 2019. Tom was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a retired employee of KGS Steel. He was a 1965 graduate of Dupont High School. Tom was a 33rd Scottish Rite Mason and Past Master of Old Hickory Lodge #598. In 1994, he was Worshipful Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons in Tennessee and since 1998 was serving as the Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge. He was Past Captain of Al Menah Shrine Drum & Bugle Corp. Over the years, Tom belonged to many Masonic bodies. He was given many honors but always believed that “it was the inner soul that made the man”.  He was a strong leader, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Tom was the son of the late, James Earl Hager and Fannie Mai “Lula” Hager Coleman.

He is survived by:

Wife of 53 years – Bobbye Gewin Hager

Children – Rob Hager, Mika (Mike) Cashion and Ryan (Courts) Hager

Brothers – Jerry (Helen) Hager and Randy Hager

Grandchildren – Rylan, Hite, and Woodson Hager and

                       Lofton and Jack Cashion

Aunt – Willie Belle Avery

Sister-in-law – Jimmie (Kenny) Bradley

Brother-in-law – Bill Tabor

Many cousins, nieces and nephews

Devoted companion – English Bulldog “Mook”

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church, 6010 S. New Hope Road, Hermitage, TN with Rev. Ron Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Hall, David Frye, James Malone, Wes Stephens, Rien Long, and Chris Adamski. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Belcher, Laddie Wilson, Daniel Mata, Danny Wyatt, Darren Jernigan, Johnathan Tuschl, Mark Patterson, KGS employees, lifelong Masonic family and a close circle of many friends.

 

The family also wishes to thank his care-team for helping him keep a positive attitude and a smile on his face.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home of Tennessee Fund, 100 7th Avenue North, Suite 4, Nashville, TN 37203 or the Shrine Hospitals for Children.

 

Visitation will be 4-7:30 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel ending with a Masonic service (open to the public) at 7:30 p.m. and visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.

 

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

Scott, Kimberly Denise Mitchell, age 49, of Old Hickory, TN, died October 29, 2019. Kim was a teacher at Roy Waldron Elementary School in Rutherford County and formerly taught at Rutland Elementary School in Wilson County. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling from Trevecca University. Kim owned her own counseling practice in Mt. Juliet. Kim was very active in the All For Him Ministry for the homeless. She enjoyed tutoring, knitting blankets for the homeless, traveling and spending time at the beach. She had once lived in Germany and loved it there and had hoped to travel back there one day. Kim was preceded in death by her father, Horace Mitchell.

She is survived by:

Mother – Brenda (Thomas) Cowell

Sons – Dylan Scott and Grayson Scott

Former husband – Kevin Scott

Siblings – Deidrea Mitchell, Patricia Mitchell McClelland and Scott Duncan

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Darrell Haney officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Darrell Craig, Matt Tidwell, John Mac Rodman, Scott Duncan, Matt Haney and Brent Ogburn.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to All For Him Ministry, 2908 Holloway Road, Lebanon, TN 37090.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Howell, Eleanor Elizabeth, died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home in Raleigh, NC on October 22, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Barbara Spetnagel Howell and David Floyd Howell of Mt. Juliet, TN, and sisters, Virginia Howell of Smyrna, GA, and Rebecca Crew of Baltimore, MD. She is also survived by brother-in-law Darin Crew, niece Eloise Crew, and nephew Henry Crew, uncle and aunt, Ted and Nancy Spetnagel of Smyrna, GA, and cousins Allen Spetnagel and Elizabeth Crowe. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Ollie Floyd Howell, Jr., Eleanor Sue Bush Howell, Theodore Scott Spetnagel, and Lucille Elizabeth Stuckey Spetnagel.

Eleanor was born July 12, 1972 in Nashville, TN. Raised in Mt. Juliet, TN, she was a member of the Mt. Juliet High School Band of Gold and participated in a People to People Exchange Program to the Soviet Union in the summer of 1989, where she studied astronomy. Eleanor attended the Tennessee Governor’s’ School for Sciences and was Valedictorian of the Mt. Juliet High School Class of 1990.

Eleanor attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as a Harrison Scholar. She majored in Mathematics/ Statistics and Chemistry, played intramural broomball, was a member of Phi Mu sorority, and spent a semester at the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Eleanor also completed a Master’s Degree in Statistics at Miami. 

Eleanor moved to Raleigh, NC where she had a National Science Fellowship at North Carolina State University. Following her studies, she began working at the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, where she became Director in 2014. Eleanor also earned a Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was active in health statistics professional organizations.

Eleanor was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, where she served many roles over the years, including elder, deacon, hand bell choir member, Circle leader, and middle school youth advisor.  As a lifelong Presbyterian, she loved the connectional nature of the denomination. She worked at Holston Presbytery Camp in Banner Elk, North Carolina for three summers in college, where she herself had been a camper for many years, developing a love for canoeing and a talent for building campfires, and finding pure joy in singing and fellowship. 

Eleanor loved traveling and genealogy and often combined these two interests.  Reading was one of her passions, and she was a long-time participant in a book club at Quail Ridge Books. She also was a fan of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Carolina Railhawks.  A self-described music geek, she enjoyed diverse musical genres but was particularly fond of the Modern Rock format and connected with fellow music fans through the online message boards of WOXY.

Eleanor was an enthusiastic participant in the multi-player mobile online strategy game, Ingress, where she was known as Agent EllaMinnowPea and served the Ingress community through its Vanguard Program as a player advocate, collaborating with the game developer company, Niantic.  Ingress players like Eleanor helped develop the better-known Niantic games - Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 112 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC, followed by visitation. Interment will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will follow at First Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, TN on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 2-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holston Presbytery Camp, 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604; First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, 112. S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601; or the Mt. Juliet – Wilson County Library, 2765 N Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

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

Bishop, Jr., Charles E., age 73, died October 26, 2019. Charles was a native of Nashville, TN where he attended West End High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Charles always had a love for flying and had his private pilot’s license. He was a histologist and had worked in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA and Naples, FL. Charles was a former employee of the Metro Medical Examiner’s office and owned his own business, Top to Bottom. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Eluid Bishop, Sr. and his mother, Margaret Pippen. 

He is survived by:

Children – Erika Denise Gallman, Ian Douglas Bishop,

               Chad Allen (Aimee Patrice) Bishop and Charles Cameron Bishop

Brother – David Earl (Carolyn) Bishop

Sister – Carole Faye Allen

Grandchildren – Reagan Gallman, Jackson Alexander Gallman,

                       Aubree Taylor Bishop, Alexander James Bishop and

                       Austin Cameron Bishop

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Charles Haley officiating. Interment with military honors will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Veterans organization of your choice.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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