January 2021

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Robinson, Ronald  Alvin "Ron", age 82 of Lebanon, TN, died January 2, 2021. Ron was born September 10, 1938 in Kansas City, MO. He was the son of the late, Alvin Chester Robinson and Helen Lima Smithpeter Robinson. Ron was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned his BS degree in accounting from Missouri State University and was retired from Ford Motor Company as a District Manager. After retirement, Ron served as a volunteer firefighter in Arkansas. He was a member of the Ivanhoe Lodge #446 AF&AM in Kansas City, Mo and the Shriners International in Fairfield Bay, AR. Ron enjoyed bird watching, crossword puzzles and gardening and was known for his beautiful lawns.  He was a WWII enthusiast, a master of trivia and a jokester. His greatest joy was watching the grandchildren play sports and serving as their taxi driver. Ron was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Meredith and Dave Hefft.

He is survived by:

Wife of 50 years – Sharon Brady Robinson of Lebanon, TN

Sons – Mike (Johnna) Robinson of Atlanta, GA and

          Scott (Stacy) Robinson of Stephens City, VA

Daughter – Robin Donovan of Lebanon, TN

Brother – James (Debora) Robinson of Angier, NC

Grandchildren – Abbie, Zach, Brady, Christian, Dallas, Jake, Seth, Molly, Ryan, Maggie and Shea

Loving sister-in-law - Joan Brady

Many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

 

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or Providence Church, 2293 South Rutland Rd., 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

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Russell, Sue Ann, age 89 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 4, 2021. Mrs. Russell was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. She served as the Welcome Wagon hostess for the Priest Lake area for a number of years. Mrs. Russell retired from American General Life Insurance Company. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, listening to piano music, cooking and entertaining. Her greatest enjoyment came from her grandchildren. Mrs. Russell was the daughter of the late William Walter McGlothlin and Willie Ann Bernard McGlothlin. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles Willard Russell and 7 siblings.

She is survived by:

Son – Jeff Russell

Daughter – Terri (Tim) Thompson

Sister – Cora Lee Orvis

Grandchildren – Melissa Russell (Albert) Morales,

                       Crystal Russell (Jeremy) Gallaher, Jeffrey Russell, Jr.,

                        Timothy Thompson, II and Taylor (Mark) Brantley

Great-grandchildren – Adriana, Alyssa, Alberto, Addison, Briana, Natalie

                               and Ali

Many nieces and nephews

 

Services will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 120 2nd Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37201.

 

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

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Stepaniak, Steven Harvey, age 70 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 2, 2021. Steve was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a volunteer with the Community Service Officer Program and an Investigative Administrative Assistant with the Mt. Juliet Police Department. Before becoming an employee of Mt. Juliet Police Department, he volunteered through the Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni program and was honored as Civilian of the Year in 2019. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Donald Stepaniak.

He is survived by:

Wife of 48 years – Chris Stepaniak

Mother – Delores Stepaniak

Son – Lance Stepaniak

Daughter – Melissa (Justin) McHone

Brothers – Kurt (Tina) Stepaniak and Donnie (Delene) Stepaniak

Sister – Jolie (Andrew) Stepaniak

Grandchildren – Tyler (Alexis Greer), Jimmy, Isabel and Delaney

Many nieces and nephews

 

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday follow by Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middle and East Tennessee C.O.P.S., A Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors at https://www.middleandeasttncops.org/

 

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

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Farrow, Shawn Gregory, age 65 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 3, 2021. Shawn was born June 27, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he was President and Owner of Vinyl Corners and a Commercial Security Manager, before retiring.  For many years, as Marketing VP for Remotec, he traveled extensively throughout the world and made friends everywhere he went.  Shawn enjoyed cooking and volunteered at Meals on Wheels and a meals program at his church.  He loved gardening, all kinds of building and restoration projects, and most of all his family and friends.  He will be forever missed. Shawn was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Farrow and his sister, Brenda Farrow. 

He is survived by:

Wife - Jama

Stepson - Devin Rogers       

Brothers - James (Marie) Farrow and Kevin Farrow

Sister - Sharon Farrow 

Many nieces and nephews and his much loved dog, Buddy.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Shawn’s name to the charitable organization of your choice.

 

The family asks that you visit our website and leave a condolence of a fond memory of Shawn.

 

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

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Bugg, Carlton Ray, age 79 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 4, 2021. Ray was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was retired from Genesco, Texas Boot Company and Elan Polo. Ray enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was the son of the late, Ezekiel and Lillie Veda Morris Bugg.

He is survived by:

Wife of 59 years – Linda Bugg

Daughter – Ginger (John) Byrd

Siblings – Lillie Mae Helton, Wayne (Debbie) Bugg and Harold (Teresa) Bugg

Grandson – Justin (Liz) Byrd

Great-granddaughter – Hadley Byrd

Many nieces and nephews

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Active pallbearers will be John Byrd, Justin Byrd, Pat Byrd, Barrett Hobbs, Bob O’Neal and Maurice Lavoie. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Bugg, Harold Bugg, Larry Hall, Mike Byrd, Ronnie Hobbs and John McLean.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

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

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Pace, Dale Bryan, age 63 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 4, 2021. Dale was a member of Joy Church International. He retired from Triumph Aerospace. Dale was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a musician and a motorcycle enthusiast. Dale was the son of the late, Harold L. and Virginia Pace. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jacob Daniel “Jake” Pace and siblings, Juanita Sue, David Russell and Cynthia Lynette

He is survived by:

Wife – Anita Pace

Son – Brian (Abigail) Pace

Brother – Danny (Arlene) Pace

Many nieces and nephews

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 1 Vantage Way, Ste. C120, Nashville, TN 37228.

 

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

Pittman, Maylon Eugene, age 90 of Nashville, TN, died January 8, 2021. Mr. Pittman was born in Hulaco, AL and was the son of the late, Carlton Mason Pittman and Ophelia Matilda Solley Pittman. He was a member of Donelson Church of Christ. Mr. Pittman was retired from Fidelity Federal and worked as a realtor after retiring. He was a man of love, faith, generosity and laughter. He faithfully served the Lord and his family. He embraced life and prepared for death with dignity and peace. Mr. Pittman was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Neal Pittman; brothers, Leonard Pittman, Curtis Pittman, Eddie Pittman and Jimmie Pittman and sisters, Lola Pittman Hyatt and Cloie Pittman Parker.

He is survived by:

Children – Lon (Pam) Pittman, Ron (Cheryl) Pittman, Donna (Russ) King and

               Donald (Donna) Pittman

Sister – Cleo Pittman Hunley

Grandchildren – Brent (Franci) Pittman, Jason (Kate) Pittman,

                       Becca (Nathan) Daniel, Megan (John) Scaduto,

                       Melanie Pittman, Rachel (Tyler) Pumphrey,

                       Jonathan (Kerri) Pittman, Ryan Pittman,

                       Lauren (Bryan) Shrader, Andrew (Fran) Pittman and

                       Susi Vasquez

16 Great-grandchildren

 

Services will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, pleases do an act of kindness to others. Financially, memorials may be made to the Hayes Family Fund at Donelson Church of Christ, 2706 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214 or the charity of your choice.

 

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

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Bruce, Jr., Patrick Jonathan “Jon”, age 20 of Hermitage, TN, died January 7, 2021. Jon was born April 18, 2000 in Nashville, TN. He was a 2018 graduate of Donelson Christian Academy where he played baseball and football. After high school, Jon attended the University of Memphis. He was a Sports Management  major and planned to become a sports agent.  Jon was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward Sherwood and Ples Bruce and his uncle, Ples Bruce, Jr. 

He is survived by:

Mother – Pam Bruce

Father – Patrick Bruce

Sister – Paige Bruce

Grandmothers – Belva Sherwood and Flora Bruce

Special Friend - Lindsey Twelvetrees

Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends

Jon's smile would light up a room. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and impacted many, many lives. Even through his cancer journey, he remained strong in his faith and gave God glory every day. He is no longer in pain and is celebrating with Jesus.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445.

 

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

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Breedwell, Donald Eugene,  age 65, took his final bow from the stage of life on January 8, 2021. He was surrounded and survived by his wife, Susie Breedwell, and their children, Meredith, Geoff, and Wes.

He was the great storyteller. Words were never sparse from his lips as he grew up in Athens, Tennessee with the reputation of being the town chatterbox. The admiration for words, the sense of grandeur, and the talent of showmanship would become his lifelong legacy weaving a ribbon of entertainment through all of life’s situations.

He’d meet his wife of forty-four years, Susie, at church in Nashville where the tall tale of being in a bible study with Johnny and June Carter-Cash would weave into the romance of how they met. Their lives would lead them to Atlanta where Susie would give him his own Georgia Peach, daughter Meredith. There was a sense of wanderlust in his spirit that would take his family to Southern California, where they’d welcome sons Geoff and Wes. Thankfully, after many cross-country moves, the wanderlust lost its appeal and Don chose to settle with his family in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

His marriage to Susie was a legacy of unconditional love, support, and acceptance. He and Susie showed their children a marriage of not just a partnership in life but what it means to be best friends with your spouse. In the last few moments of their time together, they genuinely enjoyed being with one another, a love that very few can experience.

As a father, his kids viewed him as their own Superman. He even saved lives during a fiery car-crash in 1987 while his daughter sat in the car solidifying his superhuman strength. His sons saw him as the man to call with all the answers to life’s problems, from relationships to debating religion. And all three realize he was their first version of Google, the one with all the answers and always knew how to get around town.

He was in constant pursuit of Christ’s love and would minister to others finding solace and community by sharing the love of God. His ministry work would blend his love of theater, music, and production. His theater ministry produced countless plays, musicals, and productions where he would show the love of God on stage. His productions wouldn’t just impact those in the audience but those who were also lucky enough to share the stage.

In the second part of his life, he chose to leave the corporate world of project management and traded it in for what would become his life’s passion. In 2010, he graduated from Cumberland University and went on to work as a Special Education teacher with both Metro and Wilson County Schools. His love of theater and his love for the art of storytelling made him a fantastic educator. He had a special ability to teach the educational basics in a not so basic way. He recognized the importance of every child, regardless of their academic capability, has a desire for learning. His love of children would earn him the acclaimed nickname at school, Dodson Elementary, as the “kid-whisperer”. His truest form of joy was being a Pop-Pop to his four amazing grandchildren, Ashlin, Ike, Cora, and Zoey. His childlike wonder during those precious moments he spent with them.

He leaves behind the great debate of which Mini-Wheats are the best and the desire to see Ohio State clinch another college football National Championship. There’s always next year.

To continue his life’s passion for education, the family has requested in lieu of flowers a donation to Autism Awareness Tennessee.

The family is planning a celebration of life for the summer of 2021 when everyone can come to tell their own stories about our great storyteller.

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

Fontechia, Nicholas Ambrose “Nick”, age 80 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 9, 2021. Nick was born April 16, 1940 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late Nicholas D. Fontechia and Theresa Rinaldi Fontechia. Nick was retired from Whitehead Realtors in Rockford, IL. He was an avid fisherman. Nick also loved to make people laugh and to build and fix things.

He is survived by:

Wife – Betty Fontechia

Sons – Todd (Karen) Fontechia and Troy (Jackie) Fontechia

Sister – Carol Melito

Grandchildren – Luke Fontechia, Taylor Fontechia and Adam Fontechia

Former Wife – Priscilla “Pixie” Fontechia

Niece – Shellie (Roger) Peterson

Nephew – Nick (Sherrie) Sinnaeve

Great-nieces and great-nephews – Courtney Dailey, Siena Peterson,

                                                 Bella Sinnaeve, Niko Sinnaeve and

                                                 Sam Sinnaeve

Fishing Buddy – Jim Blaser

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.   

 

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

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Smith, Thomas Russell “Rusty”, age 50 of Spring Hill, TN, died January 8, 2021. Russell attended the University of Alabama and graduated from MTSU. He was employed by Mattress Firm. Russell was preceded in death by his father, James Oliver Smith; paternal grandparents, T.R. and Raynor Smith; maternal grandparents, Bilbo and Claudia Jones and uncles, Billy Jones and Burt Jones.

He is survived by:

Mother – Millie Smith

Son – Ian Thomas Smith

Daughter – Anna Rose Smith

Aunts – Billie Ruth Robertson, Vivian (Howard) Thompson, Peggie Frederick,

           Patsy Jones and Heloise Jones

Several cousins and many friends

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.  

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Estes, Joe Richard “Dick”, age 82 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 11, 2021. Dick was born September 19, 1938 in Atlanta, GA. He was the son of the late, Joel Z. and Ina Mae Waters Estes. Dick was a lifelong Methodist and a member of Cooks United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Jackson during the Cuban Crisis. Dick was employed by CNA Insurance for many years and retired as Vice President of Claims. He was an avid golfer, was extremely generous and never met a stranger. Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sybil McKee Estes.

He is survived by:

Son – Mark Estes

Daughter – Jennifer (Evan) Little

Sister – Nell (Virgil) Hendricks

Grandchildren – Josh and Nathan Little and Bolton and Carder Estes

Several nieces and nephews

 

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services and interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.

 

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

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Blanton, Marjorie “Margie” Marie McClanahan Parsons, age 89 of Lebanon, TN. Margie Blanton left her family on Thursday, January 14, 2021, now whole in mind and spirit. Born on April 19, 1931, in Nashville, TN, she attended East High School with her three sisters and grew up in the Eastland area of Nashville. She was a bookkeeper at Randolph & Rice Electronics for many years, loved to sing with her sisters, and was strong in the Christian faith. She took great pride in her work, both at home and in the office, and was proud of her children’s accomplishments. She admired beauty and style in all things and always dressed fit to kill. She was preceded in death by parents, Marie Cole McClanahan and James McClanahan, and sister, Mildred Early.

She is survived by sisters, June Moore and Ann King; daughter, Linda Parsons and children, Elayne Pope and Rachel Travis (Robert) and grandchildren, Eleanor and Vivian Travis; son, Joe Blanton (Whitney) and son, Stephen Parks (Malarie and daughter, Dorothy and stepsons, Chance and Bailey); daughter, Paula Blanton Crawford (Darrell) and children, Stacy White (Zac and sons, Jaxon and Brody), Chelsey Crawford, and Shelby Richmond (Brant and daughter, Emerson); and nieces and nephews and their families.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Schulert, Ruth Barbara, age 93 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 21, 2021. Mrs. Schulert was a native of Perry, MI and the daughter of the late, Walter Darling and Jenny Hill Darling. She graduated from Perry High School in 1944 and Bob Jones University in 1948. Mrs. Schulert spent the first 25 years of her adult life as a homemaker raising her children, including 5 years in Cairo, Egypt, where her husband did medical research. She spent the next 2 decades as an elementary school teacher at Donelson Christian Academy and Mt Juliet Christian School. Mrs. Schulert's life was marked by loving service to others. After retirement, she taught for a year at the Inn Ministries in Guatemala. This was followed by 3 other long-term mission trips. She volunteered weekly at the Mt Juliet Help Center and tutored remedial math and reading well into her 80's. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Arthur Schulert; son, Timothy Schulert; brothers, Victor, Robert, Thomas and Donald Darling; son-in-law, Timothy Huckabay and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Schulert.d not

She is survived by:

Children – Barbara Huckabay, Mark Schulert, Jean (Ed) Coley, Philip Schulert,

               Andrew (Joy) Schulert and Peter (Susan) Schulert

Daughter-in-law – Laurie Schulert

17 Grandchildren and 1 Great-grandchild

Many nieces and nephews

 

Visitation with the family will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Graveside services will be private. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ruth Schulert Scholarship Fund.

https://innministries.reachapp.co/campaigns/ruth-schulert-scholarship-fund

 

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

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Embury, Sr., Joseph E., age 96 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 23, 2021. Mr. Embury was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was born February 25, 1924 in Camillus, NY to the late Raymond and Rhoda Hatten Embury. Mr. Embury served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from Carrier Corporation. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 75 years, June Eastman Embury and his daughter-in-law, Linda Embury.

He is survived by:

Sons – Joseph (Joanne) Embry, Jr., Duane (Mary Lou) Embury and

          Steven Embury

10 Grandchildren; 21 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great grandchild

 

Funeral services will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LSSD Family Resource Center, ATTN: Beth Petty, 397 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, TN 37087.

 

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

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Stanfill, Jack Houser, age 87 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 19, 2021. Jack was born in Maury County, TN. He was the son of the late, William A. Stanfill and Callie Olivia Smith Stanfill. Jack was a member of the 109 Church of Christ and served as a deacon at Mt. Juliet church of Christ for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion Post #19 in Columbia, TN. Jack retired from Monsanto where he played on their baseball, basketball and softball teams. He refereed high school and junior college basketball for many years and coached Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball for over 25 years. Jack was an avid sports fan and even holds the course record at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, AL. He also served as a Commissioner for the Maury County Parks Board for many years. Jack is also preceded in death by 7 siblings.

He is survived by:

Wife of 65 years – Bettie B. Stanfill

Children – Todd (Lisa) Stanfill and Allison (Barry) DeVault

Grandchildren – Addison DeVault, Anslee Stanfill and Mason DeVault

Many nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

 

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

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Crawford, Thelma Graves, age 89 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 19, 2021. Thelma was born in Nashville, TN and graduated from Dupont High School. She was the daughter of the late, Roy D. Rader and Sara Wright Rader. She was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and enjoyed crocheting and traveling. Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, George Graves; sister, Nannie Mai Hunt and brother, Willard Rader.

She is survived by:

Husband of 23 years – Pete Crawford

Children – Kathy (Bob) Bailey, Jacky (Charlotte) Graves,

               Donna (Dewayne Crook) Graves, Gary (Sheliah) Crawford,

               Greg Crawford and Karen Shelton

Sisters – Marie White and Margaret Whitely

Grandchildren – Carrie Haapala, Andrew “A.J.” (Cassie) Coleman,

                       Jesse Coleman, Garon Crawford, Cody Crawford,

                       Tyler Crawford, Steven Shelton and Corey Shelton

Great-grandchildren – Reece and Jordan Haapala, Porter and Nolan Coleman,

                               Zoe, Laylah and Maddox Crawford, and

                               Lucas and Callie Shelton

Several nieces and nephews and many friends

 

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Darrell Duncan officiating. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Center Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN.

 

The family would like to especially thank, Heather Randall from Summit Medical Center, for the love and care she gave to Thelma.

 

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

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McPeak, Jr., Rufus S. “PeeWee”, age 69 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 26, 2021. PeeWee was a member of Living Springs Baptist Church. He was a retired 911 operator and dispatcher for the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department. PeeWee was a seat belt advocate and ended most of his conversations by saying “Buckle Up…It’s the Law.” He enjoyed UT and Titans football. PeeWee was the son of the late, Rufus S. McPeak, Sr. and Mildred Louise Keele McPeak. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Mooneyham.

He is survived by:

Sister – Gloria Jeanette Victory

Niece and nephews – Kim Mooneyham, Keith (Angela) Mooneyham,

                              Kenneth (Sharon) Mooneyham and Jimmy (Alice) Victory

Many great-nieces and great-nephews

6 Great-great nieces and great-great nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Living Springs Baptist Church, 4559 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Bro. Edgar Boles officiating. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment will follow at Lannom Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Duwayne Kessler, Donald Moorehead, Ronnie Edwards, Albry Mooneyham, Keith Mooneyham and Jimmy Victory. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Edwards, JoJo Edmondson, Terry McPeak, Jerry McPeak, Will Davis Edwards and Junior Edwards.

 

The family would like to thank PeeWee’s co-workers at the Rutherford Ccunty Sheriff’s Department and the Smyrna Police Department for their well wishes and prayers during this time. They would like to also thank the “cousins” who were always there.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Living springs Baptist Church, 4559 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be at the church from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday.

 

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

JangDhari, Gloria S., age 84 of Gallatin, TN, died January 25, 2021. Mrs. JangDhari was a member of Jordonia United Methodist Church and was the former First Lady of First Community Church in Nashville, TN. She was a loving mother, wife and very creative seamstress. Mrs. JangDhari had a green thumb, with a passion for gardening, flowers and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 8 brothers and her husband of 57 years, Rev. Kendrick JangDhari.

She is survived by:

Children – Kendrick (Betty) JangDhari, Jr.,

               K.S. Wendy JangDhari, DDS (Paul Koch, DVM)

               Kathyann (Carman Norfleet) JangDhari

               Kalautie JangDhari

Brother – Kasso SiewNarine

Sisters – Paramdaye SiewNarine and Gita Bolin

Grandchildren – Kristen Norfleet and Kendrick Sasha (Danielle) Norfleet

Great-grandchild – Tyson Knox Norfleet

 

Funeral services will be private, however will be live streamed on Bond Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page at 2 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 with Rev. Rosemary Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Flowers accepted for services at Bond Memorial Chapel or donations may be made to Jordonia United Methodist Church, 4225 Cato Road, Nashville, TN 37218.

 

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

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Allman, Jr., Edward Joseph, age 82 of Lebanon, TN, and formerly of Massillon, OH, Tempe, AZ and Ashland, OH, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 27, 2021. Born in Canton, OH, on April 2, 1938, Edward was the son of the late, Edward Joseph Allman, Sr. and Flora Ann Schmidt Allman. After graduating from Washington High School, in Massillon, OH, he developed into a skilled machinist and manager and later moved to Tempe, AZ, where he became a partner in Allman Brothers Construction before retiring. His hobbies included woodworking, home projects and traveling, especially going on cruises with his family. He was very patriotic and a lifetime member of the NRA and involved in Friends of the NRA. Edward was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Allman; son, Stephen Allman and brother, Robert Allman of Tempe, AZ.

He is survived by:

Wife of 64 years – Joan Russ Allman

Daughters – Susan (Timothy) Goodrich of Phoenix, AZ and

                  Lisa (Eddie) Kirkus of Lebanon, TN

Sister – Jacqueline (Arthur) Nabinger

Grandchildren – Samantha Waller, Christopher Waller, Timothy Goodrich,

Jennifer (Michael) Knueven, Dylan Rankhorn and January (Jim) Beeler

9 Great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends

 

Per his wishes, he will be cremated with a private Celebration of Life service.

 

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

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Howell, James Mark, age 79 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 28, 2021. Mr. Howell was born in Maury County, TN and was the son of the late, Murry Howell and Christine Harris Howell. He was a graduate of Columbia Central High School. Mr. Howell had been a member of Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church since the early 1960’s and served in many leadership capacities at the church. He was an avid baseball fan and longtime coach at Mt. Juliet Little League. Mr. Howell retired after years of project design work in the tire building industry. He loved woodworking, flower gardening and refinishing old furniture. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Howell.

He is survived by:

Son – Jeff Howell

Daughter – Michelle (David) Watson

Brothers – David (Karen) Howell, Richard (Judy) Howell and

                Steve (Connie) Howell

Grandchildren - Joshua (Becky) Howell, Jessi (Joseph) Hiett, Ethan Watson

                       and Evan (Rachel) Watson

Great-grandchildren – Jay, Ben, Luke and Will Howell,

                               Hannah and Grant Hiett and

                               Raelynn, Lalya and Elsie Watson

Several nieces and nephews

 

There will be a funeral service for the family 3 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mike Reese and Rev. Steve Louder officiating.  The service will be live streamed for the public on the church’s website www.cloydscpc.org and Facebook page. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present members of Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 595 W. Division Street, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 120 2nd Ave. No., Nashville, TN 37201.

 

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

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William (Bill) Edward Eads Jr. of Old Hickory, TN, passed in peace at the age of 90 on January 26, 2021. Bill was born in Columbus, Mississippi to the late William Edward Eads Sr. and Annie Johnson. 

Bill was a man of strong Christian faith. He was a member of Cooks United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bill retired from Mississippi State University as the head of Property/Receiving Control. 

Bill loved sports but primarily the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Tennessee Titans and watching his favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves on TV. 

Bill was a very talented craftsman. He referred to his pastime as “piddling around”. Bill had knowledge, ingenuity and natural ability to create simple to complex items such as dog ramps, furniture pieces and cabinets. 

       Bill had a generous heart who took great joy in helping others.  He was quick to establish connections with people he met wherever he went.  He loved so many things in life such as children, animals and nature. Watching airplanes fly over, feeding deer and birds, looking at the clouds or going to the lake and watching the boaters and other activities brought him so much pleasure in life.

Bill “He Shug” joins his loving wife Faye Smith “She Shug” of 66 years; sisters, Mildred Darling and Rosa House.

He is survived by his daughters Kathryn and Martha (Monica); granddogs Harley and Mandy.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at a later date. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, MS.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN info@cooksumc.org or Mt. Juliet Help Center, 3452B N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN mjhelpcenter@gmail.com

 

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

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Marlin, Betty Louise, age 77 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died January 28, 2021. Betty was born in Nashville, TN and was the daughter of the late, Floyd Rice Marlin and Katherine Pauly Marlin. She was a member of Bakers Grove Baptist Church. Betty retired from Cloverbottom Developmental Center. She enjoyed watching tv and working puzzle book and loved her dogs. Betty was also preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn Heughan and nephews, Floyd Randall Heughan and Ronnie Heughan.

She is survived by:

Niece and nephews – Richard (Carol) Heughan, Darrell (Tatyana) Heughan

                              and Linda Heughan (Jerry) Batson

Great-nieces – Rachel Batson and Lauren Batson

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Bond Memorial chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Koutny, Blair, caring dad, loving grandfather, brother and good friend of many. Blair was suddenly taken from us on January 26, 2021 at the age of 61. The simplest pleasures brought great joy to Blair. He adored his family celebrating love and life with them throughout his years as father and grandfather. Friendship, sense of belonging, and generosity made up Blair’s immense personality. Blair had the extraordinary ability to develop a friendship with anyone he met. His spirit, enthusiasm, and energy were contagious and endearing to everyone he encountered. Curiosity and creativity inspired Blair’s industrious nature. He never sat idle. He was always working on some project or new idea. Blair was a positive force in the world and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by:

Daughter – Kristin

Son – Sean

Sisters – Jan and Judy

Grandchildren – Evelyn, Keaton, Kaylee and Malia

 

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

 

Those who wish to honor Blair’s life can make a contribution in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

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

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McMurray William Morris, “Wild Bill”, age 64 of Readyville, TN, died January 31, 2021. Bill was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Ramsey McMurray and Lora Walters McMurray. He was a 1974 graduate of Antioch High School and a commercial electrician. Bill was a songwriter and guitarist. He enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling, watching westerns and playing pool.

He is survived by:

Wife – Renee McMurray

Daughters – Ashton (Jon Michael) St. Amant and Ashley (Damion) Rooks

Brothers – Frank McMurray and Benjamin “Mac” McMurray

Grandchildren – Seria Bean and D.J. Rooks

Many cousins, other family members and friends

Dogs – Foxy and Booty

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 12 noon Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel. For those who plan to attend, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hardin, Wink Hawkins, Rodney Scheckler, Gary Canada, Randy Ritter, Dick Kimbro, Tainage Robbins, Mike Hepman, Steve Bartlett and countless others too many to mention.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer Research.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com