February 2020

Bruce, Nellie Frances, age 92, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 3, 2020. Mrs. Bruce was a former sales clerk at Macy’s and Sam’s Club. She was an animal lover and enjoyed working in the yard. Mrs. Bruce was the daughter of the late, Leslie Coy and Judie Frances McCord Stinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Holland Bruce; son, Thomas Elwood Bruce and siblings, Lester Stinson, M.C. Stinson, Louella Biltucci and Martha Seagroves.

She is survived by:

Daughters – Paulette Bruce and Jane Bruce (Steve) Thomas

Brother – Vernon (Barbara) Stinson

Sister – Elese (Al) Baird

Sister-in-law – Esterlene Stinson

Grandson – Wesley Thomas

 

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Chaplain William Wiley officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avalon Hospice.

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Jones, Russell Howard, “Rusty”, age 63, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 3, 2020. Rusty grew up attending Green Hill Baptist Church. He was a 1974 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and attended Nashville Tech. He was a trained computer technician, a fireman and a professional driver. Rusty was currently an employee of Bond Memorial Chapel. He was the son of the late, Howard Edward and Dorothy Lillian Bolling Jones.

He is survived by:

Children – Russell Howard “Dusty” Jones, Jr., Christina Lynn Higham and

               Robert Shane “Bobby” Jones

Brothers – Bradley Eugene Jones and Wesley Grant (Rachel) Jones

Grandchildren – Wanda Lynn Higham, Kaya Rebecca Jean Higham and

                       Isabella Amore’ Wood

Former wives – Robin Lynn Buchanan and Wanda Blanche Travis

Life-long friend since 6th grade – Jere Lane

 

A Celebration of Life services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 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

Simmons Delbert Gene, age 78, of Old Hickory, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 5, 2020.

Gene was a member and active deacon of Victory Baptist Church. He was the son of the late, John Durwood and Minnie Smith Simmons. He was also preceded in death by his niece, Tony Simmons Stinnnett. 

He is survived by:

Wife of 54 years – Patsy Abbott Simmons

Brother – Billy Ray (Theresa) Simmons

Aunt – Marjorie Smith League

Nephew – Kevin Ray (Liberty) Simmons

Sister-in-love – Ginny (Bill) Coleman

Nieces – Kensie (David) Seamster and Sarah Coleman

2 Great-nieces and 4 Great-nephews

God Sons – Brian and Adam Dozier

 

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with a Celebration of Life service immediately following at 3 p.m. Sunday with Senior Pastor, Dr. Chuck Groover officiating.

 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful cardiac ICU staff and nurses at St. Thomas Hospital Midtown for the extraordinary care they gave to Gene.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

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

Bledsoe, Ina Evolene “Evelyn”, age 86, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 6, 2020 peacefully at her home under the loving care of Avalon Hospice after a long hard battle with breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer. Mrs. Bledsoe was a cafeteria manager in the Metropolitan Nashville School System for many years and had also served as Day Care manager at Donelson Christian Church. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and actively supported Sherry’s Run. Mrs. Bledsoe was the daughter of the late, Herman Guy and Daisy Ann Young Denson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charlie Farmer Bledsoe; siblings, Georgia Inez Bland and Freddie Denson and her great-granddaughter, Avalyn Shaye Bright. Mrs. Bledsoe was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by:

Children – Freda Gail (James) Bright, Charles Emanuel (Fonda) Bledsoe and

               Angela Ann (Kerry) Howell

Sisters – Bobbie Sue (Joe) Sells and Doris Jean (Holly) Fowler

Grandchildren – James H. (Krista) Bright, III, Clint T. Wright,

                       Derek E. (Julie) Coleman, Chaz S. (Sandi) Bledsoe and

                       Andrew (Kayla) Coleman

Great-grandchildren – Aynslee Elyse Bright, Havan Grace Bright,

                               Kennedy Jonell Coleman, Rilee Chase Coleman,

                               Jaxon Lance Coleman, Kayle Michelle Page and

                               Kyndal Tillery Wright

 

 

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Her beloved grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Sherry’s Run, PO Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088-0008.

 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service time Monday  at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Gifford, Gladys Ailene, age 92, of Spring Hill, TN, died February 6, 2020.

Mrs. Gifford was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizen Center. She retired from Western Electric and after retirement she was a Wilson County school bus driver. Mrs. Gifford was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Garrett Gifford.

She is survived by:

Sister-in-law June Steffey

Sisters

Several nieces

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dwight Spurlock officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Burn Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

 

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

Bass, Mary Lou, age 94, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 11, 2020. Mrs. Bass was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ. She worked for Dupont and later for the Bank of Mt. Juliet and Lebanon Bank. Mrs. Bass was a member of Ilene’s Travel Club, the Hermitage Ladies Association and the Green Hills Woman’s Club. She enjoyed traveling, needle work, working in her flowers and horse shows. Mrs. Bass was the daughter of the late, Herman and Alta Dedman Enoch. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Enoch and George Enoch.

She is survived by:

Husband of 69 years – Robert Lee “Bob” Bass

Daughter – Rebecca Lee “Becky” (Randy) Carter

Grandchildren – Samuel (Ashley) Carter and Daniel Carter

Great-grandchildren – Reese Carter and Remy Carter

Nephew – David Enoch

Nieces – Debra Winfree, Sherry Sadler and Glenda Hanks

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. August Ruff officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Sam Carter, Dan Carter, David Enoch, Lance Vail, Mack Moss and Louis Moss. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Goodall, Michael Hayes, Mike Hamblen and Rufus Page.

 

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

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 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

Simms, John “Jay”, age 62, of Mt. Juliet, TN, departed this life for eternal life on February 3, 2020. Jay was born on November 26, 1957 in Mobile, AL, and moved to Tennessee as a young child. He lived in Williamson County for many years, and most recently resided in Del Webb Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet. Jay attended Battle Ground Academy, graduated from Goodpasture High School, and attended Auburn University. He began his professional life in sales for the Yellow Pages/L.M. Berry, and through his career worked with several telecommunications companies, including XO One Communications, Inc., where he served as Vice President/General Manager. He owned and operated his own company, RiserLogic, LLC, before retiring in 2007. He enjoyed playing sports in high school, and continued to hunt, fish, and play golf as an adult. Jay LOVED and followed college football (especially Auburn) and pro golf. He was an active member at Providence Church, greeting, ushering and serving communion. Never meeting a stranger, Jay loved people, and will always be remembered for his friendliness, kindness and positive attitude. His giving spirit continued on as he arranged for his earthly body to be donated for anatomical research. Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Boyd “J.B.” Akin and Katherine Beckett Akin; father, John Asa Simms; adoptive father, Everett Falk; brother, Eric Mace Falk and son, John Davis Simms.

He is survived by:

Mother – Janice Akin Buck

Wife – Lee Ann Simms and her daughter, Eve (Derek) Southworth

          and 2 grandchildren

Children – Heather Jacobs, James Boyd (Emily) Simms and

               Katherine Anne “Katie” Simms

Mothers of his children – Marcia Flowers Simms and Lisa Thye

Brother – James Thomas Falk

Sister – Katherine (Neal) Carpenter

8 Grandchildren

1 Niece

 

A Celebration of Life service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020, preceded by visitation from 1-3 p.m. at Providence Church, 2293 S. Rutland Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to either Providence Church or Narrow Gate Foundation.

 

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

Bradley, Jr., Thomas Fisher “Tommy”, age 73, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 15, 2020. Tommy attended Leeville United Methodist Church. He was retired from Dupont with over 35 years of service. Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing and volunteering at the Wilson County Fair. He was the son of the late, Thomas Fisher Bradley, Sr. and Susie Mae Murphy Bradley. Tommy was also preceded in death by his grandson, Josh Jernigan.

He is survived by:

Wife of 44 years – Angela Brummett Bradley

Children – Tonya (Mike Kerr) Jernigan, Tammy Love Bradley and

               Travis Fisher (Lauren Campbell) Bradley

Brothers – Kenny (Jimmie G.) Bradley and Donny (Sue Meyer) Bradley

Grandchildren – Jessica Jernigan, Christopher Gunter, Jeremy Jernigan,

                       Matthew Monroe and Elijah Monroe

Great-grandchildren – Hayden Davis, Dalton Jernigan and Michael Jernigan

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Roland Scruggs and Larry Pedigo officiating. Interment will follow at Leeville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be The Buzzards from the Fair: Russ Crouch, David Hale, Charlie Hubner, Tom Quinn, Johnnie Webb and Mike Stokes. Honorary pallbearers will be the other Buzzards from the Fair and fellow Wilson County Fair Volunteers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Monday and 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

Bilodeau, Michele Ann, age 56, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died February 15, 2020. Michele was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community. She was the daughter of the late, Robert Brown and Anne Aldridge. Michele was also preceded in death by her son, Justin and sister, Barbara.

She is survived by:

Husband of 36 years – Roger Bilodeau

Daughter – Sara (Christopher) Deffendoll

Grandchildren – Justin Deffendoll and Kiera Deffendoll

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN with Father Emmanuel Dirichukwu officiating. Interment will be in Middlebury, Vermont.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, 37 Peabody Street, #207, Nashville, TN 37210.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

  

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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