September 2022

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Hoag, Jr., Richard Lee, age 70, of Lebanon, TN died August 18, 2022. Richard was born in Sidney, NY and was the son of the late, Richard lee Hoag and Lenora Christian Dalrymple. He was a graduate of New Berlin Central School and earned an Associate degree from SUNY Delhi. Richard was retired from Otsego County Highway Department. He enjoyed motorcycles and working on cars, but more than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by:

Wife of 42 years – Doris “Dori” Brooks Hoag

Children – John Hoag, Jennifer (Paul) McKnight, Rebecca (Joseph) Baco and

               Ryan (Melissa) Hoag

Sister – Deb (Rich) Hayner

Grandchildren – Reed Hoag, Kayla Hoag, Olivia Baco, Katelyn Baco, Emily Baco,

                       Reagan Hoag, Riley Hoag, Leland McKnight and Hazel McKnight

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

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

 

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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VanValkenburg, Ronald Lewis, age 85, of Hermitage, TN died August 12, 2022. Ron was born in Northampton, MA and was the son of the late, Leo and Eleanor VanValkenburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Brandau Craig Dickerson Printing Company. Ron enjoyed camping, traveling and NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry VanValkenburg and grandchildren, Kerry Dickenson and Jennifer Pettit.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years – Cat VanValkenburg

Children – Ronna Lynn (Kahle) Vining

               Michael David (Donna L. Stevenson) VanValkenburg

               Brenda Devendorf

               Joseph (Kimberly) Hukowicz

               William Hukowicz

               Roberta (George) Raymond

Brother – Jimmy VanValkenburg

16 Grandchildren and Several Great-grandchildren and Great-great grandchildren

Several nieces an nephews

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.   

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

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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Crosby, James Gilson, age 83, of Mt. Juliet, TN and formerly of Erie, PA died September 8, 2022. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a firefighter with the Erie Fire Department from 1973-1998 and retired with 25 years of service. Jim enjoyed spending time with the Lord, either by watching services at Grace Baptist Church and doing his morning Bible study. He enjoyed woodworking. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Gilson Blood and Edna Crosby and his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Blood Godfrey and Donald Godfrey.

He is survived by:

Wife of 52 years – Janet M. Moorhead Crosby

Sons – Jason (Christie) Crosby and Jeff Crosby

Grandchildren – Spc. Ryan Crosby, Andrew Crosby, Myles Crosby and Lawson Crosby 

Many nieces and nephews

 

Visitation will be from 2-4 with a Celebration of Life service beginning at 4 on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Grace Baptist Church, 201 Belinda Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Alan Herd and Jason Crosby officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Baptist Global Response or The Nashville Rescue Mission. 

 

 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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Jones, Wendell Bernard “Wen”, age 72, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 8, 2022. Wen was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Kenneth Herod Jones and Ruby Louise Pulley Jones. He attended Cornerstone Church. Wen was a family man and a hard worker. He gained his work ethic by delivering newspapers while he attended Middle School and High School and retired from Lipman Brothers with 45 years of service. He was an avid UT and Titans fan and enjoyed technology, collecting books, Bibles and coins. Wen was also preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Hickman.

He is survived by:

Wife of 47 years –Jacquelyn “Jackie” Jones

Children – Wendy Williams, Christopher (Marlene) Jones, Keith (Amy) Jones and

                Brent Jones

Grandchildren – Giselle Williams and Will and Kara Jones

Brother-in-law – Ernie Hickman

Sister-in-law – Jan (Tim) Wassell

Nieces and nephew – Tiffani Wassell (Andrew) Wooster, Cayce Wassell ,

                               Elle Wassell (Sam) Mummert, Kelly Hickman Walker and Julie Hickman

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.  

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideons International.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 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. www.bondmemorial.com

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Whiteaker, Katherine Elizabeth “Katy”, age 69, of Lebanon, TN died September 14, 2022. Katy was born in Lebanon, TN and was the daughter of the late, Horace Garret and Lucille Eakes Garrett. She was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and was retired from the Wilson county School System. Katy was also preceded in death by her twin granddaughters, Mercy Ruth and Grace Lucille Witeaker.

She is survived by:

Husband of 49 years – James Whiteaker

Sons – Berek (Kayla) Whiteaker and Jason (Casey) Whiteaker

Sisters – Teresa Richardson, Waldean (Steve) Richardson and Tawanda (Ronnie) Travis

Grandchildren – Gavin Whiteaker, Dylan Whiteaker, Corgan Whiteaker, Hendrix Whiteaker

                       and Jaxon Whiteaker

Several nieces and nephews

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN with Bro. Craig Evans officiating.  

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the 1st John Fund at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ.

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel and 30 minutes prior to service time Sunday 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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Henrie, Jr., Paul William, age 83, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in Hermitage, TN. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Paul William Henrie, Sr. and Lucille Nieders Henrie. He attended Providence United Methodist Church, in Mt. Juliet, TN. Paul enjoyed golfing, woodworking, Vanderbilt basketball, and doting on his grandchildren. He was always on the sidelines of their various activities and sports. Paul was known in the community as a great man of faith, with a servant heart. He will forever be missed.

 

He is loved, cherished, and survived by his wife of 38 wonderful years, Terri Henrie of Hermitage, TN; four sons, Stephen Henrie of Tempe, AZ, Dan Henrie of W. Chicago, IL, Darren (Andrea) Henrie of Franklin, TN, and Mark (Amy) Henrie of Knoxville, TN; step-children, Judy (Shane) Casey of Smryna, TN, and Richard Jasnoch of Hermitage, TN; eight grandchildren, Allison, Karmyn, Kristen, Hannah, Madelyn, Jack, Cole and Jenna Claire.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Providence United Methodist Church, 2293 S. Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Jacob Armstrong officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Disabled American Veterans.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Saturday 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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Julius Billie (Bill) Marlow of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away peacefully at age 96 on September 11, 2022.

He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey, his stepson, Jimmy Lane, and his grandson, Allen Lane.

He leaves his daughters (and spouses), Karen (Don) Brownfield and Joyce Wells, his daughter-in-law (spouse), Pamela (Jerry) Kirkwood, 5 grandchildren (spouses), Shelley (Mark) Tomich, Steven (Brittany) Gilbert, Jennifer Wells, Curtis Wells, Jonathan (Michelle) Lane, and 9 great-grandchildren, Lucy and Evie and Julie Tomich, Sam and Noah and Jake Gilbert, Steven Neel, Jimmy and Scott Lane.

Bill was born August 30, 1926 in Jackson, TN.  He served in WWII in the Navy (1944-1946) as Radioman Third Class. He then graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Accounting. He settled in Nashville and worked at Alloway Brothers, then was an IRS agent retiring as Team Coordinator Large Corporate Audit.

After his retirement, he and his wife Audrey moved to Lewisburg, TN, where he was active in the Lions Club. His final years were spent in Mt. Juliet, TN where he enjoyed visits from his family.

His ashes and Audrey’s ashes will be spread by his family at a private ceremony.

 

 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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Miller, Thomas Edward “Ted”, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 21, 2022. Ted was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Christopher John Thomas Miller and Dorothy Gambel Miller. He was a member of Kol Dodi Messianic Jewish Church. He was a dump truck driver for Civil Constructors and retired after 17 years of service. Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Tyree.

He is survived by:

Wife of 46 years – Elizabeth Baltz Miller

Son – John Thomas (Angel Hennessey) Miller

Daughter – Carrie Miller (Anthony) Gatlin

Brother – Chris (Rona) Miller

Sister – Margaret Holcomb

Grandchildren – A.J. Edwards, Seth Edwards, Bella Gatlin and Addison Miller

Nieces and Nephews – Lisa (Donald) Chandler, Chelsea Miller, Bobby Holcomb, Stan Phelps

                                and Dewey Black

Great-nephews – Jason and Donnie Chandler

 

Friends and family will gather to Celebration the Life of Ted from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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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Withers, Agnes Louise, age 93, of Hermitage, TN died September 22, 2022. Louise was born in Mt. Juliet, TN and was the daughter of the late, Guy Jackson and Willie Mai Strator Jackson. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Allen Withers; son, James Allen Withers, grandson, Matt Withers and siblings, Dorothy Crimi, Shirley Waynick, Bobby Jackson, Billy Jackson and Tommy Jackson.

She is survived by:

Siblings – Mildred Armstrong, Joyce Emery, Jean Highfill, Linda Marlin and Don Jackson

Daughter-in-law – Paula Withers

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

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

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Cunningham, Jeffery Lee, age 60, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 17, 2022. Jeff was born in Chattanooga, TN but moved to Ridgetop, TN when he was 4 years old. He was a 1980 graduate of Greenbrier High School and earned an Associate degree form Vol State Community College. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and was employed as a Creative Director at Ingram Entertainment. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother Myrtle Suzanne Davis Cunningham.

He is survived by:

Spouse of 41 years – Jeoffrey Siever

Father – William Lee Cunningham

Brother – John Patrick Cunningham

Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 4 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Providence United Methodist Church, 2293 S. Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, TN

 

No flowers, please. Memorials may be made to Sherry’s Hope/Run.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time 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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Heaton, David Joe, age 58, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 23, 2022. Joe was born in Nashville, TN and was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Johnson Heaton. He was a plumber and medical gas installer and was employed by Comfort Group. Joe enjoyed Alabama football, martial arts, fishing and playing drums.

He is survived by:

Wife of 32 years – Pam Heaton

Father – Lonnie Heaton

Daughter – Brittany (George Bruce) Heaton

Brothers – Wade Heaton and Michael Heaton

Sister - Renee (Terry) Williams

Grandchildren – Jack Lonnie Bruce and Blake Durwood Bruce

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Joe from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Long, Wilda Paul Houston, age 84, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 29, 2022. Wilda was born in Blakely, GA and was the daughter of the late, Julius Houston and Jenny Maloy Houston. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and was a teacher for more than 25 years in Volusia County, FL. Wilda received numerous awards during her teaching career. She was also an accomplished singer and loved playing the piano. Wilda and Chester served various churches over their lifetime as directors for children, young adults and senior adult choirs. Wilda was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and reading. Wilda was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Long.

She is survived by:

Son – Charles (Suzanne) Long

Daughter – Rhetta (Scott) Standifer

Sisters – Freida (B.A.) Andreu, Julia Back, Dianne (Bob) Ghames and

             Jenny (Wayne) Kemp

Grandchildren – Michael Standifer, Olivia Long and Ryan Long

 

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2022 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Don Dillingham officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Senior Adult Ministry at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet 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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Dermid, Hildreth Jo Crowder, affectionately known to many as “Mama Jo”, passed away on September 7, 2022. She was a radiant light that shined as bright as any. Her personality and infectious smile could bring happiness and joy to any room. Her demeanor and grace changed not only the rooms she walked into, but the many lives she touched as well. Jo has been a devoted wife and doting mother, as well as grandmother and a friend to all that met her.

 

Jo is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joel A. Dermid, Jr of Mount Juliet, TN, daughters Beth (Tom) Harmon of Mount Juliet, TN, Amanda (Ray) Robinson of Mount Juliet, TN; Grandchildren, Darian (Rachel) Robinson, Thomas Harmon, William Harmon and Langston Robinson.

 

Born in Raleigh, NC in 1942, Jo lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland Illinois, Michigan and eventually “retired” to Tennessee.  She was a true Carolinian that carried her Southern Belle charm and grace into every place she called home. She is a graduate of Needham Broughton High School Raleigh, NC, class of 1960. She went on to graduate from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Class of 1964.

 

Jo was the definition of a pioneer in the Hospitality industry. She was the industry standard in client services and a pillar to many that followed in her vast footsteps. From working in five-star hotels, to taking multiple rental companies to unforeseen heights, all the way to owning a national linen rental company with her family; she became a paramount figure for all to behold.

 

With a true servant’s heart, she always led by example. Her strong faith and love for many was the greatest gift anyone could ask for. “Mama Jo” may have only birthed two daughters, but whether it was one of her many industry peers, the countless young men of the Citadel campus or friends of her grandchildren; she was and will always be a north star for many to follow.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2022 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mount Juliet, TN. Visitation will be from 9- 11 a.m. with the service immediately following at 11 a.m.

Flowers will be accepted at the Celebration of Life or Donations may be made to The Meredith Fund Hospitality Program Attn: Erin Cleghorn 3800 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607

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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Dermid, Jr, Joel Arthur, known to many as “Papa Joe” passed away on September 13, 2022. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Joel loved watching his grandchildren participate in their favorite sports and celebrating their accomplishments.

 

Joel was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Hildreth Jo Crowder Dermid. He is survived by his daughters Beth (Tom) Harmon of Mt. Juliet, TN, Amanda (Ray) Robinson of Mt. Juliet, TN; brother Lem (Beth) Dermid of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren Darian (Rachel) Robinson, Thomas Harmon, William Harmon and Langston Robinson.

 

Born in Henderson County, NC in 1941, Joel lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and eventually “retired” with his family in Tennessee. He was a graduate of Blue Ridge School for boys and a 1964 graduate of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. He went on to later acquire a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University. Joel was an accomplished Civil Engineer and was awarded Engineer of the Year by the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers.    He was involved with various professional engineering associations in the numerous states in which he lived.  While he specialized in transportation, he was also very instrumental in the early development of Kiawah Island, SC.

Joel was a member of the Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge #642 and the William G Hill Lodge in Raleigh, NC. In addition, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and was a Shriner.

 

A Masonic Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held at 5:30pm with the service immediately following at 6:00pm.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. with the service immediately following at 11:00am.

 

Flowers will be accepted at the Celebration of Life or donations can be made to the Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home of Tennessee Fund, 100 7th Ave N Suite 1, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

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

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Sivyer, Jr., Donald Stuart, age 70, of Hermitage, TN went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2022. Donald was born in Detroit, MI and was the son of the late, Donald Stuart Sivyer, Sr. and Ramona Ewald Sivyer. He found the Lord as a young man and went on to serve as a minster. Donald later owned a couple antique stores. His path then led him to Tennessee where is continued to lead people to the Lord and eventually opened Brown’s Automotive.

He is survived by:

Son – Jeremiah (Lisa) Sivyer

Brothers – David Sivyer and Doug Sivyer

Sisters – Chris Pierce, Kathy Sivyer, Judy Hamilton, and Linda Cole

Grandchildren – Austin Tyler Aaron Sivyer, Garrett Wesley Aaron Sivyer,

                       Trista Lauren Nicole Sivyer and Anna Lynn Leigh Sivyer

Great-grandson – Hayden James Aaron Sivyer

Companion – Sarah Steward and her children, Thomas and Abbi

Former Wives – Patricia Stubblefield and Mary Brown      

Step-children – Michael Ray Brown, Stephanie Pettus and Ashley Jenkins and their families

 

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 455 Broadmoor Drive, Nashville, TN.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or The Foundation for Fallen Officers of Tennessee which supports the families of fallen law enforcement officers in Tennessee whose deaths occur in the line of duty.

 

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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Nelson, Shirley Jean, age 92, of Hermitage, died on September 19, 2022. Born in Nashville, the daughter of Leslie Lane and Johnnie Castleman Lane, Jean, as she was known to everyone, is survived by her only daughter, Connie Nelson, and son-in-law, David Van der Wal, with whom she lived the last six years of her life. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Arthur C. Nelson, her parents, and her brothers, Jimmy and Richard Lane.

 

A popular cheerleader and graduate of Donelson High, Jean later continued her education in real estate and finance at North Lake College in Dallas, becoming a successful Realtor in Grapevine, Texas.

 

Jean and her husband, Art, enjoyed a comfortable retirement traveling around the world, their lifelong dream, often with Connie and David. They were avid golfers for many years. Jean even got a hole-in-one earning her some notoriety and a photo in the local paper.

 

Jean was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, the Donelson-Hermitage Y, the American Legion Auxiliary, John A’s infamous “Black Widows”, trivia team, The Preds, which met Thursday nights, and a member of the “sausage club”, friends who met Saturday mornings at Hardee’s.

 

As those who loved her will attest, Jean was passionate about people, life, friends and family and her faith in God. She was also passionate about music. Her taste was eclectic. From country and bluegrass to gospel to classical and opera, she attended the Nashville Symphony, and was a regular at The Station Inn and at Homegrown, following close friend Roland White and his band. She could be seen at Nadeen's once a month supporting Connie, David, and close musician friend, Cris Moore, in their band, Another Morning. She was their biggest groupie, following them wherever they played in Nashville and Muscle Shoals.

 

Loving wife, mother, philanthropist, and friend, Jean never met a stranger. She will be remembered for her smile, her generosity, her beautiful spirit, and her wonderful sense of humor which she maintained until the end.

 

Friends and family are invited to a memorial at Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Dr, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, Saturday, November 5, 2022. Harp prelude while gathering begins at 12:30 p.m. Service begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made at stjude.org or by check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

 

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