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January 2023

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Raines, Robert Lee, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 7, 2023. Robert was born September 27, 1937 in Fayetteville, NC and was the son of the late Brooks Hampton Raines and Media McCall Raines. He grew up in Red Springs, NC and was a 1955 graduate of Red Springs High School. Robert was a retired Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force. He served in Greenland, Vietnam, Thailand and Germany during his 26 year career. Robert later retired from the Horry County, SC Assessor’s office and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Hampton Wade.

He is survived by:

Wife of 64 years – Sarah Hutcherson Raines

Children – Lisa R. Wade of Fountain Inn, SC and Larry S. (Kim) Raines of Cumming, GA

Sister – Connie (Judy) Thornburg of Asheboro, NC

Grandchildren – Becky, Mackenzie and Victoria

 

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. Phillip Dunn officiating. Interment will be at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Samaritan’s Purse.

Visitation will be 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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Yakes, Frank Charles, age 78, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 7, 2023. Frank was born in Denver, CO and was the son of the late Frank Yakes and Martha (Snapka) Yakes. Frank retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years as a Product Design Engineer. He is remembered as an avid collector of stamps and coins, a lifelong learner of history, the neighborhood handyman, and coach. He was preceded in death by his sister, Camille (Yakes) Greenwald.

He is survived by:

Wife of 57 years – Dorothy Yakes

Sons – Michael (Scott Lam) Yakes, David (Beth Ann) Yakes and Jeffrey (Heather) Yakes

Sister – Marilyn (Nick) Haren

Grandchildren – Alexandria, Skyler, Kristopher, Hunter, and Leyton

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Healthwell Foundation or the Co-Pay Relief Program.

 

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

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Coker, Mitchell Howard, age 67, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 14, 2023. Mitch was born in Florence, AL and was the son of the late, James Howard Coker and Katherine Thompson Coker. He grew up in Lewisburg, TN later moving to Mt. Juliet. Mitch was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. He began his 30-year career at Nissan in 1982. An early retirement allowed him to pursue several other avenues of work, which included, home security systems, monitoring fuel tanks for Nissan plants in Mississippi and Smyrna, and co-owner of Elite Motor Cars. Always having an interest in his own financial matters, he then obtained his license becoming an Investment Advisor Representative with First Advisors National, later becoming the company’s Senior Vice President. He was Co-Founder of First Family Wealth where he helped numerous Nissan employees and others planning their retirement. His long-time hobbies and interests included classic and antique cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and love for traditional country and bluegrass music. He was a member of the car club Honk, Rattle and Roll and Porsche club of America.

He is survived by:

Wife of 46 years – Denise Wade Coker

Children – Allison Leigh (Brandon) Adkisson and Brian Matthew (Mckenzie) Coker

Brother – Greg Coker

Brother-in-law – Mark (Lori) Wade

Grandchildren – Conner Coker, Caleb Coker, Carson Coker, Brayden Adkisson and

                        Brynlee Adkisson

Many nieces and nephews

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Mt.

Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Bro Craig Evans officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Healing Hands International and 1 John 3:15

Ministry c/o Mount Juliet Church of Christ.

 

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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Gregory, James Ligon, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 15, 2023. Jim was born in Giles County, TN and was the son of the late, Ligon Green Gregory and Julia Burgess Gregory. He was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. He then began his career in Flight Service with Federal Aviation. Jim was a huge supporter of the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort and drove for them for many years after his retirement.

He is survived by:

Wife of 65 years – Margaret Gregory

Children – Tommy (Sally) Gregory and Pam (Lonnie) Pittman

Sister – Betty Sue Butler

Grandchildren – Jason Pittman and Melanie Pittman

Great-grandchildren – Thomas Pittman, Maggie Pittman and James Pittman

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Monday, January 23, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro Craig Evans officiating. Interment with full military honors will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, PO Box 111180, Nashville, TN 37222-1180.

 

Visitation will be 2-4 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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Victory, Gloria Jeanette, age 78, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 18, 2023. Jeanette was born in Mt. Juliet, TN and was the daughter of the late, Rufus McPeak, Sr. and Mildred Keele McPeak. She was a member of Christ Servants Baptist Church. Jeanette spent much of her career as a hairdresser. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing games and listening to music. Jeanette was a huge Elvis fan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Haskell Victory; her sister, Nancy Mooneyham and her brother, PeeWee McPeak.

She is survived by:

Son – James Edwin (Alice) Victory

Grandchildren – Matthew Victory, Brandon Victory and Lauren French

Great-grandchildren – Jeffrey, Preston, Wayland and Kylie

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Living Springs Baptist Church, 4559 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service time Sunday at the church. Interment will follow at Mapleview Cemetery in Smyrna. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Victory, Brandon Victory, Keith “Bubba” Reed, Keith Monneyham. Sage Mooneyham, and Albry Mooneyham. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewayne Kessler, W.D. Edwards, JoJo Edmondson, Sammy Edwards, Ronnie Edwards, Terry McPeak and Jerry McPeak.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Springs Baptist Church or Aveanna 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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