April 2022

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Gunter, William George “Bill”, age 83, of Mt. Juliet, TN died April 4, 2022. Bill was born in Philipsburg, PA and was the son of the late, Max and Mary Baranchak Gunter. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from U.S. Airways. Bill was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he held many offices. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by:

Wife of 58 years – Joan Gunter

Son – Billy (Donna) Gunter

Daughter – Terri (Todd) King

Brother – Bob (Gale) Gunter

Grandchildren – Jessica (Marc) Seng, Ashley King, Eric Gunter and

                       Emily Gunter

Great-grandchildren – Braxton King, Ayden King and Natalie Seng

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN.

Visitation will be at the church 3-6 p.m. Monday ending with a Rosary at 6 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Tuesday.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community or the Ladies of Charity.

 

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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Dixon, Emma Ryleigh, age 14, of Lebanon, TN died April 1, 2022. Emma was a student at Mt. Juliet High School and a member of RockStar Academy of Dance. She enjoyed shopping, fashion, collecting sneakers, dancing, going to Top Golf, riding her golf cart, cooking, and watching the Nashville Predators. She loved her fur babies, Cincy and Gapper. Emma was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ralph and Cheryl Duncan.

She is survived by:

Parents – Charlie and Jeni Dixon

Grandparents – Becky Buckman and Jerry and Brenda Dixon

Uncle – Daniel (Kristi Trieu) Dixon

Cousin – Finley Dixon Trieu

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022 at The Fellowship at Mt. Juliet, 490 Industrial Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN with Ron Dixon and Aaron Loy officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Please wear purple, Emma’s favorite color, and “fun” sneakers.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee www.dreamsandwishesoftn.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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Houston, Sharon Kathleen Little, age 77, of Mt. Juliet, TN died April 8, 2022. Sharon was born in Nashville, TN and was the daughter of the late, Earl Gentry “Bud” Little and Sarah Brown Little. She was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ and the owner of Houston’s Meat and Produce. Sharon was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jerry Milton Houston.

She is survived by:

Son – Chris (Kim) Houston

Daughter – Caroline (Steve) Graham

Sister – Gayle Alley

Grandchildren – Briley (Caleb) Saiyasak, Gentry Houston, Isabella Houston,

                       Alex Houston, Ella Graham, Eva Graham, Owen Graham and

                       Anna Graham

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Steve Graham, Owen Graham, Caleb Saiyasak, Trey Alley, Tommy Goodwin and Trent Kirby. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lamberson and the employees of Houston’s Meat and Produce.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to MJ 4 Hope or Avalon Hospice.

 

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

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Ashburn, Wilma June Uselton, age 91, of Hermitage, TN died April 11, 2022. June was born in Rutherford County, TN and was the daughter of the late, Raymond Uselton and Margaret Floyd Uselton. She was a member of Joy Church. June was preceded in death by her husband, Edward T. Ashburn; son, Troy Ashburn; son-in-law, Mike Murrell and sister, Betty Jane McDole.

She is survived by:

Daughter – Shannon Murrell

Son – Tommy (Kara) Ashburn

Daughter-in-law – Shelia Ashburn

Grandchildren – Joshua Jackson, Micah Ashburn, Eric Ashburn,

                       Lauren Ashburn, Michael E. Murrell and Kayla Ashburn

Great-grandchildren – Jacob Ashburn, Jayce Ashburn and Zayn Murrell

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Erik Garcia officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Joy Church, PO Box 247, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.

 

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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Jackson, Joyce Cole, age 74, of Lebanon, TN and formerly of Pineville, KY died April 17, 2022. Joyce was born in Dayton, OH and was the daughter of the late, Alfred C. Stamper and Dorothy Wigglesworth Stamper. She was a member of Joy Church. Joyce began working for Bell County School System in 1978.  She taught Home Economics at Bell County High School for 28 years.  She began driving a school bus in 1997 and even after her retirement continued to drive and substitute teach until 2019. As a longtime teacher, she was a second mom to many and taught three generations in several families.  Joyce retired in 2019 with over 41 years of service. She enjoyed canning, sewing, quilting, baking, and spending time with her granddaughters. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jackson, brother, Doug Franklin, son-in-law, Greg Weddle and nephew, Craig Franklin.

She is survived by:

Daughters – Allison (Deon) Pratt and Andrea Weddle

Sister-in-law – Chris Franklin

Grandchildren – Jenna Pratt, Jaymen Pratt, Jaya Pratt and Sidney Weddle

Several nieces and nephews

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Joyce from 9 a.m. -12 noon Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Bell County High School Auditorium, 9824 US Hwy. 25E, Pineville, KY.  A short service will follow at 12 noon. A private graveside service will be held in Williamstown, KY.

 

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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Totzke, Charlene Alys Lampinen, age 77, of Lebanon, TN died April 18, 2022. Charlene was born in Marinette, WI and was the daughter of the late, Walter Lampinen and Elna Aro Lampinen. She had an unshakable faith and was a member of Missouri Synode Lutheran Church. Charlene moved to Wilson County 23 years ago and was formerly employed by the Mt. Juliet Senior Center. She had a deep love for her community and made many lifelong friendships. Charlene enjoyed scrapbooking, knitting and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Richard Totzke, Sr. and her son, Harold Richard “George” Totzke, Jr.

She is survived by:

Daughter and Son-in-law – Kim Totzke and Lars Feese

Brother – Jack (Anna) Lampinen

Grandson – Vincent (Kayla Grace) Farr

Great-grandson – Emerson Farr

Several nieces and nephews

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Charlene at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

 

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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Hobbs, Katie Bernell Hooks, age 90, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away April 20, 2022. Katie was born in St. Louis, MO, and was the daughter of the late, Clayton Hooks and Mary Lea Hooks. She attended Providence United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting, but her greatest joy was her family. Katie was preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. “Bill” Hobbs and 7 siblings.

She is survived by:

Children – Drew (Bonnie) Hobbs, Kathy (Mike) Key, David (Linda) Hobbs

                and Mark Hobbs

Sisters – Billie Jean (Tom) Allan and Jackie (Bill) Nicole

Grandchildren – Jeremy (Catherine) Hobbs, Jonathan (Serena) Hobbs,

                        Jason (Carly) Hobbs, Daniel (Sarah) Hobbs, Taylor Hobbs,

                        Austin Hobbs, Jake Hobbs, Adam Hobbs, and Katie Key

8 Great-grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews

 

Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Katie at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark Youngman officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

 

Visitation will be from 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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Oliver, Betty Jane George, age 83, of Hermitage, TN died April 20, 2022. Betty was born in Hickman, KY and was the daughter of the late, Doyle M. George and Olean Newton George. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Betty loved to talk and loved to shop. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Oliver; grandson, Shannon Oliver and siblings, Doyle Wayne George, Jimmy Lloyd George and Brenda Faye George Williams.

She is survived by:

Husband of 63 years – Vernon Oliver

Daughter – Teresa Oliver (Clint) Walker

Sisters – JoAnn Brooks and Janice (Charlie) Taylor

Sisters-in-law – Barbara Turnbow and Dorothy Blanton

Grandsons – Charles Walker and Joshua Walker

Great-grandchildren – Briar Walker, Michael Walker, Mason Walker, Aidan Walker

                                 and Zoe Walker

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Gary Bourgeois officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

 

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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Klipa, Donald Andrew “Andy”, age 49, of Nashville, TN died April 20, 2022. Andy was born in Cookeville, TN and was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He was employed by Hamilton Machine Shop. Andy enjoyed fishing, camping and repairing things..

He is survived by:

Parents – Don and Sue Klipa

Sister – Christina Klipa

Aunts – Elizabeth Suarez and Margaret Chandler

Many cousins

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Peter Singer, John Hamilton, Jr., Yancy Belcher, Travis Belcher, Paul Colyer and Kevin Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Hamilton Machine Shop and members of Scout Troop #150..

 

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. 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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Bowden, Steven Timothy, age 61, of Maroa, Il died April 29, 2022. Steven was born in Canton, OH and was the son of the late, William Kenneth Bowden and Florence Elizabeth Wright Bowden. “Bowdie” was employed by Thomas Automotive in Clinton, IL for over 20 years. Steven enjoyed NASCAR racing, rock and roll, playing guitar, camping, fishing and motorcycles. However, his girls were the light of his life.

He is survived by:

Daughters – Heather (Justin Barker) Bowden, Rachel (Brian) Rimini and

                   Krista Bowden

Brother – Michael Bowden

Grandchildren – Tyler Hinshaw, Presley Barker, Maverick Barker and

                        Baby Girl Rimini expected to be born in September 2022

Mother of his daughters – Laurie (Joe) Harpenau

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

Memorials may be made to OSF Home Health and Hospice or Alive Hospice.

 

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