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September 2023

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Rector, Edwin Bennett (Ben) passed away September 10, 2023, at the age of 87. He was a resident of Mount Juliet, Tennessee for the past 55 years and was a devoted husband, a loving father and a faithful friend. Ben was born in Martin City, Missouri, to the late Lester Bennett and Kathryn Pedigo Rector and was blessed with two siblings, older brother, Vernon Paul and a beloved sister, Kathleen Marie. After high school, he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia on a Naval ROTC Scholarship, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology. Upon graduation, he accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. During training in Quantico, Virginia, he met the love of his life, a Tennessee girl, Clara Blevins. They wed in 1960, and shortly thereafter started their family with first son, Edwin B. Rector II. After training, they were assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Here they welcomed daughter Deborah. Ben was in the 3rd Marine Division, Shore Party Battalion and served in the USMC for a total of seven years during the Vietnam War. While Ben was deployed, third child, Leilani, was born.  After his tours in Vietnam, the Rectors settled in Tennessee. Ben advanced to Deputy Chief of the Vanderbilt University Police Department until he retired in 2000, where his strength, compassion and humor made him respected and beloved by his VUPD family. Ben was active in many local civic clubs including the Kiwanis Club, Exchange Club, and he was 50+ year member of the Mt. Juliet Lodge #642 F&AM, serving as Chaplain Emeritus and Past Master. He was also a member of Harvey Freeman Chapter #181 OES. He was a 40+ year member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he was active in teaching, administration and leadership. He also enjoyed singing in the choir while his wife played piano and organ. The Rectors were dedicated child advocates and fostered many children over the years, officially adopting Robert Blevins and Samuel Rector. He also remained proudly active in Veteran’s Groups including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Marine Corps League, and the Young Marines. Ben was a blessing to all who knew him. He loved God and showed it in all that he did. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Blevins Rector, his brother Vernon Rector, and his niece Lou Ann Rector.

 

 

He is survived by:

Children – Edwin B. (Diane) Rector, II, Deborah L. (Steve) Phelps, Leilani Rector,

               Robert Blevins, Samuel Rector

Sister – Kathleen Marie Smith

Several grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Services will be conducted 11am Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Internment with military honors will follow at 1 pm at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2023 and will end with a Masonic 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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Garner, Emily Elizabeth, age 30, of La Vergne, TN died September 9, 2023. Emily was born in Murfreesboro, TN. She was very talented cake decorator and artist. Emily was loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Paul and Addie Garner and Clyde Highfill.

 

She is survived by:

Parents- Holly and Paul Garner

Brothers– Jacob Garner and Jonah Garner

Grandmother –Jean Highfill

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Visitation will be 1 p.m. – 2 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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Davis, II, Marcus Frizell, age 28, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 11, 2023. Marcus was born in Aiea, Hawaii and was a graduate of Wilson Central High School. He was a car enthusiast and loved animals. Marcus son Silas was the light of his life. Marcus was preceded in death by his father, Marcus Frizell Davis. 

He is survived by:

Mother – Colleen (Karl Pulley) Davis

Son – Marcus Silas Davis

Brother – Jonathon Serrano

Grandparents – Linda Fructuoso, Kathleen Manke and Lennard (Janet) Manke

Nephews – Jonathon Serrano, Jr., Stosh Serrano

Niece - Jaidyn Serrano Baker

Several aunts and uncles

“Other Mother” Demetra Majors

“Brother from another Mother” – J. T.  Major

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Russ Fairbanks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, 765 Nonaville Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. 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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Johnson, Katharine Margaret, age 47, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 15, 2023. Kate was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She was generous and kind, an animal lover and enjoyed crafting. She adored her family and will be missed immensely. Kate rescued many dogs over the years. She was preceded in death by her beloved little dog, Pearl.

She is survived by:

Husband of 19 years – Josh Johnson

Mother – Peggy Radcliffe

Children – Daniel (Whitney) Robinson, Ashlee Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jay Jones

               and Lincoln Johnson

Sister – Kimberly Radcliffe

Grandchildren – Colton, Jacob, Weston and Hunter Robinson, Brendon Johnson

                        and Arianna and Elliott Higgs

Niece – Shelby Davis

Great Nephew - Jaye Davis

 

Visitation and services will be conducted 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Help Center.

 

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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Colloca, Jr., Jose Raul, age 81, of Hendersonville, TN died September 18, 2023. Jose was born in Curacao, Venezuela and was the son of the late, Jose Raul Colloca, Sr. and Mavis Virginia Cavalla Colloca. He was a 1959 graduate of Missouri Military Academy. Jose had a lifelong career in sales. He loved softball and umpired many games. Jose was an avid fan of the UT Vols, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by:

Life Partner – Bessie Whittle

Son – Joey (Denise) Colloca

Step-Daughter – Marketta (Joe) Meyer

Grandchildren – Jody (Belinda) Colloca and Dustin Colloca

Several great-grandchildren

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2023 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. 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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Kannady, Danny Odell, age 77, of Mt. Juliet, TN entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, September 16, 2023. Danny was born in Mena, Arkansas and was the son of the late, Harding Odell Kannady and Hazel Hemphill Kannady. He was a current member of Green Hill Church, Mt Juliet, and previously served as an Elder at Cool Community Church in Cool, CA., as an Elder at Mother Lode Church in Lotus, CA as well as a Deacon at Foothill Bible Church in Lincoln, CA.  Danny was a veteran of the United States Army. Danny’s vocation was a Systems Engineer and he retired from Verifone and Southland Corporation. He was a Bible scholar/teacher and enjoyed investing in the people in his life, especially young people.  It gave him great joy to be a friend and mentor.

 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years – Janet Waller Kannady, and his children – Jason (Ruby) Kannady and Nathan (Lauren) Kannady

Danny was blessed to call many his Grandkids – Bethany Kannady, Mary Anne Kannady, Jacob Newman, Lucy Kannady, Lauryn Newman, Haleigh Black, Emily Kannady, Taylor Black, Alec Kannady, Zacariaz Mancha, Craig “CJ” Kannady (Karly), Gabriel Mancha

 

As he traveled through his life, he and Janet “adopted” more “kids” along the way – Victor Cordova, Judy Russell Maynard, Wes Younger, Miriam Younger, Andrew Younger, Richard and Jeannette McGrath, Toni Martin Stolp, Scott Borello.

 

His life has been enriched by precious family and wonderful, treasured friends.

 

His Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Green Hill Church, 13251 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Brandon James officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made, in Danny’s name, to the Church Youth Camp Scholarship Fund at Green Hill Church or at the church of your choice. Memorials may also be made to The Gideons International.

 

An additional Celebration of Life service is being planned for the fall of 2023 in Northern California for friends and family there.

 

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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Lundy, William Hipsher, age 26, passed away September 19, 2023 in Chattanooga. He was born in Knoxville on February 11, 1997. He was a graduate of Mount Juliet Christian Academy where he was the salutatorian of his graduating class. He graduated with honors from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in electrical engineering and was employed as a controls engineer at Sargent and Lundy in Chattanooga. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and LeeVena Lundy.

Survived by Parents – Phil and Mitzi Lundy

Brother – Phillip Lundy

Grandparents – James and Polly Hipsher

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Tulip Grove Baptist Church, 563 Shute Lane, Hermitage, TN with Rev. Phillip Lundy, Jr. and Dr. Gerald Bontrager officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Hank Andrews, Dalton Burroughs, Daniel Mathis, Matthew Mathis, Josiah Scott, and Caleb Wallace.

 

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and 12-2 p.m. 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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McPeake, Wilma Dean Western, age 94, of Mt. Juliet, TN died September 24, 2023. Wilma was born in Bath Springs, YN and was the daughter of the late, Clyde Western and Pafford Newman Western. She was retired from the State of Tennessee and enjoyed quilting, gardening, hummingbirds, traveling and music. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, William Curtis McPeake and her brothers, Clois Western, Rodger Western and Thomas Western.

She is survived by:

Daughter - Towanna McPeake-Coward

Son-in-law – Wayne T. Coward

Granddaughters – Connor Michelle Coward and Carson Elayna Coward

Sisters – Joyce Thompson, Geneva Watkins and Betty Hopper

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2023 at Pafford Funeral Home, 10145 Hwy 100, Scotts Hill, TN. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday. Interment will follow at Crowell Chapel Cemetery in Middleburg, TN.

 

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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Jenkins, Jodee Doreen, age 45, of Pleasant Shade, TN died September 24, 2023. Jodee was born in Wayne, MI and was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence and Doris Jenkins and Eugene and Elaine Davis.

She is survived by:

Parents – David and Caryn Jenkins

Brother – David (Dana) Jenkins

Nephew – Anthony Jenkins

Niece – Jayde Jenkins

Aunt – Sherry Bandy

Uncle – Gene (Kim) Davis

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Comen Foundation.

 

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. 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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McMahon, Joseph Patrick, age 28, of Lebanon, TN died September 23, 2023. Joe was raised in the Catholic church but was currently attending Cross Point Church in Mt. Juliet. He was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School’s Class of 2013, where he was a dedicated Bears football player and earned the Special Teams Player award 2 years in a row. Joe’s football career carried on after graduation as he attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Joe was also a talented craftsman and woodworker, and applied those skills to build his own business, Blarney Stone Countertops, LLC. A proud uncle, Joe created lasting joy in his niece and nephew’s lives, teaching Heidi and Logan how to play basketball or being their favorite person to pick them up at the bus stop after school. He consistently brought laughter and kindness to his friends and family, and embraced adventure that deepened his connection to loved ones around him, including many happy trips to Disney. He also recently took a trip to the east coast to meet distant relatives and learn about his family roots. Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time outdoors through activities like kayaking. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard Allen VanBergen, Rose Ella VanBergen and John Joseph McMahon.

He is survived by:

Father – Vincent (Becky) McMahon

Mother – Rosemary VanBergen McMahon

Sister – Carly (Steven) Carlton

Grandmother – Mary Margaret McMahon

Niece – Heidi Rose Carlton

Nephew – Logan Grey Carlton

Many aunts, uncles and cousins

 

 Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN with a brief visitation at 10 a.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2023 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service time on Tuesday at the church.

 

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Mt. Juliet Football or the Willoughby Waves. Donate to Mt. Juliet Football by writing a check to “Mt. Juliet Football” with “Joe McMahon Memorial” in the for line. Mail to: Mt. Juliet High School, 1875 Golden Bear Gateway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Donate to Willoughby Waves by writing a check to “Willoughby Waves” with “Joe McMahon Memorial” in the for line. Mail to: Willoughby Waves Attn: Christy Winsinger 2907 Melbourne Terrace, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Donate to either of these via Venmo to @Carly-McMahon-5 (last four digits of phone number 7382). Please specify “Joe McMahon Memorial - Bears” or “Joe McMahon - Waves” in the note. 

 

 

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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Eiss, Michael John,  With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Michael John Eiss, a devoted son, brother, friend, and faithful follower of Jesus. Michael was called home on Sept. 24, 2023, at the young age of 23, following a tragic accident.

After 13 years of trying, Michael was born as a miracle child to John and Tamala Eiss on Sept. 9, 2000. Michael grew up in a loving Christian household, where faith, love, family, fun, and giving were central values. From a young age, he exhibited a quiet strength, unwavering dedication to his family, and a quirky and dry sense of humor that was always a joyous surprise. He lived his life with a sense of purpose while placing other’s needs front and center. He had a contagious smile, that when it appeared, could brighten the darkest of days.

Michael was working hard to make his dreams a reality, while always sacrificing for his family. Michael and his brother, Matthew were best friends. The two were inseparable. Michael had a passion for cars to include repairing and parts sales, which he pursued with enthusiasm and dedication, and had turned that passion into a thriving business, Renegade Automotive LLC. He built that business where his brother wanted to live so as to support Matthew in the pursuits of his dreams near Nashville, TN.

In his short but impactful life, Michael etched a lasting mark on the lives of those around him, often without having to say a single word.

Despite the tragic and untimely nature of his passing, we find comfort in the knowledge that Michael is now at peace, embraced in the loving arms of his Savior. He leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, strength, and hard work that will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him. Michael’s legacy lives on in his parents, John and Tamala Eiss, brother, Matthew Eiss, Grandparents, Shirley and George Barber, uncles and aunts, and some very special cousins.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers during this difficult time. A memorial service to celebrate Michael’s life and faith will be held at the church he faithfully attended with his family his whole life before moving to Tennessee, Life Church of the Nazarene, in Watertown, NY, on Saturday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m. At that time, friends and family will come together to honor his memory and find comfort in their shared faith.

May the soul of Michael John Eiss rest in eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire us to live a life of faith, love, and sacrificial giving.

 

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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