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August 2023

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Mabb, Judith Curtis, Our beloved Judith Curtis Mabb Joined her heavenly father on July 26, 2023 while surrounded by family and friends. Judith was born to Will Roy and Mary Lee Curtis of Alexandria TN., on September 19, 1939. She was raised to love Christ and others which she did with great Joy! Judith was survived by her loving husband Harold “Boots” Mabb, and her daughters Missy (Dewane) Lewis of Lebanon, TN., Lydia (David) Ford of Johnson City, TN., and stepdaughter Lisa (Carl) Rodburg of New Jersey. Judith was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her family. She especially loved her role as “Nanny”, “Gran” and “Granny Grunt”. She will forever be remembered and loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Hannah Harts, Maci Ferguson, Emma Irwin, Joseph Perricone, Seth Sonneberger, Luke Perricone, Emily Lewis, Amber Lewis, Ellen Rodburg, Melanie Rodburg, Kyle Rodburg, Eli Ferguson, Nora Ferguson, and Oliver Dryeck. Judith’s life and work was a living example of her total devotion to God. She believed that all things could be done by faith. Her strength rested in the love of the Lord and that’s  why her favorite bible verse was Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Judith will be greatly missed by everyone she touched, but the wonderful memories she created will live in our hearts until we meet again in Heaven.

 

The family would like to thank Harmony Memory Care for the love and devotion provided during the last year of her life.

 

A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Receiving of friends will be from 12:45pm -1:30pm followed by a memorial service from 1:30pm -2:00pm at Cook’s United Methodist Church at 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Family and friends are invited to come and share in fond memories and stories of our sweet Judith.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association at:  alztennessee.org 

 

 

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

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Bazile, Marie Bertha, age 67, of Old Hickory, TN died July 15, 2023. Marie was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and was the daughter of the late, Germaine Ariste and Natir Polynice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Germain Bazile and her sister, Jocelene Caries.

She is survived by:

Children – Jeffrey Bazile, Christopher Bazile, Djouby Bazile, Gregory Bazile and

               Becca Bazile

Siblings – Jean Senel Polynice, Jean Yelgros Polynice, Marie Necy Polynice,

              Rev. Wilgintz Polynice, SDB and Nerner Nerius

Grandchildren – Rocky Bazile, Rointan Bazile, Sutton Bazile and Aurora Bazile

Many nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time 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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Grimsley, Thelma Louise (Lou), age 85, of Nashville, TN, died August 1, 2023. Lou was born September 30, 1937, in Biggers, AR, to William Ralph and Eliose Lingle (nee Park). She was retired from Bellsouth/AT&T and a member of Shiloh Baptist church. Lou was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all that knew her. Lou was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William McArthur Lingle, and sister, Bonnie Lingle Elliott.

 

She is survived by:

Children – Gregory Duane (Gerrie) Grimsley Sr. and Cynthia Louise (Keith) Grimsley Begnaud

 

Grandchildren- Gregory Duane (Jennifer) Grimsley Jr., Alexandria Michelle (Ben) Grimsley, Christian Martin Begnaud

 

Great-grandchildren- Devon Duane Grimsley, Shelby Dawn Grimsley, Jackson Wade Grimsley, and Parker Daniel Grimsley

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alive Hospice or the  National Kidney Foundation.

 

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2023, at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

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

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Cantrell, Richard (Ricky) Dempsey, age 66, of Nashville, TN passed away on August 3, 2023. Ricky is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Irvin Cantrell and Reba Hart Duke, bonus dad Richard Kaniewski and late wife Debra (Debbie) Cantrell.

 

 He is survived by:

Wife – Brenda Cantrell

Daughters – Dana Cantrell (Richard Thomas) and Lori (Collins) Addison

Step-Children – Lisa (David) Heath, Andrea (Frankl) Manley, Charles and Galvin Gaters

Grandsons- Cole Addison, Dylan Cantrell, and  Blayton Addison.

Step-Grandchildren- Christopher, Kaitlyn, and Taylor Heath

Sisters- Susan Sutton and Betty Bell

Brother- William (Bill) Cantrell

Nieces – Lisa Sutton, Christy (Jay) Waller, Lynn (Louie) Willhoit, Becky (Gardner) Hoover

Great-nieces – Maddie & Mia Willhoit

Great-nephews- Jeremy & Hunter Adcock, Bryson Jones, Sam Waller, and Sutton Hoover

Great- great nephews- Connor, Carson, and Samuel Adcock       

Lastly his precious fur babies- Smokey and Sadie Bug

 

The family has requested that you wear Orange and White for the Service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers you can also donate to his final expenses at the funeral home. 

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Funeral services will be conducted 12 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 2 hours prior to service on 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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Gleaves, Jr., Richard Kelly “Ricky”, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 15, 2023. Ricky was born in Nashville, TN. He was employed by McRedman Bros. Ricky enjoyed camping, grilling, rail buggy’s and “Big Boy Toys”, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Rose Gleaves and his brothers, James Thaxton Gleaves and Danny Gleaves.

He is survived by:

Wife of 47 years – Carolyn Garton Gleaves

Father - Richard Kelly (Ruby) Gleaves, Sr.

Children – Rachel (John) Curtis and Jesse (Tammy) Gleaves

Brother – Jason (Melissa) Gleaves

Sister – Melinda Gleaves

Grandchildren – Gage Cote, Jameson Gleaves and Ayden Curtis

Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Russ Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at P.M. Carver, Fuqua, Gleaves Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Gleaves, Gage Cote, Benjamin Knihtila, Ernest Dickens, John Curtis and Courtney Knihtila. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Jones, Steve Jackson, Jerry Larkin, Timmy Peek and Mike Lutz.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Sarah Cannon Research Institute or the Danny Gleaves Scholarship at Mt. Juliet High School.

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 1 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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Sonja Lou Barham

 

Born: 9/2/1940 in Hardburly, KY

Died: 8/17/2023 in Antioch, TN

Proceeded in Death By

  • Father: George Albert Lawson

  • Mother: Trina Pratt Lawson

  • Son: Christopher Daniel Hensley

Survived By

  • Husband: Gordon Barham, married 49 years

  • Son: Keith Hensley and daughter in law Jill Hensley, and grandsons Sam & Caleb Hensley

  • Grandchildren: Jeremy and Rachael Hensley

  • Daughter in Law: Teresa Hensley

  • Son: David Barham and daughter in Candace Barham, grandson, and wife Tanner & Lucy Barham great grandchildren Delilah & Willow

  • Daughter: Lisa Barham

  • Daughter: Cathy and son in law John Witherspoon, and grandchildren Garrett and Siena Witherspoon

  • Sister: Bonnie Saindon

  • Niece: Rebecca Parks and husband Jarod Parks

  • Many additional extended family and friends

 

Sonja Lou was born on 9/2/40 in Hardburly, KY, but spent her formative years in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A graduate of Willow Run High School…..she was very popular and by far the best dancer in school. It could be said…..and it probably was…..that she unintentionally caused trouble with some couples… because all the boys wanted to dance with her at the school dances and at the “Tin Can Teen”! Sonja Lou loved to dance……which she also passed down to her two boys.

In 1965……Sonja gave birth to Keith Samuel in January……and then to Christopher Daniel later the same year in November.

Always a strong and determined woman……Sonja wanted a better life for her and “the boys”. “The boys” were always the focal point of every decision she ever made. In June of 1973……she moved the three of them to Nashville, TN to begin a new life with the help of her sister, Bonnie Saindon. Sonja and Bonnie were not just sisters……they were mother and aunt…..mother and mother…..and mother and father to “the boys”. From teaching “the boys” baseball, how to dance, taking them to see the Jackson Five, and just helping them get acclimated in their new world…….Sonja Lou and Bonnie laid the foundation for “the boys” to have a great life.

In early 1974……Sonja went on a date with Gordon Barham…who she met at work. After several months of dating……it became clear that something special was taking hold. “The boys” loved Gordon from the beginning. While his orange jeans were cool……it was his gentle and loving ways that connected all of them. On 9/28/74……Sonja and Gordon were married…..and thus created their blended family with Lisa, Keith, Chris, David, and Kathy. Married just shy of 50 years……their love for one another was unconditional and serves as a foundation for generations to come.

Sonja Lou had a strong faith in the Lord…….and was a great harmony singer of her favorite traditional gospel Hymns. She was with “her boys” in their home, on a Wednesday night in 1975…..when they both gave their hearts to the Lord and accepted Jesus as their lord and savior. Through the years……she would reminisce about that moment with great clarity and comfort…..as she knew they would be together.   

Birthdays……anniversaries…….and the holidays…..were always extremely important moments to Sonja Lou. BIG meals for large family gatherings were just easy for her. While she seldom ate the large feast she prepared for her family……she relished with great joy that everyone was there……and that they ate everything she prepared. She knew what everyone loved……and ensured each item was a part of the dining options. Very seldom were there any leftovers for anyone to take home. But if there were……debate on who was getting what would often take place.

As life does……the last nearly 50 years of marriage to Gordon…..and her 83 years on earth……have gone by far too quickly. In Sonja Lou’s latter years, she battled several health issues with a fierce commitment and determination of a true warrior. Gordon (Pop, Dad) was her devoted primary care giver…..and took incredible care of her until the very end. With her body tired and worn out, her Lord and Savior called her home and healed her as promised.

Sonja Lou loved hard and loved deeply! Her greatest joy came from having her family around her……and working hard to create “great memories” for everyone.

The “memories” are great and too many to list. As a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a wife, a mother, a mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend…..Sonja Lou will be missed tremendously by everyone.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

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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Rose, Timothy Ewing “Timmy”, age 62, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 17, 2023. Timmy was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Thurman Ewing Rose and Norma Kathryn Gipson Rose. He was a graduate of Dupont High School. Timmy was an electrician with Rose and Sons Electric. He enjoyed woodworking and playing baseball and softball. Timmy was also preceded in death by his sister, Tracey Hunter.

He is survived by:

Siblings – Suzette (Jerry) Harris, Robin Maxwell and Anthony Rose

Brother-in-law – Steve Hunter

Many nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Don Loftis officiating.  

 

Visitation will be 2-6 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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Guthormsen, Benjamin Riley “Ben”, age 18, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 17, 2023. Ben was born in Hermitage, TN. He was a 2023 graduate of Wilson Central High School and was scheduled to start at Wright State University in the film program. Ben enjoyed film, music, video games, photography, traveling and animals. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Fred and Betty Lou Rowden; paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Guthormsen and aunt, Marcy Atchison McClain.

He is survived by:

Parents – Jason and Amie Guthormsen

Sister – Rachael (Duane) Kessler

Grandparents – Jim Guthormsen, Nancy Stone and Sherry Rowden

Ben is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.

 

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow from 4-8 p.m. at Jason and Amie’s home.

 

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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Baird, James Parker, AKA “Double”, AKA “Yo-Yo”, age 80, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 27, 2023. James was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, James Ernest Baird, Jr. and Mary Sarah Bradford Baird. He was a member of Green Hill Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. James was an avid golfer, a history buff, and could repair anything. He loved animals and his mother-in-law’s cooking. James considered his family his greatest gift. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jamie Elkins, Ernestine Polk and James Ernest “Bobo” Baird, III.

He is survived by:

Wife of 44 years – Connie Baird

Children – Brett, Bartt (Allison), Matthew (Lindi), Brittney, Codie, Jake, Elijah (Danielle),

               Bradford and Samuel

Sister – Jackie (David) Hoffman

Grandchildren – Jett, Ethan, Kailey, Brooklyn, Lana, Rhett, Eliott, Emilee and Banks

 

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2023 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Sons will serve as pallbearers.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnel to Towers.

 

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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Mummert, Robert Lee “Bob”, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 26, 2023. Bob was born in York, PA and was the son of the late, Edward Mummert and Diva Lorraine Adams Mummert. He was a member of Cooks United Methodist Church. From a very young age, Bob knew he wanted to be a musician. Bob relocated to Nashville and lived out his dream as a drummer. He had worked with many artists, including, Roy Orbison, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, Jimmy Fortune, Foster and Lloyd, Gail Davies and Sweethearts of the Rodeo. He enjoyed gardening, working outside and grilling. Bob was an avid Titans fan, a gun collector and above all a patriot who loved his country. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Densel Alvey.

He is survived by:

Wife of 39 years – Lisa Alvey Mummert

Children – Hannah (Grant) Brasher and Sam (Elle) Mummert

Siblings – Deborah Burkholder and Edward (Mary Jo) Mummert

Grandchildren – Kayden Lane Mummert, Karson Lee Mummert and Madelyn Joy Brasher

Many nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Craig Goff and Pastor Sandra Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Mark Redditt, Mark Cashman, Jackson Redditt, Patrick Cashman, Kent Jones and Aaron Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Dailey and Vincent band members.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnel to Towers.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday 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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Thomas, IV, George Lee “Raise”, age 59, of Mt. Juliet, TN died August 31, 2023. Raise was born in Nashville, TN and was a 1982 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He grew up attending Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church. Raise enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He also enjoyed woodworking and valued quality workmanship. Raise loved BINGO and Christmas and wanted a tree in every room. He was naturally funny.

He is survived by:

Parents – George and Dora Thomas

Sons – Adam Thomas and Joe Thomas

Love of His Life – Bonnie Bowman

Sisters – Jeannie Thomas and Wendy (Stant) Eakes

Nephew – Dillon Eakes

Niece – Katie Eakes

Aunts – Jean Greer and Becky Thomas

Cats – Midnight, Lucky, Patches, Garfield, Milo, Felix and his favorites, Goldie and Smokey

Pet Squirrel – Theodore

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Savage, Paddy O’Neill, Jason Savage, Shane Hutchison, Dillon Eakes, Spenser Lee and Stant Eakes. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Bland, Barry Graves, Matt Graves and the employees of Hoover Paint Company.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 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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