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May 2024

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Carpenter, Valarie Kay, was born March 27, 1971 to the late, Robert Holman Nashville, TN and Charlotte Smith Holman of Sparta, TN. She died May 3, 2024 at the age of 53 after battling Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Valarie graduated from McGavock High School in 1989 and from MTSU with a degree in Finance. Through her career, she had two women in her life that mentored her, Karen Unland, whom she worked with for many years in real estate at Geroge Thomas Realty and Eva Pulley in several accounting firms as a bookkeeper. For the past three years, Valarie worked for Greg McRay at the Foundation Group. As they specialized in nonprofits, she thoroughly enjoyed and had a passion for this work. She loved singing in the choir (even though she couldn’t carry a tune). She loved teaching kids in Bible Drill and helping with Operation Christmas Child at several churches she attended. In addition to her father, Valarie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arvil Dillon Smith and Addeane Howell Smith of Sparta, TN, Robert Gilliam and Ruby Gilliam of Sparta, Tn and Stanford Holman of Sparta, TN.

 

She is survived by her husband, R. David Carpenter, who she married on May 2, 1998. They celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary the day before she died. She has one son, Jonathan Carpenter, who is a junior at UT Knoxville. She was so proud of the man that he had become. Her mother, Charlotte Smith Holman of Sparta, TN; her brother, Rob (Charity) Holman; her nephew, Carter Holman and niece, Harper Holman, all of Springdale, AR.

 

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Bond Memorial Chapel and at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN Friday, May 10, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  A Celebration of Life service will follow at 1 p.m. Friday at the church with Todd Capps officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

 

One of Valarie’s last wishes was to set up a trust to benefit her son, Jonathan. The trust is called the Valarie Holman Carpenter Trust, the trust was established to pay for the education expenses for Jonathan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a gift to Valarie’s trust. Gifts to the trust do not qualify as a charitable donation for federal income tax purposes, but the use of the funds to pay for Jonathan’s education expenses is a great way to honor Valarie. She loved her son. Gifts to the trust should be made payable to Valarie Holman Carpenter Trust and mailed to 555 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228. If you have any questions regarding the trust, please contact Eva Pulley at 615-828-5066. The family greatly appreciates all of the love and help they are receiving during this difficult 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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Cronk, Jr., Jack D., age 80, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on May 4, 2024, at his home surrounded by his immediate family.

Jack was born on December 5, 1943, to Jack and Bernice Cronk, at Highland Park Hospital near Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Dearborn High School, he attended Michigan Christian College for a year and a half, then graduated from Wayne State University from the College of Pharmacy in June 1967. He was united in marriage to Ruth Nanette Rizer on June 30, 1967. He served for the United States Public Health Service as a pharmacist serving his selective service obligation and obtained his master's degree in Hospital Pharmacy at WSU in 1972.

Over his highly successful and fulfilling career, Jack worked as a Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Information Center, Pharmacist, Director of Pharmacy, Corporate Director of Pharmacy, Vice President, President and COO for a pharmacy contract service, Vice President for Psychiatric Solutions Inc., and enjoyed many hospital pharmacy consultant jobs that took him to exciting places both in and out of the country. During his 47-year career, Jack established the Centralized Order Entry process for HCA hospital pharmacies, which later became known as Telepharmacy, allowing pharmacists to do order entry work from home. He was honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association with the Meritorious Service Award for the Telepharmacy concept, which is now commonplace in the United States. He constructed the Assembly Line within the pharmacy at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida, which was the first in the country. He employed PYXIS automated dispensing machines, rendering his pharmacy at Middle Tennessee Medical Center the most technologically advanced hospital pharmacy in middle Tennessee. He was published in numerous medical journals, which included an article about phenol in The New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Jack was a member of the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and then as an elder. He taught adult Sunday school classes, assisted with VBS, worked with the Caregivers Support Group, and the Hospital Ministry.

Jack enjoyed learning and was an avid student throughout his lifetime. Excelling personally and professionally during his career, he also enjoyed music and playing guitar. He also had a special appreciation for the desert landscape and culture of the Southwest, most notably in New Mexico where he worked with the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni Indians. He enjoyed gardening, birding, spoiling his dogs, and spending time with his family.

He was a man of great faith whose life demonstrated Godly leadership, which highly influenced countless lives. Throughout his life he exemplified courage, strength, encouragement, love, and guidance for everyone to seek first, above all else, the kingdom of God.

He is survived by his wife Nanette of 56 years. He is also survived by daughter LeAnn Austin (Lewis), two grandchildren Dillon Austin, Brenna Sledge (Jeremy), and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nikolai, and Caitlyn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Bryan.

Jack's family will host a visitation service on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 1pm until 3pm and memorial service at 3pm at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN. A family burial will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Mt. Juliet church of Christ, 1 John Fund, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Hill, Karen Leann, born June 5, 1955, in Nashville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on the evening of May 8 in her family home. She was the beloved daughter of Harvey and Margaret Lackey of Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Karen earned an associate's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She was a dedicated wife to Gerald L Hill Sr. for 49 years and a loving mother to her blended family. Her physical and emotional strength had a lasting impact on everyone who knew her.

Karen's legacy lives on through her children and stepchildren: Michael Hill (wife Brandy, children Dana and Kaden), Matthew Hill (daughter Rachel), Paul Hill (wife Robin, children Alyssa, Amanda, Connor, and Tori), and Gerald Hill Jr (wife Rebecca, children Ashlee [husband Tyler, son Malachi], Jack, and Julia).

A highly accomplished equestrian, Karen's passion for riding and training others in dressage was unmatched. She was known for her remarkable strength, equestrian prowess, and unwavering love for her family.

In honoring Karen's life, a visitation and celebration will be held on Monday, May 13, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Friends and family are invited to honor her memory during this time.  In place of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be sent to Bond Memorial Chapel, where they will be thoughtfully held for the family's consideration. 

Karen's memory will forever be cherished by her family and friends.

Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Horne, Ronald Dana “R.D.”,  passed away on May 5, 2024 at the age of 73. R.D. has been a resident of Mount Juliet for the past fifty years where he worked in the construction industry.  He is survived by:

Wife of 55 years – Pamela Horne

Daughters – Ronda (Bradley) Chessor

Sons – Dana Horne and Jeremiah Horne

Grandchildren – Jacob Chessor, Lindsay Chessor, and Andrew Chessor

Brother – Gary Horne

Sisters – Patricia Owens and Debbie Grishom

 

At R.D.’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Wells, Diane, age 74, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 18, 2024.  Diane was born in Nashville, TN and was raised by her grandparents, the late, Altie Ezra Godsey and Celina Mae Godsey. She is also preceded in death by her mother, Carmie Godsey Lowhorne and her infant son, Billy Doss. Diane was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Ford Motor Company. In her younger years, Diane enjoyed camping and water skiing.

She is survived by:

Husband of 54 years – Heartle Wells

Children – Bryon (Linnea) Wells, Natasha Wells (Sam) McCusker and Kiesha Cornell

Sister – Elaine Eaton

7 Grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Russ Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Barnes, Butch, age 79, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 19, 2024.  Butch was born in Florence, AL to the late, William Louis Barnes and Isa Butler Barnes. He is also preceded in death by his son, William Bradley Barnes, sisters, Joyce Barnes James and Ellen Barnes Jennings, and a brother, William C. Barnes. Butch served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, where he was a member of the River Division 512. He received numerous Medals and Commendations including: National Defense, Vietnam Service with a Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Navy Achievement with Combat “V”, U.S. Navy Combat Action Ribbon, and the U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Citation. He was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1004 of Lebanon. After his time in the service, he spent 39 years working for the Vanity Fair Corporation. He was a member of Baker’s Grove Baptist Church where he held many positions. Butch was a very kind, Christian man, known for his many stories that he loved to tell.  He loved his family and the Lord and he always went out of his way to help and encourage others. Besides his family, his other true love was wood carving. He was a master carver and was a member of the Fiddler’s Grove Wood Carvers, Leipers Fork Wood Carvers, and the Nature’s Coast Wood Carvers of Florida.

He is survived by:

Wife of 53 years – Evelyn Barnes

Son – Brent (Penny) Barnes

Grandchildren – Cheyenne Barnes, Garrett Testerman, Katelynn Foley, Cody Foley

Great Granddaughter – Serenity Vance

Brother – James Louis (Mary) Barnes

Sister – Glenda Barnes (Ralph) Stone

Beloved Fur babies – Riley and Tucker

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2024 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Van Richmond and Bobby Devine officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fiddlers Grove Wood Carvers and the Leipers Fork Wood Carvers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Baker’s Grove Baptist Church 3562 Earhart Rd. Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 and/or Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue P.O. Box 210830 Nashville, TN 37221

 

Arrangements by: Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Hethcote, Rebecca May Cobb, age 70, of Nashville, TN, died February 16, 2024. She was born December 28, 1953, in Bakersfield, California. Becky dedicated over 40 years to the state of Tennessee department of teacher licensing. She was a graduate of Tennessee Preparatory School. Becky was a devoted and selfless mother who always prioritized her children’s needs above her own. She worked tirelessly to provide for her family. In her free time, Becky enjoyed spending quality moments with her children and indulging in shopping excursions with her daughter. Becky is preceded in death by her brothers Robert Cobb and Edward (Buck) Cobb, sister-in-law Cathy Sue Cobb, and mother Figure Faustine Davis.

 

She is survived by:

Husband- Michael Thomas Hethcote

Son- Michale Shane (Lane) Hethcote

Daughter- Stevie Mishal Hethcote

Brother Alvin Dean Cobb

Grandchildren- Emma Marie Hethcote and Shane Henley Hethcote

 

A celebration of life in honor of Becky will be held at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt Juliet, TN, on May 26, 2024, between 12:30-3:30.  

 

Becky’s legacy of love and sacrifice will forever be cherished by those who knew her.

 

 Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Hethcote, Mike, age 71, of Nashville, TN, died March 16, 2024.  He was born on October 6, 1952, in Nashville, TN to James Thomas Hethcote and Margie E. Hethcote. Michael, known to many as Mike, was a proud Army veteran. He served his country with honor and dedication. In his career, Michael was a skilled millwright, specializing in breaking down heavy machinery weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds and relocating it to new facilities. His expertise in fabrication and welding was unmatched. Michael was a man of the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. His passion for nature was evident in everything he did. Michael enjoyed spending time outside, especially fishing, which brought him peace and joy. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca C. Hethcote, his father James Thomas Hethcote, brother Steve Hethcote, and sister Lisa Hethcote -Marshall.

 

He is survived by:

Mother – Margie E. Hethcote

Sister- Risa G. Caps

Son- Michael Shane (Lane) Hethcote

Daughter- Stevie Mishal Hethcote

Grandchildren- Emma and Shane

Great-Granddaughter- Henley

 

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on May 26th at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet, TN, from 12:30-3:30.  

 

Michael Hethcote will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His love for his family, dedication to his work, and passion for the outdoors will always be remembered.

 

 

 Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Ball, Larry Carl, age 77, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 20, 2024.  Larry was born in Limestone, TN and was the son of the late, Carl Ball and Dorothy McGee Ball. He was a truck driver and was retired from USF Holland. Larry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and mowing. He was loved by everyone who met him but his family was what meant the most to him.
He is survived by:
Wife of 46 years – Brenda Ball
Daughter – Lora Noland
Grandchildren – Alyssia (Tristan) LaFoy and Jeremiah (Ellie) Roop
Great-grandchildren – Gage Rylan LaFoy, Aria Roop and Aiden Roop

At Larry’s request, he will be cremated and no services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Center Ministries, 2104 Hwy 46, Portland, TN 37148.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

 

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Butcher, Barbara Ann, age 70, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 21, 2024. Barbara was born in Shelbyville, TN and was the daughter of the late William and Rebecca Bell. She graduated from Shelbyville Central High School and then went on to receive a nursing degree from Erlanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga, TN. It was there that she met and fell in love with her husband of 49 years Frank Butcher. She worked as a nurse at Cookeville Regional Hospital for over 30 years where she helped countless others recover during their times of need. Barbara was a strong woman of faith and a member of Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Barbara had a heart for helping others and she enjoyed donating her time and resources to Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s Food Pantry, Nashville Rescue Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Compassion International. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, coloring, and collecting owls. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hillard Franklin “Frank” Butcher Jr., and her sisters, Rebecca McGilliard and Patricia Baker. 

She is survived by:

Children – Katherine Grace (Michael) Patch, Kristina Louise (Chad) Crocker, Rev. Kenneth Franklin (Missy) Butcher, and Kelly Michele (Tommy) Leak

Brother – Michael (Tammy) Bell and Brother-in-law Bobby McGilliard

Grandchildren – Brooklynn Rose Patch, Sarah Grace Patch, Christopher Franklin Butcher, Julianne Faith Butcher, Hailey Ann Leak, and Lindsey Elizabeth Leak

 

Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, TN with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Patch, Chad Crocker, Tommy Leak, Jason King, Mike Bell and Steve Butcher.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s Food Pantry.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.    (615) 773-2663,www.bondmemorial.com

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Jackson, Beverly Sue, age 82, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 21, 2024.  Beverly was born in Henderson, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille Risley. She was an intelligent, hardworking, and kindhearted woman. Beverly was the first in her family to obtain a college degree and did so with determination while working a full time job. She worked for many years as a Human Resource Officer for the TVA, where she made many lifelong friends. During her time in Nashville, she gave her time to volunteering at TPAC, The Nashville Airport, and was a member of The Red Hat Society where she made many friends. She was always so generous with her time and resources. She had a green thumb, enjoyed flowers and gardening, and was always cheering on her favorite basketball team, the Kentucky Wildcats.  Beverly always lived life to the fullest. She loved to laugh and when you were in her presence, you couldn’t help but smile and laugh with her. She loved her family deeply and loved to make memories with them. To her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was known as “Gram,” and she was the very best Gram. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter, and generosity that they will always carry with them.

While we will miss Beverly dearly, we’ll always remember her as a loving and independent woman who brought happiness to everyone around her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Tyler Jackson, brother, Darrell Risley, and sister, Martha Faye Bennett.

She is survived by:

Son – Timothy (Cindy) Jackson

Grandchildren – Audrey (Geoff) Wright, Tyler Jackson, and Drew (Nicole) Jackson

Great Grandchildren – Asa Wright and Abel Wright

Numerous beloved nieces and nephews

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ron Webb officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Hebbardsville, Kentucky.

 

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Help Center.  Mail checks to Mt. Juliet Help Center PO Box 719 Mt. Juliet, Tennessee 37121.  You may also donate online at www.mtjuliethelpcenter.org.  Go to “How to help”.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Robertson, John Lewis, age 79, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 23, 2024.  John was born on November 18, 1944, in Cadiz, KY and was the son of the late, Haydon and Willie Robertson. He was preceded in death by his parents Haydon and Willie Robertson and brothers Gene Thomas, Robert C. Thomas, and Billy “Rastus” Robertson.

He is survived by:

Wife- Jean Robertson

Daughter – Shannon Hendon

Son- Michael Robertson

Grandchildren – Matthew Robertson, Sarah Robertson, and Cash Hendon

Great-grandchildren – Mavrick Robertson

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday May 29, 2024, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Reverend Damond Bragg officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

 

Visitation Tuesday May 28, 2024, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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McDonough, James, age 80, of Antioch, TN, died May 19, 2024.  James was born in Springfield, IL to the late, Ernest and Loretta McDonough. He was a graduate of Sangamon State University, worked for the State of Illinois for 38 years, and retired in 2003.        James enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, swimming in the backyard pool while listening to 50’s and 60’s music, spending time with family, and was an avid gardener. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Elizabeth Ramous and brother Thomas McDonough. James was a member of Global Vision Bible Church.

He is survived by:

Wife – Shirley McDonough

Son – Brian McDonough

 

Visitation with the family will be 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. 

 

 

 Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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Derryberry, Alma Yvonne, age 83, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died May 31, 2024.  Alma was born in Joelton, TN and was the daughter of the late, Lee Proctor and Elizabeth Bolton Proctor. She was a long-time member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. Alma was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lentz Derryberry and siblings, Betty Krantz, Dorothy Brown, Mary “Lottie” Segerson, Ruth “Bootsie” Barfield, Irene Brown, Velma Louise Knauss, Joetta Reymore and Wesley Proctor.

She is survived by:

Son - Scott Derryberry

Granddaughter – Syndle (Jonathan) Musselwhite

Nieces – Debbie (Mike) Martin, Brenda (Bill) Hughey and Nancy (Sonny) Cox

Nephews – Freddie (Betty) Knauss, Billy Brown, Jr. and Ricky (Vicky) Farliss

Ever present companion – Velma Louise

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Craig Evans officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Duran Guy, Paul Keener, Billy Brown, Jr., Craig Wiley and Austin Ainsworth.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials made be made to Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet, Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service time Thursday at  Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.     (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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