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David Michael Rawson, age 62, of Lebanon, TN, passed on to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family, after a struggle against lymphoma, on January 16, 2023. David was born in Harvey, Il, and was the son of the late, J. Michael Rawson and Neeltje VanEs Rawson.

 

David spent his early years enjoying nature, visiting his beloved family cabin in Wisconsin, and working at his family restaurant, the Keeler Keg & Kitchen. It was there he met his future wife while developing his skills for cooking and hosting. David had a servant’s heart and was a friend to all. He would light up a room with his smile and loved to entertain. 

 

David was employed by Whirlpool Corporation, and later LG Appliance, where he formed many lifelong relationships with his coworkers. He enjoyed golfing, running, listening to music, and cruising Big Crooked Lake with his friends and family. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church and St. Stephen’s Catholic Community.

 

David will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and for being the all-around best hugger. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Catherine Rawson; amazing children Cara (Nick) Krug and Shawn Rawson; and his grandsons who were the joy of his life, David and Benjamin Krug. He was blessed with his siblings- Sherrie (the late John) Mason, Terrie (Mark) DeMar, Debbie (Tom) Ziemke, and Tom Rawson. He was loved by his Foster family, William Foster Jr., Tim Foster, Joe (Terrie) Foster, and Jeff (Tony Villesenor) Foster.  David is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023, at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community.

 

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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Easley, Mary Cheryl (Cher), age 77 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born on April 11, 1945, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, GA. The family soon returned to Nashville, TN, where she resided for the next 50 plus years before retiring in Madeira Beach, FL. 

 

She is preceded in death by her father, George Thomas Pearson Sr., mother, Mary Elizabeth Gleaves, step-father, Wallace Gleaves, step-mother, (Peggy Pearson), and brother, George Thomas Pearson, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Billy (Kitty) Pearson, sister, Georgette (Jim) Simmons, three children, Johnathan (Michelle) Sloan, Michele (Keith) Batson, and Andrea Murphy (Jeff Bradow), grandchildren David Sloan, Sean Murphy, Padraic Murphy, and bonus grandchildren, Tucker (Megan) Batson, Zach Batson, Hannah Bradow, and Abigail Bradow, as well numerous extended family and friends in TN and FL. 

 

Cheryl loved her family, friends, and God. She loved to travel and was rarely still. The beach, music, golf, sports, gardening, and reading were just a few of her passions. 

 

Cheryl was a successful Realtor/Broker, Home Builder, and Developer. She was a trailblazer and became one of the first women General Contractors in Wilson County, TN. She worked in the real estate industry for over 45 years, earning numerous awards and held an active license to the day she passed. 

 

Cheryl loved her country and the military. In honor of her late brother George and his service, she joined the American Legion Post # 273 in Maderia Beach, FL, in addition to the Women’s Auxiliary Group, serving as past President. 

 

She was very generous and contributed to many charities. St. Joseph‘s Indian School was especially near & dear to her. 

 

Cheryl was a loving daughter, mother, nana, sister, and friend to all. She will be greatly loved, missed, and remembered. Please join us in celebrating her life. 

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ray Handisides officiating. Entombment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Keith Batson, Jeff Bradow, David Sloan, Sean Murphy, Tucker Batson, and Steve Pearson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #273, Maderia Beach, FL, 33708 in Cheryl Easley’s memory. 

 

Visitation will be 4-7 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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Summers, Jeanie Carol, age 69, of Mt. Juliet, TN died January 22, 2023. Jeanie was formerly employed by CIC Credit Union. She enjoyed bird watching, candles and feeding the ducks.  Jeanie was preceded in death by her son, Charles Christopher Ryan.

She is survived by:

Son – Greg (Natalie) Summers

 

No services are planned at this 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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Thomas, Stephen Davis, age 74, of Old Hickory, TN died January 25, 2023. Steve was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Cordell Hull Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Davis Thomas. He was formerly a Codes Enforcement Officer for the City of Mt. Juliet. Steve enjoyed fishing, boating, firearms and training Schutzhund dogs. He also did custom rod wrapping.

He is survived by:

Wife of 43 years – Jane Bruce Thomas

Son – Wesley Davis (Lindsey Birdsong) Thomas

Sister-in-law – Paulette Bruce

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Animal Rescue Corps

www.animalrescuecorps.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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