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Sturgis, Sandra Joan, age 74, of Hermitage, TN, died May 25, 2021. Mrs. Sturgis was born in Nashville, TN and was the daughter of the late, Lawrence T. and Irene Brewer Daniel. She was a graduate of Issac Litton High School and the University of Tennessee. She was a member of the Hermitage Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and volunteered her time as a Bible study instructor. She retired as Medicaid Director and Assistant Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. Mrs. Sturgis enjoyed knitting, traveling, especially to Europe and New York, fine dining, classical music, ballet and “Broadway” concerts, museums and collecting seals. She loved her dogs, Borghese and Chloe. Mrs. Sturgis was also preceded in death by her only sibling, a sister, Denise Daniel.

She is survived by:

Husband and best friend of 36 years – Vernon Hayward Sturgis

Sisters-in-law – Cheryl Sturgis Weeks and Laurel Bethea (Patrick) Folmar

Nieces and nephews – Yvonne Renee Sturgis, Sean Alexander Sturgis,

                                Brenda McClain, Tyler Reginald (Sydney) Sturgis, and

                                Khoury Dewitt Sturgis

Loving cousins and dear friends

 

A virtual funeral service will be held Sunday, June 20, 2021. At 2:45PM Central Standard Time (CST), a video slideshow of Sandra’s life will be featured and at 3:00PM CST the memorial service will begin.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “donate.jw.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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Withers, Ella Dawn, age 81, of Hermitage, TN, died June 13, 2021. Mrs. Withers was born in Hermitage, TN and was the daughter of the late, Murry and Mary Frances Gleaves Sharp. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Neil Sharp. Mrs. Withers was a member of Grace Place.

She is survived by:

Husband of 63 years – Harold Withers

Sons – Troy (Karen) Withers and Terry (Tammy) Withers

Grandchildren – T.J. (Kellie) Withers, Daniel (Brook) Withers, Michael Withers

                       and Lance Withers

Great-granddaughter – Brie Withers

 

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Tim Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be T.J. Withers, Daniel Withers, Michael Withers, Lance Withers, Keith Black and Shane Sharp.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

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