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12-11-2001

GEORGIA ANN FOWLER
SCOTTSVILLE, KY -- Graveside funeral services are
scheduled for 1:30 PM Thursday, December 13 at the
Walker Chapel Cemetery in Scottsville for Mrs. Fowler,
63, of Lebanon.
A nurse at Mitchell Manor, Mrs. Fowler died Dec. 9 at
the Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. She
was born in Scottsville.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 13 at
the Partlow Funeral Chapel, South Cumberland Street,
Lebanon, between the hours of 3 - 9 PM. 
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Floyd
Blankenship. 
Survivors include: children Earl Ray Fowler, Ronney
Lee Fowler and Donnie B. Fowler (all of Lebanon), Roy
Lee Fowler of Carthage, Beckie Ann Key of Kingsport,
Martha Ann Hagerich of Alabama and Elizabeth Fay
Fowler. Nine grandchildren survive as do three
brothers and four sisters.
Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon in charge of local
arrangements.

DOROTHY OWEN CHASTAIN
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday,
December 5 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs.
Chastain, 80.
A former employee of the RobertShaw Company, Mrs.
Chastain died December 4 at the University Medical
Center in Lebanon.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Steve Delashmit
and Bro. Jimmy Gregory with burial at the Wilson
County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: daughters Rita Painter and Ruth
Donnell and sons-in-law Charles Johnson and Bob
Painter -- all of Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; 21 great
grand children and three great, great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Ray Chastain,
daughters Rachel Johnson and Royce Hudson and sister
Edna Spicer.
Memorial donations may be made to The Potter's House,
Lebanon. Partlow Funeral Chapel in charge of
arrangements. Call 444-7007 for more information.

ALBERT LOY HAYES
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday,
December 4 at the Shop Springs Baptist Church for Mr.
Hayes, 86.
Retired from AVCO, Mr. Hayes died December 1 at his
residence. He as was member of the Shop Springs
Baptist Church and a native of Wilson County.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Trammel,
the Rev. Nathan Hale and Bobby Dockins. Burial at the
Wilson County Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by his wife Flora Baines
Hayes. Survivors include: children Dallas (Jean)
Hayes, Joe (Nancy) Hayes, Odean (Bonnie) Hayes,
Randall (Joni) Hayes, Alice (Buddy) Taylor, Dot
(David) Stewart and Brenda (Melvin) Wrye.
Twelve grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a
great, great granddaughter survive as do five sisters.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown in charge of
arrangements.

2-3-2002

James Masco Meadows, Sr.
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 11 AM
Thursday, January 31 at the Highland Heights Church of
Christ for Mr. Meadows, 72.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Meadows
died January 29 at the University Medical Center. He
was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ
and a former inspector with the State of Tennessee
Department of Labor. He also worked as manager of the
Bell Service Center and the K-Mart Service Center.
The family will receive friends Wednesday between the
hours of 3 - 9 PM at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and
9 AM Thursday until the 11 AM service at the church.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Keith Kasarjian,
Bro. Barry Keene and Bro. Floyd Farris with burial at
the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Betty Jo Byrd Meadows and
children Wacia (Jimmy) Leonard and Marsha (Alex)
Piercey -- both of Lebanon and Robin Meadows of
Cookeville. Also surviving are grandchildren Chris
Stonecipher, Kelli Stonecipher, Jimmy Eckert, Jacob
Ingram, Tyler Ingram and Kenny Piercey and a great
grandchild -- Clarissa Stonecipher.
Also surviving are two brothers, three sisters and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Samuel P. Busby, Jr.
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM
Thursday, January 31 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for
Mr. Busby, 66.
An accountant for the Texas Boot Company, Mr. Busby
died January 29 at the McFarland Specialty Hospital
following an extended illness. He was born in
Hendersonville and was a veteran, having served in the
United States Air Force. He was a member of the
Fairview Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Partlow Funeral
Chapel Wednesday between the hours of 11 AM - 9 PM and
Thursday from 11 AM until the 2 PM service.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael
Christian and the Rev. Don Pharris with burial at the
Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: wife Margaret Lalonde Busby of
Lebanon; children Dale (Susan) Busby of McMinnville,
Kathy (Jeff) Wright of Somerset, KY and Donna (John)
Warnack of Smyrna. Also surviving are step-children:
Elaine Harris of Westmoreland, Michael (Angela)
Lalonde and Karen Lalonde -- of Lebanon.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, three
step-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by brothers Phillip K. Busby and
Rayford O. Busby and his first wife Judy Polk Busby.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society.

Danny Webb Pierce
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday,
January 28 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Pierce,
43.
A native of Durham, S.C., Mr. Pierce died January 25.
He was employed by S & S Industries.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Ernest Lampley
with burial at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: parents Roy and GayNell Pierce of
Mt. Juliet, brothers Roy Pierce, Jr. of Roxboro, NC
and James David Pierce of Old Hickory.
Also surviving is niece Gina Garner, nephew Roy
Pierce, III and great-niece Chloe Pierce.
Pallbearers included: James Whittle, Timmy Whittle,
J.D. Whittle, Roy Pierce, III, James Pierce and Jose
Colloca.

Adolphus James Tomlinson
LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services were held
Monday, January 28 at the Conatser Cemetery for Mr.
Tomlinson, 69.
A retired cab driver, Mr. Tomlinson died January 25 at
the Mayfair Rehab Center in Smyrna.
A native of Wilson County, Mr. Tomlinson was the son
of the late James F. and Annie Mai Reed Tomlinson.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Gordon Lee.
Survivors include: wife Virginia Mears Tomlinson of
Lebanon and children: James Ricky Tomlinson of
Greenbrier, William Larry Tomlinson of White House and
Delores Jean Jackson of Nashville and Donald Lee
Tomlinson and Martha Kay Farris -- both of LaVergne.
Also surviving is friend Shirley Ann Little of
Nashville, 11 grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother
Willie Lee Tomlinson and sister Mary Elizabeth Ford.
Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Danny Dale Harris
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held, January 28 at
the Nave Funeral Home for Mr. Harris, 53.
Born in Wilson County, Mr. Harris was a former
employee of the AVCO Corporation and owned his own
paint and body shop. He died January 26 at the St.
Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a brief illness.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Mike Christian
with a eulogy by William Harris. Burial was at the
Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Pauline (James) Collier;
sons Tommy Harris and Jay Harris and grandchildren
Kyla and Kacey Harris and Jay Harris, Jr. -- all of
Lebanon. 
Also surviving are sisters Paula (Ronald) Stark,
Leesha (Bruce) Richardson and brothers Jimmy Harris,
Larry (Tina) Harris, Robert (Margie) Harris, Terry
(Jenny) Harris and Eddie Harris -- all of Lebanon and
a host of nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Hubert Harris.

Clara Mai Grisham
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday,
January 28 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs.
Grisham, 90.
Mrs. Grisham died Jan. 26 at the University Medical
Center in Lebanon. She was a homemaker and was born in
DeKalb County.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Scott Bane with
burial at the Salem Cemetery in Liberty. 
Survivors include: niece Bertha (Willie) Pack of
Watertown and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by husbands, Charles (Buck)
Groom and Carl Neal Grisham and brother Jeff Fite. 

12-9-2002

Dora Locke
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM
Monday, December 9 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for
Mrs. Locke, 77.
Born in DeKalb County, Mrs. Locke was a homemaker and
a member of the Rocky Valley Baptist Church. She died
December 7 at the University Medical Center.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 8 until 9
PM and Monday from 11 AM until the 3 PM service at the
Partlow Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jason Lohorn and the
Rev. Terry Cathey will conduct the services with
burial at the Wilson County Memorial Park. 
Survivors include: Kenneth (Patty) Locke and daughters
Joyce Fowler, Brenda (Charles) Kolbe, Pat (Jim)
Callis, Charlene (Ron) Burgin and Linda Malone. Also
surviving are brothers Hubert (Mary) Murray, Bobby
(Faye) Murray, Glenn (Pauline) Murray, Eugene (Jean)
Murray, Raymond (Joyce) Murray; sisters Ann Lee
Brewington, Wilberta Dies, Shirley (Marvin) King and
Bill "Sadie" Martin.  Also surviving are 12
grandchildren and 17 great, grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: husband Edward Locke and
children James Edward Locke, Randy Locke and Kathy
Bennett and grandson Christopher Callis.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Partlow Funeral
Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Call 444-7007 for
more information. 

Charles David "Tarzan" Lea
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 PM
Monday, December 9 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr.
Lea, 64.
A member of the International Operating Engineer Union
and the Rocky Valley Baptist Church, Mr. Lea died
Friday, Dec. 6. The family will receive friends Sunday
until 4 PM and from 6 - 8 PM at Sellars Funeral Home,
313 West Baddour Parkway.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars
and Brother Mike Christian. Interment at Wilson County
Memorial Gardens will immediately follow the service.
Survivors include: his wife, Katie Hunt Lea; sons,
Scotty (Anita) Lea of Hoover, AL; Charles Anthony
"Tony" (Terry) Lea of Murfreesboro; David Bruce Lea of
Lebanon and daughter, Donna (Keith) Sanders, also of
Lebanon;
Other survivors include his sisters, Lucille (Douglas)
Hobbs, Ruth (Robert) Ricketts, Virginia (Kenneth)
Hallums, Margie (Billy) Trice, Sue Barnes and brother,
Kenneth (Betty) Lea.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Rachael, Shea,
Daniel, Brice and Shelby Lea; Nolan and Nicholas
Sanders; and Dallas Holland. Mr. Lea was preceded in
death by his parents, Pattie Hackney Lea and Austin C.
Lea; his sister, Hester Howard and his brothers,
Robert and A.C. Lea.
Active pallbearers will include: Johnny Clark, Glen
Gardner, Clifton Tribble, Danny Tidwell, Mike Bennett
and Jimmy Reed. Honorary pallbearers will include:
Neal Schrader, Jimmy McDowell, and Billy Denton.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the
American Heart Association in Mr. Lea's name.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For
more information, call 444-9393.

Thomas Roy Whatley
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30
PM Monday, Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church of Mt.
Juliet for Mr. Whatley, 64.
A veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a
helicopter mechanic and crew chief with a Medivac
Unit, Mr. Whatley died Dec. 6. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church, and formerly employed by the
R.J. Parker Company, but retired as an independent
sales representative with Floral Design of Arab,
Alabama.
The family will receive friends until 8 PM at the Bond
Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive. Services will be
conducted by the Rev. Billie Friel with burial at the
Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife, Connie Whatley, daughter,
Debra (Steve) Smith (all of Mt. Juliet); son, Kevin
Whatley; brother-in-law, Ron Thomas of Austintown, OH;
grandchildren, Miles Whatley and Branden and Brooke
Smith. 
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Call 615-773-2663 for more information.

Fannie Byrd Byars
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8
at 2 PM at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs.
Byars, 90.
Born in Trousdale County, Mrs. Byars was a homemaker,
a member of the First United Methodist Church and the
Order of the Eastern Star. She died Dec. 6 at the
University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by David Hesson with burial at
the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: son Harry M. Byars, sister Alta
Carney (both of Lebanon) and nephew Jerry Byrd Carney.
She was preceded in death by parents Bluford and Emma
Robertson Byrd, husband H.M. Byars, brother Clifton
Byrd and son Bill Byars.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements. 

2-3-2003

John Lloyd Flannery, Jr.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services have been set for 12
Noon Tuesday, February 4, at the Bond Memorial Chapel
for Mr. Flannery, 59.
The family will receive friends 2 - 8 PM Sunday and
Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and
Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. Services will be conducted
by Rev. Steve Wolf. Entombment will follow at Mt.
Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include wife, Nancy Flannery of Mt. Juliet;
mother, Billye Ruth Flannery of Clarksville; children
John Flannery, III of LaVergne, Jeff Flannery of Mt.
Juliet, Jerry Flannery of Mt. Juliet, Jason Flannery
of Albany, KY, Julie Flannery of Mt. Juliet; brother,
James Flannery of Mason, sister, Carol Phillips of
Huntington Beach, CA. Also surviving are
grandchildren, Jennifer, Kody Colton, Danielle, Cody,
Christopher, and Hannah. His father, John Lloyd
Flannery. Sr. precedes him in death. 
Active pallbearers will be Ernest Carpenter, Mark
Carpenter, Tony Whited, Mike Jones, Bill Willis, and
Dan Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lamb,
Keith Phillips, Kelly Hilton and Katie Merwin.
For more information, call Bond Memorial Chapel at
615-773-2663.

Susan (Suzy) Taylor Anderson
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for
Mrs. Anderson, 61, of Hermitage
A native of Wilson County, Mrs. Anderson died Feb. 1.
She was in the retail business and a member of the Two
Rivers Baptist Church. The family will receive friends
Monday from 12 Noon to 8 PM at the Ligon & Bobo
Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Jerry Sutton with
interment at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Survivors include: husband, Ralph Anderson; daughter,
Janet Curlin; granddaughter, Taylor Curlin, all of
Hermitage; parents, Kenneth & Ruth Buchanan Taylor;
brother, Tony (Laura) Taylor; sister, Cindy (Gary Mac)
Foster, all of Lebanon. Also surviving are nieces Jill
Relford of Lascassas and Kim Taylor of Lebanon and
great nephew Cole Relford of Lascassas.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart
Association or the American Lung Association. For more
information, call the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home at
615-444-2142.

John Oldham
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM
Tuesday, February 4 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for
Mr. Oldham, 63, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and a
member of Bill Young's Sunday School Class. He was the
son of the late, John A. and Ruth Aline Willsey
Oldham.
Visitation with the family will be 3 - 5 PM Sunday and
5 - 8 PM Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet
Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. 
Funeral services will be conducted with Rev. Billie
Friel and Rev. Myron Porter of Layton, UT officiating.
Interment. will be at Middle Tennessee Veterans
Cemetery. 
Survivors include wife, Mikey Oldham of Mt. Juliet;
daughter, Anna Oldham of Philadelphia, PA and
mother-in-law Dorothy Thomas of Tampa, Texas.
For more information, call Bond Memorial Chapel at
615- 773-2663. 

Denis E. "Slick" Sircy
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1
PM Tuesday, February 4 at the Sellars Funeral Home for
Mr. Sircy, 76.
Retired from Carmike Cinemas and a former bus driver
for Wilson County Schools, Mr. Sircy died at his
residence February 1. He was a member of the Mt.
Juliet Church of God.
The family will receive friends Monday between the
hours of 9 AM and 9 PM at the Sellars Funeral Home,
313 West Baddour Parkway.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Danny Sellars,
the Rev. Norman Corley and the Rev. Lewis Sandlin with
burial at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Billie Williams Sircy;
stepmother Johnny May Sircy of Goodletsville; brothers
Max Sircy of Westmoreland and Wayne Sircy of
Goodletsville; sons Michael Sircy of Lebanon and Randy
Sircy of Dallas, TX; and daughter Donna (Bobby) Barnes
of Lebanon; stepsons Timothy (Marilyn) Dillard of
Smyrna and Gary (Brenda) Dillard of Carthage;
stepdaughters Anna (George) Wahl and Sandra (Doug)
Hollis of Lebanon.
Active pallbearers include: Charles Taylor, Larry
Tomlinson, Kenneth Wayne Parker, Jerry McFarland,
Raymond Malone and Bobby Sircy. Honorary pallbearers
include: Bob Hafner, Bobby Thompson, Dr. Roger
McKinney, Charles West, Ronnie Sellars, Albert Miller,
Bro. Donald Owens and Bro. Don Willis.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Call 615-444-9393 for more information.

William Alton Greene
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon, February 2 at the Sellars Funeral Home for
Mr. Greene, 80.
A relief house parent for the Baptist Adult Homes, Mr.
Greene died Jan. 31 at the Mariner Health Care
Facility following an extended illness. He was a
veteran, having served in World War II with the U.S.
Air Force. He earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a
Good Conduct Medal and the Belgium Distinguished Unit
Citation. He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist
Church.
Services were conducted by The Rev. Glen Denton.
Survivors include: wife Ruby Byrd Greene; children
Wanda Brun of Illinois and David Greene of Indiana.
Also surviving are stepchildren Nancy Brooks of
Harriman, Paula Horstman of Indiana and Mary Glasscock
of Bolivar; six grandchildren and sisters Mary Bridges
of Adamsville and Rhoda Phillips of Savannah.
Memorial donations are requested to the Baptist Adult
Group Home of Brentwood. Sellars Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Gwendolyn Selby James
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 1
at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for local accountant and
businesswoman Gwendolyn (Gwen) Hankins Selby James.
Mrs. James died Wednesday, Jan. 29 after a long and
courageous battle with ALS.
She received her bachelor's degree in Business
Administration from Middle Tennessee State University
and obtained her Certified Public Accounting
certificate. She was the owner of the accounting firm
Gwen H. Selby, C.P.A. in Lebanon. Her professional
memberships include American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of Certified
Public Accountants. She was actively involved in
various civic organizations including Rotary, where
she was on the Board of Directors and served as
Treasurer.
Mrs. James was the 1994 and 1995 Chairman of the
Wilson County Foster Children's Fund, on the Board of
Directors of Wilson County Crimestoppers and of
Leadership Wilson. She served on the Long-Range
Planning Committee for College Hills Church of Christ.
The family wants to express a special gratitude to
Richard Bartley, friends and extended family for the
love, encouragement and support showered upon them
during Gwen's illness.
Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke.
Serving as pallbearers were Richard Bartley, Frank
Dudley, Jim Hunley, Lynn Eastes, Larry Eastes, Philip
Worsham, Royce Belcher, Paul Barlar and Jason Selby.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and
Louise Eastes Hankins. Survivors include: her husband,
Ed James; daughter, Dr. Andrea Louise Selby of
Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan Brian and
Mary Selby of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jennifer Anne
(Chris) Pedigo, Jason Brian (Jessica) Selby, Nathan
Andrew Selby, Justin Lee Manning; and one
great-granddaughter, Savannah Elaine Selby.
Memorials may be directed to College Hills Journey of
Faith Building Fund, ALS Society and Alive Hospice.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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