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Showing 7 articles from August 14, 2008.


Amy Lannom Ragland Morse, 88

LEBANON — Private graveside services were planned for Mrs. Morse, 88, of Lebanon.

Mrs. Morse, retired from the State of Tennessee as a licensed practical nurse, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at her home.

Born March 19, 1920, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Posey and Callie Clark Lannom and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by children Harold (Helen) Ragland and Sandra (Sam) Oldham — all of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a great, great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands William Clyde Ragland and Walter M. Morse; sisters Pauline Massey, Thelma Cousins, Dorothy Mills and Mamie Lannom; and brothers William Hoyte Lannom, Walter Lannom and Amos Lannom.

The family request memorials to be made to the Vision Fund of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Lebanon Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Edward Lowe Brewington, 57

 LEBANON — Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Friday, August 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Brewington, 57 of Hartsville.

A longtime resident of Lebanon and a US Navy veteran, Mr. Brewington passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the Kindred Hospital in Nashville. 

He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and a painter.

The family will receive friends Friday 9 - 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be conducted by Brother Greg Moser and Brother Danny Sellars.  Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include: daughters  Angel Bingham of Phoenix, AZ and Kayla Brewington of Hartsville; father and step-mother Ed and Jean Brewington of Lebanon.

Also surviving are siblings:  Patricia (Jackie) Adams of Westmoreland; Misty (Mark) Dawson; Wayne (Gail) Brewington and Ronnie (Sandra) Brewington —— all of Hartsville; half-sisters  Susie Jared and Debbie Brown of Lebanon; half-brother Bubba Cook of Seaborn, FL; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Susie Olesinski; mother Mildred Belcher Brewington; half-brother Jr. Brewington. 

Pallbearers:  Wayne Brewington, Mark Dawson, Ronnie Brewington, Jackie Adams, William Harris, George Reed, Shon Brewington and Chris Brewington.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Fay Holmes Beatty, 90

LEBANON – Graveside services have been scheduled for 9 .m. Friday, August 15 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Beatty, 90, of Nashville.

A homemaker and a member of Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville, Mrs. Beatty passed away peacefully August 12, 2008 at Alive Hospice.

Survivors include: son Joseph Marion (Monica Sena) Beatty of California; daughter Cynthia Holmes Beatty (Glenn) Gilmore of Nashville; grandson James Cary Beatty; granddaughters Melissa Diane and Kimberly Renee Gilmore as well as special friend Carrie Jo Martina of New Orleans.

She is preceded in death by parents Richard and Bessie Holmes; husband James E. Beatty; son Clay Holmes Beatty; and two step-sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Janet K. Barnes, 57

NASHVILLE – Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16 at the Una Church of Christ, 1917 Old Murfreesboro Pike, for Mrs. Barnes, 57, of Mt. Juliet.

Known as "Jan" to her family and friends, Mrs. Barnes passed away August 13.

The family will be receiving friends at Una Church of Christ Friday between the hours of 3-8 p.m. and Saturday for one hour prior to funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Todd Elliott and Brother Steve Blackman.

Survivors include: her husband of 36 years Ron Barnes of Mt. Juliet; sons Brian A. Barnes and Eric G. Barnes; father Robert Crumley; and siblings Chuck Crumley, Lois DeLarra, Linda Crosslin, Mark Crumley and Gary Crumley.

Mrs. Barnes is preceded in death by mother Lila Kroll Crumley and brother Dale Crumley.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Lee Gilliam White, 89

LEBANON – Memorial services will be will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16 at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel for Mrs. White, 89, of Lanham, Maryland.

A resident of Wilson County and the Bellwood Community until moving to Maryland in 1992, Mrs. White passed away August 5, 2008.

She was educated in the Wilson County public schools.

Services will be conducted by Brother Donnie Hatcher, with interment at the Rest Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include children Sammie and Walter White of Tennessee, Mary Hurd of Michigan, Gladys Hooper and Evon White of Maryland.

Also surviving is sister Lillie Moxley of Tennessee; Brother William Gilliam of Tennessee; daughters-in-law, Betty and Ossie White; sister-in-law Mary Gilliam; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sam William White; and children James Donell, Hoyal, and Robert White.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Services held for local banker David Grandstaff

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, August 16 at the Maple Hill Church of Christ for Mr. David Wilson Grandstaff, 64, an assistant vice-president and loan officer at Wilson Bank & Trust.

A lifelong resident of Wilson County, Mr. Grandstaff passed away Thursday afternoon, August 14, 2008 at Alive Hospice / Skyline Medical Center, Madison, following an extended illness.

Involved in the local banking business for more than 40 years, he was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School.

Captain and star quarterback of the 1961 undefeated Blue Devil football team, he was called by many the greatest punter to ever wear the Blue and White.

He was treasurer of the Wilson County Fair, treasurer and long-time member of the Sertoma Club, treasurer of The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), and a member of the Maple Hill Church of Christ

Mr. Grandstaff graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Banking. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University.

Tonya Michelle Vantrease, 39

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, August 14 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Vantrease, 39, of Alexandria.

A dispatcher at the 911 Center, Mrs. Vantrease died Aug. 11, 2008 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage following a brief illness.

A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Peggy Murray Stafford and Randall Woodard. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Gordon Lee with burial at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband Gerald Vantrease and son Josh Barnett – both of Alexandria; step-children Courtney (Ian) Lockert of Lebanon and Bob (Felecia) Vantrease of Gordonsville; step-grandchildren Kelsey, Paige, McClane, Jon Michael and Noah; aunt Gayle Ogle of Alabama and uncles Jackie Murray of Lebanon and Dale Murray of Michigan.

Pallbearers included: Evan Winters, Ian Lockert, Bob Vantrease, Robert Marsh, Mark Morton and Rick Brown.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.

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