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Obituaries

Charles Elmo Kuykendall, 82

LEBANON — Graveside services for Mr. Kuykendall, 82, of Lebanon were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kuykendall passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro where he had lived for five years.

Born May 27, 1926, in Algood, he was the son of the late Charles Thurman and Sally Florence Bilbrey Kuykendall. He was a 1949 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a degree in accounting and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of the Algood Church of Christ, the American Legion Post No. 15 in Lebanon, and was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Kuykendall made his home in Algood before becoming disabled and had lived in Lebanon for the past 35 years.

Services were conducted by Brother Frank Batson.

Survivors include: brother, Frank (Bobbie) Kuykendall of Donelson; nephew Ronald Kuykendall of Petaluma, CA; nieces Joan Kuykendall Hurt of Hermitage; Beth Kuykendall Leary of Brentwood and Kathy Peery Gunn of Millbrook, AL.

Also surviving are 10 great nieces and nephews; aunt D. M. Kuykendall of Cookeville; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Peery.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Charlie Corder, 81

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel for Mr. Corder, 81, of Lebanon. He died Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

Family visitation is set for 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Elder Brewer Hall, Jr., with burial at the Corder Family Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Emma L. Corder; daughters Teresa (Vincent) Joyner of Lebanon, Linda and Faye Corder — both of Nashville; sons Charles Thomas Corder of Nashville and Tony Stewart of Lebanon.

Also surviving are step-daughters Patricia (Will) Rutland and Barbara League— both of Lebanon, Kathy (Ben) Gardenhire of Sparta and Milinda League, Smithville; brother Buford Corder, Lebanon, sisters-in-law Emilie Corder, Christine Corder, Notie Rutland, Dorothy Rutland, Frances Gaines and Helen Abston; brothers-in-law Priest Rutland, Porter Rutland and Lee Ray Rutland; grandchildren Candice, Latoya, Amy, Tila, Chris,C.J. (Carl, Jr.), Jeramy, Aurbrey, Brooklyn, Brystal, Faedra, Veronica, Maurine (Tink) Stewart, Jamaal League, Antonio Stewart and Marvin Stewart; eight great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to care giver Noval Richardson.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Eloise Harris Robertson, 59

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Robertson, 59, of Lebanon.

A beloved educator with over 35 years of service at Watertown High and Watertown Elementary Schools, Mrs. Robertson passed away Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center following an extended illness.

Longtime sponsor of the Watertown High yearbook, Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and earned both her B.S. and Masters Degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.

Services were conducted by Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Brad Brandon and Rev. Sam Parks. Burial was the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Andy Robertson of Gordonsville, granddaughter Lauren Robertson of Watertown, sister Mary (Jerry) Pritchett of Watertown and brother Doug Harris of Norene.

Also surviving are friends and caregivers Lisa and John Hutchinson of Watertown and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Terry Robertson; parents Edgar F. and Callie Mae Harris and brother Eddie Harris.

Pallbearers included: Terry Pritchett, Tony Pritchett, Seth Pritchett, Bobby Harris, Mike Harris and John Harris.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ethelyn Mabel Ryerson, 80

LEBANON – A memorial service was held Monday evening, August 25 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ryerson, 80, of Lebanon. She died Friday Aug. 22, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home in Southington, Conn. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, Conn.

Mrs. Ryerson was a member of Lebanon’s College Hills Church of and president of the Cedar Seniors in Lebanon. She was a member of the Southington Arts & Crafts, Apple Valley Quilters and Southington Garden Club in Connecticut.

Survivors include: husband Alvah William Ryerson; children Stanley (Cheryl) Wiecek, David (Margaret) Wiecek, John (Martine) Wiecek, Diane (George) Meyer and Carol (Harold) Ludlow; step-sons John (Charlotte) Ryerson and Thomas Ryerson.

Also surviving is brother Harold (Katherine) Nelson; sister Janet (George) Bennett; grandchildren Thomas Ludlow, James (Sue) Ludlow, Andrew Ludlow, Robert Ludlow, Eric (Kim) Meyer, KaytLynn Wiecek, David Wiecek and Adam Wiecek; great grandchildren Thomas Ludlow Jr., Samantha Ludlow, Mason James Ludlow, Joshua Patrick Ludlow and Jenna Mae Meyer.

She is preceded in death by parents George and Mabel Nelson; husband Stanley S. Wiecek; daughter Rose Wiecek; brothers George Nelson and Richard Nelson and sister Doris Whitfield.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

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James Clifford Jackson, 79

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Jackson, 79, of Lebanon.

Known as "J.C." to his friends and family, the US Navy veteran died Aug. 23, 2008 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The son of the late Samuel Russell and Clara Mae Jackson, Mr. Jackson was a member of College Grove Church of Christ, a retired truck driver with Roadway, a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, member of the American Legion in Donelson Post No. 88, and a 32nd degree Mason.

A Masonic service was held Monday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke with interment in the Hollis Wright Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Anna Griffin Jackson of Lebanon; daughter Debbie Moore of Hermitage; step-daughter Polly (Ben) Cook, step-son Spook (Cindy) Spickard, step-daughter Mary Lou Jennings; brother Ralph (Dorothy) Jackson of Murfreesboro; sisters Joyce (Arlis) Anderson and Jean (Jim) Haines; grandchildren Rob Spickard, Eli Spickard, Stroud Cook and Sully Cook.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson is preceded in death by sister Provie Sexton; uncle and aunt Ernest and Alli Bell Jackson. Friends served as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Mires, 68

MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Mires, 68, of Mt. Juliet.

Known as "Poodle-Doo" to her family and friends, Mrs. Mires passed away August 25, 2008.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Darrell Duncan. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband of 50 years Jerry Mires; and children Buddy (Tina) Mires and Pam (Wesley) Neely. Also surviving are brothers-in-law Monty (Kellie) Mires and Eddie Mires; nephews John and Chad Mires; niece Shane Lofton; grandchildren Brooke, Rob and Jenna Neely, Jenny (John) Lamb, and B. J. and Harley Mires.

Mrs. Mires was preceded in death by parents, Robert & Virginia Benson.

Active pallbearers will include: John Mires, Chad Mires, Monty Mires, Eddie Mires, John Lamb, Rob Neely, B. J. Mires and Josh Sloan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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