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Alfred S. "Smitty" Rollins, 76

NASHVILLE — Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 1 at the Nashville National Cemetery for Mr. Rollins, 76, of Mt. Juliet.

A U.S. Army veteran, he died November 24, 2008. He was the son of the late Joseph Wade and Eula Viola Simpson Rollins.

Survivors include: niece Linda Head, nephew Bobby Graves as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, is in charge of arrangements.

Bettye Wherry Coe, 80

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, November 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Coe, 80, of Lebanon.

Widow of the longtime City of Lebanon Commissioner of Public Works Jesse Coe, Mrs. Coe passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at Elmcroft. The daughter of the late Ervin and Lillian Wherry, she was a homemaker and a member of College Hills Church of Christ.

Funeral services were conducted by her nephew Eugene Wherry. Burial followed at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: children Conita (James) Potts, Jim (Rachel) Coe, Debby (Allan) Foutch and Phillip (Debbie) Coe. Also surviving is sister Nell Burchard of Madison; a granddaughter and seven grandsons; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Margaret Wright and Katherine Wherry.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Nephews served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Bill Howard, Dr. Bill Robertson, Tommy Lea, Bill Donlon, and the residence & staff of Elmcroft.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Danny Edward Bennett, 56

MT. JULIET – Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Friday, November 28 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Bennett, 56, of Mt. Juliet.

The son of the late, Fred Clarence and Eleanor Marie McCullum Bennett, he died Nov. 25, 2008.

Mr. Bennett was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and spent 24 years with Consolidated Freightways as a dispatcher. He had most recently dispatched for Yellow Transportation.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by with Bro. David Fallin.

Survivors include: wife - Pam Bennett and daughters Danielle Bennett, April (Matt) Johnson –all of Mt. Juliet and Megan (Elijah) Hosse of Lebanon.

Also surviving are siblings Warren (Martha Campbell) McNew of Corbin, KY; Freddy (Barbara) Bennett of Canton, GA; Joe (Elaine) Bennett of Woodbine, KY; Robby (Robin) Bennett of Winchester, KY; Mark (Sherry) Bennett of Corbin, KY; Sheila (Roger) Dingess of Girdlec, KY and Kathy (David) Cox of Somerset, KY; brothers-in law Dave (Mary) Sanders of New Albany, KY and Bob (Darleen) Sanders of Florence, KY; grandchildren Bailey, Michael and Jackson; eight nieces and 18 nephews; as well as lifelong friends Stanley Wyatt and Rocky Campbell.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Hunt, 74

OLD HICKORY – Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 28 at the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Hunt, 74, of Mt. Juliet.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he died Nov. 25, 2008. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Margaret Mayo Hunt; children William Scott Hunt and Rhonda Ann (Kevin) Chapman.

Also surviving are grandsons Kyle (Sarah), Dustin and Shane Chapman of Marysville, OH; brothers Herb (Ann) and Dick (Marie) Hunt; sister Donna Blank of Marion, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, is in charge of arrangements.

Juliet Cannon Clark, 97

LEBANON -- Mrs. Clark, 97, passed away Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Cedars / Quality Care Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 9, 1911 to the late Rosa Carney Moore Cannon and Thomas B. Cannon, she was a descendent of the original settlers of Rutherford County and was a graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School.

She was a former federal employee, a longtime volunteer at Doctors’ Hospital in Coral Gables, Fla. as well as a longtime member of First United Methodist Church

Mrs. Clark requested her body be donated to Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Survivors include: her daughter Nancy (Campbell) Brandon; grandsons Bud (Bonita) Brandon and Tom (Lisa) Brandon – all of Lebanon.

Also surviving are great grandchildren: Clark Conner, Casey Brandon and Kayla Jackson — all of Lebanon; and brother Tom Cannon.

Special thanks to Quality Care Nursing Home, Caris Hospice Health Care.

Memorials may be made to Caris Health Care, 805 S. Church Street, Ste. 1, Murfreesboro, 37130 or First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Ln., Murfreesboro 37130.

Martha Elizabeth Lynch, 67

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, November 28 at Immanuel Baptist Church for Ms. Lynch, 67, of Lebanon.

Known as "Mollie" to her family and friends, she died Nov. 24, 2008 at University Medical Center.

Born in Watertown to the late Elbert Milton and Ruby Mae Neal Lynch, she was a speech and language pathologist.

A 1958 graduate of Watertown High School, she earned her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Pastor John Hunn and Pastor Frank Lewis. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: brother Milton (Mary) Lynch of Lebanon; niece Cheryl (Bob) Hall of Union, KY; nephew Lonnie (Chris) Lynch of Burlington, KY; great niece and nephews Eric, Brian and Tim Hall, Amanda and Keith Lynch; great, great niece Brianna Hall; close friend, Martha Nelson of Lebanon.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a nephew Ronnie Lynch.

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

Walter Paul Swain, 92

LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 29 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Swain, 92, of Gladeville.

Retired from a distinguished teaching career in Wilson and Metro-Nashville Public Schools, Mr. Swain passed away November 24, 2008.

Known as "Papa" to his loving family, Mr. Swain was the son of the late Henry Edgar and Ella Frances Estes Swain.

He was a graduate of Walter Hill High School, attended Cumberland University where he played baseball, and was a graduate Middle Tennessee State University. He was a lifetime member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church serving as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Trustee and Adult Sunday School teacher.

Mr. Swain was a charter member of the Gladeville Lions Club and played baseball in Gladeville and surrounding counties as a young man.

Visitation is set Friday 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Services will be conducted by Jason Swain, Rev. Charles Walker and Bro. Bill Speight. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 68 years Mary Wilson Robinson Swain; sons Paul Wilson (Carolyn) Swain and James Edwin (Judy) Swain — all of Gladeville.

Also surviving are grandchildren Lisa (Ken) Quast, Krista (Jeff) Hall, Brian (Diana) Swain, Kelli (Drew) Hendry and Jason (Lindsay) Swain; 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Sidney and Will Swain, sisters Sallie Sanders, Ruby Harris, Ruth Towns and Irene Bell; and great granddaughter Summar Jean Swain.

Honorary pallbearers: caregiver Betty Brasher, Jack White and Rev. Eltis Brown. Active pallbearers: Jason and Brian Swain, Ken Quast, Jeff Hall, Drew Hendry, Darryl Robinson, Billy Cook, Claude Harris and Tommy Williams.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Home Health Services, Odyssey Hospice, Everyday Home Health Services, and Judy Hyams.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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