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Dorothy Brindley Skeen, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Dean Brindley Skeen are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Medlin officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Skeen, age 83 of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo.

Born November 25, 1925, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Mary Jane Petty Brindley. She was a member of the Saulsbury Baptist Church, a homemaker, and had served as Registrar at Large of the Wilson County Election Commission.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Gordon Skeen Sr. in 1992; sisters Sue Brindley Carr and Blanche Brindley Huff; and brothers Joe, Ray, and John Brindley.

She is survived by sons John Gordon (Josephine) Skeen Jr. and Bruce Neil Skeen all of Lebanon; grandchildren Sheila Skeen (David) Mobley, Mary Neil Skeen (Trey) Estes, Paul Gordon Skeen and Mark Evan (Courtney) Skeen; great grandchildren Evan Blake Ferguson, Martin David Mobley, Mary Caroline Ferguson, John Daniel Mobley, Brady Dean Estes, Mason Kent Mobley, Jackson Pfeiffer Skeen, Benjamin Donald Estes and Carter Evans Skeen.

Honorary pallbearers: Campbell Brandon, Tommy Skeen, Allen Skeen, Douglas Helton, Joe Winfree, Larry Tomlinson, Harlan Poston, Terry Ashe, David Allen, Raymond Lasater, Sam Sherrill and Don Lancaster.

Active pallbearers: Billy Berry, David Earl Bates, David Mobley, Trey Estes, Charles Howard Skeen and Tony Davis.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Robert Mason Smith


MCMINNVILLE -- Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the Mt. View Cemetery in Warren County for Mr. Smith of Nashville and formerly of Lebanon.

Born in McMinnville to the late Clark Barton and Amanda Louise Womack Smith, Mr. Smith died April 19, 2009 at his Nashville home.

Known as "Bob" to his family and friends, he was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mr. Smith was a member of the Church of Christ, the Masonic lodge, the THP Retired Officers Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Association of State Troopers.

The family will receive friends 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle. Services will be conducted by Brother Wayne Simpson.

Survivors include: wife Renaye Campbell Smith of Nashville and children" Deborah (Tom) Atchley of Hendersonville, Sandra (Terry) Hubbard and Janice (Sidney) Cripps -- all of Lebanon, Vickie Bradley of Spring Hill and Kelly Smith of Nashville -- as well as six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Memorials may be directed to Willowbrook Hospice, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 440, Franklin 37064 or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle.


General News

Motorcyclist killed

From Post staff reports

Charges of vehicular homicide have been filed against a Mt. Juliet man who is suspected of striking a motorcycle driven by another Mt. Juliet man on Friday night.

The victim, identified as Bruce J. Holloway, 49, of Stewarts Ferry Pike, was killed in the accident which occurred about 6:45 p.m., Friday on Stewarts Ferry Pike.

Trooper Raymond Gaskill of the Tennessee High Patrol said in his report that a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by Brian Jason Duffey, 29, of Corinth Road, Mt. Juliet, was traveling east on Stewarts Ferry Pike and allegedly passed several vehicles on double yellow lines as Holloway, who was operating a 2005 Yamaha XVA motorcycle was turning into a driveway. The motorcycle was stationary when it was struck, the trooper said, adding that Holloway was wearing a helmet.


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