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Showing 5 articles from September 17, 2009.


Dan Russell Meadows, 56

MT. JULIET – Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mr. Meadows, 56, of Lebanon. A carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ, Mr. Meadows died Wednesday Sept. 16, 2009 at Madison Health Care.

Visitation is scheduled at the Partlow Funeral Chapel from 11 a.m. until the service. Services will be conducted by Randy Spurlock, Kenny George and Tim Meadows.

Survivors include: father & step-mother Garland Odell and Virginia Meadows; brothers Steve (Barbara Jean) Meadows of Mt. Juliet, Tim (Melissa) Meadows, Pete (Debbie) Heckman, and Butch Heckman — all of Lebanon; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by mother Margaret Louise Johnson Meadows; brothers Edwin and Tony Meadows.     Partlow Funeral Chapel is in chare of arrangements.

Harold T. Smith, Sr., 62

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, September 17 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Smith, 62, of Lebanon. Owner of S & S Insulation, he passed away on September 15, 2009. Mr. Smith was an incredible pool player who once beat Rudy Wanderone, Jr. a.k.a. "Minnesota Fats".

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Norene.

Survivors include: his wife of 42 years Patsy Smith of Lebanon; children Harold (Beckie) Smith Jr., Scotty (Melody) Smith, Hope Smith and Peggy Smith. Also surviving are siblings: Jack (Sue) Smith, Phyllis Bohannon and S.L. (Lisa) Smith Jr.; grandchildren: Ashley Smith, Caitlyn Smith, Cassidy Edwards, Harold T. Smith III, Phillip Moses Smith and Maci Ray Smith; as well as his best buddies Peanut and Bandit.

He is preceded in death by parents S.L. and Pauline Anderson Smith, and siblings Brenda Gill, Mary Jo Waldrop, Pearl Gothard, Ted Smith, Donnie Smith, and James Franklin Smith.

Pallbearers included: his children, Ashley Smith and Sean Edwards. Honorary: Beckie and Melody Smith.

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Parkway was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Wendell Saddler, 84

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, September 7 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Saddler, 84, of Watertown.

A native of Wilson County and a former 30-year employee of the Lebanon Woolen Mills, Mr. Saddler died Sept. 5, 2009 at NHC Health Care in Smithville. A member of the Prosperity Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Thomas Cleve Saddler and Hallie Smith Saddler.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Don Rigsby with burial at the Jennings Cemetery.

Survivors include: brother Carl (Dorothy) Saddler and nephews Keith (Beth) Saddler and Richard (Leslie) Saddler – all of Statesville. Also surviving are great nieces and nephew; sister—in-law Inez Lawrence of Nashville and several Harvey nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Saddler is preceded in death by his wife Frances Harvey Saddler and infant daughter Emily Sue Saddler. Pallbearers included: Keith Saddler, Richard Saddler, Jeremy McPeak, James Hayes, Ted Ray and Floyd Gaddes.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Velma Jessie Wolfe Dixon, 98

HERMITAGE — Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, September 19, at The Grace Place, 4316 Central Pike, Hermitage, for Mrs. Dixon, 98, of Hermitage. The daughter of the late Doc and Dora Jenkins Wolfe, Mrs. Dixon died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.

Mrs. Dixon was a member of The Grace Place and was the widow of the late Oplis S. Dixon.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Tim Sharpe officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: grandchildren Donnie (Shirley) Bagwell of Stark, FL; Faye (Bob) Hill of Ohio; Cathy Dixon of Nashville; Pam Dixon, Ricky Dixon, Patti (Andy) Whittaker and Ben (Stacey) Dixon, Jr. — all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving: daughter-in-law Margaret Dixon of Mt. Juliet; great-grandchildren Shane (Michel) Johnson of Dallas, TX; Byron Bagwell of Stark, FL; Jason (Michelle) Johnson of Gainesville, FL; Logan Dixon, Brady Dixon, Annette Whittaker, Presley Newberry and Phoenix Dixon — all of Mt. Juliet; great-great grandchildren Callan and Michael Johnson of Gainesville, FL. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by children Dorothy (Don) Bagwell and Ben D. Dixon, Sr.; granddaughter Vicki Miller; great-grandson Christopher Denney; siblings Armor and Mack Wolfe, Vona, Hazel, Bonnie, Opal and Unie.

Active pallbearers: Buster Wolfe, Clifton Ricketts, Joe Morgan, Randy Morgan, Jason Locke and Reed Overstreet. Honorary: best friends Wayne and Charlene Johnson and Billy Bob and Martha Hughey and the Senior Adult Class at The Grace Place.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The Grace Place Building Fund, 4316 Central Pike, Hermitage, 37076.        Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Virginia Lee Ricketts, 86

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, September 17 at the Fall Creek Baptist Church for Mrs. Ricketts, 86, of Watertown.

Born in DeKalb County to the late Arthur and Mary Robinson Vickers, the homemaker died Sept. 15, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center. She was a member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Billy Trice and the Rev. Greg Bell. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Barry (Sherry) Ricketts of Watertown and step-grandchildren Jennifer (Wayne) Rollins of Lebanon and Mitch Johnson of Mayfield, KY. Also surviving is brother Clarence (Mildred) Vickers along with brother and sisters in law: William "Spooky" (Pat) Ricketts of Watertown, Ray (Jean) Ricketts of Lebanon and Lillian Cressman of Sundance, NY along with a host of nieces and nephews and other relations.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Riley Ricketts, niece Elaine Vickers and an infant twin sister.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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