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Showing 5 articles from May 20, 2010.


Bernita Arlene Martin, 80
LEBANON -- Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Martin, 80, of Lebanon.
Born March 30, 1930 to the late John Lewis and Mertie May Nutter Bracy, she died Sunday, May 16, 2010 at her residence in Benton Ridge, OH. 
A former employee of The Lebanon Democrat, she was the widow of the late Jimmy Ray Martin.
Survivors include sons: James Daniel Martin of Findlay, OH and Jeffery Thomas Martin of Lebanon; grandsons Josh (Crystal) Martin, Jason Burton and Austin Burton; great-grandchildren Aspen, Kennadi, and Monroe Martin; sisters Violet MaGee, Leota Goodluck, Donna Lou Bowser, Lulabell Bracy and Fern (Ray) Dunlap -- all of Benton Ridge, OH; Dorothy Adams of Summit, MS; and Imelda (Conrad) Siferd of Bloomdale, OH; special relatives Darrell Burton and Willy Burton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by son John R. Foreman, best friend Sir Roman Romeo, two brothers, four brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
Elbert Gray Parisher, 68
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Friday, May 21 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Parisher, 68, of Lebanon.
 A highly decorated former U.S. Marine, Mr. Parisher died Tuesday, May 17, 2010.
 Known as Al to his family and friends, he formerly worked as a manager with Wilson County Motors and Burchett Ford, was a regional manager of Morrison’s Cafeterias and was co-owner of Concept Builders with his son Craig.
Mr. Parisher was active in the Cherokee Yacht Club where he had many friends. He earned numerous medals of honor, as well as the highest medal bestowed by the government of South Vietnam for his service with the Marine Corps.
The family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. until service on Friday.
The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Kevin Medlin and Brother Curt Mitchell. Interment with full military honors will be held in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 16 years and best friend: Annette Tucker Parisher; children Mike (Tammy) Parisher of Bone Gap, IL; Mark (Charity) Parisher of Watertown; Craig (Crystal) Parisher of Mt. Juliet and Carrie (Ben) Doyle of Chicamauga, GA.
Also surviving is his mother Pearl Parisher of South Mills, NC; 11 grandchildren; siblings: Clara (Larry) Sanderlin and Vera (Edgar Lee) Mitchell -- both of Camden County, NC; and Jimmy (Susan) Parisher of Newport News. VA; mother-in-law Annie Tucker, loving members of the Tucker family and special friend Curt Mitchell of Franklin.
He is preceded in death by father James Parisher, the mother of children Barbara Jean Parisher and uncle Kelly Cass.
Pallbearers include: Mike, Mark, Craig, and Josh Parisher, James “Bubba” Ridings, Curt Mitchell, Jason Toporowsky and Jimmy Parisher.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to: Sherry’s Run (PO Box 8, Lebanon 37088) and / or the American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37203).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Mary Simms Lindsley, 86
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Former Lebanon resident Mary Simms Lindsley, 86, died April 22, 2010, while at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Born in 1924 on the family farm in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Will W. Simms and Elizabeth Horne Gaither.
Mrs. Lindsley was a homemaker who used her artistic talent to create beautiful quilts, and cross-stitched pillows, Christmas ornaments and other gifts, for her family.
Services were held Thursday, April 29 at French Mortuary. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque.
Survivors include siblings Vincent Simms, Julian Simms, Louis Simms, Evelyn Carmichael and Joyce Woodall; children Daniel Lindsley, Donald Lindsley, David Lindsley, Douglas Lindsley, Marilyn Collins, Barbara Galloway, Patrice Capps, Joan Wilkinson and Susan Beck.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter Janice K. Lindsley; sister Lucille Harlan and grandson Kenneth Collins.
French Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Clark Graves, 101
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Graves, 101, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Born April 6, 1909, in Davidson County, Mrs. Graves passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
A homemaker and a Baptist, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Willard Graves, who died November 18, 2008.
Visitation Friday 12 Noon until service at Ligon & Bobo.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Owens.  Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include: step-children A. C. (Barbara) Graves of Hendersonville, Steve Graves of Lebanon, James Howard Graves of Woodbury and Janice Irene Graves of Council Bluff, Iowa.
Also surviving are four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Lea Hoskins Wilson, 86
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. Wilson, 86, of Lebanon.
She passed away on May 18, 2010.
The family will be receiving friends from 2-8 pm on Saturday and from 12 Noon until service on Sunday.
Survivors include children: Dyane Wilson Martin and John B. (Nancy) Wilson Jr.; grandchildren Casey (Mark) Mayes, Christopher Martin, Joseph Wilson and Jacob Wilson; as well as great-grandchild Cody Mayes.
She is preceded in death by husband J. Bruff Wilson, grandson James B. Wilson, parents Van and Ola Fuqua Hoskins and siblings Willard Hoskins, Louie Hoskins, Genie Hoskins, and Lillian Hoskins Ray.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Lung Association of the Southeast.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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