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Clayton D. Jones, 83
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Jones, 83, of Lebanon.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Jones died Sunday Oct. 10, 2010 in the Lebanon Health and Rehab Center.
The son of the late Walter Lester & Lola Nellie Mai Hight Jones, he was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church. A carpenter for 29 years with J.W. Vanhook Construction, he was an avid gardener and beekeeper.
Services were conducted by Brother W.L. Baker. Interment followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Norene Community.
Survivors include: children Pat Reed, Gwen (Darlene) Jones, David (Lisa) Jones and Mark (Donna) Jones.
Also surviving are siblings Raymond D. Jones and Wilma Marie( Floyd) Short; grandchildren Jason (Kristy) LeCornu, Brian Reed, Chris (Christen) Jones, Celeste (Chris) Bowker, Eric Jones, Stacey (Jason) Morse, Joshua Jones and Jessica Jones; great grandchildren Timothy and Riley Reed, Allison Bowker and Jaxon Jones.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Estelle Whited Jones; sister Dorothy Faye Jones; sons-in-law Lee LeCornu and Tim Reed.
Active pallbearers: Terry Short, Chris Jones, Jason LeCornu, Brian Reed, Eric Jones, Josh Jones and Floyd Short. Honorary: will be friends.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Jones’ memory to the Rocky Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road,  Lebanon, 37090.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
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Dallas M. Bridges, 85
NASHVILLE -- Funeral service have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Spring Hill Funeral Home, 5110 Gallatin Rd., for Mr. Bridges, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Old Hickory, he died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
Visitation Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Survivors include: children Michael (Judy) Bridges, Sr., Danny (Beverly) Bridges, Lynelle Bridges and Susan (Steve) Pippin; brother-in-law James (Mary) Orange; nephew Jimmy Orange; six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mae Nell Bridges and his brother, Arnold Bridges.
Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.
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Franklin M. Hodge, 67
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral for Mr. Hodge, 67, of Lebanon.
A native of Wilson County, he died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the University Medical Center.
Born January 8, 1943, to the late Willie and Hassie Martin Hodge, he retired from TRW Ross Gear with over 35 years service.
Visitation Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Ligon & Bobo.
Services will be conducted by Brother Tommy Willis and Brother Larry Butler. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Shelia Riddle and Jennifer (Chris) Green; grandchild Jordan Green; mother of his daughters Barbara (Cliff) Edwards -- all of Lebanon.
Also surviving are sisters Elizabeth Cherry of Kelso of Washington; Emma Hamlet, Peggy (Wayne) Willis and Nancy (Truitt) Davis; sisters-in-law Mary Edna Hodge and Onie D. Hodge -- all of Lebanon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Ann Duke, Charles, James, Robert, Douglas and Kenneth Hodge.
Active pallbearers: Timmy Davis, Chris Green, Andy Willis, Jimmy Hodge, Donnie Barlow and Doyle Willis. His nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral, Lebanon.
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James Lowe Westmoreland, 69
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, October 10 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Westmoreland, 69, of Immokalee, FL.
A native of Wilson County, "Doc" died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Naples Community Hospital in Naples, FL.
Born June 8, 1941, to the late Mayhew and Pauline Lackey Westmoreland, he worked in construction.
Services were conducted by Brother Tom Lyles. Interment followed at the Leeville Cemetery. 
Survivors include: children Machelle (Stanley) Reece of Gainesboro and James Michael (Stacie) Westmoreland of Lebanon; grandchildren Tyler and Heath Willard, Colin Denson, Gavin and Lillie Westmoreland; and sisters Zettie Mai Westmoreland and Louise Westmoreland -- both of Lebanon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Westmoreland; and brothers Joe Allen and Raymond Westmoreland.
Pallbearers: Michael Westmoreland, David Westmoreland, Roger McCaleb, Larry Wilson, Michael Neal and Tyler Wilard
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
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Kathleen Brown Chitwood, 86
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Chitwood, 86, of Nashville.
The daughter of the late Scott and Fannie Hunter Brown, she died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010.
Mrs. Chitwood was a member of the Rivergate Church of Christ and was an advocate of The Junior League.
Services were conducted by Brother Sellers Crain, Jr.  Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughters Jane (Ron) Shelton; Patricia; (Bernie) Meade and Virginia Riddle; sisters Bonnie Davenport and Etta Biles as well as nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren  
Mrs. Chitwood was preceded in death by her husbands, Ellis Chrisman and William Henry Chitwood.
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Ellis Eugene Chrisman, William Wayne Chitwood and Harry Neal Chitwood along with several brothers and sisters.            
Family served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Ricky Lynn Risner, 58
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Risner, 58, of Mt. Juliet.
A 20-year law enforcement veteran, he died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.
A member of Gladeville United Methodist Church, he served as a detective with the Mt. Juliet Police Department and had also worked for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Risner was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and past president of the Wilson County FOP. He was a member and former board member of the Gladeville Community Center. His friends affectionately called him the “Honorary Mayor of Gladeville”.
Services were conducted by Frank Jordan.
A reception for family and friends followed the service at the Gladeville Community Center.
Survivors include: wife Donna J. Risner; daughters Angela Dawn (J.R.) Kemp and Misty Lynn (Bryan) Goodwin.
Also surviving is his mother Wanda G. Risner and siblings: Larry (Betty) Risner, Terry (Mary) Risner, Kenny (Kathy) Risner and Carolyn (Larry) Graves; grandson – T.J. Kemp as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Risner and brother, Randy Risner.
Honorary pallbearers: Officers of the Mt. Juliet Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, Dennis Buchanan, Mahlon Graves, Judge John Gwin, Earl Ray, Rick Robinson and Bobby McPeak.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Rick Risner Memorial Fund to be used by the Police Department Benevolent Association or the Mt. Juliet Explorers Program. Donations may be made at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust.  
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Robert Aguirre Garcia, 49
LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, Oct. 12 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Garcia, 49, of Lebanon.
Employed at Steves and Sons, he died Oct. 9, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include children: Dwayne (Kim) Garcia, Lacey Garcia and Grace Garcia; parents Jesse and Elva Aguirre Garcia; siblings Brenda (Andy) Poston, Jesse (Karen) Garcia Jr., Alex Garcia and David (Donna) Garcia; granddaughters Kristen and Madaysn Garcia; girlfriend Penny Harp; aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.  Honorary: co-workers at Steves and Sons.
Memorial donations may be made to: American Liver Foundation (Mid-South Division, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York NY 10038, 212.668.1000, liverfoundation.org and The National Kidney Foundation (2120 Crestmoor Road, TN 37215, 615.383.3887).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Sarah Jeanette Stevens Holmes, 72
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Holmes, 72, of Lebanon.
A beloved wife and mother, she died Oct. 11, 2010.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home between the hours of 12 Noon - 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until service on Thursday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Gordon Lee and Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: husband Herman Holmes; children Teresa (Ronnie) VanHook, Phillip (Denise) Holmes, Susan Potter, Regina (Matt) Smith and Cynthia (Barry) McEntire; sister Clara Hynes; grandchildren Christopher (Leighann) VanHook, Crystal Holmes, Dewayne Holmes, Valarie Potter, Sarah Potter, Dylan Hunsberger and Ryan Smith; and step-grandchildren Jacob and Andrew McEntire, and Hope and C.J. Orrand.
Pallbearers: Matt Smith, Barry McEntire, Dewayne Holmes, Christopher VanHook, Phillip Holmes and Danny Thigpen. Honorary: Gene Monroe, Travis Harp, Mark Harp, Dylan Hunsberger, Keith Patterson and Cole Patterson.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Virginia Potts Pierce, 71
LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Wilson County Funeral Home, 618 South Maple St., for Mrs. Pierce, 71, of Lebanon.
A native of Wilson County and the widow of the late Roy Pierce, she died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.
Visitation Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Eugene (Rosie) Potts, Elton (Linda) Potts, Vera (Ray) Scantland, Paul (Sherry) Potts, Roger (Connie) Potts, Steve (Patrice) Potts, Tommy Potts, Becky (Lanny) Sloan, Sandra (Reggie) Humes and Kathy (Charles) Harris.
Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and special friends JoAnna Grandstaff, Rhoda Anderson, Betty Downs, Peggy Haskins and Nancy Mofield.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by parents Oliver and Novella Potts and siblings Margaret Potts Hall, Janice Potts Duncan and Terry Potts.
Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
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