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Obituaries

John Gregson, 85
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at St. Stephen Catholic Community for Mr. Gregson, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
Owner of Nashville Optical and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
The son of the late Frederick and Margaret Livsey Gregson, he was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church with a Prayer Vigil at 8 p.m.
Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Calvary Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Mary Gregson; children John Michael (Denise), Stephen (Terry), Jeffry (Michelle) and Patrick Gregson, Mary Susan (Albert) Chini and Maureen (Carol) Slate.
Also surviving are siblings: Joseph (Pat), Tom (Sandy) Gregson and Mary Bojanowski; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five siblings.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Steve, Jeff, Matt and Joe Gregson and Al Chini.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, 37138 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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Phyllis Marie Coffee Tomlinson, 52
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Tomlinson, 52, of Lebanon.
A member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, she died at University Medical Center Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at age 52.
She was a waitress for over 20 years when she and husband Kenneth established and operated Phyllis’ Sunrise Diner, presently known as Sunrise Diner at 333 East High St. in Lebanon, from 2002 until 2006.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until service on Saturday.
Services will be conducted by Pastor John Petree. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include husband and best friend for over 21 years, Kenneth Tomlinson; son Timothy Steven (Laura) Smith; granddaughter Taryn Jordan Smith.
Also surviving are siblings: Edward (Barbara) Coffee, Linda (Johnny) Ballinger and Brenda (Ted) Ferguson Malone as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by parents Harlin and Angeline Mea Coffee, brothers Johnny and Jonah Coffee, sisters Stella Roberts and Helen Ann Coffee.
Active pallbearers: Ricky Coffee, Tommy Malone, Johnny Ballinger, Ray Tomlinson, Tony Tomlinson and Shirley Judkins. Honorary: Neal Agee Jr., Bobby Hickerson, Dr. Roger McKinney, Dr. Bill Robertson, Dr. James Peyton and Dr. Richard Peyton.
In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to Sherry’s Run (P.O. Box 8, Lebanon 37088).
Arrangements Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
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William Howard Dykes, 80

Mr. Dykes, 80, of Mt. Juliet, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010. He was an intelligent, encouraging and devoted son, brother, husband, daddy and granddaddy. Howard was the son of William Lee and Vada Ellen Fulcher Dykes of Somerset, KY. As the son of a poor tenant farmer and preacher, he overcame many obstacles to receive an Associate’s degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky.

While attending Cumberland, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann McIntyre, and they were married on June 30, 1955. He continued his education at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering. He held both a professional engineer’s license and a professional surveyor’s license.

Mr. Dykes enjoyed a long career as an engineer with the Federal Government’s Water Resources Division in the State of Tennessee. When Howard retired, he and Mary Ann opened a professional photography business, Dykes Photography, and spent many happy years photographing weddings, dances, families, children and babies. He was a compassionate caretaker for Mary Ann during her five year battle with breast cancer. After her death, he wrote Meet Will as a special surprise during Camp Granddaddy, a yearly event he hosted for his grandchildren. Meet Will is a compilation of his experiences growing up during the Depression. Christmas 1936, a chapter from Meet Will won 2nd place in the Nonfiction Category of the Tennessee Mountain Writing Contest in 2007 and was published in the November/December 2009 issue of Good Old Days Magazine.

Howard was also a health enthusiast; he constantly researched vitamin supplements and healthy food choices, walked several miles a day and weight lifted at the Mt. Juliet Community Center. In fact, he did 120 pushups the day before he died. Howard spent much of this past year in Somerset, KY “courting” (as he would say) his high school sweetheart, Betty Jo Norton. Howard was preceded by his infant brother, Forrest John Dykes; his parents William Lee and Vada Ellen Fulcher Dykes; his brother, Samuel Lloyd Dykes of Cincinnati, OH; and his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann McIntyre Dykes.   

He is survived by: daughters Margie Dykes (Steve) Smith and Jackie Ellen (Keith) Chafin; grandchildren Andrew Nevin Smith, Sarah Caylor Smith, and Rachel McIntyre Smith; siblings Ida Elizabeth Wilson and Joseph Lee Dykes as well as numerous Nieces and nephews,

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. EST Friday, December 17, 2010 at Hickey and Son Funeral Home, 416 N. Main Street, Monticello, KY with Dr. James Floyd and Dr. Steve Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Elk Spring Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Library, 2765 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services Friday at Hickey and Son Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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General Sports

Chick-fil-A Classic at MJHS

Here's the schedule for the Chick-Fil-A Classic Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18 at Mt. Juliet High School. Admission is $5 per per, per day.

Friday December 17
4:00  Brentwood vs. Franklin Co. (girls)
5:30  Blackman vs. Independence (boys)
7:00  Mt. Juliet vs. Blackman (girls)
8:30 Mt. Juliet vs. Brentwood (boys)

Saturday December 18
10:00   MJ Middle vs. Watertown Middle (girls)
11:15   MJ Middle vs. Watertown Middle (boys)
12:30   Mt. Juliet Christian vs. Watertown (girls)
2:00     Mt. Juliet Christian vs. Watertown (boys)
3:45     Brentwood vs. Blackman  (girls)
5:15    Brentwood vs. Blackman (boys)
6:45    Mt. Juliet vs. Franklin Co (girls)
8:15    Mt. Juliet vs. Independence (boys)

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