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Showing 6 articles from January 11, 2011.


Harold T. Midgett, 85
HATTIESBURG, MS -- Mr. Midgett, 85, of Hattiesburg, MS died Jan. 7, 2011 at the Veteran’s Home in Collins.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11 at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, followed by burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Midgett was credit auditor manager for Western Auto Supply and a U.S Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a deacon and elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Meridian and member of First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, the American Legion and the Navy League in Meridian.
Survivors include: wife Violet Midgett of Hattiesburg; children Mark Midgett, Pam Wilkerson and Mary Ellen (Larry) Watkins – all of Mississippi; sisters Charlotte Owens of Carthage and Lucy Hackett of Lebanon; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Obituary courtesy of Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Jewell C. Hearn Tomlinson, 84
LEBANON -- Jewell Tomlinson passed away in her home after an extended illness Jan. 7, 2011 at age 84.
Born June 23, 1926 in the Rome Community to the late C.S. and Ruby Chambers, Mrs. Tomlinson retired after 40 years with AT&T. She was a member of Lebanon’s First Baptist Church, the Donnell Sunday School Class and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 10, officiated by Brother Don McElroy and Brother David Freeman.
Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors included: sons Tony Hearn and Ronnie (Renee’) Hearn -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Steven and Josh Hearn, Jamie (Travis) McKnight; great-grandchildren Stephanie, Logan, Lane, Marissa and Shannon Hearn, Hunter and Cutler McKnight; siblings Mary Elizabeth Hornsby, Bobby (Dorothy) Chambers and Jimmy (Jamie) Chambers; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers:  Phill Hearn, Tommy Hearn, Joe Midgett, Bernie Ash, Steve Hornsby, Buck Chambers and Chris Chambers.
She is preceded in death by parents C.S. and Ruby Holladay Chambers, husbands Steven E. Hearn and A.J. Tomlinson and son Bobby Hearn.
Memorial donations: Boy’s Town ( or 1-800.448.3000).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
Julia Ford Bowers Crips, 87
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 10 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Crips, 87, of Lebanon.
Born April 14, 1923, in Smith County, she died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Quality Care in Lebanon.
The daughter of the late Evie Vaden Ford Perkins and Clarence Ford, she was a homemaker and had worked at Texas Boot.
Mrs. Crips was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Terry Fesler. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband of over 32 years J. G. Crips; daughter Doris (Roy) Shacklett of Nashville; step-daughter Doris Ann (Paul) Robinson of Lebanon; grandchildren Michael (Louise) Shacklett of Nashville and Susan (Keith) Free of Owensboro, KY; step-grandchildren Pamela Faye (John Lee) Thompson, Beth Robinson, and John Paul (Alicia) Robinson ; five great grandchildren, David Michael Christian, Emily and Sarah Free, Jackson and Allison Shacklett; step great grandchildren Faith Robinson, Brandi Davenport, Matthew Robinson and Paige Robinson.; devoted niece Barbara Cawthon of Lebanon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George David Bowers; sister Doris Perkins; brothers Clarence Ford and Howell Perkins; step-father Jerry Perkins; and step grandson Phillip Wayne Robinson.
Pallbearers: John and Matthew Robinson, Michael and Jackson Shacklett, Keith Free and David Michael Christian.
The family would like to thank the staff of Quality Care for their excellent care.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Norbert Anthony Rieke, 85
MT. JULIET – A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Rieke, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
Retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy after 26 years of service, Mr. Rieke died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.
A member St. Stephens Catholic Community, he spent 10 years as a teacher in Prince William County, VA where he was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa fraternities.
Mr. Rieke was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Joseph and Anna Marie Keenan Rieke; and sister Mary Collette Rieke.
Survivors include: wife Josephine Rose Rieke; children Norbert Anthony (Ruth Anne Fogg) Rieke, Jr., James Michael Rieke and Malcolm John (Despina) Rieke, Mary Jo (Joseph) Dalton and Anna (Michael) Hundley; grandchildren Lindsey (Robby) Ragan, Joseph M. Dalton, IV,  Savannah Dalton, Nikolas Rieke and Alexander Rieke; nieces and nephews Denise, Shaun and Michael Dunphy.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663,
Robert Curry Goodwin, 88
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Goodwin, 88, of Lebanon.
A member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean Conflict, Mr. Goodwin died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at his residence.
A 50 year Mason, Mr. Goodwin was employed by the Tennessee Bureau of Criminal Identification establishing the first Firearms Lab for the State of Tennessee. He retired as Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Criminal Identification in 1979.
Services were conducted by Pastor John Hunn. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 40 years Mary Goodwin of Lebanon; children Robert (Pamela) Goodwin of Nashville, Dorsey Thomas Lunn and Martha Harvey both of Lebanon and Marie (Kerry) Syler of Lynchburg; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jennie Curry Goodwin.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or Immanuel Baptist Church in his memory.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Shirley Frank Greene, 86
LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Tuesday evening, Jan. 11 in the Partlow Chapel for Mr. Greene, 86, of Lebanon.
Known as "Pop" to his family and friends, Mr. Greene died Friday Jan. 7, 2011 in the Quality Health Care Center.
A decorated World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the 738th Tank Battalion.
Mr. Greene was a very successful businessman in the textile manufacturing industry, traveling the world during his career.
Services were conducted by Chaplain Judy Gray.
Survivors include: sons Dana (Heidi) Morton, Joe Morton, Rick Cooke, Ken Cooke; sister Charlotte (Harry) Preston; granddaughter Cherrie Ron) Long; great grandsons, Joey Bly and Joshua Bly; great great grandson Elijah Bly.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Cherrie McKinney Greene and sister Mary Helen Vanhook.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Legion.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.
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