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Obituaries

Charles Edward Gray, 74
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 3 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Gray, 74, of Lebanon.
A member of the Baptist faith, a retired school bus driver and custodian for Lebanon Special School District, he died Sunday May 1, 2011 in the Hartsville Convalescent Center.
Services were conducted by Rev. Russ Stephens and Rev. Billy Price. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Wilma Sue Gray of Lebanon; daughters Sharon (Robert) Mahler of Walter Hill, Linda (Roger) Mann of Lebanon and Janet (Larry) Mathis of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving are three brothers, three sisters; four grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Grayson and Almedia Morgan Gray; step-mother Auda Gray and brother Clyde Gray.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
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Clinton Ray Harkey, 76
ALBEMARLE, NC -- Funeral services have been scheduled Saturday, May 7 at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle, NC for Mr. Harkey, 76, of Brush Creek.
Formerly of Locust, NC, the US Army veteran passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Born April 22, 1935, in Stanley County, NC, he was the son of the late Daniel and Dora Bell Burris Harkey.
A member of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church in Locust, NC, he and his wife moved to Middle Tennessee after he retired from Enterprise Rendering Co. in Oakboro, NC to be near his only daughter and grandchildren.
He worked part-time for Mueller Industries in Carthage and attended the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church for the past 11 years.
Interment will be in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, Wednesday between the hours of 3-7 p.m.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Aileen Lambert Harkey; daughter Tammy Harkey Cagle of Antioch; grandchildren Wesley and Courtney Cagle of Antioch; sisters Shirley Paige of Locust, NC, Beulah Sides of Albemarle, NC and Frances Tucker of Lakeland, FL; brothers Junior Harkey of Concord, NC, Grady Harkey of Albemarle, NC and Bill Harkey of Evington, VA.
He was preceded in death by brothers Fred and Theodore Harkey.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Alive Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Hailee Faith Elmore, 10
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 1 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Hailee Elmore, 10, of Lebanon.
She passed away on April 28, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Danny Tomlinson. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Kim Elmore and father Terry (Renee) Elmore; sister Brittany Elmore; step-brothers Tyler Larkin and Hunter Larkin; grandparents Clyde Elmore, and Ross and Bernice Swallows; aunts and uncles Jennifer Swallows, Stephanie White, Chad (Kerry) Swallows, Pam (Mark) Gill, and Scott (Gina) Elmore; as well as numerous cousins.
She is preceded in death by grandmother Lorene Elmore.
Pallbearers: Chad Swallows, Shan Thorne, Nick Thorne, Aaron Elmore, Caleb White, Hunter White, Tyler White, Travis Thorne, Hunter Larkin and Tyler Larkin. Honorary: Maxim Health Care, Darlene Stutts, Carol Inman, Sheila Spector and Nicole.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Harold W. Babcock, Jr., 47
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Former Smith County resident Harold W. Babcock Jr. died Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Edward White Hospital in Saint Petersburg, FL following a short illness.
A Celebration of Life was conducted at the Indian Rocks Beach Baptist Church at Fort Desoto Park March 31 with Bro. Scott Harris officiating.
Born on January 7, 1964 in New York, he was the son of Harold & Sandra Baker Babcock of Gordonsville, who survive.
He was preceded in death by a brother John Eugene Babcock, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mr. Babcock was a 1982 graduate of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. He enlisted in the United States Army following graduation and was stationed in Pgorzheim, Germany and El Paso, Texas before completion of his military service in 1989.
Mr. Babcock later moved with his family to Gordonsville where he was employed with World Finance.
Following a two-year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he was self-employed doing framing and construction until returning to St. Petersburg in 2005.
He had worked with Rick York’s Tree Service and received his Horticulture license.
Surviving in addition to his parents are sons Cullen “C.J.” (Kelly) Babcock of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, Cody Babcock of Gordonsville, Alexander Cole Babcock of St. Petersburg; wife and mother of Alexander, Elisa Dicarlo-Babcock of St. Petersburg; step-son Adam Gomez; brothers Stephen (Jennifer) Babcock of St. Petersburg, Mickey (Angel) Babcock of Gordonsville; cousins raised as brothers Kevin (Lorena) Babcock of California, Peter (Nhi) Babcock of St. Petersburg; granddaughter Jayde Alexis Babcock; several nieces and nephews.
Obituary information placed by Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage as a courtesy to the Babcock family.
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Jerry Kent Carr, 65
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Carr, 65, of Lebanon.
A member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the son of the late Vincent and Ethel Waybright Carr, he died Monday, May 2, 2011.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Carl Sherman, Bro. John Hunn and Bro. Carl Jones. Interment will follow at Bartons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Marilyn Carr of Lebanon; and children Mark (Felicia) Carr and Steve (Robin) Carr -- all of Lebanon; Angie (Nate) Strum of Longwood, FL and step-sons Andy (Tracey) Bond of Mt. Juliet and Tim Bond of Nashville.
Also surviving: siblings Keith (Janet) Carr of French Creek, WV and Carol (Carl) Sherman of Pineville, NC; grandchildren Brandi Carr, Cameron Carr, Madalyn Carr and Carrlee Crocker as well as several nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers:  Raymond Lea, Howard Wrye, Charlie Bissinger, Bobby Joe Reed, Eric Sherman and Nate Strum. Honorary: Charles Coffee, Ted Hammon, Kenneth Cunningham, Dr. Wayne Johnson, Randy Johnson, Paul VanHook, Eddie Reed and Charlie Wix.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.
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Larry "Coon" Baker, 44
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Baker, 44, formerly of Lebanon.
He died April 29, 2011 as his residence in Richlands, VA.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Kenneth Bowen. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Caleb (Trista King) Baker; mother Bettie Kilby; siblings Billy Baker, Sr., Daniel Baker, Debbie (Kenneth) Hutchings, Linda (Allen) Hutchings and Brenda (Michael Miller) Brewington; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by father, Neal Baker.
Active pallbearers: Robert Baker, Richard Driver, Kenneth Hutchings, Justin Roberts, Caleb Baker, Curtis Walden and David Roberts.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
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Martha Whitson Judkins, 71
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sellars Funeral home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Judkins, 71, of Mt. Juliet.
She died May 2, 2011.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, 12 Noon - 2 p.m.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
Survivors include: brothers Jack (Joyce) Whitson and James (Carol) Whitson; sisters Jon Ann (Bob) O'Kelly, Rebecca (Jack) Goodwin, Mary (Cliff) Klugh, and Debbie (Michael) Gaskill; daughters Alma L. Judkins, Dolly M. Law and Reathia (David) Boyce; grandchildren Sharon Law and Daniel Souviron; and great-grandson Braiden Law Watson. 
She is preceded in death by husband, Luther Judkins; father John L. Whitson; and mother Eva Louise Whitson.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral home at Mt. Juliet.
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Ruth Walker, 87
LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 30 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Walker, 87, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Walker passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Carl Price.
Survivors include: numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband James Gray and husband of nearly 50 years W.E. Walker, parents Monroe and Nancy Tabitha Hawks Malone Jr., brothers Jack Malone and George Malone, and sister Violet Bouchey.
Pallbearers: Kenneth Winfree, Stephen Piercey, Steve Duff, Kirk Malone, Ken Morgan, and Jeff Ford. Honorary: Dr. Joe Bryant, Don Lancaster, the Domino Girls, and the Oakland FCE Club.  Memorial donations should be directed to the Oakland FCE Club.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Services set Friday, May 6 for Eddie L. Sellars, 67

LONGTIME FITNESS ADVOCATE

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Mt. Juliet Worship Center, 495 Mt. Juliet Rd. for Mr. Eddie Lee Sellars, Sr., 67, of Old Hickory.

A native of Wilson County and one of the all-time great football players at Lebanon High, Mr. Sellars died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 following an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Sellars made health and physical conditioning his life’s work – having been affiliated with the fitness industry for 50 years. He was the owner of Nashville’s Hermitage Fitness Center, recently celebrating 23 years of business. Prior to opening his Hermitage center, Mr. Sellars was the former owner of Lebanon’s Grecian Health and Fitness Center, the Donelson Health Club and the Nashville Downtown Athletic Club.

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Sherry G. Collins, 61
MT. JULIET --  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, May 2 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Collins, 61, of Old Hickory.
A member of New Hope Baptist Church and a registrar at Antioch High School, she died Friday, April 29, 2011.
Services were conducted by Pastor Raymond Vogtner. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Andy (Rebecca) Collins and daughter Kami (James) Urquhart; brother Terry (Brenda) Gray; grandchildren Eli and Gideon Urquhart; nephews Mickey and Chris Gray and niece Brandy Coker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Owen and Doris Aldene Dunn Gray.
Active pallbearers included friends. Gene Ray served as honorary pallbearer.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.
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Veda Malone Shepherd, 92
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 1 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Shepherd, 92, of Lebanon.
Born May 31, 1918, in St. Francis, Arkansas, she died April 28, 2011 at Quality Care in Lebanon.
A homemaker and a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Icie Simms Malone.
Services were conducted by Bro. Barry Keene and Bro. Michael Grooms.
Interment followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
She is survived by son, Thomas (Jan) Shepherd of O’Fallon, MO and Phillip Shepherd of New Hope, PA; granddaughter Jeana (Eric) Newbauer of Lake St. Louis, MO; grandson Thomas (Leah) Shepherd of Chicago; and great grandchildren Samantha Barthel, Sydney Newbauer, and Nicholas Newbauer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Shepherd.
Active pallbearers: Tommy Shepherd, Eric Newbauer, Jody Atwood, Donald Barnes, Lee Mangrum, and Carl Woods. Honorary: Garland Wilson and Walter Goodall.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Verna Mae Belle Cargille, 75
MT. JULIET -- Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road for Mrs. Cargille, 75, of Mt. Juliet.
She died Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Survivors include: husband Curtis Wayne Cargile; children Wayne Cargile, T.W. (Shana) Cargile, Yvonne Parks, Skeeter Hodges and Pamela Osborne;
Also surviving grandchildren Misty Cargile, Derrik Hogan, Bubba Dees, Curtis Ray Cargile, Trisha Cargile, Colten Dees, Tyffany Cargile, Kyle Dees, Angela Cargile, Haylie Dees, Roxanne VanHoosen, Kami VanHoosen, Michael VanHoosen, Matthew VanHoosen, Christopher Osborne, Stephen Osborne, Donnie Parks, Pamela Parks and Michael Parks as well as several great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cargile was preceded in death by her mother, Luvada Porter; daughter, Cynthia Cargile and son Johnny Dees.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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