LEBANON – A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. McPeak, 58, of Lebanon. Known to her family as "MiMi", she died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Summit Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Taylor and Peggy Greene, she was an avid bridge player, a wonderful seamstress and a classy lady. A member of the College Hills Church of Christ, she enjoyed shopping, fishing, cooking, and a good game of chance.
The family will receive friends Friday from 12 Noon until the service. Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke.
Survivors include: her husband of 32 years Kenneth "Pete" McPeak; son Lance (Julie) McPeak of Chapel Hill, NC; and daughter Lindy (Mark) Taylor of Lebanon.
Also surviving are siblings Tim (Kay) Greene and Cindy Greene Riggan — both of Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren Skyla Sno Smith and Macie Cameron McPeak; aunt Frances (Dick) Wells of Angier, NC; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by grandson Hawk Smith.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children’s Ministry at College Hills Church of Christ, Make-A-Wish Foundation 209 Tenth Ave S. Suite 527 Nashville, 37203, or The American Brain Tumor Association 2720 River Rd. Suite 146 Des Plaines, IL 60018.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. James, 95, formerly of Watertown. A retired bookkeeper from Davis Cabinet Company, she died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.
Born in Wilson County and a graduate of Nashville’s Cohn High School, she was a member of the Martha Baptist Church. Mrs. James was the daughter of the late Shirley and Myrtle Martin McKnight.
The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 3-8 p.m. and Saturday prior to the funeral at Hunter Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Parks. Burial will be at the Jennings Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughters Jeannie Cowan of Watertown and Juanita (Addison) McGarrity of Lilburn, GA. Also surviving are grandchildren Alicia (Paul) Allen of Prospect, Rhonda (Tim) Allison and Kenneth (Gwenda Graham) Conner – all of Mt. Juliet, Jerry Lee (Jennifer) Cowan Jr. of Maryville, Leigh Cowan of Watertown, Scott (Samantha) McGarrity of Riverview, FL and Cheryl (Matt) Wilson of Greer, SC; as well as several great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Thomas E. James, who died in 1962; daughter Della Bee Beets and grandson David Hopper.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
WATERTOWN – Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Jones Hill Cemetery for Mrs. Stringer, 94, of Westland, Michigan.
Born in Harrison County, West Virginia, she died June 8, 2009 at the Westland Convalescent Center. She was the daughter of the late Bert and Arlie Ritchie Thomas.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Daniel Stirnemann.
Survivors include: children Arnold Stringer of Lenoir City, Thelma Lang of Lebanon, Martha Cezeski of San Bernardino, CA and Brenda Kalair of Westland, MI. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 14 great, great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband John Franklin Stringer.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at the Lebanon Church of God for Ms. Shannon, 78, of Lebanon. Born June 12, 1930, she died June 7, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.
Family visitation is set for Sunday, June 14 from 12-1 p.m. with services to follow. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors include children Annette (Jesse) Gilliam, Velda (Eric) Walker, Sharon and James Shannon; brothers, John and Pascal Harrison; sisters, Ethel Harrison, Martha (Joe) Boddie; sister-in-law Gearldine Owens; brother-in-law Willie Ed Lee; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
JC Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., is handling the services.
MT. JULIET — Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Traugh, 66, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the US Navy, he died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. He was the son of the late, Robert and Rita Cox Traugh.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. Billie Friel.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Tom Larkin of Nashville, Todd Larkin of Mt. Juliet and Laura Traugh Oubre of Kingsport. Also surviving are brothers Roger Traugh and Scott Hamilton – both of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Robbie, Josh, Jordan, Tyler, Matthew and Hunter.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Victoria Cope Traugh.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, June 11 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Smith, 85, of Lebanon.
Born in Gladeville to the late Robert Festus Smith and Margaret Mathis Smith, he died June 9, 2009 at the University Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was retired after 30 years at the Bland Casket Company. He also worked for many years at the Lebanon Food Center. Burial was at the Caraway Cemetery.
Survivors include: Dionyius Lavanta Smith, Kamala Kiyoshe Smith, Mia Thyalisa (Mark) Estes, Mark Anthony Devlyn Estes, Brenda Joyce Reed, Doris Ann (Fred) Corley, Roger Dale (Pam) Smith and Phyllis Lynn Clemmons – all of Lebanon. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Elizabeth Lucille Smith, grandson Leslie Shannon Reed, three sisters and three brothers.
Family and friends served as active pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- Combined efforts of multi-jurisdiction law enforcement resulted in two men in custody for Federal theft charges after a high-speed, “dangerous” chase originating in Lebanon and ending with a crash in Mt. Juliet.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett said late Thursday afternoon that the pursuit began in Lebanon with two Hispanic men under investigation for felony theft charges. He said the men spotted police and left the scene – what he could only describe as a truck stop in Lebanon – in a van at a “high rate of speed.” Lebanon Police gave chase, but due to the “erratic driving and speed” LPD officers called off the pursuit west on I-40.
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