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Delia Frances Bane,77

LEBANON – Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 5 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mrs. Bane, 77, who died Thursday, July 2, 2009.

Born Sept. 7, 1931 in DeKalb County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Sandlin and Daisy Parker Sandlin. Mrs. Bane was a homemaker.

The family will receive visitors from noon until 8 p.m., Friday, July 3; from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 4, and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Sunday. The Rev. Mark Miller will officiate with the Rev. Mike Potts assisting.

Survivors include her nieces Jerri Reese of Lebanon and Bobbie (Talmage) Young of Dowelltown; grand nieces and nephews Michelle Milbauer, Ashley Harville, Brian, Alex and Isabelle Harville.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bane was preceded in death by her ex-husband Goble Bane, an infant sister and sisters Gertie Irene Tubb and Minnie Belle Driver.

Pallbearers will be Talmage Young, Chris Harville, Robert Bane, Virgil Bane, Alton Bane and J.C. Vanatta.

Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Rita Bennett-Croxall, 57

NASHVILLE  - Mrs. Bennett-Croxall, 57, passed away July 1, 2009. She was a graduate of Donelson High School, received a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

She was also a graduate of the School of Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin. Rita retired as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Third National Corporation and Third National Bank. She was a charter member of CABLE and served on many boards including Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Symphony, NCCJ and was a commissioner on the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. She assisted Dr. Roy Elam III in implementing the Institute for Healing Arts at the YMCA in Maryland Farms. She participated in the organization of Nashville Bank and Trust, Belle Meade, and served on their board of directors.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl D. Bennett. She is survived by her husband, Steve Croxall, her mother, Nancy Quinn and an extended family including 5 grandchildren. She was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry and as treasurer for many years.
A service celebrating her life will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 85 Fairway Drive, Nashville, on Wednesday, July 8 at 11am with a reception following. The Rev. Vicki T. Burgess officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements will be handled by Sellars Funeral Home.

Shelley Rae Allen, 47

LEBANON - Mrs. Allen, 47 passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at her home.
Born May 25, 1962, in Davidson County, Tennessee, she is the daughter of Jack L. and Marjorie Kahler Allen of Lebanon.  She was a 1980 graduate of McGavock High School and Tennessee Tech.  She was a medical technologist at University Medical Center and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Troy Lynn Fox; two daughters, Noel Kahler Fox and Amanda Elizabeth Fox; parents, Jack & Marjorie Kahler Allen of Lebanon; brother, James Michael (Pamela) Allen and a nephew, Jesse Allen all of Donelson.

Funeral services for Shelley Rae Allen are scheduled for 11a.m. Friday, July 3 at the First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Dr. Martin Thielen officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. 
Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday 4-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m.Friday.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stephany Evon Williams, 60

Mrs.Williams, age 60, passed away on Monday evening.
She was a dedicated teacher, a devoted wife, mother, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and a loyal friend.

Survived by, Husband, Harry Williams; Daughter, Nicole Michelle (Corey) Northern; Granddaughter, Farrah; Mother, Maxine Bruce; Sister, Jocelyn Bruce (Louis) Montgomery; Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family visitation, Sunday, July 5 from 1-2 p.m. with funeral to follow at J.C. Hellum Funeral  Chapel, Rev. Earl Lipscomb, eulogist.

Interment Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens.

J.C. Hellum Funeral Home  in Lebanon is handling the services.


General Lifestyle

Kinfolk celebrate 40th family reunion at Cedars of Lebanon

Special to The Wilson Post

The late Hessie and Jim Stephenson, a West Tennessee farming couple who raised 10 young ’uns, were laid to their eternal rest years ago, but they are not forgotten.

Their surviving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren gather every year for a week-long family reunion. Most of the gatherings are held at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, and this past week marked their 40th annual rendezvous.


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