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Nancy Louise Smith McMillen, 67

LEWISBURG -- Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 7, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home for Mrs. McMillen, 67, of Lewisburg.

A native of Wilson County and the widow of the late Coach Fred T. McMillen, she passed away Friday, July 3, 2009.

Mrs. McMillen was the daughter of the late James Webb Smith and Johnnie Fisher Sloan Smith. She was retired from Inter-City Products (Heil-Quaker Corporation) as a Human Resource Consultant with 30 years of service, served as co-chairperson for the American Heart Association and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.

Visitation with the family will begin Monday, July 6 from 5 until 8 p.m. Services will be conducted by Reverend Leland Carden with burial to follow in Sunset Park.

Survivors include daughter Tracy Lynn McMillen (Rick) Davis of Smyrna, , and son Freddie (Cindy) McMillen -- all of Smyrna. Also surviving are siblings Jay Smith, Edwin Smith, Albert Smith, Naomi Holland, Alice Little, Mayme Wilson, Marty Bone and Mary Hagen.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Fred T. McMillen in 1990 and brother Robert Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or The American Heart Association.

You may sign Mrs. McMillen’s online registry at

Sgt. Robert T. Howland, 51

HERMITAGE — Memorial services will be conducted 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at New Hope Baptist Church, for Sgt. Howland, 51, of Hermitage. Known as "Buddy" to his family and friends, he died Saturday, July 4, 2009. 

Sgt. Howland served his country with the 82nd Airborne Division and was a Recruiter for the TN Army National Guard for many years. He was a graduate of Non-Commission Officer’s School, Jungle Warfare School, Parachute School and Recruiting School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.

Sgt. Howland was awarded many honors and awards during his military career. A graduate of Red Bank High School, Class of 1976, he was a devoted member of New Hope Baptist Church in Hermitage for over 20 years.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted 12:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, July 8 at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Hayley Olivia Howland, Chase Howland and Chandler Howland; parents Robert C. and Rosetta J. Howland; siblings David W. Howland and Kathy A. Mundis; nieces Kellie Siedel, Brooke Garrett and Jordyn Howland and nephew Joshua Howland.

He is preceded in death by his sister Pamela Howland Garrett and his grandparents Charles and Edna Howland and Rufus J. and Pansy W. Jarnagin.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to a trust fund for the Howland children that will be set up at a later date.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.

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