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James "Jim" Deffendall, 82

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LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1 at the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church for Mr. Deffendall, 82, of Lebanon. A US Army veteran of World War II, he died July 30, 2009.

A former employee of Texs Eastern, he was an active member of the Wilson County Republican Party.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Friday, July 31, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at the church.

Services will be conducted by Reverend Michael O’Bryan with interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery immediately following the service.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Alice Welk Deffendall; children Joyce (Terry) Stafford, Danny (Prissy) Deffendall, Jim (Carmen) Caitlan, Mark (Patti) Deffendall, Kelly (Kristy) Deffendall and Bill (Martha) Deffendall.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Cory (Kellie) Deffendall, Lindsay (Jeremy) Mosley, David Deffendall, Jennifer (Jim) Stroud, Brianna Caitlan, Sharon Huppenthal, Jon Trusty, Joanna Trusty, Patrick Deffendall, Jessie Deffendall, Will, Gabe and Madeline Deffendall; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Sewell, Sophie Mosley and Lydia Deffendall.

Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Ann Tomlinson, Mike Trusty, George Lowery, Eddie Testamand, Jerry Phares, Bud Grubbs, Red Goodman and Larry Stone.

He is preceded in death by parents Otis and Elizabeth Biggs Deffendall, three brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 38105, 1-800-805-5856)

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

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