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Riley Henderson Lea, 85

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WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, December 21 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Lea, 85, of Lebanon. A native of the Norene Community and a farmer, he died Dec. 19, 2009 at his residence.

The son of the late Elizabeth Williams Lea and J.H. Lea, he was a member of the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted by Brother Billy Trice. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in the Norene Community.

Survivors include: wife Edith Weaver Lea and children Phillip Riley Lea and Mary Beth (Jeff) Buchanan -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving are siblings Melvin Lea of Watertown, William Lea of Watertown, Mary Baines, Ola Mai Hackney and Raymond Lea -- all of Lebanon, Ella Knowles of Mt. Juliet and Pauline Keith of Nashville; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister Agnes Lea. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

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