Mary Holley Thomas
Mary Elizabeth Holley Thomas, 88, formerly of Limestone Avenue and resident of Franklin Pike in Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2008, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Mrs. Thomas was a native of Giles County. She was a retired saleslady, having been affiliated with Princess Dress Shop, Gladys and Jane Dress shop, and Sullivan's Department Store. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg for over 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lurlie Mae Worsham Holley; husband, W. D. Thomas; sister, Ruth Taylor; and brothers, Allen, Parks, and Charles Holley.
She is survived by her daughters, Bettye (Mack) McNeil of Knoxville and Angie (Dwight) Bond of Atlanta; son, Don (Barbara) Thomas of Lewisburg; sister, Martha Vinson of Knoxville; brother, John (Charlotte) Holley of Mt. Juliet; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Bills-McGaugh chapel with Dr. Tom Dumser officiating, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Bethany Bible Class at First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 323 2nd Avenue North, Lewisburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.billsmcgaugh.com.
Kenneth R. Wentzel
Kenneth R. Wentzel, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at his residence.
A native of Centerville, he was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation with 47 years of service, a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Wentzel was preceded in death by his parents Wilford Wentzel and Marie Ade Wentzel; two sisters, Evelyn Fuller and Mable Banks; and one brother, Wilford Wentzel Sr.
He is survived by three sons, Stan Wentzel of the Belfast Community, David Wentzel of the Delina Community, and Richie Wentzel of the Farmington Community; four sisters, Marie Jones of Hendersonville, Margaret Henderson of Fayettville, Grace Pinkerton of Centerville, and Vernell W. Marshall of Lewisburg; one brother, Authur Wentzel of Cornersville; three special neices, Dorothy Shelton, Mary Ann Fuller and Fay Nix; one special friend, Mary McMillian; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Van Cleave officiating, followed by burial in Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rock Springs Baptist Church or the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Rex Eugene Peer
Rex Eugene Peer, 80, of Waianae, Hawaii, formerly of Nashville, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the residence of his daughter in Chapel Hill following an extended illness. A native of Atlantic, Iowa, he was a professional musician and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Ralph and Olive Mae Harris Peer; and his wife, Barbara Benton Peer.
He is survived by daughters, Rachel Peer Thompson of Nashville and Cindy Peer Green of Chapel Hill; a son, Ryan Rex Peer of Nashville; a sister, Dorothy Zehr of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Lawrence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Short Derryberry
Margaret Short Derryberry, 89, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Columbia following an extended illness. She was a native of Maury County and graduated from Spring Hill High School and Sullivans College in Bristol.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Florence Draper Short; her husband, Raymond V. Derryberry; a sister, Harriett Short Majors; and a brother, Thomas J. Short.
She is survived by three nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 16, at the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Wright officiating. Interment followed at Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin.
Lawrence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ella Louise Nelson
Ella Louise Nelson died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Susie Nelson, and her sister, Ethellene Kinzer.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Holman, of Virginia; sisters Susie Smith and Merri Brown of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Lewisburg. Burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville.
J.B. Mayberry and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clarice Ducanis, 93, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. A native of Nashville, Ga., she spent much of her life in Miami and Lewisburg and was one of the original owners of Marshall Manufacturing Corp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul.
She is survived by her sister, Ruth Harrell, of Jacksonville, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Miami, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund in Lewisburg would be appreciated.
Sandra Porterfield Creecy
Sandra Porterfield Creecy, 64, of the Sumac Community, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Creecy was a native of Giles County. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the New Zion Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lillie Collins Porterfield.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Creecy, and son, Lyndell Creecy, both of the Sumac Community; brother, Loyd (Patsy) Creecy, and sisters, Janice (Thomas) Childress and Wanda Harwell, all of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home, Pulaski, followed by burial in New Zion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the New Zion Baptist Church Building Fund.