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Obituaries

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Willie Richard Mickells

Willie Richard Mickells Jr., 30, of Eagleville, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Mickells was a native of Bedford County. He was a horse trainer and farrier and was employed with John Puckett Stables of Shelbyville. Mr. Mickells was a member of the Community Ministry Church in Chapel Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Lou Lynch Mickells and Willie Richard Mickells Sr.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Mickells and Morgan Elizabeth Mickells, both of Rockvale; three sisters, Agnes Lepley of Eagleville, Ann Sissom of Unionville, Pat Bledsoe of Murfreesboro; and one brother, Jim Mickells of Tullahoma.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 2, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Pastor Helen Caldwell officiating, followed by burial in Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County.

Tim Sissom, Richard Watkins, Don Frazier, Dewayne Holder, Marshall Mickells, and Billie Ray Bledsoe served as pallbearers.

John Milton Kimmins

John Milton Kimmins, 94, of the Longview Community of Bedford County, died Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Mr. Kimmins was a native of Bedford County. He served in the Army Air Corps, and was a life-long farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Williams and Sarah Agatha Garrett Kimmins.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Crick Kimmins; daughter, Sally Kimmins Seivers; son, Joel Kimmins; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, all of the Longview Community.

Graveside services, followed by burial, were conducted Monday, May 4, at Kimmins Cemetery in the Longview Community with Charles Murphree officiating.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

Ida Yvonne Hamlett

Ida Yvonne Hamlett, 87, of Nashville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, in Lakeshore Heartland in Nashville.

Mrs. Hamlett was a native of Marshall County. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ora Lucille VanCleave Bivens; husband, William Hamlett; and brother, William Bryan Bivens. She is survived by the Hamlett twins, Linda Kaye Hooper and Alice Faye Patton, both of Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 5, from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home, followed by burial in Mars Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Lakeshore Heartland, 3025 Fernbrook Lane, Nashville, TN 37214.

Duard Earl Foster

Duard Earl "Radio" Foster, 81, of Belfast, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Foster was a native of Marshall County and was a member of Hardins Chapel Church of Christ. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation after 40 years of service in the maintenance department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Foster and Mae Tom Willis Foster, and brothers, W.H. and Rufus Foster.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Foster, daughter, Margaret Foster, and sons, Randy and D.E. Foster Jr., all of Marshall County; and grandchildren, Justin, Derrick, Guy, and Lynn Foster.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 4, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Ron Kleine officiating, followed by burial in Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community.

The pallbearers were Justin Foster, Derrick Foster, Guy Foster, Ray Church, Jimmy Foster, and Terry Woodard.

You may sign Mr. Foster's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.

Kylee LeighAnn Thomas

Kylee LeighAnn Thomas, infant daughter of James Daniel Thomas and Amber LeighAnn Free, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Pervis Palmer and James Thomas.

She is survived by her parents, James Daniel Thomas and Amber LeighAnn Free; grandparents, Patsy Thomas, Tonia Palmer, and Steven Free, all of Lewisburg; great-grandmother, Denise Palmer of Alabama; uncles, Michael Hayes and Jeff Thomas, both of Lewisburg, and Brian Palmer of Alabama; and aunts, Lisa Thomas of Lewisburg and Courtney Hargrove of Alabama.

Graveside services for Kylee were conducted on Monday, May 4, at Lone Oak Cemetery with Thomas B. Sumners officiating. There was no visitation at the funeral home.

You may sign Kylee's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marion Jean Crocker

Marion Jean Crocker, 89, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Signature Healthcare in Columbia.

Mrs. Crocker was a native of Halifax, Mass. She was retired as a healthcare psychiatric attendant and was a member of the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paskel Bertice and Esther Terrell Ferbert; husband, Charles A. Crocker; daughter, Jeanne Richards; son, Anthony Lombardi; and two grandchildren, Kevin Lombardi and Timothy Woodard.

She is survived by two sons, Donald Lombardi of Lewisburg, and Gary Lombardi of Little Valley, N.Y.; three daughters, Louise Froelich of Massachusetts, Lorraine Cross of Cornersville, and Esther Hensel of New Port Richey, Fla., three sisters, Geraldine White of Massachusetts, Polly Burr of Florida, and Esther Smith of Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Crocker's body will be cremated and the cremains will be buried in New York at a later date.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Milton Hugh Fay

Milton Hugh Fay, 88, of Lewisburg, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at NHC-Healthcare Oakwood.

Mr. Fay was a member of the Second Avenue Church of Christ and was employed by Oman Construction in Nashville until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Florence Fay; wife, Dorothy Fay; son, Michael Edward Davis; five sisters, three brothers and two nephews.

He is survived by four nieces, Mary S. Moore and Willa F. Green of Jonesboro, Ga., Robert Conwell of East Point, Ga., and Annie E. Campbell of Nashville; nephew, Eugene Gilbert of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Annie Katherine Ewing, Betty Woods and Sarah Davis, of Lewisburg; and brothers-in-law, H.V. Ewing and Floyd Woods.

Visitation with the family will be held at the Lewisburg Family Life Center, 426 Heil Quaker Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Second Avenue Church of Christ in Lewisburg, followed by burial in Beechwood Cemetery, Cornersville. Family hour will be from noon to 1 p.m. before the service.

J.B. Mayberry & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Dexter Jackson

John Dexter Jackson, 47, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center.

Mr. Jackson was a member of Hopewell A.M.E. Church in Maury County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malinda Yokely-Jackson and Clay Jackson; two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by a son, Cory Owens of Columbia; sisters, Annie Katherine Davis of Lewisburg, and Linda Jackson, Addie Jackson and Pheobe Jackson, all of Chicago; and brothers Terry Jackson of Columbia, Clay Jackson of Racine, Wis., and Howard Jackson and Ronald Jackson, both of Chicago; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at St. Ruth Primitive Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, near Mount Pleasant, followed by burial in Orr Cemetery, Sandy Hook.

J.B. Mayberry & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary McGregor Wright

Mary McGregor Wright, 76, of Lynnville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at her daughter's residence.

Mrs. Wright was a native of Giles County. She was retired from First National Bank in Pulaski and was a member of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsey E. and Katherine McGregor Moore.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie (Charlie) Tillman of Lewisburg; son, Bobby Lynn Wright of Pulaski; sisters, Marjorie West of Lynnville and Margaret Reasonover of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 4, from the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in Lynnwood Cemetery. The Lynnville Robert B. Jones High School graduating class of 1950 served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2282, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.