Obituary: Jolene Williams Jett

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jolene Williams Jett, 72, retired Culleoka postmaster, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

A life-long resident of Maury County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Williams and Allene Luna Williams, and a graduate of Culleoka High School. Mrs. Jett was involved in all aspects of the Culleoka Community her entire adult life. She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church and the Women of the Church. She served on the Culleoka Bicentennial Committee; was an organizer of Culleoka Country Christmas; and assisted in compiling and publishing "A Century of Culleoka Memories." She was also an enthusiastic supporter of the work of the Culleoka Lions Club and Culleoka Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Thomas Williams.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Billy Frank Jett; a daughter, Lori Jett and her partner, James Eddie Liggett of Mooresville; sons, Michael Anthony Jett and William Christopher (Gwen) Jett of Culleoka; brother, Harold E. (Helen) Williams of Cookeville; grandson, William Ethan Jett of Culleoka; sisters-in-law, Carol Bryant Williams, Sandra Williams, and Patricia Fowler; and extended family, Patricia Hickman Hobbs and Brenda Hickman Ring.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 3, at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Raley, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery.

The active pallbearers were Casey Derryberry, Drew Lewis, Trevor Gilmer, Royal Dickson, David Hobbs, Freddie Ring, Brent McCandless, and Jeff Parks.

The honorary pallbearers included Deacons, Ushers, and Adult Sunday School Class members of Friendship Baptist Church, former employees of the Culleoka Post Office, and members of Culleoka Fire Department, Maury County Fire Department, and Culleoka Lions Club.

Notes of sympathy may be sent to

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, was in charge of arrangements.