Obituaries for April 7, 2012

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Benjamin T. Pulley Jr.

Services for Mr. Pulley will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Haskin and Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 8 and 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pulley, 87, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Quality Care in Lebanon. Born in Davidson County, he was the son of the late Benjamin T. Pulley Sr. and Essie Lee White Pulley. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged as a Fireman First Class. After the Navy, he went to work for L & N Railroad where he worked at the Radnor Yard office as an engine crew caller for 40 years. When he retired, the railroad was known as CSX. He was a clock collector and an avid model train collector for over 30 years. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents; first wife, Mary Virginia Smith Pulley; and two sisters, Betty Hoover and Thelma Glass.

Survivors include: wife, Phyllis Ludwig Pulley; daughters, Carolyn Morgan of Hermitage and Janice (Tommy) Yeargan of Murfreesboro; sisters, Peggy Slaughter of Shelbyville, Ky. and Phyllis Cherry of Madison; grandchildren, Brian (Misty) Morgan of Gladeville, Cory (Julie) Morgan of Nashville, Josh Morgan of Hermitage, Whitney Yeargan of Shelbyville and Benjamin (Kristen) Yeargan of Murfreesboro; and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Emma and Ella Morgan.

Pallbearers will be Brian, Cory and Josh Morgan, Ben and Whitney Yeargan and Paul Tims. His train collector buddies will serve as honorary Pallbearers.

Mary Jo Williams

A funeral mass for Mrs. Williams will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Hunter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams, 88, of Watertown, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Summit Medical Center. She was born in April of 1923 in Baltimore, M.D. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and an annual participant in Watertown's Fourth of July parade. She was a 57 year member of Wilson County Home Demonstration Club and received the Outstanding Senior Citizen Award from the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. She was an Honorary member of former State Rep. Joe Bell's staff and was presented the Senior Womens Achievement Award for her many years of outstanding accomplishments by Wilson Bank & Trust. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School. She retired from Hartmann Luggage.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John A. and Joy Clancy, Sr.; husband, James Skidmore Williams; daughter, Mary Marie Williams; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: son, James Skid Williams of Watertown; daughter, Patricia L. 'Pat' Williams of Redonda Beach, Calif.; granddaughter, Christa Williams of Lebanon; sisters, Ellen (Stan) Pickering, Joy Carden and Pat Winter, all of Knoxville; brothers, Walter Clancy of Knoxville and Daniel (Diana) Clancy of Jackson; and nieces and nephews.


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