Obituaries for May 3, 2012



Caruth

Lucille Moore Caruth

Services for Mrs. Caruth will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Cathey and the Rev. W.L. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3 and 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Caruth, 91, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Life Care Center of Crossville. She was born in Feb. of 1921 in Wilson County to the late Robert Lee and Jennie Davis Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of Bartons Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband, James Charlie Caruth; grandson, Bryan Caruth; and brother, Glenn Moore.

Survivors include: sons, James Caruth of Crossville and Mark (Dena) Caruth of Watertown; grandchildren, Shelton (Traci) Caruth of San Jose, Calif., Alan (Tanya) Caruth of Anchorage, AK, Dallas (Kathryn) Caruth of Nashville and Daniel Caruth of Watertown; and brother, Johnnie Lee (Annie Mae) Moore of Lebanon.

Pallbearers will be Dallas and Alan Caruth, Coleman and John Walker, John Beal and Eddie Reed.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Life Care Center of Crossville for their loving care given to 'Mrs. Lucille' these past two plus years.

Joyce Laurine Lyle Collins

Services for Mrs. Collins will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet with Chris Warren officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Thursday, May 3 and 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Collins, 74, of Nashville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Irvin and Ruby Lyle; son, Randy Watson; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: husband, H. Wayne Collins; son, Richard Watson; daughter, Rhonda D. Watson; brother, John Robert Lyle; sisters, Jewel Parker and Jean McHone; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

William 'Bill' Combow, Sr. 

Service time for Mr. Combow are incomplete at present. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. 

Mr. Combow, 87, died Wednesday May 2, 2012.

Survivors include: children, Patty McReynolds, Beverly (Russ) Ansley, Debbie (John) Woodroof, William (Norma) Combow, Craig (Cheri) Combow, Allen Combow and Shawn Combow; grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris) Harman, Levi (Amber) Woodroof, Emiley (Brian) Friel, Matthew (Nicole) Tate, and Paulina, Portia, Colton and Cameron Combow.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon in charge of arrangements.

Regina Donnette Donnell

Funeral services for Mrs. Donnell will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown conducted by Rev. Steve Mayle and Rev. David Harmon. Interment in Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3 and 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Donnell, 44, of Liberty, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at her mother's home in Watertown. She was born in March of 1968 in Harriman and graduated from Roane Co. High School. She worked as a receptionist.

Survivors include: mother, Linda (Bill) Jewell of Watertown; father, Dallas (Wanda) Clark of Smithville; husband, Wayne Donnell of Liberty; daughters, Amanda Nicole Price of Smithville and Sarah Elizabeth Price of Clarksville; step-daughters, Amanda Marie Payne of Watertown and Julie Lynn Amos of Chattanooga; step-grandson, Arron Jeremiah Payne; brother, Rodney (Sonya) Clark of Smithville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Leash on Life, P.O. Box 247, Lebanon, TN 37088 or Sherry's Run, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088.

Sandra Demastus Henslee

Graveside services for Mrs. Henslee will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Polk Memorial Gardens with Bro. Danny McConnell officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday from  at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home.

Mrs. Henslee, 69, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at her residence. The Maury County native was the daughter of the late John Demastus and Mary Pal Kirk Demastus. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Acres Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Kirk Demastus.

Survivors include: husband of 50 years, M.D. Henslee of Columbia; sons, Dan (Mary) Henslee of Calif. and David (Michelle) Henslee of Mt. Juliet; sister, Linda Anderson of Columbia; granddaughter, Brittney Henslee; grandsons, Chase, Justin and Chris Henslee and Seth Hallums; friends, Thomas and Brenda Curtin of Columbia; nephews, James (Melia) and Kirk (Pamela) Anderson; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Ruthie) Henslee of Mt. Juliet; great-niece, Caitrin Anderson; and great-nephew, Ryne Anderson.

The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge Nashville, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Hobert Linnear, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Linnear will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown conducted by Bro. Charlie Lawson. Interment in Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Linnear, 82, of Watertown, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born in December of 1929 in Wilson Co. to the late Claude Lee Lanier and Nora Frances Jennings Lanier. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by: parents; wife, Betty Tittle Linnear; son, Hobert Linnear, Jr.; sister, Mary Tarpley; and brothers, David and James Lanier.

Survivors include: daughers, Ruth Ann (Charlie) Lawson of Smithville and Brenda (J.R. Estes) Linnear of Brush Creek; sisters, Nelda Walker of Smithville and Dovie Lanier of Red Boiling Springs; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers.

Ray Cook Phillips

A memorial service for Mr. Phillips, to be held in Lebanon, will be announced at a later time. He made arrangements to donate his body to the Medical School of the University of South Alabama.

Mr. Phillips, died April 29, 2012 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Nashville and spent his early life in Watertown. He was a former president of Cumberland University. He received his education at Cumberland University, Millsaps College, Miami University (Ohio), Middle Tennessee State University, Peabody/Vanderbilt University, and Auburn University, where he received his doctorate. He served as an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II and spent his adult life as an educator, serving as coach, principal, county school superintendent in Tenn., and university professor at Auburn University, where he received numerous awards for his role in education throughout the state. Upon retirement in 1982, he returned to Wilson County and became affiliated with Cumberland University, serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs 1983-86, Board of Trust 1986-91, and as President 1991-94. Following his retirement as President, he was named President Emeritus and designated as Life Member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charles Robert and Alice Cook Phillips; and brothers, Charles Robert 'Whicher' and Roy Wendell Phillips.

Survivors include: wife of 64 years, Phyllis Purnell Phillips; son, Jim (MaryAnn); daughters, Gina (Bill) Murray and Lisa (Bob) Ham; grandchildren, David Whatley, Katherine Phillips, Will Murray and Jay Phillips; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jackson Whatley and Ava Phillips.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland University or a charity of your choice.

Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.

 

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