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Obituaries for May 9, 2012
May 09, 2012 12:00 am
Homer W. Burke
Funeral services for Mr. Burke will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Henry officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 and 1 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Burke, 92, of Lebanon, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at his home. Born in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Laura Shannon Burke. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He and his late brother Efford discovered the country music duo Flatt and Scruggs while working as a traveling salesman for Barry Carter Milling Company, a manufacturer for Martha White Flour. He was a life long farmer and a member of First Baptist Church. He was to be presented an Honorary Master’s Degree in Military Science on May 8, 2012 at Cumberland University.
He was preceded in death by: parents; and brothers, Efford and Chester Burke.
Survivors include: wife of 65 years, Mildred Juanita Helton Burke; daughter, Connie Colbert; granddaughter, Ashley Shannon Colbert; and niece, Patricia Kopp all of Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Bobby James, Randy Dewitt, Billy Thorne, Jimmy Bennett, James Grisham, Jason Ash and Joey Ash.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Paul Wesley Foster
Memorial Services for Mr. Foster will be 2 pm. Friday, May 11, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Gordon Lee officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service on Friday.
Mr. Foster, 72, died Monday, May 7, 2012. He may have been best known as the owner/operator of Gallatin’s Tastee Freez, a popular fast food hangout. Later in life, he transitioned into the construction business where he enjoyed working alongside his sons, Terry and Tommy.
He was preceded in death by: parents, William and Lucy Foster; son, Terence Dean Foster; brothers, David and James Foster; and sister, Zelda Sanders.
Survivors include: wife, Margaret Foster; sons, Dennis Alan (Beverly Lynne) and Thomas William (Marjorie) Foster; siblings, Lloyd (Helen), John (Carol) and Kenneth Foster, Mary (Wayne) Oliver, Naomi (George) Johnson and Martha (Chuck) Gregory; grandchildren, Adrienne Lea Fisher, Jessica Lindsey Foster, Marshall Douglas Foster, Alyssa Danon Foster, Joshua Daniel Foster, Kellye Lynne Foster, Samuel Ryan Foster and Jonathan Paul Foster; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Aaron, Lyla, Lilliana, Ivy and Kendra.
Clifton E. Shipley
Funeral services for Mr. Shipley will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the A.F. Crow & Sons Funeral Home in Glasgow, Ky. Interment in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the funeral home.
Mr. Shipley, 57, of Lebanon died Monday, May 7, 2012 as a result of an auto accident in Hartsville. He was born in Glasgow and was the son of the late Ralph D. Shipley and Gloria Jones Shipley who survives. He was a graduate of Temple Hill High School, a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran. He was a project manager for Teleplexus Inc. in Murfreesboro.
Survivors include: mother; wife, Debra Bratcher Shipley; son, Jeremy Spillman of Bellevue; brother Phillip Shipley of Glasgow; sisters, Carla (Timmy) Deckard of Glasgow and Connie (Eddie) Garmon of Lakeland, Fla.; and serveral nieces and nephews.