Obituaries for Jan. 3


Frances Davis

Ms. Davis, 74, of Donelson, died Monday at The Residence at Alive Hospice.

Services and burial will be in Spruce Pine, N.C. Visitation will be Thursday at 4-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Local arrangements are by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Sharon Holland Force

A memorial service for Mrs. Force was held at Unity of Nashville Church, 5125 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220 Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 from 1-3 p.m.

Sharon H. Force (Sherry) 64, of Nashville died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Vanderbilt Hospice. Sherry, originally from Louisville, Ky. was the daughter of the late Alfreda and Eugene Holland and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Sherry's teaching career began at the Mt. Juliet High School in 1973 teaching math; she also started the half-time dancers program. When the Mt. Juliet Middle School was built, she felt her math talent would best be served at the Middle School level.

Sherry briefly left her teaching profession to devote her time to raising her three children. She then returned to the educational field at Metro's Granberry Elementary on Aug. 26, 1992. There she started the recycling program beginning with kindergarten, moving on to serve the community.

She devoted her life to educating others on how to protect and conserve the environment. Sherry is well known in the Metro area for her recycling work.

She is survived by her children, Rachel Brook Force (Matt Unger), Yuri Fox (Carly) Force, Jessi Erin Force, granddaughter Ester Fox Unger, former husband Stan Force and mother-in-law Evelyn Jones Force. She is also survived by two sisters Sandy (Bill) Dillon, Bobbie Holland Dobson and brother Eugene Wayne (Sandy) Holland, 11 nieces and nephews, plus many students and friends.

Crawford Mortuary & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn White Jenkins

The family of Mrs. Jenkins will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. The family will also receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (cst) at Calvary Baptist Church in Lebanon. The funeral will follow at the church at 1 p.m. (cst) with the Rev. Joe Johnson and the Rev. W. L. Baker officiating. The burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Jenkins, 94, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at NHC Health Care Center in Oak Ridge. She was born June 10, 1918 in Wilson County, the daughter of Joel Harris White and Myrtle Dillard White. Mrs. Jenkins and her late husband, Conie F. Jenkins Sr., were long-time residents of Oak Ridge. They had been active members of Robertsville Baptist Church and Mrs. Jenkins taught Sunday School classes for many years. After moving to Lebanon, she moved her church membership to Calvary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and decorating her home, but most of all she enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Jimmie Cheatham, Sarah “Peggy” Osborne and Sue Austin Milner; brothers-in-law, Garland, Ponie Lee, Charlie and James Jenkins and sister-in-law, Polly George.

She is survived by her son, Conie F. Jenkins Jr., of Oak Ridge; daughters, Joyce Dean Downs and husband Brad of Dallas, Texas, Jean Ashworth and husband Carl of Gallatin and Terry Oakes and husband Tom of Knoxville; brothers, Charles Harris White and wife Geneva of Nashville, Buddy White and wife Doris of Carthage and Henry White of Lebanon; brothers-in-law, Walter Jenkins and wife Linda and Robert Jenkins and wife Ann, all of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Agee and husband Jerry of Cedar Hill, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Nancy Dean, Jack Dean Jr. and wife Cheryl, Teena Lyons and husband Doug, Beth Dean and husband Kevin Pope, Daniel Dean and wife Stephanie, Mebra Kirby and husband Terry, Melanie McMurray and husband Grover, Mindy Hall and husband Mark, Michelle Warren and husband Ken, Nicole Jones and husband Brad, Justin Jenkins and wife Deena and Travis Oakes; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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