Obituaries for Jan. 23, 2013


Lewis Richard Adkins

Funeral services for Mr. Adkins, conducted by Pastor Owen Powell, will be Thursday, Jan. 24 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike). The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery.

Mr. Adkins passed away on Jan. 21, 2013 at age 66. He was a veteran of the US Army, worked for Le-al-co, was a supervisor for the Garment Factory (Lebanon Jeans), and for Lebanon Disposal, and was a girls’ softball coach.

Survivors include children, Angela Hornsby, David (Janine) Adkins, Anita Moore, and Selena Miller; stepson, Dwayne Garner; honorary sons, Farion Mofield and Richard Mofield; grandchildren, DeAnna Hornsby, Lacee Hornsby, Anthony Primm, Chase Moore, Corey Garner, Courtney Garner, Carrie Garner, Cassie Garner, Callie Garner and Cammie Garner; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Corrine Pittman Adkins; brothers, Paul Adkins, Robert Adkins, Homer Adkins; and sister, Catherine Adkins.

Pallbearers will be Farion Mofield, Ricky Mofield, Michael Adkins, Mike Hawkes, Dwayne Garner, and James Pierce.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Anthony Primm, Lucas Adkins, Scott Pierce, and Heath Pierce.

Sophia Mae Allison Chambers

Ms. Chambers, 93, died in Granger, Ind.

Services for Ms. Chambers will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson County Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park.

Eloise Butler Denney

Funeral services for Mrs. Denney will be at Partlow Funeral Chapel on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. until the service. Dr. Larry Locke will officiate. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Denney, 88, of Lebanon, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Quality Care Health Center. Eloise was an avid golfer, bridge player, antiquer, and painter who loved her artist’s canvas. Eloise was very loyal to her family and friends. She was longsuffering and committed. A hospitable and wonderful cook, Eloise welcomed unexpected guests to her table and into her heart. Before the disease of Alzheimer’s stole her vocabulary, Eloise continually said “we all love each other.”

She was preceded in death by parents, Riley Benjamin Butler and Addie Elizabeth Butler; husband, Ralph Denney (2006), son, Donald Ralph Denney (1986); siblings, Tat Olds, Evelyn Thompson, Ben Butler, Jimmy Butler, Joe Butler and Tommy Butler.

She is survived by three children, Marilyn Denney Johnston (Terry) Blankenship, Lisa Denney (Eric) Hustedt, and Randy (Leslie) Denney; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Chelsea) Denney, Taylor Denney, Thomas Denney and Ella Denney, Morgan Johnston (Jared) Crumm, Trevor Johnston, Becky Blankenship Papin, Read Blankenship; one great-granddaughter, Oia Crumm; two brothers, Charlie (Betty) Butler and Bobby (Shirley) Butler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fellowship House, 206 S. College St., Lebanon, TN 37087. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Ola Mai Lea Hackney

Funeral services for Mrs. Hackney are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hesson and Bro. Billy Trice officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and Thursday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Hackney, 92, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Quality Care.

Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Herbert and Elizabeth Frances Williams Lea. She worked at McAdoos and First Tennessee Bank for many years. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ. She was a member of the Norene Community Club and formerly a member of the Carroll Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Harvey Freeman Chapter No. 181 Order of the Eastern Star, and volunteered at University Medical Center for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bernice Hackney; infant sister, Agnes Marie Lea; sister, Lou Ella Knowles; and two brothers, Riley and William Thomas Lea.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Kenneth Bates; two granddaughters, Phyllis (Johnnie) Webb and Phoebe Zychal; great-grandchildren, Ashlee (Mark) Thompson, Hayley Collinsworth, MacKenzie Zychal and Kyle Webb; two sisters, Allie Pauline Keith and Mary Frances Baines; two brothers, James Melvin Lea and Jessie Raymond (Robbie) Lea; and sister-in-law, Hermene Lea.


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