Obituaries for March 19, 2013

Cassie Hallum

Clara Dale Eckel

Funeral services for Mrs. Eckel will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Interment will be in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

Mrs. Eckel, 90, of Hartsville, died Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2013 at Gallatin Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winton Cass Eckel; three brothers, Branch, Forest and Charles Nunley; four sisters, Gertrude Dixon, Helen Kirkland, Mildred Harris and Dora Carman.

She is survived by two sons, Mr. Winton Gayle (Tammy) Eckel of Lebanon and Mr. Donald (Phyllis) Eckel of Gordonsville; daughter, Mrs. Deborah (Lloyd Alvis) Scruggs of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Mary Alice (Griff) Akins, Justin (Cristy) Eckel, Ashley (Drell) Floyd, Christy Scruggs, Casie Scruggs and Brandon Eckel; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Mr. James (Barbara) Nunley of Virginia; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Hartsville, Mrs. Laverne Hardee of Elizabethtown, Ky., Mrs. Mary (James) Spivey of Gallatin and Mrs. Faye Mayberry of Carthage.

Betty Sue Veatch Fox

Funeral Services for Ms. Fox will be conducted from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. with Brother Don Veatch officiating. Interment will follow in the Clark Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fox, 66, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday morning, March 17, 2013, at University Medical Center.

She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Fox and Kirstie Tubb and husband Christopher all of Lebanon; brothers, Benton Veatch and wife Sue of Westmoreland and Jack Veatch of Kentucky; sisters, Ida McCall and Nellie Sullivan, both of Lafayette; grandchildren, Courtney Fox, Bryan Dickens and Christin Tubb; and great-grandchild, Braylen Olinger.

Mary E. Gleaves

Mrs. Gleaves, 91, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday.

A mass of the resurrection will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Nashville. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Cassie Lela Martin Hallum

Visitation for Mrs. Hallum will be Tuesday, March 19 from 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel and on Wednesday, March 20 in the First United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 10 a.m. Pastor David “Bucky” Hesson will officiate the service. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Hallum, 99, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 in Quality Health Care Center. Mrs. Hallum was a graduate of Watertown High School, Class of 1931, where she was nominated Salutatorian by her peers. She worked at the Lebanon Garment Factory for more than 40 years, until it closed in 1979. She enjoyed volunteering at UMC and the Lebanon Help center and many other community organizations. She was a lifetime member and a Woman of the Year for the Lebanon Business Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 60 years. Hallum’s secret for a long healthy life “Stay Busy Helping Others”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Wesley and Aggie Lena Shoemake Martin; husband, Eugene Hallum; son, Robert Hallum; brothers, Clarence Martin and Shelah Martin; sister, Ruby Martin.

She is survived by sons, Raymond (Julia) Hallum, Joe (Chris) Hallum and Charles “Pepper” (Edna) Hallum; daughter, Rachel Faye (Charlie) Edwards; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Ricky Hallum, Danny Hallum, Chris Hallum, Mike Hallum, Mark Hallum and Jerry Hardin. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and members of Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made in Mrs. Hallum’s memory to Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Carolyn Pruitte Jordan

Services for Mrs. Jordan are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Jordan, 63, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Born Aug. 5, 1949, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Albert Louis and Gladys Fay Johns Pruitte. She was the owner and operator of CJ’s Beauty Salon in Lebanon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. Jordan on Dec. 21, 1996.

She is survived by two children, Chastity (Jeff) Hardison of Shop Springs and Donny (Connie) Jordan of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Jacob Hardison, Adrian Jordan, Allie Jordan, Kirsten Hardison, Jessica Hardison and Hunter Jordan; sister, Sue Martin; and three brothers, William (Mary Ruth) Pruitte, Elisha (Shelia) Pruitte, and Billy Joe Pruitte.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Hardison, Hunter Jordan, Steve Chappell,and Sebastian Majano. Active pallbearers will be Billy Walker, Brad Cripps, Chris Burton, Brandon Mackie, Timmy Chappell.

Clara Lucille Blevins Rector

Services for Mrs. Rector will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jim Rowlett officiating. A private interment will be held at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rector, 76, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Mrs. Rector was a member of Our Father’s House Community Church. She was a pianist and an organist for three different churches in the past 45 years and organized the “Melody Makers” singing group for the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Rector worked for the Department of the Navy and the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon and the Department of the Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune. She later earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from UTN and worked at several area hospitals including Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Mrs. Rector was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 35 years and served as Grand Organist in 2000. She was the daughter of the late William Arthur and Edna Mae Thomas Blevins. She was also preceded in death by six siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ben Rector; children, Edwin B. (Diane) Rector of Nashville, Deborah L. (Steve) Phelps of Mt. Myers, Fla., Leilani Rector of Nashville and Samuel Paul (Alexis Rau) Rector of Mt. Juliet; sister, Barbara Joyce Vicente of Biloxi, Miss.; grandson, Benjamin Rector-Rau. Mrs. Rector has also served as a Foster Mother to over 50 children.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Our Father’s House Community Church.

Holford Shannon

A military graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery.

Mr. Shannon, 84, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Mr. Shannon served in the United States Army and was retired from Jo Ann's Ceramics.

He is survived by siste,r Rose Stafford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah Lee Boren Sweeton

Ms. Sweeton, 93, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday.

Graveside services were Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Robert H. "Bob" Walden

Services for Mr. Walden will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Armstrong and Bro. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesdayfrom 2-7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Walden, 65, of Dowelltown, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at noon after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born July 10, 1947. He graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam in the 101st Airborne Division. He was a police officer in Detroit for 13 years then returned to Tennessee and served as a deputy in DeKalb County.

He was shot in the line of duty in Alexandria while in pursuit of three people who had robbed a bank in Gordonsville in 1978, and he then served as a police officer in Hendersonville. Due to health reasons, he left law enforcement and was the district manager of Wells Fargo Guard Service. He also worked as a car salesman and finance manager at numerous car dealerships in Middle Tennessee. He loved people and never met a stranger. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and golfing. His faith was Baptist and he belonged to the DeKalb Lodge No. 358 in Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Ela Mitchell Woodside Walden; brother, Kenneth Walden; nieces, Karen Walden and Kimmie Lynn Redmon; and nephew, Wendell Stamps.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marie; sons, Steve (Karen) Walden of Centre, Ala. and Robert Walden of Nashville; stepson, Ronald Mounts of Smithville; grandchildren, Rachel Mounts of Nebraska and Ryan Mounts of Colorado; great-granddaughter, Avacyn Ray Wilks of Nebraska; brother, James (Carol) Walden; sister, Helen (Wayne) Cripps, all of Alexandria; sister, Susan (Phil) George of Smithville; half sister, Peggy Stamps of Madison; sister-in-law, Jackie Walden of Michigan. He had an uncle and aunt, Van and Billie Woodside of Dowelltown. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Terry Wayne Warden

Services for Mr. Warren, conducted by the Rev. Danny Sellars, will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike). Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Tuckers Crossroads immediately following the service. The family will be receiving friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Terry Warden, 40, passed away on March 16, 2013.

Survivors include wife, Brandy Warden; children, Dakota Wayne Warden, Ariel Lenee Warden, Trenton Cole Warden, Tristan McCoy Warden, Philip Harold Warden and Aidan Lee Cooper Warden; parents, Harold and Janet Warden; brothers, Eric Wright and Robert Wright; grandmother, Joyce Warden; niece, Emily Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Trenton Warden, Darrell Wright, Steve Hearn, and Brandon Wright.


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