Obituaries for March 20, 2013



Mary Lou Highers McCaleb

Richard Lewis Atwood

Funeral services for Mr. Atwood will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Alan Herd officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until service time Friday.

Mr. Atwood, 69, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Mr. Atwood was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Ordax and the U.S.S. Thornback (SS418). Mr. Atwood was a member of the VFW Post No. 1291, the American Legion Post No. 281, Voiture Locale No. 1391 and the USSVI Volunteer Base for 10 years. He retired from Western Electric/AT&T after 25 years of service.

Mr. Atwood was a lifetime member of the Community Workers of America and the Telephone Pioneers. He was a member of the Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Historical Society and a volunteer at the Wilson County Archives. Mr. Atwood was the son of the late William Franklin Atwood, Sr. and Myrtle Mae Halpin Atwood. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Jane Elizabeth Atwood Felts and Ann Frances Atwood Syvarth and brothers, William Franklin Atwood, Jr., Edwin Emmett Atwood, James Donald Atwood and Robert Turner Atwood.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dixie Lee Atwood; children, Regina Carol Robinson, Andrew Thomas (Linda) Atwood and Christopher Atwood; brother, John Wesley (Sue) Atwood, M.D.; sister, Mary Lou Atwood Scribner; grandson, Jacob Hunter Robinson.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideons International, the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.

Mary Lou Highers McCaleb

Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. McCaleb are scheduled to be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Gordonsville Cemetery. Bro. Dickie Johnson will officiate. Visitation with the McCaleb family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.

Mrs. McCaleb, 88 of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Kindred Healthcare Center in Carthage. Mary Lou was born May 27, 1924 in Grant, Tenn., the daughter of the late Herman Highers and Lallie Mai Hall. She married Odis McCaleb on Dec. 25, 1945 and they moved to Lebanon in 1969. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2003. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Allyne Barnes, Dean Baker, Betty Enoch, and Faye Highers; five brothers, William “Red” Highers, Raymond “Cotton” Highers, Hatton Highers, George Highers and Alton “Duck” Highers.

She is survived by four children, Annette (Albert) Moss of Lancaster, Tenn., Vicky (Jerry-Jaybird) Mabery of Gordonsville, Sam B. (Carolyn) McCaleb of Lebanon and Jimmy Dale (Dorothy) McCaleb of Hiwassee, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lisa (Ron) Pierce, Angelia (Don) Freudenthal, Bryan (Loraine) McCaleb, Darrick McCaleb, Marlana (Phillip) Bryant and Miranda (Kyle) Owens; five great-grandchildren, Luke Pierce, Jake Pierce, Savanna Bryant, Ty Freudenthal and Ellie Freduanthal; sister, Ruth (Ken) Odom of Smyrna.

Clyde Miller

Mr. Miller, 85, died Tuesday at Quality Health Care Center.

Services are incomplete. Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Webb Skeen

Funeral services for Mrs. Skeen are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 22 at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kevin Medlin, Rev. Steve Delashmit, Rev. Don Acton and Rev. Wade Acton officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and on Friday after 9 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Skeen, 70, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at University Medical Center.

Born April 23, 1942, in Trousdale County, she is the daughter of the late Horace H. and Ruby Roddy Webb. She retired from Toshiba and was currently working at the Wilson Farmers Co-Op. She was a member of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she had served as church secretary and as session clerk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Paul “Sonny” Webb.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon Skeen who she married on Nov. 16, 1963; two children, Paul Skeen and Sheila (David) Mobley; and three grandsons, Martin, John Daniel and Mason Mobley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Session and her Sunday School Class. Active pallbearers will be Martin, John Daniel and Mason Mobley, Bruce and Mark Skeen and Trey Estes.

Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Martha B. Withrow

Funeral services for Mrs. Withrow will be held at noon Thursday, March 21 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Gladys Tyler officiating and burial will follow in Rolling Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Dunn’s.

Mrs. Withrow, 76, of Marion, Ky. and formerly of Mt. Juliet, died at 4 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Crittenden Co. Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion. She was a 49 year member of the Eastern Star Harvey Freeman Chapter No. 181 in Mt. Juliet and was an Avon representative for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Thomas Withrow in 2009 and one sister, Helen Joyce Lewis. Her parents were Percy and Mary Pauline Jenkins Bates.

Survivors include two sons, Kent Withrow and wife Mindy of Marion and Kevin Withrow and wife Sharon of Watertown; one daughter, Karen Gregory and husband James of Marion; three grandchildren Kayle Harralson, Kerstie Gregory, Kyler Withrow; one brother, Phillip Bates of Mt. Juliet; and one sister, Margie Andrew of Milton, Fla.

Felicia Vickers

Ms. Vickers, 21, of Old Hickory, died Friday.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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