Obituaries - February 19, 2009

Dewey Wayne Barrett

Memorial Services for Mr. Barrett will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating.

Mr. Barrett, 49, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

He is preceded in death by parents, Walter Dewey and Henrietta Vanatta Barrett.

Survivors include: children, April (Scooter) Harrell and Alicia (Greg) Barrett; siblings, Ricky (Georgia) Barrett, Teresa (Frank) Vastola, Kay (Boat) Jones, Johnny (Lynn) Barrett, Tammy (Glen) Jones, Lynn (Jake) Davis, and Glen (Tasha) Barrett; granddaughter, Taylor Harrell; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Ann Brassard

Services for Mrs. Brassard will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at Hermitage Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Hermitage Mausoleum. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brassard, 67, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.

Survivors include: husband of 48 years, Raymond Brassard; daughters, Kim Ludman and Kelly (Scott) Walling; grandchildren, Nathan and Nick Walling and Melissa and Lauren Ludman; brothers, Donald (Sharon) and Edward (Liberty) Breiter; and sister, Stella Breiter.

Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Elizabeth Grubbs

Services for Mrs. Grubbs will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donald Owens and the Rev. Scott Fisher officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. until service time.

Mrs. Grubbs, 87, of Lebanon died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Cedars Health Care. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and worked in housekeeping at University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William D. and Mary H. Bundy Mason; husband, Jesse W. Grubbs; brothers, David F. and Robert L. Mason; daughter-in-law Libby Grubbs.

Survivors include: sons, Ronald (Brenda) Grubbs of Cookeville, James E. (Jo Ann) Grubbs of Texas, William S. Grubbs of South Carolina; sisters, Willette Stafford and Martha Belle (Robert C.) Williams, both of Lebanon; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. William R. Senter III

A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Friday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Terry, Miss. and 10 am Saturday in St. Francis Hall at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral.

Rev. Senter, 73, of Terry, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Chattanooga, the son of the late William Robert Senter, Jr., and Virginia Mack Senter. He earned his B.S. from the University of the South in Sewanee and his B.D. and a MDiv from Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall, with further studies in pastoral theology and counseling at Vanderbilt University. He began his ministry in June 1961 in Knoxville, where he served as a Deacon and Priest Associate at St. James' Episcopal Church. He served as the Vicar of St. Columba's Church in Bristol, Tenn. In May 1968 he became the first full time Vicar of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Lebanon.

He also served as Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Canton, Miss., Vicar of Combined Ministries of the Episcopal Churches in Terry, Crystal Springs and Hazelhurst and served the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Forest. He retired from the Diocese in 2000. He continued his ministry after retirement, serving Grace Church in Lake Providence, La. and St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, R. Keener Howard; brother-in-law, Richard K. Howard, Jr.; and niece, Leigh Anne Holloway.

Survivors include: wife, Linda Howard Senter; daughter, Lydia Elizabeth Senter; son, Matthew Mack (Lisa) Senter; grandson, Jacob Ryan Senter; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Susan and David Holloway, Penny and Art Lassiter, Judy Howard, Sara Beth and Brian Howard and Diane and Robbie Howard; mother-in-law, Eloise A. Howard; cousins, Sara Jo Hudson, Joe Wheeles, Charles Baker and Cathy B. Cirak; 20 nieces and nephews; and 20 great nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to: CaringBridge, 1995 Rahn Cliff Court, Suite 200, Egan, Minn. 55122; Stand Firm in Faith, P.O. Box 13451, Jackson, Miss. 39236; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 325, Terry, Miss. 39170; St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 108 Azalea Dr., Forest, Miss. 39074 or any of the other Episcopal Churches that Fr. Senter served.

Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street is assisting with arrangements.

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