Obituaries - February 23, 2009

Joseph Clinton Toplovich

Services for Mr. Toplovich will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Patton officiating. Interment will be at Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time.

Mr. Toplovich, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at his Lebanon residence. Born Jan. 26, 1931, in Warren County, Pa., he was the son of Croatian immigrants and a proud first generation American. A USAF veteran, he was the owner of Toplovich Garage and retired from PFG in Lebanon. A resident of Watertown and Lebanon for 54 years, he was an accomplished auto and diesel mechanic and enjoyed creating radio-controlled mini-hotrods. He was a devoted family man.

Mr. Toplovich was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Anna Popovich Toplovich; nine brothers and sisters and his beloved wife, Peggie Patton.

Survivors include daughters, Ann (Dan Eagar) Toplovich of Nashville and Leslie (John) Reagan of Birmingham, Ala.; grandsons, Joseph Eagar, Jackson and Henry Reagan; sister, Victoria Bker of New York and brothers, Daniel and Carl Toplovich of Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong and Londa (Larry) Coleman and nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Tennessee Historical Society, War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Waters

Services for Mr. Waters will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at JC Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Willis Orr officiating. Interment will be at Harris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Water, 60, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

Survivors include two sons, William II and Joseph Waters; sister, Mary Alice Adams, brother, James L (Mary Sue/Lil Sis) Waters; other relatives and friends.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Jeane Brown Williams

Services for Mrs. Williams will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Cloyds Cumberlnd Presbyterian Church in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

Mrs. Williams, of Mt. Juliet, formerly of Red Oak and Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hubbard, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1927, she excelled in school and graduated at age 16 from Frost High School in Frost, Texas. She moved to Dallas to pursue a career in banking where she worked in the Proof Department. On March 10, 1951, she married John "Johnnie" Alvin Williams who preceded her in death in 1995.

Survivors include daughter, Terri Diane Williams (Jim) Hunter of Mt. Juliet; son, Timothy Alvin (Jenny Lindsay) Williams of Mt. Juliet; sister, Shirley (Billy) Hargrove of Frost, Texas; grandchildren, Joshua William (Jesse Taylor) Hunter currently of the Peace Corp in Port Antonio, Jamica, Jordan Thomas Hunter, Jacob Tyler Williams and Abigail Lindsay Williams, all of Mt. Juliet.

The family requests that memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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