Obituaries - February 4, 2009

Mary Lucile Boykin

Services for Mrs. Boykin will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boykin, 85, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.

She was preceded in death by husband, Walter Lewis Boykin; parents, James Ethel and Daisy Uslo Sutton Rittenberry; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include: son, Gary (Teresa) Boykin of Gallatin; sisters, Alice (James) Harris and Billie Graves; grandchildren, C. Brandon Kirby, Lewis Boykin, and Matthew Shackelford; and great-granddaughters: Summer, Syndey, and Avery Kirby.

Pallbearers will be C. Brandon Kirby, Lewis Kirby, Matt Shackelford, James Harris, Butch Harmon, and Tony Harris.

Memorial donations are requested to Alive Hospice, Inc (1718 Patterson St, Nashville 37203)

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bernadine Eveleth

No services for Mrs. Eveleth are planned at this time.

Mrs. Eveleth, 90, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. She was a Methodist and retired audit investigator.

She was preceded in death by parents, Eric Paul and Thyra Petra Davidson; and daughter, JoAnn Lee Tippett.

Survivors daughter, Jen Pettee of Florida; grandson, Roger (Noel) Tippett of Lebanon; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Chaz Tippett.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Cathy Lynn Ray

Services for Ms. Ray will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Stirnemann, Bro. George Wallace and Bro. Brad Brandon officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Acklen Stateroom of the Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 1101 Lebanon Road in Nashville, and Friday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. until service at Sellars Funeral Home.

Ms. Ray, 48, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, after a four year battle with cancer. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ina Mae Ray.

Survivors include: sons, Michael O. Illobre of Nashville and Stephen (Brandy) Illobre of Lebanon; father, Paul Ray of Lebanon; brothers, Danny (Lynn) Ray, Paul H. Ray, both of Mt. Juliet, Tim Ray and Richard Ray, both of Lebanon; sister, Rita F. Ray of Lebanon and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to her caregivers, Wayne and Betty Smith and Odyssey nurses, Tony and Marilyn.

Contributions may be sent to Odyssey Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home and Sellars Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Carl Neel Reeves Jr.

Memorial services for Mr. Reeves will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at First United Methodist Church Lebanon with the Revs. Martin Thielen and Bucky Hesson and Bro. Barry Keene officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

Mr. Reeves, 79, of Norene, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at his residence. He was a fighter pilot in the Korean War, C-130 pilot in Vietnam and B-47 and C-141 pilot in the Cold War. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years service. He was with General Electric for 16 years. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended MTSU.

Survivors include: wife, Annie Charlene Sawyer Reeves of Norene; son, Carl (Stacy) Reeves III; daughter, Amy Reeves Upchurch; and grandchildren, Neel Reeves and Michaela, Deanna, Juliana and Lenora Upchurch.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Willow Brook Hospice, 381 Riverside Dr. Suite 440, Franklin, Tenn. 37064.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

G. Ramona Tanner

Services for Mrs. Tanner will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Grace Place on Central Pike with Pastors Tommy Dove and Rich Tinner officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and two hours prior to the service Friday at the Grace Place.

Mrs. Tanner, 79, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2009.

She was preceded in death by son, Danny Tanner and family; and grandsons, Mike and Johnny Wayne Reynolds.

Survivors include: husband, John Tanner; daughters, Brenda (Wayne) Clark, Janice (Ted) O'Neal and Wilma (John) Secrest; granddaughters, Melissa Sanders, Brady Cole and Wendi Secrest; grandsons, Obediah "Obie" O'Neal and Johnny Screst; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers, James, Dean and Gary Billions.

Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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