Obituaries - February 5, 2009

Jesse Keen Cabler, II EdD

Services for Mr. Cabler will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at Hermitage Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Black and Arthur Mayernick officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to service on Friday at Hermitage Funeral Home.

Mr. Cabler, 71, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. He was a member of Madison First Baptist Church for 35 years and a member of Hermitage United Methodist Church for seven years.

He attended East High School, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt Peabody and received his EdD from the University of Kentucky.
He was the president of Phi Nu Sigma fraternity and a member of Kappa Delta Kappa. Mr. Cabler was a teacher and principal in Metro Public Schools for 30 years. He was a principal at Highland Heights Junior High, Haynes Elementary School, and Neely's Bend Junior High. He also taught at Trevecca University for several years.

Mr. Cabler also served as a board member of the Tennessee Teachers Credit Union. He was a charter member of the Old Hickory Country Club and elected president of the club in 1990, 1991, 1993 to 1995 and in 1999. He also served as a board member for three years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred Francis and Jesse K. Cabler, Sr. of Nashville.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Janice Pierson Cabler; sons Jesse "Jay" K. Cabler, III and Dr. Jason L. Cabler (Angie); daughter Janna Cabler Ramsey (Phil); sister Sandra Poole of Kennewich, Oregon; brother-in-law Judson Pierson (Caroline) of Enterprise, Ala.; grandchildren Jake and Julianna Ramsey, Olivia and Trevor Cabler, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bible Class Benevolence Fund at Hermitage United Methodist Church, 205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage, Tenn. 37076 or the Alzheimer's Association, 4205 Hillsboro Pike #216, Nashville, Tenn. 37215.

Richard Garrison

Services for Mr. Garrison will be noon Friday, Feb. 6 at Hermitage Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Bieber officiating. A service will be held Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home in Mississippi and interment will be in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Ripley, Miss. Saturday, Feb. 7. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Hermitage Funeral Home.

Mr. Garrison, 43, of Mt. Juliet, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.

Survivors include: wife, Jean Garrison; son, Lance Garrison; daughter, Nicole Garrison; and their mother, Shellie Garrison; parents, Harold and Margaret Garrison; sisters, Wanda (Benny) Jackson, Paula (Stan) Childs and Nancy (Bob) Bailey; and brother, David Garrison.

Robert Harris

No services are scheduled at this time for Mr. Harris.

Mr. Harris died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mathilda Hutchinson

No services are scheduled for Mrs. Hutchinson.

Mrs. Hutchinson, 84, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.

Survivors include: children, Fred (Julie) Hutchinson of Watertown and B.I. and Lynn Hutchinson.

Sellars Funeral Home 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 P. 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.

Russell Sloan

Services for Mr. Sloan will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville with the Rev. Helen Morgan officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sloan, 97, of Cookeville, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at White County Community Hospital. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and a professor of business management at Tennessee Tech from 1967-1978. He received his bachelors in Business Administration and masters in Accounting from Vanderbilt University. He was a commander with the US Navy serving in World War II and Korea. He was a TSSAA football official in the Upper Cumberland area and staff writer for the Herald-Citizen newspaper.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Allen and Lula Estes Sloan; wife, Frances Bates Sloan; son, Michael Phillip Sloan; and sisters, Anne Grimmett and Stratton Horne.

Survivors include: son, Patrick Sloan of Vicksburg, Miss.; grandchildren, Phillip Joseph "P.J." (Timberly) Sloan of White House and Zarah Michelle Sloan of Nashville; great-great-grandson, Michael Jeffry Sloan; and sister, Charlotte (Jim) Thompson of LaRue, Texas.

Jeffery Dean Stone

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Stone will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Stone, 50, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was an electrician for Jerry Dean Electric.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Bernice Stone; brother, Robert Stone; and grandparents.

Survivors include: sons, Jeff (Jessica) Stone of Lebanon and Brian Stone of Michigan; daughter, Renee Brown of Michigan; sister, Sue (Peter) Rantz of Michigan; and grandchildren, Joshua, Nickolas, Lacey and Princeston Stone and Mikayla, Jaden and Xzavier Brown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Van Whitfield

Services for Mr. Whitfield will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at JC Hellum Funeral Chapel. Interment will at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram, Tenn. at 1 p.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Whitfield, 73, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Summit Medical Center. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Sue, for nearly a century.

Mr. Whitfield is survived by five children, numerous grandchildren, in-laws, and many wonderful relatives and friend who will cherish his memory.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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