Obituaries - January 26, 2009

Carleton Francis Armbruster

Services for Mr. Armbruster were held Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, Tenn.

Mr. Armbruster, 85, of Watertown, died Sunday Jan. 18, 2009, at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born May 19, 1923 in Plymouth, Conn., he worked for Eagle Lock Co. as a tool and die maker. He also worked as a machinist and mechanic.Moving his family to Florida in 1960, he worked for Orlando Utilities Commission at the Indian River Plant until he retired in 1985. Following retirement, he moved to Watertown to enjoy his dream of living on a farm. He was an NRA Golden Eagle.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Barbara C. Armbruster of Watertown; sons, Robert C. (Jerry) Armbruster, Sr. of Merritt Island, Fla., Roger Thomas Armbruster of Watertown and Gary (Pat) Armbruster of Merritt Island; sister, Vivian Hilt of Simsbury, Conn.; 12 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Christine Marks Coggins

Services for Mrs. Coggins will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Freeman officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. Monday and prior to services on Tuesday.

Mrs. Coggins, 83, died Jan. 23, 2009, at home following a long illness. Born Feb. 18, 1925 in Smith County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon. She went to the Washington, D. C. area where she lived and worked in Annandale, Va., for 60 years. She moved back to Tennessee in 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred H. and Amanda Gore Marks; brother, Alfred Gore Marks; sisters, Kathleen Marks Mayo and Alberta Marks Stillson.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, David H. Coggins; daughters, Sharon (Mark) Hurwitz and Sandra Coggins, all of Lebanon; granddaughter, Susie Hurwitz of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Joe Allen (Joyce) Marks of Carthage; sisters-in-law, Jennie Coggins of Badin, N.C. and Frances Marks of Lebanon.

Floral donations will be accepted or a donation may be made to the First Baptist Church in her memory.

Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Landis Sanders

Services for Mr. Sanders will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Bro. David Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3 - 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Chapel.

Mr. Sanders, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Born and raised in the Vesta/Gladeville Community of Wilson County, he was retired from Vought Aircraft Industries, formerly known as AVCO.

Survivors include children, Faye Singleton, Judy (Dennis) Nosal and Landis (Melody) Sanders; brother, Tom Sanders; sisters, Fannie Lannom, Hallie Tuggle and Janelle Grimland; grandchildren, Jeremy Sanders, Andy Sanders, Amanda Butler and Audra Anne Nosal; great grandchild, Jackson Sanders.

Active pallbearers will be Ernest Sanders, Bryan Thomas, Kenneth Harris, Jeremy Sanders, Andy Sanders and Bobby Lannon.

The family requests memorials be made to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, 201 Alumni Hall, 2201 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203-9977.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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