Obituaries - January 29, 2009

James H. Cox

Services for Mr. Cox will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Russ Stephens officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Mr. Cox, 87, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. He had been a resident of Mt. Juliet since 1961 and was a member and deacon at Silver Springs Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ezra and Maude Cox.

Survivors include: wife of 65 years, Lucille Cox; son, James H. Cox, Jr., wife; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; son, Nathan Cox; and sister, Lucy Mae McGlothlin.

Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Jerry H. Futrell

Services for Dr. Futrell will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at Smith County Ag Center with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Dr. Futrell will be cremated Friday, Jan. 30 at Cumberland Family Services in Algood. He will be memorialized in Smith County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage.

Dr. Futrell, 73, of Carthage, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at his residence. He was a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School and the University of Mississippi at Oxford. He was a retired pharmacist and former owner of Read Bros. Drug Co.; he established Hospital Discount Pharmacy with Alan Long and John Conger and Clinic Pharmacy with Sam Petty. He retired as a drugist in 1985.

He was administrator of Smith County Memorial Hospital (now Riverview Regional Medical Center) and served on the board of trustees since 1965. He was a Smith County Commissioner since 1994 and a member of Carthage City Council for 21 years. He served as chairman of Upper Cumberland and Smith County Health Council, Smith County Health Facilities and Housing Boards and Prospect Inc. among others. He was a member of Carthage United Methodist Church. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include: sons, Ken (Lisa) Futrell of Murfreesboro, Andy (Wesleigh) Futrell of Collierville and Trent (Amy) Futrell of Knoxille; grandchildren, Kelly, Shawn (Stephanie), Chase, Cate, Lindy and Kacy; great-grandchild, Parker; mother of his children, June Empson Futrell of Nashville; sister, Joy Alford of Carthage; and brother, Oel Futrell Jr. of Harlington. Texas.

Pallbearers will be South Carthage Mayor Jimmy Wheeler, John Conger, Jacky Carver Sr., Jacky Bellar, District Attorney Tommy Thompson Jr. and Ron Walker. Honorary pallbearers will beDr. Gordon Pettey, Chip Sanford, the board of trustees at Riverview Regional Medical Center, Carthage Mayor David Bowman, members of the Carthage City Council, employees of the City of Carthage, Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt, members of the Smith County Commission, members of the executive committee of Smith County Fair Board, Gary Ledbetter, Al and Tipper Gore, and members of the Carthage United Methodist Church Choir.

Wendell Ray Overstreet

Services for Mr. Overstreet will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at Family Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Tomlinson officiating. Interment will be in Sunrise Ridge Cemetery in Red Boiling Springs. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Overstreet, 44, of Gallatin, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by father, Raymond Overstreet; and son, Tyler Overstreet.

Survivors include: mother, Joyce (William) Jenkins of Hartsville; son, Joshua Ryan Overstreet of Madisonville, Ky.; grandchild, Ashton Overstreet; brothers, Wesley Overstreet of Castalian Springs and Wayne (Judy) Overstreet of Lascassas; sister, Ramona (Randy) Thackston of Castalian Springs; and friend, Sue Seals of Gallatin and her children, R.C. and Jenny Smith.

Edith Jane Simons

Graveside services for Mrs. Simons will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Simons, 87, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Myra De Rouville Stephens.

Survivors include: children, William McCabe, Barbara Jancek, Janice Di Legge and Theodore Simons; sister, Myra Stillman; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to the Activities Fund at Mt. Juliet Health Care Center.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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