Obituaries - January 30, 2009

Martha Pearl Bush

Services for Mrs. Bush will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Rager officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bush, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

She is preceded in death by husband, William Carl Bush; parents, Johnny Weaver and Martha Ann Waddell Napier; brothers, Arlis, Dewey, Elmer, Albert, Bethel, Paul, and Johnny Jr. Napier; sister, Ethel Flemming; and friend, Houston VanHook.

Survivors include: sons, Phil (Karen) Bush of Lavergne and Bill (Denise) Bush of Lebanon; sisters, Mary Frances Mofield and Peggy Lewis; grandchildren, Brittney (Ben) Bolay, Katie Bush, Emmalee Bush, Leah (Rex) Choate, Jon (Jennifer) Chaney, and Karli Bush Douglas; five great-grandchildren; and friend Elmer Marler.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and staff at Elmcroft.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lynne Joyce Gettler Keil Cruce

Memorial services for Mrs. Cruce will be Monday, Feb. 2 in Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Cruce, 61, of Lebanon and formerly of Flint, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at Centennial Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Patricia Gettler.

Survivors include: daughter, Leslie Qualls of Lebanon; sons, Scott (Janie) Cruce of North Carolina and David (Kendra) and Douglas (Tana) Keil, both of Lebanon; brother, Norman (Mary) Gettler of Gaines, Mich.; grandchildren, Andrew, Madison, Jordan, Adam, Logan, Jensen and Carter; nieces, Michelle and Lorri Lynne Gettler; nephews, Michael and Matthew Gettler; and several cousins and relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Cruce's memory to Sherry's Run, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, 37088.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

John Eddie "Johnny" Jenkins Jr.

Services for Mr. Jenkins will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Corona Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet with Dr. Bobby Sanders officiating. Visitation will be noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Mr. Jenkins, 57, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. He graduated from Wilson County High School in the top 10 percent of his class. He attended Tennessee State University and retired from Ford Motor Company.

He was preceded in death by mother, Willodean Jenkins.

Survivors include: father, John Eddie (Coreen) Jenkins Sr.; and siblings, Aleas (James) Batey, Richard Preston (Tammy), Larry (Jamye) and Harry Jenkins, all of Mt. Juliet; step-sister, Lisa (Homer) Hogg; aunts, Lillian Dobson, Audrey (Johnny) Saddler, both of Mt. Juliet and Alice Watkins and Elizabeth Cantrell, both of Old Hickory; Ester Hockett of Hermitage; uncles, Norman Jr. and Major Jackson, both of Mt. Juliet and Lloyd Jenkins of Old Hickory; 12 nieces; eight nephews; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

C. Jackson Kinkead

A private memorial service for Mr. Kinkead will be conducted at a later date.
The family requests memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson, Street, Nashville, 37203.

Mr. Kinkead, 82, of Hermitage, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at McKendree Health Care Center. He was a graduate of Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio and University of Michigan. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a US Army veteran serving in WWII and received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a retiree of General Electric Company after 35 years and was a member of the General Electric Elfun Society.

He was preceded in death by parents, Hugh Gary and Marguerite Sampson Kinkead.

Survivors include: wife of 58 years, Phyllis Ann Moore Kinkead; children, Virginia (Paul) Tucker and Barbara (Dale Ridgill) Kinkead; sister, Sue Magara; grandchildren, Jackson, Luke and Annie; great-grandchildren, James and Carrollynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Flora Likens

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Likens, 92, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by parents, Will and Nancy Spivey; husband, Raymond Likens; daughter, Emma Jean Nichols; grandson, Michael Nichols; granddaughter, Carol Dixon; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: son, Billy Joe Likens; daughter, Helen Farley; sister, Vera Fletcher; grandchildren, Timmy and Douglas Nichols and Teresa Likens; and several nieces and nephews.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Elizabeth Thompson

Memorial services for Mrs. Thompson will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Hesson officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thompson, 84, of Lebanon, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Quality Health Care Center. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lebanon and a secretary with Lebanon City Schools Special Education.

She was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Alta Leslie Shoop; husband, Andrew Thompson; and brother, Bud Shoop.

Survivors include: daughters, Lorna (Ron) Cripps of Antioch and Teresa (Charles) Leffel of Indiana; brother, Dan Shoop of Indiana; sister, Martha Haygood of Indiana; and grandchildren, Amanda Cripps and Brice and Kyle Leffel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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