Obituaries - March 11, 2009

Linda Graves Bibby

Services for Ms. Bibby will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Mark West officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ms. Bibby, 66, of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at her home.
Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Mattie Lou Beadle Graves. She was a homemaker and formerly attended the Maple Hill Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Irene Graves Carver and Emma Nathalia Bradshaw; brother, John Byron Graves; and nephew, Royce Bradshaw.

Survivors include: daughter and son in law, Karlene and Sean Gass and granddaughter, Emma Caroline Gass all of Lafayette; and sisters, Myrtle (Billy) Montgomery and Joyce Faye (Floyd) McDonald all of Lebanon.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Association of Wilson County.

Clarence Cochran

Mr. Cochran, 79, died Saturday, March 7, 2009.

He is preceded in death by mother, Ella "Granny" Thompson; Brown Thompson; brother, Richard Thompson; brother-in-law, Pete Jackson; and nephew, Emery Jackson.

Survivors include: his wife; sister, Mary Jackson; sister in law, Ellie Thompson; daughters, Linda (Stevie) Cochran of Detroit, Mich. and Linda Brown of Nashville; son, Jamie (Kelly) Cochran of Shelbyville; and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

Henry Louis Smith Funeral Directors are in charge of service arrangements. Obit courtesy of Saddler Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Charles Edward Cripps

Services for Mr. Cripps will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Fairview Church conducted by Bro. Michael Christian. Sid Cripps will eulogize. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sellars Funeral Home and Wednesday from 2 p.m. until service at the church.

Mr. Cripps, 76, of Lebanon, died Monday, March 9, 2009. He was a local business entrepreneur, a 57 year member of Fairview Church, a gun and knife collector, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ceburn and Lela Trammell Cripps.

Survivors include: wife of 58 years, Elease Davenport Cripps; children, Ricky (Doris) and Sid (Jan) Cripps, all of Lebanon; grandchildren: Charlie, Brad, Cale and Claire Cripps; and great-grandchildren: Brett, Brice, and Cody Cripps.

Pallbearers will be Derrell Reese, Wayne Ligon, Tommy Edwards, Lane Martin, David Chadwell and David Bush. Honorary Pallbearers will be remaining active and inactive deacons’ body at Fairview Church, brother by love Guy Mathis, special friends A.B. Hedgepath, Clint Allen, William McClain, Earl Tomlinson, Sam Sherrill, Boyd King, Don Lancaster, and the Darrell Townsend Men’s Class at Fairview.

In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Operation Hope@Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lena Mai Seay Brooks Shannon Crutchfield

Services for Mrs. Crutchfield will be Thursday, March 12 at Market Street Church of Christ with Bro. David Meek officiating and Bro. Larry Elliott eulogist. A Wake will be held at the church from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11.

Mrs. Crutchfield, of Lebanon, died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at her residence.

Survivors include: children, Beverly Rhodes, Lloyd Brooks Jr., Rae Lenett Seay and Tacreda Seay, all of Lebanon; grandchildren, Trukita (Skeater) Seay and Tevin Britton, both of Lebanon; great-grandchild, Alyssa Singleton of Lebanon; sisters, Ollie Ray Waters of Pontiac, Mich., Stella Clay-Seay of Birmingham, Ala., and Shirley Jobe-Bates of Lebanon; brothers, Amon "Red" Seay and James Clay, both of Pontiac; uncle, Claude (Rosie) Seay of Pontiac; aunts, Eva Davis and Mary Wharton, both of Lebanon, Willa (Rev. Curtis) Bender of Nashville and Evelyn Rouse of O'Fallen, Ill.; and brother-in-law, Leslie (Carolyn) Waters of Lebanon.

Disyal Funeral Home and Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens are in charge of arrangements.

Louise Hudson Eastes

Services for Mrs. Eastes will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Grooms officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 p.m. and noon until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Eastes, 102, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the Community Care of Rutherford County in Murfreesboro. Born in Watertown, she was the daughter of the late William Glenn and Tilley Oakley Hudson. She retired from Precision Rubber and was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin Eastes; sons, Jerry and Danny B. Eastes; sisters, Irene Hallums, Eunice Tribble, Mildred Litchford, Lois Hudson, Lucille Ogle and Allie T. Denton; and brothers, Carlos and Ollie Hudson.

Survivors include: daughter, Marilyn Kugel of Murfreesboro; and sister, Georgia (Frank) Neal of Lebanon; grandchildren, Randy Eastes of Marietta, Ohio; Sherry Knowles of Springfield, Tenn. and Bill Kugel IV of Herndon, Va.; and grandchildren, Nicole and Zachary Knowles.

Pallbearers will be Randy Eastes, Bill Kugel IV, Zachary and Craig Knowles, Julian Sampson and David Major.

Memorials may be made to the Wilson Books From Birth, 149 Public Square, Lebanon, 37087.

Betty MacBride

Graveside services for Mrs. MacBride will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 in Wilson County Memorial Park.

Mrs. MacBride, 93, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Baptist West Hospital in Knoxville. She was born in Alexandria, Tenn. and lived in Lebanon since 1958.

She was preceded in death by husband, David MacBride; parents, Era Scott and Sidney Davis; sister, Reba Wright; brothers, Sidney Jr., David and WIlbur Davis; and a host of friends.

Survivors include: daughters, Linda Wynell (Raymond Hilary) Suddarth of Castalian Springs and Rose Ann (Jack) Kile of Knoxville; grandchildren, Chad and Stacey Patton, Selena Brooks and George Hatcher Jr., Annabeth, Joel, Benjamin, Micah, Eliah, Aaron, Jordan and Jonathan Hatcher and Anastacia Wheeler; friends, Louise Ricketts, Bennie Graves and Virginia Fuqua; neighbors, Sheila Marsh and Winnie Bush; step-granddaughter, Landis Clinton; and many other friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society or other charity would be appreciated.

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Teresa McElroy

Services for Mrs. McElroy will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Sellars Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Mrs. McElroy died Monday, March 9, 2009, at University Medical Center.

Sellars Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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