Obituaries - March 16, 2009

David Carr

Services for Mr. Carr will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Carthage Chapel of the Sanderson Funeral Homes with eulogies given by Gordonsville High School principal Mark Medley, former longtime principal, Steve Armistead and Mr. Carr's former student, Felicia Bryant-Weston. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday until service time.

Mr. Carr, 48, died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital where he was admitted Feb. 11 suffering from complications from a heart transplant.

The son of Judy Bennett McMillen of the Watervale Community and Julian Frank Carr of Lebanon, he was born David Matthew Carr in Yamaguchi, Japan on Sept. 17, 1960. His father was serving as a Missionary for the Missionary Baptist Church in Japan when David was born. A Vocational Agriculture instructor at Carthage High School and a resident of Watervale Community, he was a 1978 graduate of Smith County High School; was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University where he received a BS degree in Agriculture Education, a BS in Agribusiness Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum/Instruction. He also had additional graduate studies in Agriculture Economics at Texas A&M University. He has authored several articles published by the Tennessee Department of Education, Ag-Ed magazine and articles published by independent agricultural newspapers.

In 1996, he was selected as "Outstanding New Vocational Teacher of the Year" by the Tennessee Vocational Association which presented the award to him on July 31, 1996. On April 30, 1997, the State of Tennessee Department of Education awarded Carr the "System Level Teacher of the Year" He has received many awards an recognition for both himself and his students and for the Gordonsville Chapter, one of which was the "Middle Tennessee Grand Chapter" award in April, 1996 and again in 2000 plus the "Tennessee Outstanding Chapter of the Year " in 2003.

A Vo-Ag teacher for over 16 years, Carr was recognized by Mayor Larry Bradford and the town of Gordonsville on Jan. 30, 2004 for his continuing contributions and acheivments in promoting education, development and inspiration to the students and fellow educators at Gordonsville High School. A member of the Old Bottom Missionary Baptist Church where his father was pastor for many years, Carr was also a licensed real estate agent and worked part time as a realtor for Heartland Realty.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-father, Bobby McMillen; three sisters, Becky (Dr. Rick) Rutherford of Watervale, Jane (Dr. Alan) Roundtree of Lebanon, Naomi (Brian) Bishop of Lebanon.

Betty Lois Clower

Services for Mrs. Clower will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don McElroy, Bro. Leonard Diabold, Bro David Freeman and Bro. Benji Thomas officiating. Interment will be on Wednesday, Mar. 18, at 2 p.m. EST in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tenn. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clower, 77, died Sunday, March 15, 2009. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samual Wayland and Mima Sue Slemons and an infant brother.

Survivors incude husband, Bob Clower; children, Mike (Linda) Clower, Kris (Futon) Johns, Tena Sherman and Jeff Clower; grandchildren, Jennifer Gentry, Teri Jo Haaser, Linlee Allen, Tyler Skelton, Jordan Sherman, Elijah Clower Gunter and India Clower and great-grandchildren, Turner, Paden,  Matthew, Morgan, Hannah, Aydan Lenne', Ava McClain and Braden. 

Pallbearers incude Tony Ashley, Basil Skelton, Larry Squires, Steve Brown, Tommy Bryan and Joe Patton. Honorary pallbearers include The Seekers Sunday School class at First Baptist, her Ladies Bridge Club, Nan Ashley, Mildred Carson and Pauline Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program.

Partlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Viola Foutch

Services for Mrs. Foutch will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Statesville Missionary Baptist Church with Minister Tollie Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow at Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday.

Mrs. Foutch, 98, of Statesville, died March 12, 2009, at Boulevard Nursing Home in Murfreesboro.

Survivors include son, Albert Ed Foutch; daughter, Helen (John) Dunaway, other relatives and friends.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Smith Hogwood

Services for Mrs. Hogwood will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Hogwood, 94, of the Gladeville Community, died at her home on Sunday morning, March 15, 2009. A native of Wilson County, she was born May 8, 1914, the daughter of the late Wade Smith Sr. and Minnie Partlow Smith. She was a member of the Gladeville United Mehtodist Church and retire from Dupont after more than 40 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hall Hogwood; sister, Carolyn "Tots" Smith; two brothers, William Newton Smith and Wade Smith Jr. and nephew, Billy Hogwood.

Survivors include her sister, Louise Parton of Gladeville and three nieces, Margaret Baggett of Lebanon, Jane Hogwood of Athens, Tenn., and Emily Jackson of Illinois.

Pallbearers will be David Harris, Dr. Mike Harris, James Thomas, Wayne Foster, Raymond Parker and Glen Hamblen.

The family requests memorials be made to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building Fund or Alive Hospice.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma D. Kelley

Services for Mrs. Kelley will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria with Bro. Kenneth Trammel and Bro. Kirk Wagoner officiating. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday, Mar. 16, and on Tuesday from 11 .m. until service time.

Mrs. Kelley, 87, of Alexandria, died Sunday, March 15, 2009. Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Wilson County,  she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thatis and Johnnie George Harden; her husband, Ollie Lee "Tot" Kelley; brothers, Alton, J. W. and Vestal Harden and sisters, Patty Ray Young and Bell Lawrence. 

Survivors include daughters, Hilda (Jimmy) Oakley of Liberty and Barbara (Ronnie) Gibbs of Watertown; grandchildren, Melisa Williams of Lebanon, Susan (Chuck) Gann of Dowelltown, Ginger (Bill) Ash of Watertown and Clark (Lisa) Okley of Liberty; great grandchildren, Rachel (Steven) Ballard, Ryan Williams, Nolan Ash, Evan Ash, Whitney Gann, McKenzie Gann, Cason Oakley, Addison Oakley; great great grandchildren, Landon Ballard; sister, Lois Stedman of Madison; brother-in-law, Lawrence Barnes of Old Hickory and several nieces and nephews.

Frances Beatrice "Fannie B" Martin

Services for Mrs. Martin will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Hesson and Dr. Larry Locke officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday March 16, and one hour prior to service on Tuesday.

Mrs. Martin, 91, of Lebanon, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at University Medical Center. She was a Watertown High School graduate and attended Cumberland College. An assistant manager for Sears, she also worked at Mary Lee's Style Shop and was a member of Lebanon' First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rial and Gertie Jennings; husband, William Dean Martin; daughter, Deanie Martin Bucy; brother, A. Powell Jennings and wife Arlyne and brother-in-law, J. Clark Harrison.

Survivors include daughter, Diane Martin (Ed) Gentry; sister, Mrs. Inez J. Harrison; grandchildren, Aaron Martin (Kathy) Gentry, Deana Lynn (Jason) Green and Kelly Gentry (Joe) Doriac; great-grandchildren, Emma Kathryn and John Martin Gentry, John and Grace Green, Jacob Edward, Morgan Beatrice, Hailey Marie, Collin Frederick Koziol and Arin Doriac and sister-in-law, Mrs. Dot Martin.

Pallbearers include Bob Bucy, Jason Green, Aaron Gentry, Sam Hatcher, Bill and Jim McDowell and Sid Paris and Joe Doriac. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Gentry, Glenda Paris, Helen Mason, Madeline Hagan, Rosie Ward, Frank Kolinsky, Shirley Carlie and Marie Le Cornu.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be mde to the First United Methodist Church.

Partlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lena Gladys Midgett  Swindell

Services for Mrs. Swindell will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars and Bro. W. L. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Mrs. Swindell, 96, died Saturday, March 14, 2009. Born in the Saulsbury Community on Feb. 25, 1913 to Leonard George and Vera Hobbs Midgett, she attended school at Walnut Grove and Tuckers Crossroads. She and Charlie Swindell were married in 1929. When Charlie and Paul Neal bought the Tuckers Crossroads store, Gladys and Charlie moved into the house behind the store and ran the store for several years before buying a farm in Saulsbury.

Gladys later became a cook for the Tuckers Crossroads school and worked in the Trustees office for many years with Charlie, Joe Lassiter and John Majors.
She joined the Saulsbury Baptist Church a a teenager and went on to teach the babies and toddlers in Sunday School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Swindell.

Survivors include two children, David E. "Billy" (Kitty) Swindell and Linda Ann Swindell (Clay) Couch; grandchildren, Cathy (Dale) King, David (Teresa) Couch, Kelly (Wayne) Harris and Stacy Swindell; great-grandchildren, Leanna (Gene) Kulas, Snapper King, Billy Wayne Harris, Layce Booker Swindell, Jessica Couch and Addie Couch and great-great-grandchildren, Anna Cate and Alek Kulas and Gracey and Clay King.

Pallbearers include special friend Fred Reeder and nephews, Sam Swindell, Jimmy Midget, Johnny Midgett, Donnie Woosley and David Earl Bates. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Albert Bell, Jack Bell, Harold Ingram and Terry Ashe.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Theressa Taylor

Services for Mrs. Taylor will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be that day from 5-7 p.m.

Mrs. Taylor, 46, of Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, March 14, 2009.

Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Tim Taylor; sons, Aaron Cole and Justin (Amanda) Cole; parents, Norman and Jessie Riley; brother, Gary (Diane) Riley; sisters, Angie (Donald) Collins and Sharon (Jeff) Helton; grandchildren, Katelyn and Kaylee Cole; sisters-in-law, Kathryn McCoy, Terry Ruvalcaba, and Penny Arrambide and several nieces and nephews.

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

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