Obituaries - November 10, 2007

Billy Ray Crudup

Services for Mr. Crudup will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Rutland Baptist Church in Mt. juliet with Stanley Southall officiating. Visitation will be noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Mr. Crudup, 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at Quality Healthcare. He was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by father, Joe Crudup; brother, V’otis Crudup; step-brother, James Clemmons; and wife, Joyce Bender. Survivors include: daughter, Monica Crudup of Lebanon; stepson, Jimmy Hockett of Hermitage; grandchildren, Tajea, Elias, and Sacorra, all of Lebanon; mother, Helen (Roger) Clemmons of Mt. Juliet; brothers, John and Arthur Crudup of Mt. Juliet; sisters, Alice (Asa) Hardin, Joann (Ernest) Gaines of Nashville, Nora (James) Woods of Lebanon, Marjorie Black and Helen Crudup of Mt. Juliet; aunt, Susan Stroud of Mt. Juliet; uncle, Daniel Sweatt; step-brothers, Buford, Charles and Roger Clemmons; step-sister, Veaudry Clemmons, sll of Mt. Juliet; mother-in-law, Bobbie (Roy) Majors; sisters-in-law, Debra Smith, Dana and Marion Bender; brothers-in-law, Wendell and Leonard Bender; devoted friend, Jan Marthel; godsons, Deon and Jeremie Bass; godgranddaughter,Jazlyn Bass; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Extended family includes Ed and Ruby Marthel and the Marthel family.
Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donnie Fish

Graveside services for Mr. Fish will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Wilson County Memorial Park with Bro. Ken Bowen officiating.
Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Keopf Sr.

Services for Mr. Keopf will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ with Bro. David Shannon officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel and 1 p.m. until the service Sunday at the church.
Mr. Keopf, 60, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Nov, 8, 2007. He was a member and Deacon of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, a U.S. Navy veteran and a leader in the Boy Scouts for many years. He was employed in sales and management in the grocery industry and worked as a realtor with McKinley Petno.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest Keopf and Hattie Keipf Jernigan; step-father, Horace Jernigan; infant son, Jonathan Keopf; and twin grandsons, Lachlan and Nolan Keopf. Survivors include: wife, Carol Keopf; sons, James Jr. (Sandra), Christopher (Mandy) and Jeremy (Marie) Keopf; parents-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann King; cousin, James Robert Wilkes; and grandchildern, Mikayla, Jameson, Ramey, Kinsey and Serenity.

Pallbearers will be Mike Davis, John McMillan, John Young, Mitch Poskevich, Robert King Jr., Tom Avaritt, Aaron Lumpkin and Gary Brunett. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, Tom Heisler, Clarence Hackney and Bill Gowen.

Dona Majors

Services for Ms. Majors will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Rutland Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley Southall officiating. Interment will be in Rutland Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until the service at the church.

Ms. Majors, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at McKendree Manor.
Survivors include: a son; two sisters; two brothers; six grandchildren; and a sister-in-law.

Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Malcom

Mrs. Malcom, 67, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
Arrangements are incomplete. Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret “Polly” Oakley

Graveside services for Mrs. Oakley will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Fairview Cemetery in Norene. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Oakley, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. She was a member of Lascassas Baptist Church and retired from Dupont.

She was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Edwards and Daisy McPeak; husband, Rev. W.F. Oakley; and seven siblings. Survivors include: sons, Tom Oakley of Smyrna and Tim (Denise) Oakley of Lascassas; grandchildren, Ethan Oakley and Heather (Edwin) Stanley; great-grandson, Jordan Stanley; sisters, Gladys (Punk) Allison of Lebanon and Marie Dobson of Gladeville; and brother, Harold “Scoot” (Virginia) Edwards of Norene.

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