Obituaries - November 14, 2007

Woodrow Baird

Services for Mr. Baird will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Chuck Groover and Joe Coleman officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Baird, 88, of Mt. Juliet, died Nov. 12, 2007. He was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church and graduate of Lebanon High School.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ridley and Pearl Clemmons Baird; wife, Eleanor Burnett Baird; brothers, Alex, Clyde, Hugh and Richard Baird; and sisters, Sarah Smith, Lucy Alsup, Johnnie Kate Gourley and Alleen Smith. Survivors include: daughters, Austelle (Don) Smartt and Myra (John) Simms; grandchildren, Kerry (Chad) Swallows, Lisa and Jack Simms and Joshua Smartt; great-granddaughter, Ellie Swallows; sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Verner Bates; sisters-in-law, Mamie and Clara Baird; and caregiver, Dorothy Carter.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

Debra Lynn Keith

Services for Mrs. Keith will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hermitage Funeral Home with the Rev, Gary Brock officiating. Entombment will be in Hermitage Mausoleum. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Keith, 42, of Joelton, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.

Survivors include: David Keith Jr.; son, Chris Keith; daughter, Tiffany Keith; grandson, Trever W. Keith-Smith; parents, Judy and Eddie Terry; sister, Kathy Meyers; Tammy Spurlock; uncle and aunt, Gary and Alison Collier; and several nieces and nephews.

Ivalou Glidewell Kennedy

Memorial services for Mrs. Kennedy will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at First Baptist Church in Lebanon.
Mrs. Kennedy, 83, died Oct. 28, 2007.

Alice Marie McCrary Newman

Services for Mrs. Newman will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bruce Grubbs and the Rev. Gordon Lee officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Newman, 84, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at her residence. She was a member of Vine Baptist Church and retired from Lux Robertshaw Division.

She was preceded in death by parents, John Sr. and Dolly Barrett McCrary; husband, James Grover Newman; infant son, Jerry David Newman; sisters, Thelma Jernigan and Mary Wright; and brothers, John Jr. and Jerry McCrary. Survivors include: sons, John (Brenda) Newman of Smyrna and Joe (Pat) Newman of Lebanon; daughter, Judy (Eddie) McCrary of Lebanon; sisters, Voline Perry, Mildred (Roy) Gannon and Elizabeth McCrary, all of Lebanon; brother, Frank (Ruthann) McCrary of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Ruby McCrary; grandchildren, Donnese Shelton, Susie Rivard, Deanna Blackmon, Joey Newman, Belinda (Jimmy) Haynes, Todd McCrary and Shawna Jennnings; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

Willie Mae Pack

Services for Mrs. Pack will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hermitage Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pack, 84, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.

She was preceded in death by husband, Harley J. Pack Sr.; grandson, Harley J. Pack III; parents, Ira Lucy, and Jennie Mae and Howard Crump; and brother, Luther Glenn Crump. Survivors include: daughter, Diane (Rocky) Whitehouse; sons, Harley Jr. (Cheryle), Tony (Brenda) and Jeff (Karen) Pack; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and best friends, Leroy Tiller.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be retired employees of Baird Ward.

Rhonda Sue Sutter

Services for Mrs. Sutter will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Round Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Mayle officiating.
Mrs. Sutter, 51, of Watertown, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at her residence.

Survivors include: husband, Wayne Sutter of Watertown; daughter, Kelli Sutter of Watertown; son, Michael (Maya) Sutter of Murfreesboro; father, Dan (Nancy) Crossland of Cleveland, Okla.; and brother, Danny Crossland of Tulsa, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Round Lick Baptist Church Library in her memory.

Leona Gentry Rodgers Trusty

Services for Mrs. Trusty will be 11 a.m Friday, Nov. 16, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Trice officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Trusty, 89, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at NHC Health Care in Hendersonville. She worked at the Lebanon Garment Factory for many years and was a member of the Rocky Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin and Polly Florence Eidson Gentry; her two husbands, Finis Rodgers and Lester Trusty; a son, Carl Phillip “Buddy” Rodgers; two brothers, James Franklin Gentry and Samuel Morgan Gentry; and two sisters, Geneva Jarrell and Verna May Gentry.

Survivors include: three children, Martha (Wayne) Justice of Hendersonville; Peggy (Ernest) Fischer of Bradenton, Fla.; and Finis Ray (Vicki) Rodgers of Alexandria; a sister, Fannie Bell Warren of Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

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