Obituaries - November 15, 2007

Ruby Irene Goins

Services for Mrs. Goins will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Shepard officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Goins, 87, of Old Hickory, died Wednesday, Nov, 14, 2007. She was a member of Madison Church of Christ and Hermitage Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles K. Goins Sr.; son, Michael Wayne Goins; sisters, Katherine Griner, Nina Lunchford, and Joyce Lunchford. Survivors include: son, Charles (Linda) Goins; daughter-in-law, Gerry Sue Goins; brother, Lawrence Hobson Jr.; sister, Margaret Selleck; granddaughters, Karen Byrnes, Kimberly Franklin and Michelle Hart; grandsons, Michael Wayne Goins Jr., Mark and Matthew Goins, and Alan and James Churchman; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lucille Graff Richardson

Services for Mrs. Richardson will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Price officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Richardson, 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at her residence. She was a beautician and aso worked at the Methodist Publishing House and as a Wilson County school bus driver. She was a member of Whitehouse Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Reuben and Martha Eddleman Graff; several brothers and sisters; and husband, Harold Thomas “Red” Richardson. Survivors include: daughter Kathy (Mark) Gray of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Jonathan Gray, all of Lebanon; step-children, Patricia Garcia, Dudley (Rita) Richardson and Nelly Viola (Perry) Rouse, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; niece, Sue Sutliffe and her sons, Shannon, Brandon and Michael.

Pallbearers will be Shannon and Brandon Sutliffe, Michael Bogeus, Jake Jenkins, Seth Breon and Allen Yelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Dillard, C.V. Haynes, Raymond Woodard, Raymond McDaniel, and Teddy and Dan Stewart.

Mabel Elizabeth Waters

Services for Mrs. Waters will be noon Friday, Nov. 16 at Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. C.L. Haynie officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Waters, 94, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.

Survivors include: children, Charles (Elaine) Waters of Georgia, Robert A. Waters of Mt. Juliet, James (Patsy) Waters of Murfreesboro, and Patricia Waters-Mayfield of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Hightower of Chicago, Ill., Willie B. Moore of New York and Ada Marie Stokes of Lebanon; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and extended family members Loretta Young and Kenneth Williams.

Mertice Louise McClellan Willsey

There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Willsey.

Mrs. Willsey, 74, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007.

She was preceded in death by husband, Clyde Theodore Willsey; parents, C.H. and Beulah Mae Pittman McClellan; and brothers, Tommy, Cecil and Johnny McClellan. Survivors include: children, Betty Lou (John) Zenner, Rick, Ben, Jim and Bob Riddle; sisters, Jennie Sue Baskin and Ruby Lee Ramsey; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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