Obituaries - October 17, 2008

Eric Wade Berry

A Memorial Service for Mr. Berry will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at Ridge Christian Fellowship at 216 South Maple St, Lebanon.

Mr. Berry passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at UMC in Lebanon. He was born in Galveston Texas. He was a resident of Lebanon for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Walter and Hazel Gilbert and Nannie Sherrer. Survivors include: parents, James L. and Sandra Berry of Lebanon; fiancé, Heather Seymour; children, Ski-Onna and Anthony Berry, all of Texas; siblings, Heather (Robert) Stafford, Wesley (Malery) Berry, Jacob and Richard White; nieces, Emily Lee, Taylor and Shayla Stafford; nephews, Mason Stafford, James Taylor, all of Lebanon, Kevin Atwood of Texas; cousin, Zeriphia Sheridan of Texas; and numerous other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at First Tennessee Bank.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hatton Alexander Holder Sr.

Graveside services for Mr. Holder will be Friday, Oct. 17 at the family homeplace with Bro. Jimmy Atnip officiating. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mr. Holder, 68, of Vine, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at his residence. He was the son of the late James and Ester Barrett Holder. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include: wife, Shirley Stanley Holder; children, Barbara Ann Atnip of Smithville, Hatton Alexander (Lisa) Holder Jr., Jackie Jim (Donna) Holder of Watertown, Patricia Bell (Rick) Gassoway of Watertown, and Robert Folkner (LaDonna) Holder of Lebanon; sisters, Marie Snider and Eugenie Harris, both of Lebanon; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Peggy Marie Jennings McKinney

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. McKinney will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Pierce Dodson and Rev. Joe Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo and noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Mrs. McKinney, 57, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Norman Dale and Nannie Lou Williams Jennings Sr. She was a 1968 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Vol State Community College. She became a dental assistant with Dr. Armstrong and later with Dr. Bill Willis. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She worked at Carroll-Oakland Elementary as secretary and moved to a position with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores in 1992. She became National Programs Manager with the company. She received the first Employee of the Year awarded at Cracker Barrel in 2003.

In 2006 Peggy was named Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Restaurant Association for her work with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which she worked with for over 10 years and served as Board Chairperson and as an advocate. She was with the Lebanon Special School District as a teacher’s aid at Sam Houston Elementary School.

Survivors include: husband, David Reed McKinney; children, Jennifer Lynn (Kazunori) Hashimura of Tokyo, Japan and Matthew David (April Joy) McKinney; grandchildren, Emilyn Marie Hashimura, Ian Reed McKinney, and an unborn grandson on the way; sister, Sylvia (Tim) Harper of Lebanon and their children, Paula (Shane) Petty and Meredith Muhsman; and a brother, Buddy (Agnes) Jennings of Lebanon and their children, Bubba (Betsy) Jennings and Stacey Buehler; father- and mother-in-law, Dave and Katherine Reed McKinney of Lebanon; brother-in-law, Dr. Roger McKinney of Lebanon and his children, Josh (Trish) and Gabe (Jennifer) McKinney; brother-in-law, Carl (Barbara) McKinney of Lebanon and their daughter, Kate; sister-in-law, Mary (David) Owens of Lebanon and their children, Joel (Erin) and Evan Owens; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; friends, C.A.S.A. Board Members and Advocate Volunteers; Judge Barry Tatum, Laura Swanson, Lee Lyle, Susan Sutton, Pricilla Simpson and Nancy Fish, Sharon and Charles Johnson, Georgia and Rich Dressler, and Billy Mofield.

Pallbearers will be Carl, Matthew and Dr. Roger McKinney, Buddy Jennings, David Owens, Kazunori Hashimura, and Tim Harper.

Memorials may be made to the C.A.S.A. of Wilson County, 102 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Maxie Lee Williams

Services for Mrs. Williams will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. J. Michael WIlliams and the Revs. Matthew Williams and James Locke officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Williams, 90, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. She was a member of West Hall Baptist Church in Oakwood, Ga. and First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lucian Luther and Myrtle Smith Eakes; and husband, John Frank Williams. Survivors include: daughter, Greta (John) Kellams of Mt. Juliet; son, Dr. J. Michael (Robbie) Williams of Gainesville, Ga.; brothers, Bud and Hoyt Eakes, both of Nashville; sister, Lavonia Tooker of Spotswood, N.J.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Builders Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet.

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