Obituaries - September 11, 2008

William Glenn Johnson Jr.

Memorial services for Mr. Johnson will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Fairview Church in Lebanon with Dr. John Ishee officiating. Visitation will be noon until the service at the church.

Mr. Johnson, 59, of Lebanon, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. He served in the US Army Reserve as a paratrooper and parachute rigger for seven years after attending college. He was a corporate partner with Factory Sales Agency Inc. and planned the lighting for Ryman Auditorium, Shelby Street and Demonbreun Street bridges, Monroe/Carell Children's Hospital, the Country Music Hall of Fame, LP Field and many other venues. He was a major fundraiser with Special Olympics, the Sara Lee Golf Classic, served on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Golf Classic and Cumberland Heights.

He was preceded in death by father, Glenn Johnson Sr.; and grandparents, Willie and Lillie Johnson and Jesse and Clara Baggett. Survivors include: mother, Billie Baggett Roney of Hermitage; sister, Kendy (Dwight) Staggs of Hermitage; brothers, Kevin (Sheron) Johnson of Hendersonville and Bruce (Michele) Johnson of Augusta, Ga.; step-mother, Lucy Johnson of Augusta; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Glenn's favorite charities: Cumberland Heights. 8283 River Road, Nashville; Special Olympics of Tennessee, 1900 12th Avenue South, Nashville; or Able Youth, 4316 Prescott Road, Nashville.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille McDonald Nelson

Services for Mrs. Nelson will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Fesler and John Petree officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nelson, 88, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at Cedars Health Care. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and a homemaker. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, James Albert and Elizabeth Watson McDonald; husband, Jim Nelson; sisters, Nanelle Gentry, Edna Lena McDonald, Norene Tomlinson and an infant sister; and brothers, Harold and James Albert McDonald. Survivors include: sister, Dorothy Eddins of Lebanon; brother, Floyd (Joyce) McDonald of Lebanon; niece, Nelda Ann Thompson of Lebanon; and nephews, Donald Tomlinson and Regan McDonald, both of Lebanon and H.B. and Norman McDonald, both of Norene.

Pallbearers will be Norman, Bo, Regan, H.B. and Jacob McDonald, Donald and Christopher Tomlinson and Chris Thompson.


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