Obituaries – April 21, 2008

Amos Cox Sr.

Services for Mr. Cox will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cox, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2008. He had been employed as a welder with Floyd & Baxter for more than 50 years. He worked for Drew Expedition. He was a member of the Unity Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Almon and Lula Mae Terry Cox and a brother, Louie Cox.
Survivors include: his wife, Hazel Swafford Cox of Lebanon; three children, Jeannie (George) Willard of Watertown, Amos (Becky) Cox and Terry (Teresa) Cox, all of Lebanon; two stepsons, Stan Reed of Murfreesboro and Jeff Reed of Colorado; a stepdaughter, Wanda Rodgers of Florida; two sisters, Joyce Reed of Maryland and Gola Cox of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Amos Cox III, Andy (Allison) Cox, Mitchell Coada, all of Lebanon; one great-grandchild, Chad Cox; and a beloved pet, Casey.

Memorials may be made to the Jimmy Floyd Center, the Humane Association of Wilson County or the American Cancer Society.

Jimmie Howard Corley Sr.

Services for Mr. Corley were Friday, April 18, at Chimres Mortuary in Glendale Arizona.
Mr. Corley, 80, of Pheonix Ariz., and formerly of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 12, 2008.
He was preceded in death by a son, Samual Wesley Corley.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Juanita Corley; four children, Jimmie Howard Corley Jr., Kitty Suzanne Gammons, Haskell Omer Corley and Dennis Michael Corley; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchldren.

James Lillard "J.L." Taylor

Services for Mr. Lillard will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Russ Stephens and the Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10 am. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Taylor, 70, of Watertown, died Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Germany. He was retired from Ross Gear where he worked from 1961 to 1999. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Weaver and Rosie Lee Tramel Taylor and two sisters, Johnnie Ruth Hubbard and Delorise Sassen.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Frances Lester Taylor; two children, Kenneth (Patricia) Taylor of Lebanon and Vicky (John) Graham of Brentwood; four grandchildren, Felicia and Justin Taylor and Jameson and Carly Graham; and a brother, William (Becky) Taylor of Watertown.

Pallbearers will be Mike Wright, Crockett Carr, Nathan Kolbe, Steve Malone, Randy Roberts, Tom Aldridge and Gary Landers. Honorary pallbearers will be the men's Sunday school class of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the deacons.

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