Obituaries – April 25, 2008

Cleo Brown Daulton

Services for Mrs. Daulton will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Hunter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Rob Draper Memorial Garden in Gainesboro. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until services Sunday.

Mrs. Daulton, 89, of Lebanon, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at St. Thomas Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Brown; a son, Richard Brown; a daughter, Betty Phillips; paretns, Newt and Mary Warren; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include: her husband, Melvin Daulton of Lebanon; five children, Mable Bowman of Lebanon, James Brown of Norene, Grady Brown of Mt. Juliet, Charles Brown of Lebanon and Betty Fay Brown of Statesville; two sisters, Johnnie Hemontoler of Lebanon and Bonnie Thomason of Donelson; a brother, Odis Warren of Carthage; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Jerry Gaitan

Services for Mr. Gaitan will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gaitan, 60, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008. He served in the US Navy for two years during Vietnam and worked for Nashville Display for 29 years.

Survivors include: daughters, Gerri Shontelle (Rick Sellars) Gaitan and Melody (Ricky Keel) Bell, both of Lebanon; mother of children, Cecilia Gaitan-Mobley of Madison; grandchildren, Jessica Link, and Shannon and Marcus Shane Gaitan; and granny, Theresa Brazzell.

Alota Frances King

Services for Mrs. King will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. James G. Williams officiating. Interment will be in Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. King, 88, of Statesville, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by husband, Claude Thomas King; daughter, Mary Linda Cunningham; sons, Roy Donald Cunningham and Claude Thomas King Jr.; sons-in-law, Bob Wilee and Gary Eakes; granddaughter, Pamela Kay White; infant grandsons, Michael Lynn Tarpley and Christopher Michael Eakes; parents, George Robert and Carrie Naomi Dedman Barnett; step-father, Frank Harden; sisters, Dorothy Grice and Gladys Wright; brothers, Ed Barnett and Jimmy, Roy and Frank Harden Jr. Survivors include: daughters, Betty Jo Wilee of Lebanon, Carolyn Sue Eakes of Watertown and Deborah Lynn (Gary) Tarpley; son, Robert Dale (Cathy) King of Lebanon; daughters-in-law, Sandra King and Donna Jean, Brenda and Joan Cunningham; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; brother, George Clifton (Pearl) Barnett of Donelson; sister, Thelma Jean (Harold) Guy of Dacula, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

Etta Moore Phillips Lester

Services for Mrs. Lester will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with the Rev. Charles McKnight officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lester, 89, of Milton, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, a member of Clarendon Chapter Colonial Dames XVII, 17th century; Colonel Hardy Murfree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Crockett's Forde Seat Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812; Murfreesboro No. 91 United Daughters of Confederacy; volunteer with American Red Cross; a member of Bradley Creek Baptist and Sunday School teacher for 57 years; and a volunteer at the Veteran's Hospital.

She was preceded in death by husband, Marvin Dayton Lester; daughter, Sharon Martin; parents, Herbert and Lora Lannom Phillips; and brother, Hulan Phillips. Survivors include: sons, Herb (Pat) Lester of Antioch and Hugh (Barbara) Lester of Lascassas; son-in-law, Ron Martin of Murfreesboro; sisters, Erline Lane and Virginia L. Wilson, both of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Shane (Dena) Martin of Laurel, Md., Ginger (Lewis) Atkins of Humboldt, Dana (Jon) Palmer, Amanda (John) Ward and Emily (John) Cauthen, all of Murfreesboro; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Callie, Lanna, Sadie, Emma and Gideon Atkins, Kaitlyn and Abigail Palmer, and Madison and Taylor Cauthen.


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