Obituaries – August 17, 2007

Jessica Kirsten Boone

Services for Ms. Boone will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ms. Boone, 26, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. She was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where she was active in band. She was an artist and worked for Homeland Security through TSA.

She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Harold Gustavson and James Graeff. Survivors include: daughter, Jenika Rachel Boone; father, Steven Graeff; mother, Diane Gustavsen; brothers, Scott and Steven Graeff; grandmothers, Doris Gustavsen and Jane Graeff; former husband, Paul Boone; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott and Steven Graeff and J.R. Mobley.

Mattie Green Wilkerson

Services for Mrs. Wilkerson will be 2 p.m. Sturday, Aug. 18, at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Bro. Larry Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage, Tenn. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to services Saturday at the Gordonsville Chapel.

Mrs. Wilkerson, 90, of New Middleton, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at Smith County Health Care Center in Carthage. She was a homemaker and a member of Middleton United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Eliza Sanders and David Rigsby; four siblings, Jim Rigsby, Fannie Ruffith, Betty Lafaver and David Lee Rigsby; and her husband, Joe Sanderson Wilkerson.

Survivors include: a son, Frank Gordon (Wanda) Wilkerson of Lebanon; a sister, Sally Boulton of Brush Creek, Tenn.; and a brother, Willis Rigsby of Ashland City, Tenn.

Gary Wayne Williamson

Services for Mr. Williamson will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Love-Cantrell-Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville with Ryan Sullenberger and Roger McCann officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until the service Saturday.

Mr. Williamson, 60, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at his residence. He was the husband of Judy P. (Bratcher) Williamson. He was affiliated with Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church, worked as a teacher and basketball coach in the Warren County School system, serving as a principal at Dibrell Elementary. He later did engineering work for Hartmann Luggage in Lebanon and also was a Wilson County employee for several years serving briefly as WEMA director. He served two terms in the Wilson County School Board and two terms as a county commissioner.

Survivors include: daughter, Sabrina W. Sullenberger of Bloomington, Ind.; son-in-law Ryan; granddaughter Cosette; four sisters-in-law, Janet Bratcher Layne, Jacqulyn Bratcher Boyd, Jennifer Bratcher Cope and Delois Bratcher; and two brothers-in-law Jerry Bratcher and Merill Cope. He also leaves behind a host of neices and nephews.


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