Obituaries – August 7, 2007

Helen Margaret Sanders Grandstaff

Services for Mrs. Grandstaff will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Dr. Larry Locke officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visiation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Grandstaff, 87, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Grandstaff, a graduate of Hume-Fogg High School, was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture and Census Bureau. She was a member of the College Hills Church of Christ, Iris Society, Wilson County Women’s Farm Bureau and was a long-time volunteer with Wilson County 4-H Clubs. She was preceded in death by husband Walter Edwin Grandstaff; sister Ruth Sanders; and great-grandchild Cason Gaines.

Survivors include: sons Eddie (Shenna) Grandstaff, Will Frank (Juanita) Grandstaff and Joe (Carol) Grandstaff; daughters Sara Mangrum McCoy and Nancy Grandstaff; brother W.G. “Sonny” Sanders Jr.; sisters Rebecca Imogene (Bill) Alexander and Josephine Cavalier; grandchildren Kimberly (Jim) Johnson, Cherri (Zeke) McCrary, Lisa (Kevin) Gaines, Traci (Randall) Hawks, DeLayne (Kevin) Davenport, Cindy Grandstaff, Trey Mangrum, Jennifer (Bart) Rushing and Adam Mangrum; and great-grandchildren Conner and Colton Gaines, Aubrey and Logan Hawks, Gage and ReAnna Davenport, Rebekah Rushing and Zach McCrary.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cedar Seniors and the Tucker’s Crossroads Home Demonstration Club.

Carolyn G. King

Services for Mrs. King will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kevin Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. King, 63, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007.
Survivors include: a husband, Billy King; children, R. Alan (Barbara) King and Pamela D. (Dale) Monjar; her father, Walter Beasley; her mother, Louise Gregory; brothers, Walter Richard (Stacey) Beasley, Gary Wayne (Shelia) Beasley and Richard W. Beasley; a sister, Judy (Kenny) Grigg; and two grandchildren, Wesley King and Kaitlyn King.

Active pallbearers will be R. Alan King, Dale Monjar, Josh Powell, W. Richard Beasley, Gary Beasley and Richard W. Beasley. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Cedars Healthcare Center.

Memorials may be made to Cedars Healthcare Center, c/o Carolyn Manning - Activities, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Tammy Kittrell

Services for Mrs. Kittrell were 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hermitage Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Clayton officiating. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Kittrell, 44, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007. She was preceded in death by her son, Bryson Maynard.

Survivors include: husband, Jeff Kittrell; daughters, Kristen (Scott) Thorbjornsen; Autumn Maynard; son, Michael Kittrell; three grandchildren; parents, Bob & Gail Farley; one sister and one brother.

Pallbearers were friends and family members.

Choate Cody Lee

Services for Mr. Choate will be 10 a.m. Wedneday, Aug. 8, at Partlow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeffery Huddleston officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services at the funeral chapel.

Mr. Choate, 12, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Summitt Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Howard N. Fisher and his grandfather, Ronnie Austin.

Survivors include: his parents, Tara (Nick) Filkins of Lebanon and Damon (Michelle) Austin of Mt. Juliet; grandparents, Susan (Rick) Choate of Lebanon and Linda Austin of Mt. Juliet; a great-grandmother, Dorothy Fisher of Lebanon; a brother, Brandon Austin of Mt. Juliet; sisters, Chloe Lee Ann Filkins and Rachel and Taylor Mears; a nephew, Braylen Austin; aunts, Angel Choate of Gordonsville and Crystal Brown of Mt. Juliet.

Pallbearers will be Coach Shavez Jobe and the Watertown Jr. High football team. Honorary pallbearers will be the Watertown Elementary football team.

Dorothy Gorman Morris

Mrs. Morris, 78, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at University Medical Center. She was employed in medical diagnostics and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by parents Tom and Annie Jennings Gorman; and husband Robert Eugene Morris. Survivors include: sons Owen Morris and Robert Morris, both of Lebanon; sister Betty Watkins of Murfreesboro; and two grandchildren.

She will be buried in a private graveside service at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetary.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

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