Obituaries – December 7, 2007

O.D. Keaton

Services for Mr. Keaton will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Wayne Malone officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty, Tenn. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Keaton, 83, of Old Hickory, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. He was a member of Dowelltown Baptist Church and a graduate of DeKalb County High School and Cumberland and Vanderbilt Universities. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was chief chemist for the Water Quality Control Division of the State of Tennessee. He was a HAM radio operator and lifetime member of the American Radio Relay League.

He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Alma Tramel Keaton; wife, Annie John Keaton; and son, Hugh Gordon Keaton. Survivors include: children, David Keaton of Fort Worth, Texas, Loretta (Donnie) Walker and Brian (Kathy Joann) Keaton, both of Old Hickory; grandchildren, Kathryn, Clay (Jennifer), Daniel, Mitchel and Melodie Keaton, Ladonne Walker and Deanne (Jason) McGill.; great-grandson, Tyler Clay Keaton; and step-grandchildren, Richard A. Van Oden and Jeremiah Mull.

Pallbearers will be Clay, Daniel and Mitchel Keaton, Donnie Walker, Jason McGill, Bill Hicks, Donnie Tramel and Larry Cochran. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Doweltown Baptist Church, the Hermitage Hardee’s Coffee Club, HAM radio operator friends and members of the ARRL.

Marion “Pete” Knox

Services for Mr. Knox will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at McCracken Funeral Home in Union, N.J. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, N.J. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Knox, 91, of Lebanon and formerly of Union, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Lebanon Health and Rehab. She resided in Lebanon for seven years. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Plessey Dynamics of Hillside, N.J. for 18 years, retiring in 1981. She was a former member of the Union American Legion and president of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Clive Club of Roselle, N.J. and Union Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew J. Knox Jr; sister, Helen Hoffman; and brother, Warren Partelow. Survivors include: children, Carol Quisenberry of Lebanon and William J. Knox of Cranford; brother, Irving Partelow; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Corinne Driver Musice

Services for Mrs. Musice will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hunt officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Musice, 76, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at University Medical Center. She was a member of Harbor of Love Chapel Pentecostal Church and worked as a housekeeper at Castle Heights Military Academy and Best Western motel.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Ethel Fitts Driver; husband, Luther Musice; sister, Virginia Lynch; and brother, Avin Driver. Survivors include: children, Robert (Faye) Redmon of Gallatin, Steve (Sue) Redmon of Walter Hill and Christy (Chris) Churchwell of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Redmon and Lauren and Megan Churchwell; sister, Mildred Thomas of Carthage; and brothers, Alex (Roselle) and James Driver, both of Chestnut Mound.

Beatrice B. Harper Wright

Services for Mrs. Wright will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Greater Beech Hill MB Church with the Pastor David Randolph officiating. Interment will be in Hartsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday and from noon until services Sunday at the church.
Mrs. Wright, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Van and Nettie Lou Harper.

Survivors include: her husband, James E. Wright; two daughters, Diana Vuaghn and Sara (Less) McDonald; two sons, James (Christean) Wilson Wright and Joseph (Mary) Wright; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Stella (Albert) Wright, Bessie McCadden and Anna Lee (Albert) Sullivan; four brothers, Johnnie (Lula) Harper, Arther (Helen) Van Harper, Nelson (Neely Ann) Harper and Paul (Sen. Thelma) Harper; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Carr-Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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