Obituaries – February 22, 2008

Earline Durio Burns

Memorial services for Mrs. Burns will be held at a date to be determined, the family intends to scatter her ashes on the bay in Galveston, Texas.

Mrs. Burns, 91, of Lebanon and a long time resident of Texas, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at University Medical Center. She was a Catholic in belief and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents, Cyrus and Adolphina Roy Durio; husband, Milton Ezell Burns; brothers, Roy and Joseph Durio; and sisters, Bertha Grabin, Nola Carroll and Mildred Kelly. Survivors include: children, Patricia Robertson, Gloria (Max) Wix and Mark Burns, all of Lebanon; grandchildren, Steven Scott, Richard Collin, Marianne, and Ruby Melinda Garner, Kelli Melissa Baker and Robin Noble; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Aram Asa Hesson

Services for Mr. Hesson will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Martin Thielen officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Partlow Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.

Mr. Hesson, 93, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at University Medical Center. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, an auto parts clerk, a WWII Navy veteran, an avid Tennessee Vols fan and a Democrat.

He was preceded in death by parents, Garland and Geneva Odell Hesson; wife, Minerva Freeman Hesson; brothers, Olaf, Paul and Andrew Hesson; and sisters, Lousie Fuller Whited, Mavoline Glover and Olive Henley. Survivors include: sons, William Robert (Sylvia) Hesson of Georgia and David Wayne (Kathy) Hesson of Lebanon; sister, Hilda (Hershel) Waller of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Frances Hesson; grandchildren, Jeff (Dana) Hesson, Amanda (Jamie) Pittman and Laura (Billy) Detweiler; and great-grandchildren, Jay, Abbie and Lizzie Pittman.

Richard E. Hunt

A private family memorial service will be held for Mr. Hunt. Visitation with the family will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunt, 83, of Lebanon and Nashville, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at Lebanon Health and Rehab. He was a general contractor and businessman and built many buildings in Lebanon including the Wilson County Courthouse, First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and TRW. He was a graduate of George Peabody College and Gupton College of Mortuary Science, a member of the Church of Christ and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

He was preceded in death by parents, George Reginald and Henrietta Stoliker Hunt; sister, Irene Breedlove; and brothers, Robert, Wesley and Phillip Hunt. Survivors include: children, Janice (Larry) Lloyd of Franklin, William Richard Hunt and Susie Bay (Ed) James, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Timothy (Susan) Lloyd of Franklin, Adam (Shelley) Lloyd of Atlanta, Ga., Christopher and Chelsea Bay of Lebanon, and Shane and Shelby Hunt of Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Rebekah Lloyd of Franklin; sister, Mildred Werner of Prescott, Ariz.; and brother, Don Hunt of Los Angeles, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Middle Tennessee Alzheimers Association or the building funds of College Hills or Fourth Avenue Churches of Christ.

Helen Sue Lea

Services for Mrs. Lea will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodger Grisham officiating and the Rev. Billy Trice assisting. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until services Saturday.

Mrs. Lea, 76, of Watertown, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at University Medical Center. She operated Moser's Cherry Valley Market for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Edith Moser.

Survivors include: her husband, James Melvin Lea of Watertown; three sons, James (Sharon) Lea of Dickson, Tony Lea of Watertown and Mitchell (Teresa) Lea of Watertown; a daughter, Debbie (David) Hunt of Norene; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Rodgers of Panama City Beach, Fla. and Linda (Odell) Bain of Lebanon.

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