Obituaries – February 27, 2008

Audrey Lee Griggs

Services for Mrs. Griggs will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Griggs, 71, of Siloam Srings, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born in Shelbyville, Tenn., and attended First Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs.

She was preceded in death by parents, Thomas "Kelton" and Mildred Crick Marlin. Survivors include: husband, Gaston Griggs; son, Barney (Patti) Griggs of Lebanon; daughter, Sherrie (Jeff) Lewis of Siloam Springs; sister, Dorothy (Birch) Doggett of Rogersville, Ala.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale. Ark., 72762.

Isabel Allison House

Services for Mrs. House will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Owens, Barry Ellis and W.L. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. House, 93, of Lebanon, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon. She was a Watertown High School graduate and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Homebound Ministry. She worked at Harvey's Department Store and was a bookkeeper for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. She worked for the Wilson County School system for many years before leaving to teach Kindergarten at Immanuel. She volunteered at University Medical Center and the American Cancer Society.

She was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Mary Duggin Allison; husband, Carmack House; grandson, Kevin Brockette; and sisters, Jessie Dean Neal and Hilda Suddarth. Survivors include: children, Jeri (Fred) Brockette and Tommy (Sheryl) House, both of Lebanon; sister, Josephine Scott of Richmond, Vir.; grandchildren, Kim Brockette of Pensacola. Fla., Karen Brockette and John House, both of Lebanon and Ryan House and Kris Brown of Nolensville; and great-grandchildren, Kiersten Clemmons and Bryleigh Harris, both of Lebanon.

Pallbearers will be John and Ryan House, Kris Brown, Fred Brockette, Pat Patton and Clay Scales. Honorary pallbearers will be Esther Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist and Dr. Roger McKinney.

Mary Claudine Key

Services for Mrs. Key will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bros. Bufford Baines and Alvin Hitchcock officiating. Interment will be in Caraway Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Key, 75, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.

She was preceded in death by husband, William Gilbert Key; parents, Winfield and Willie May Morse Thomas; and brothers, Benny "Razor" and Joe Lee Thomas. Survivors include: daughters, Roberta (Donald) and Patricia Copas and Betty (Stan Adams) Key; grandsons, Chris, Terry and Jason Copas and Brian Masamer; and great-granddaughter, Brooke Lyne Masamer.

Pallbearers will be Chris, Donald, Terry and Jason Copas and Greg and Rick Hallums.

Melissa Hight Melton

Services for Mrs. Melton will be noon Thursday, Feb. 28 at Hendersonville Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Ferrell officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Melton, 39, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.

She was preceded in death by father, Lewis E. Hight. Survivors include: children, Kevin Eugene and Kaitlyn Rene Melton; mother, Jewell Hight; sisters, Cindy (John) Roth and Jennifer Hight; brother, Mark (Shannon) Hight; former husband, Howard Melton; and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce Phillips Pennington

Services for Mrs. Pennington will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Walk officiating. Interment will be in Caraway Cemetery in Gladeville. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pennington, 71, of Gladeville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents John Edgar and Dona Ruth King Phillips; brother Bill Phillips; and sister Ruth Partin.

Survivors include: husband, the Rev. Norman Pennington; children Jeff Pennington of Cowan, Tenn. and Jane (Lyndon) LaFevers of Gladeville; grandchildren Logan and Lauren LaFevers of Gladeville and Jessica and Joshua Pennington of Cowan; brother Dr. J.E. (Mary) Phillips of Franklin; sister-in-law Minnie Phillips of McMinnville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pennington's nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be staff of DCI of Lebanon and Regional Ambulance Services and grandsons and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the building fund of Gladeville United Methodist Church.

Chris Phillips

Services for Mr. Phillips will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Mayle officiating. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Phillips, 39, of Watertown, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. A graduate of Watertown High School, he was a member of Round Lick Baptist Church.

Survivors include: mother, Wanda Phillips of Watertown; father Paul Phillips of Watertown; sister Dianna Phillips of Watertown; and brothers, Troy Phillips and Jeff Phillips, both of Watertown.

Family and friends will be pallbearers.

 

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