Obituaries for April 24, 2010

Frances Ricketts Gomez
Services for Mrs. Gomez will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, at Hunter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Jones Hill. Visitation will be Monday, April 26, from 9:30 until service time.
Mrs. Gomez, 92, of Jackson, Miss., formerly of Watertown, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Hospice Ministries in Jackson. She was a graduate of Watertown High school where she was a member of the school orchestra and attended Cumberland University. Mrs. Gomez was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon J. Gomez and parents, James Frank and Mary Ella Ricketts.
Survivors include: daughter, Diana D. (Homer Lee) Howie; grandchildren, David Leon (Carrie) Howie of Jackson, Miss., Sarah Frances H. (Freddy) Torres od Dallas, Texas, and Joy H. (Chris) Hodges of Huntsville, Ala., and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Noel Howie of Jackson and Caroline Grace Hodges of Huntsville.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Neal Thompson Patton
Services for Mr.s Patton will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 26 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Barry Keene and Bro. Mike Walters officiating. Interment will be in Thompson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Patton, 90, of Lebanon, died Friday April 23, 2010 at Cedars Health Care Center. She was a member of Highland Heights Church of Christ, a homemaker, and first woman to serve on the Wilson County Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by parents, W.F. and Nettie Haralson Neal; husbands, William Dean Thompson Sr. and Hugh E. Patton; son, William Dean Thompson Jr.; sisters, Hollena Lane and Walta Dean Neal.
Survivors include: son, Terry (Nell) Thompson; daughter-in-law, Nelda Thompson; brother, James Elwin Neal; grandchildren, William Christopher (Lisa) Thompson, Melissa (Mike) Gilmore, Courtney (Chris) Carter, Jonathan (April) Thompson, Molly Thompson and Andrew Thompson; great-grandchildren, Mark Graves, Cole Carter, Lola Carter, Emma Kathryn Gilmore and Ella Gilmore; 16 step-grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be Albert Hemontolor, Chris, Jonathan and Andrew Thompson, Raymond Allen Lane and Jimmy Neal. Honorary pallbearers, Frank Neal Jr., Charles Haskins, James Ross Neal, Raymond Jones and Garland Wilson.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Wooden
Services for Mr. Wooden will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson, the Rev. Ben Fuston and the Rev. Javin Lawson officiating. Interment will be in Jones Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, April 23, from 2-8 p.m. and will be Saturday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Mr. Wooden, 85, of Alexandria, died Thursday, April 22, 2010 at University Medical Center. He was a welder and was an Army veteran. Mr. Wooden attended Congregational Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wooden; son, Clyde Michael Wooden; grandsons, David and Mark Wooden; great-grandchild, Kya Fakes; parents, Ray and Valtie Mae Robinson Wooden and sister, Inez Ward.
Survivors include: wife, Dorothy George Wooden of Alexandria; children, Lisa Rumsey and Tony Wooden, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Misty Wooden, Angel and Travis Wooden, Kassi and Chade Martin and Kendra Dawson; daughter-in-law, Brenda Wooden of Smithville; 11 great-grandchildren; step-sons, Michael (Pam) George of Alexandria, Jeff (Billie) George of Alexandria and Joel (Beckt) George of Smithville; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; brother, Mitchell Wooden of Watertown and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ray Layne, Charles Wooden, Stacy Wooden, Michael Martin, Robert Bane and Ed Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Gibson, Jeff George, Michael George and Joel George.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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