Obituaries for April 9

Lt. Col. Clarence A. "Al" Binkley
Services for Lt. Col. Binkley will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment with full military honors will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 13 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Lt. Col. Binkley, 74, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009. He enlisted in the US Army in 1952 and served in the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment in West and East Germany and Czechoslovakia. He commanded the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion during the Viet Cong Tet Offensive of 1968. He retired in 1972 and re-entered the Army in 1991 to support Operation Desert Storm.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, five Air Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement and Occupation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, three National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary and Reserve Medals, Vietnam Service Medal with six stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class, Vietnamese National Psychological Warfare Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Aircraft Crewman, US Paratrooper and Vietnamese Paratrooper Wings.
He received the Tennessee Commendation and Tennessee Volunteer Ribbons. He joined Holley Replacement Parts in 1974 and retired as Distribution Center Manager at the Goodlettsville facility in 1989. He was a reserve deputy sheriff for Wilson County and a member of Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by parents, Melvin Binkley and Mary Elizabeth Napier Roop; sister, Ruth Turner; and brother, Willie Binkley.
Survivors include: wife, Ruth Ann Binkley of Mt. Juliet; son, Chalres (Kate) Binkley; step-son, Charles Webb of Hermitage; brother, Ed (Glenda) Binkley of Gladeville; sisters, Louise Worrell, Cloteen (Ralph) Zerbe and Bess (Charles) Holton, all of Nashville and Ann Miles of Springfield, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Wilson County Sheriffs Department and Mt. Juliet Police Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.

Lucille Jones Buterbaugh
Services for Mrs. Buterbaugh will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 10 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Curt Wagoner and Scott Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Buterbaugh, 92, formerly of Alexandria, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a 1937 graduate of Watertown High School and a homemaker. She was a member of Alexandria First Baptist Church and past-president of the WMU and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was active in the Home Demonstration Club and Alexandria Study Club.
She was preceded in death by husband, Millard Paul Buterbaugh; granddaughter, Dana Hearn; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: daughters, Judy (Bob) Morgan of Jefferson City, Carol (Don) Hearn and Kay (Rick) Vantrease, both of Alexandria; grandchildren, Kelley (Ben) Broome of Kennesaw, Ga., Bill (Jana) Morgan of Knoxville, Paul (Linda) Vantrease of Watertown, Rob Hearn of Hermitage and John Vantrease of Auburntown; and great-grandchildren, Meagan, Kiersten and Ashlyn Vantrease, Guy Morgan Broome, Maddie Morgan and Kaitlin Vantrease.
Pallbearers will be Bill and Bob Morgan, Paul, John and Rick Vantrease, and Rob and Don Hearn.

Claudell Hill
Graveside services for Mr. Hill will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 10 in Nashville National Cemetery in Madison.
Mr. Hill, 79, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Cedars Health Care. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired electrician and plumber.
He was preceded in death by wife, Opal Maynor Hill; and son, Ronald Dale Hill.
Survivors include: children, Richard (Rhonda) HIll of Mt. Juliet and Amy Layne of Hartsville; grandchildren, Richard Jr., Justin, and Nikki Hill, Brandon Gass, Jeremy Layne and Julie and Joshua Vantrease.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Powell
Services for Mr. Powell will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Goldman Davenport and Bro. Milton Hicks officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Powell, 84, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Frances Powell; daughter, Sherill Powell; and parents, Clinton and Roxie Powell.
Survivors include: sons, Tommy (Jerene), Michael (Judy), Gary (Susie) and Stanley (Karen) Powell; daughter, Linda (Larry) Squires; four sisters; a brother; two step-sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Trent, Timmy, Randy, Eric, Shane, Brian and Chandler Powell and Jason Presley. Honorary pallbearers will be Gage and Cade Powell, Nevin Crow and Carson Bates.

Betty Weir
Services for Mrs. Weir will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Hellum Funeral Home with Eld. Brewer Hall Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Weir, 64, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at her residence.
Survivors include: mother, Rebecca Overall; sons, James, Gromyko (Karen) and Keith (Quinn) Weir; sisters, Callie Rhodes, Lula Martin, Eddie Waters, Beulah (Bobby) Apple and Margaret Reynolds; brother, Bobby Joe (Claudine) Martin; nine grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

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