Obituaries for Aug. 11, 2010

Donald Earle Baird
Services for Mr. Baird will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Lieber Heights Chapel in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Graveside services will be in Smith Cemetery in Flat, Mo.
Mr. Baird, of Flat, Mo. and formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his residence. He was born in Lebanon, the second child of Raymond and Lucille Baird. He entered the U.S Army in 1973 as a member of the Signal Corps and later continued in October 1994. His duty assignments included Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Korea; Fort Carson, Colo.; and two tours in Germany where he met his wife of 32 years. He lived in the Missouri Ozarks for over two decades.
Survivors include: wife, Ina Baird; daughter, Donna (Nathan) Neulinger; son, Austin Baird; sister, Kathy Kemp and family of Lebanon; and grandchildren, Emily and Abigail Neulinger.

Billy Randall "Randy" Bennett Jr.
Services for Mr. Bennett will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Hale officiating. Interment will be in Bennett Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bennett, 30, of Carthage, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. He was a tree trimmer.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Billy Bennett; uncle, Jerry Wayne Bennett; and aunt, Linda Gail Bowl.
Survivors include: wife, Melissa Bennett of Carthage; son, Billy R. Bennett III of Carthage; mother, Mary Katherine Enoch of Brush Creek; father, Billy R. (Elizabeth) Bennett Sr. of Carthage; sisters, Rhonda Gail Overstreet of Hartsville and Briana Bennett of Carthage; grandparents, Charles and Helen Enoch of Brush Creek and Bobbie Jewell Bennett of Lebanon; and aunts and uncles, Nancy Bennett, Tammy (Tracy) Thompson, Kay (Jay) McDowell and Karen (Anthony) Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the family at Anderson Funeral Home.

Jennie Aust Chappell
Memorial services for Mrs. Chappell will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. David Hesson officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Chappell, 68, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at her residence. Born in El Paso, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John Frederic and Bonnie Opal Shoemake Aust. She was a graduate of Western Connecticut State College. She was a special education teacher in Kansas City, Mo. for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a part of the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include: husband of 49 years, Dillard M. Chappell; children, Shannon (Phillip) Hodge of Lebanon and John Stuart (Remei Guim) Chappell of Barcelona, Spain; grandchildren, John Wesley and Caroline Joy Hodge; and sisters, June (Robert) Wier of San Antonio, Texas and Johnine (John) McDowell of Spring, Texas.
Memorials may be made to an animal shelter or to the First United Methodist Church.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ann Claire Taylor Hackett
Services for Mrs. Hackett will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. Don Crittenden officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hackett, 84, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Ewell Ernest and Vida Mai Crittenden Taylor.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Survivors include: husband of 65 1⁄2 plus years, Thomas Hackett of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Janice Hackett of Mt. Juliet; and son, Johnny (Kay) Hackett of Gallatin.
Pallbearers will be Harold, Wayne and Jeff Hackett, Jeff and Chris Dickens, Jim  and Bill Crittenden.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Agnes Neal
Services for Mrs. Neal will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hesson and Bro. Rickey Dies officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Neal, 87, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at University Medical Center. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Riley Houston and Elizabeth Pearl Thompson Arnold. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mary Chaffin United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Perry Hamblen, Claude Presley and Billy W. Neal; son, Raymond E. Hamblen; two sisters, Ola Mai Batey and Rosie Carter; and three brothers, Walter, Wilburn and Ed Arnold.
Survivors include: children, Jackie Kenneth (Barbara) Arnold of Lebanon, Carolyn Faye (Jerry) Ogle of Decatur, Ala., Patty Hamblen and Bobby D. (Sandra) Hamblen, all of Lebanon; sister, Audrey Bane of Nashville; granddaughter, Savannah Neely; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Russell Neely, Russell Neely Jr., Daniel Ogle, Roger Bane, Mark Culbert, Brian Powers and Rickey Dies.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Ann Peacock Wilson
Memorial service for Mrs. Wilson will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held in Lebanon at a later date.
Mrs. Wilson, 79, of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010.
Survivors include: husband of 59 years, Alfred Wilson; daughter, Jessica Wilson; grandson, Robert (Michael) Leleux; sister, Peggy (Jimmy) Curtis; and numerous nieces.  She is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Eugenia Dennard Peacock.
Memorial donations may be made to Ms. Foundation for Women.
Obituary courtesy of Sellars Funeral Home.


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