Obituaries for Aug. 25, 2009

Maria Ferreira
Services for Mrs. Ferreira will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Mrs. Ferreira, 91, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, Francisco Ferreira Dos Santos and Ermelinda Da Conceicao Fernandes; sisters, Maria Olivia Ferreira Dos Santos and Maria Helena Ferreira Dos Santos; and brother, Mario Augusto Ferreira Dos Santos.
Survivors include: husband of 58 years, Antonio Ferreira; son, Luis (Diane) Ferreira; sisters, Maria Tereza Ferreira Dos Santos and Maria Henriqueta Ferreira Dos Santos; brother, Jorge Ferreira Dos Santos; and grandchildren, Carl, Elyse, and Erik Ferreira.

Henry Burton Lawson
Memorial Services for Mr. Lawson will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 at Romeo United Methodist Church in Bulls Gap, Tenn. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at Rutland Place in Mt. Juliet.
Mr. Lawson, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. He was a member of Romeo United Methodist Church and a US Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by parents, Henry Hugh and Della Mae Livesay Lawson; wife of 35 years, Betty Lorene Byrd Lawson; and siblings, Wayne and Harold Lawson and Mildred Wallace.
Survivors include: children, Leah (Phillip) Smith of Mt. Juliet, Lori Anne Lawson of Midland, Texas, Kathryn Lawson of Nashville and Henry (Keathley) Lawson II of Milledgeville, Ga.; brothers, Carson (Patricia), Charlie (Joann), Ralph and Bill (Debra) Lawson; sister, Joyce (Gene) Bellamy; and grandchildren, Justin and Katee Beach, Brayden Parsley, Lawson Poole, Brianna and Nathan Smith and Henry "Trey" Lawson III.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund in Mr. Lawson's name has been set up at Rutland Place, 435 N.W. Rutland Rd., Mt. Juliet.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Burl “Don” Weems
Services for Mr. Weems will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Todd Kirkland officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Weems, 72, of Lavergne, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
He was preceded in death by parents, James and Pauline Weems; sister, Ruth Weems; and brother, Robert Weems.
Survivors include: wife of 50 years, Gail Weems; daughter, Vickie (Phil) Harris; sister, Carla Chaney; and grandchildren, Adam and Matthew Ballinger.
Pallbearers will be Phil Harris, Adam, Matthew and Rodger Ballinger, Larry Harris, Ken Wolf, and Charles Young.

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