Obituaries for Aug. 9, 2010

Merlean Sloan Downing
There will be a private family memorial service for Mrs. Downing.
Mrs. Downing, 89, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Nashville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at The Health Center at Adam's Place in Murfreesboro. She was a Baptist, a homemaker and owner of Farmers Restaurant & Downing Produce in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Laughton Downing; parents, Will & Effie Mae Sloan; two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include: son, James Downing of Murfreesboro; daughter, Beverly Downing Towry of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Terri (Jerry) McCloud, Tina Sanders, Brock Downing, and Julian Downing; great-grandchildren, Brandon (Marsha) Sanders, Kaylee Downing and Ethan Downing.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Flannery
Services for Mrs. Flannery will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Father Pat Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Flannery, 68, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and was personnel director at the Hermitage WalMart for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, C. L. and Lucille Johnson Carpenter; husband, John Floyd Flannery, Jr.
Survivors include: sons, John Flannery III, Jeff Flannery, Jerry Flannery, Jason Flannery and Tony Whited; daughters-in-law, Katie Merwin, Candy Flannery, and Debbie Flannery; son-in-law, Kelly Hilton; brothers, Ernest Carpenter and Mark Carpenter; grandchildren, Jenny, Kody Colton, Danielle, Cody, Christopher, Hannah, Elle, Lilly, Taylor and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Dakota.
Active pallbearers will be Colton Flannery, Kody Woodard, Cody Harrison, Christopher Flannery, Bradley Mires, Mike Jones, Devin Dodson, and Bill Willis. Allen Dale Linboom will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Bond Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Howard Randell Jennings
Graveside services for Mr. Jennings will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Sherwood Cemetery in Knoxville with Rev. Bruce Grubbs officiating.
Mr. Jennings, 81, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Vance Jennings; and his wife, Neva Jennings.
Survivors include: mother, Isla Jennings of Knoxville; sons, Randy (Darcel) Jennings of Hermitage, David (Susan) Jennings of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter, Yvonne (Rickey) Kittrell of Mt. Juliet; sister, Juanne (B. Ray) Thompson of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Billi (Al) Sullenburger and Pat (Ralph) Breeden, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Whitney (Joseph) Kittrell McGill, Katie Jennings and Bailee Jennings; several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Jennings, David Jennings, Rickey Kittrell, B. Ray Thompson, Ralph Breeden, Bob Ferguson, Joseph McGill, Oliver Jones, Al Sullenburger and Guy Graves.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Sumner Hospice, 510 East Main Street, Gallatin, Tenn. 37066-2458.
Bond Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

John R. McCormack
Services for Mr. McCormack will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Mr. McCormack, 78, of Hermitage, passed away Aug. 8, 2010. He served in the Navy from 1951-54 and later worked at Eastern Airlines in Nashville for 35 years. He most recently owned and operated Bettie's Bookstore in Lebanon. He was a member of the Old Hickory Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James McCormack; sisters, Roxie Alley and Ada Stubblefield.
Survivors include: wife of 57 years, Bettie McCormack; children, Karen Rainey, Michael McCormack and Larry McCormack, all of Hermitage; four grandchildren, Jill Thompson, Alicia Rainey, Mandy Rainey and Steven McCormack; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom McCormack; and two sisters, Barbara Shoulders and Edna Shoulders.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his named to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.
Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth L. 'Mac' McKinney
Services for Mr. McKinney will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Teb Batey officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 12-2 p.m. Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Mr. McKinney, 78, of Murfreesboro, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retiree of DuPont and Remay.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Douts Hencelman; grandmother, Hallie Douts Beech Evans; and his wife of 55 years, Glenna Hackney McKinney.
Survivors include: son, Tim (Glenda) McKinney of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Heather (Blake) Tuggle, Zach (April) McKinney and Caleb McKinney; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Cooper Tuggle; sisters-in-law, Mary (George) Goodall of Mt. Juliet; Donna Rhea Hackney of Mt. Juliet, Gladys B. Hackney of Murfreesboro, Allie B. Hackney of Murfreesboro and Ola Mai Hackney of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers will be Zach McKinney, Caleb McKinney, Blake Tuggle, Hayden Tuggle, Mike Goodall, Jerry Kirby and Trent Kirby. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hackney, Van Goodall, Graham Hackney, Aaron Hackney, Tyler Rawls, Dylan LaRocca and Jeff Rawls.


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