Obituaries for Dec. 1, 2009

Maxine Clark Dean
Services for Mrs. Dean will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Rome (Ga.) First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jane Brooks officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.
Mrs. Dean, 86, of Rome, Ga., and formerly of Nashville, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. She was born in Jasper, Mo., the daughter of the late John Daniel Clark and Eunice Vance. She retired from Ingram Book Company. She was a Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer for a number of years and was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of God, where her husband served many years as founding pastor.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband, the Rev. Kenneth Harold Dean; and sister, Phyllis Morehead.
Survivors include: daughter, Bonnie Dean (Jerry) Slagle of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Dr. Darrell (Linda) Dean of Rome; grandchildren, Lauren Dean of Rome, Darrell (Leonora) Dean II of Dallas, Texas, Joel (Wendy) Batts of Greenville, Va., Tracy Batts of Richmond, Va., and Robert (Felicia) Bohannon of Villa Rica, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Alexandrea and Alyssa Dean, both of Dallas, and Brycen and Braedon Bohannon, both of Villa Rica, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Juliet Church of God.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home of Rome, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Tasha Renee Dubois
Services for Ms. Dubois will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Heaven's View Baptist Church in Lebanon. Visitation will be noon until the service at the church.
Ms. Dubois, 30, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at University Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by father, Earl Hopkins; brother, L.C. Cooper; and aunt, Anne Cooper.
Survivors include: children, Travis and Qumdesha Dubois, both of Lebanon; companion, Travis Jackson of Lebanon; mother, Helen Wilson of Murfreesboro; brothers, Myrick Terry of Illinois, Pierre Terry, Eric and Brenton Cooper and Derek Crawford, all of Lebanon and Horatio Cooper of Murfreesboro; sisters, Katrina Crawford of Illinois, Tiffany Crawford of Lebanon and Nakesha Cooper of Murfreesboro; cousin, Lisa Cooper; 11 nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ann Dutton

Services for Mrs. Dutton will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Jackie Gaddes officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dutton, 60 of Alexandria, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at her residence. She was a former clerical worker for the state of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Bates.
Survivors include: husband, Jerry Wayne Dutton; daughter, Laurie Southard of Alexandria; son-in-law, Barrett Tipton of Alexandria; grandson, Caleb Tipton; and mother, Lorene Malone Bates of Alexandria.
Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown in charge of arrangements.

Perry Mizell Smith

Services for Mr. Smith will be  2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Sellars at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Bill Smith officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith, 73, of Portland (formerly of Mt. Juliet), passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. He was retired from Ford Glass after 39 years of service. He grew up in Mt. Juliet and graduated from Mt. Juliet High School. He enjoyed bluegrass gospel music and playing the mandolin and harmonica with his family and friends. He was a bowling league champion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter Mizell and Mary Edna Burton Smith.
Survivors include: wife of 31 years, Pam Smith; daughters, Tonya Waldron and Tracy D. Smith; son, Terry W. (Velma) Smith; step-children, Shannon (Mark) French, Shelley (Robert) Martin and M. Shane Mosley; brothers, Raymond T.(Lawanna) Smith of Marietta, Ga. and Warren (Carolyn) Smith of Lebanon; sisters, Evelyn (Thelbert) Powell of Mt. Juliet and Mary Jo (Johnny) Harper of Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice organization.

Linda Simmons VanHook
Services for Mrs. VanHook will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn, the Rev. Mark Caruth and Bro. Carl Jones officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.
Mrs. VanHook, 66, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She retired from LifeWay where she was an accounts payable clerk. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by mother, Elsie Mai Huffines Simmons; sister, Mary Sue McGee; and granddaughter, Madelyn Reed Waddle.
Survivors include: husband of 46 years, Paul H. VanHook; children, Paul E. (Melissa) VanHook of Murfreesboro, Laura (Randy) Waddle and Brad H. (Millie) VanHook, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Lainie, Arrington, Morgan, Maleah, Ethan and Erin VanHook, Amanda and Lily Beth Waddle; father, Jesse Simmons of Lebanon; sister, Jessie (Homer) Hughes of Carrollton, Ga.; and brother, Malcolm (Evelyn) Simmons of Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Donald Oakley, Jack Hale, Marvin Fisher, Wayne Beadle, Joe Dillard and Charlie Bissinger. Honorary pallbearers will be physicians and staff of SICU and CVICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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