Obituaries for Dec. 17, 2009

Howard Wilson Dickens
Services for Mr. Dickens will be Friday, Dec. 18, at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Kerry Dugan officiating. Interment will be in Brush Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Mr. Dickens, 68, of Brush Creek, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Vanderbilt Hospital. He served in the Air Force from 1958-1962 and served in the Air National Guard from 1982-1990. Mr. Dickens worked as a truck diver and was a member of Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McPherson Dickens and parents, Archie Wilson and Maggie Bell Baler Dickens.
Survivors include: children, Miranda (Albert) Fox of Gordonsville, Darren (Cathy) Dickens of Bowling Green, Ky., and Chris (Holly) Dickens of Watertown; grandchildren, Alanda Fox, Logan Fox, Taylor Holland and Caitlin Holland; sister, Fran (Bill) High-Harnishfeger of Spring City, Tenn.; brother, Ronnie (Kaye) Dickens of Lafayette and best friend, Harry Gossard of Alexandria.

Hayden Lee Goins
Services for Mr. Goins will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Hermitage Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Goins, 18, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
He was preceded in death by mother, Karen Hill and grandfather, Lloyd Hill.
Survivors include: father, David Lee Goins; brothers, Neylan and Dalton Goins and Logan Murphy; sisters, Sasha Arrington and Cheyenne and Jade Murphy; and grandparents, Bill and Shirley Goins and Judy Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Heights.

Dorothy Louise Farley Long
Services for Mrs. Long will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at Wilson County Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Long officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Long died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 at her residence. She worked in the Smith County High School cafeteria for several years and was owner/operator of the Black Horse at one time. She was a member of CMT-ABATE motorcycle club and organized and distributed toys and food for Wilson and Smith County families in need.
She was preceded in death by husband, Robert "Robin" Leander Long Jr.; son, Robert "Cobb" Long III; and grandson, Derrick Allyn Long.
Survivors include: children, Sherell Long (Ray) White, Christopher (Ona), Matthew (Angela), Mary Louise and Kevin Long, Carrie Lesa Mullins and Carol Renee (Johnny) Johnson; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Buford Redding
Services for Mr. Redding will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Brandon officiating. Masonic services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home with Comer Lodge No. 417 officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 17, from 5-8 p.m.
Mr. Redding, 93, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at University Medical Center. He was a past Master and 65 year member of Comer Lodge No. 417 F&AM and a member of Watertown First Baptist Church. Mr. Redding worked as a building contractor.
He was preceded i death by his wife, Jeanette Granstaff Redding and son, Jack Redding.
Survivors include: Ken Redding of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Ben Redding of Houston, Texas and Angie Redding of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Geneva (Odene) Lawrence of Watertown and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Morgan, Steve Lawrence and members of Comer Lodge No. 417.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Paul White
A Celebration of Life for Mr. White will noon Saturday, Dec. 19 at Market Street Church of Christ. Interment with Military honors will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon-7 p.m. Friday at Disyal Funeral Home and 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.
Mr. White, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. He was an ordained Elder of the Market Street Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army where he received the Bronze Star Combat Infantry Badge in the Korean War, Korean Service Medal and United Nation Service Medal.
He was employed and retired from Ford Glass Plant after 32 years. He was on the board of directors for the Wilson County Civic League, and also the Lebanon Planning Commission.
He was preceded in death by parents, Magellan and Willie Neal White; brothers, Alfred and Lonale White; sisters, Mary Helen Williams, Madora Haynie and Lenora Bethea.
Survivors include: wife of 54 years, Catherine White; sons, Dr. Gregory Paul (Patricia) White of Chattanooga, Timothy Orlando White and Winston Fitzgerald White of Lebanon; grandchildren, Orlando Steverson, Gregory Paul White II, Olivia White, Jessica White, and Freddie P. White II; great-grandchildren, Jakiya and Omaria Steverson; brother, Perry O’Neal (Bernice) White of Lebanon; sisters, Lucille (Fred) McKinley and Jimmy Dean White-Hill, both of Nashville; brothers-in-law, Jean (Margaret), Donald, Arnold, Robert (Gwen) and Charles Stafford and  Robert Williams; and sisters-in-law, Margaret and Emma Jean Stafford.
Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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