Obituaries for Dec. 22, 2009

Gregory French Benson
Visitation with the family was Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m at Hermitage Funeral Home, followed by a reception at the home of Benson's brother.
Interment for Mr. Benson will be at a later date in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Benson, 52, of Old Hickory, died December 18, 2009. He is survived by parents, Hal and Mary Benson; brother, Scott Benson and long-time girlfriend, Teresa Gallagher.

Fred T. Binkley
Services for Mr. Binkley will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2009 at Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Cameron officiating. Interment to follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Binkley, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died December 19, 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bettie Seibert Binkley; daughters, Carolyn Thompson and Jeanna (Kenneth) DeWitt; sons, Gary W. Binkley and Fred R. (Vickie) Binkley, 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Martin Hand and Ann Milliken.
Family and friends to serve as pallbearers, The Dedicated Couples Bible Class of Lakewood Baptist Church to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Virginia Gail Farley
A memorial service for Mrs. Farley will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Mrs. Farley, 67, passed away Dec. 21, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Farley Kittrel; grandson, Bryson Maynard; parents, Mack and Lilly Mae Hollis Jones.
Survivors include:  husband, Bob D. Farley, Sr.; children, Bobby D. (Debbie) Farley, Jr. and Jackie S. Farley; grandchildren, Kristen (Scott) Thorbjornsen, Autumn Maynard, Zach (Heather) Thompson, Shawn Holloway, Summer Farley and Jacqlyn Holloway; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Hope Thorbjornsen.
In lieu of flowers,  please make memorial donations to the Webbs Baptist Chapel, 120 Davis Road, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087 and/or any fund to provide Christmas toys for children, in her name.
Sellars Funeral Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Velma Nixon
A graveside service for Ms. Nixon will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Nixon, 86, passed away Dec. 21, 2009, at University Medical Center.
Survivors include:  goddaughters, Fredericka Blair and Stareisha Brooks; brother-in-law, Henry Nixon; niece, Glenda Lewis; nephew, Dewayne Lewis; cousins, Mary Bell, Maxine and Kenneth Allen; devoted friends, Thelma Shockley, Delia Spickard; host of other relatives and friends.
JC Hellum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Gene P. Robinson
There will be a private family memorial service for Mr. Robinson.
Mr. Robinson, 78, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he attended on a ROTC scholarship. He began his career in the outdoor amusement business in 1964 with James E. Strates Shows and went on to retire with Cumberland Valley Shows in the late 90's. He was a 1st Lieutenant with the Marines and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Doris Robinson; sister,  Carolyn Clemons.
Survivors include:  wife of 52 years, Martha Robinson; sons, Joe (Vi) Robinson of Fla. and Jeff (Madeleine) Cashdollar of Goodlettsville; daughters, Connie Coomes of Fla., Jeanan Robinson of Lebanon, Stacey (Patrick) Ryan of Texas and Claudia (Nelson) Lamberson of Lebanon; grandchildren, Joe Robinson, Melisa Parkinson, Brock Cashdollar, Paula Lupton, Jerri Coomes, Nathanial Coomes, Jenna Peel, Alex White, Shelby White and McKenzie Lamberson; great-grandchildren, Johnny Parkinson and Gannon Kozielski; sister, Phyllis (James) Strates of Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410 Atlanta, Ga. 30384-9410.
Partlow Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


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