Obituaries for Dec. 8, 2009

Odis Dale Ellis
Services for Mr. Ellis will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Bradley's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Owen Ivery officiating. Interment will be in Bradley's Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Mr. Ellis, 71, of Milton, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Boulevard Terrace Nursing Center in Murfreesboro. He was a heavy equipment operator and farmer.
He was preceded in death by parents, William David and Cariie Lena Sampson Ellis; brother, William Harold Ellis; and sister, Mildred Lorene Harper.
Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Hickerson Ellis of Milton; children, Tim Ellis of Eagleville, Debbie Ellis (James) Gibbs of Milton, Donna Ellis (Raymond) Gardner of Lascassas, Angie Ellis (Frank) Alexander of Milton amd Susan Ellis (Chris) Bruns of Readyville; grandchildren, Kris, Brittany, Austin and Eli Ellis, Evan and Jessica Stone, Michael Todd and Dakota Gardner and Lucas and Paige Alexander; great-grandchildren, Isabell Benavidez and Abigail and Ryder Stone; brother, Eldon Wayne Ellis of Murfreesboro; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Hennessee of Spencer, Elizabeth Ann Hindsley of Milton and Betty Marie Smith of Christiana; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be James Donald Hindsley, Mitch Young, Evan Stone, Chris Bruns, Raymond Gardner, James Gibbs and James Hindsley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ellis family or expenses.

Irene Gulley
Services for Mrs. Gulley will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bros. Danny Sellars, George Wallace and Jamie Duke officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gulley, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
She was preceded in death by husband, Clay Gulley; parents, Herman and Baird Ogle Moss; and brothers, Herman Jr., Leroy, Arkley, Edward, and Bert Moss.
Survivors include: children, Diane (Jackie) Gulley and Timmy (Celia) Gulley; grandchildren, Crystal (Josh) Gulley, Brandi (Clint) Smith and Shane Gulley; sisters, Olene Moss Smith, Elise (Jewell) Winfree and Lorene (Jim) Strasser; brother, Boyd Moss; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Erlene Hardin
Services for Mrs. Hardin will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Watertown First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Mathis and the Rev. Jack Sprinkle officiating. Interment will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 1-8 p.m. at Hunter Funeral and Wednesday, Dec. 9, from noon until service time at the church.
Mrs. Hardin, 65, of Lebanon, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School. Mrs. Hardin was a member of the Webbs Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Herschel and Bessie Lee Vaugh Montgomery; sisters, Leotta Wrye and Christine Napier and brother, Tamer Montgomery.
Survivors include: husband, Herman Hardin of Lebanon; children, Lydia (Dennis) Banks of Mt. Juliet, William (Angie) Hardin of Watertown and Renee (Joseph) Dodd of Lebanon; grandchildren, Whitney and Rachel Hudson, Shelby and Chase Hardin, Bailey Dodd and Logan Banks; sisters, Ogeal Carpenter of Lebanon, Wilma Jones of Mt. Juliet, Mabel Stephens of Lebanon, Doris Smith of Mt. Juliet, Betty Ricketts of Mt. Juliet and Shelia Edwards of Lebanon; brothers, Johnny Montgomery of Watertown, Neal Montgomery of Lebanon, Charlie Montgomery of Lebanon, David Montgomery of Knoxville, Grady Montgomery of Lebanon and Billy Montgomery of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brian Montgomery, Eric Montgomery, Ronnie Wrye, Stephen Napier, John Edwards and Scott Jones.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Nicole "Niki" Horner
Services for Ms. Horner will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home Dignity Hall with Greg Bell officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ms. Horner, 21, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. She was an employee of Suntrust bank in Lebanon and a member of Wilson County Saddle Club.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Cecil and Ida Horner, Horace and Ruby Meadors, Douglas Sears, Harold Ferguson.
Survivors include: fiancé, William Pulley; parents, Troy and Karen Horner and Shane and Lynne Deppermann; sister, Jessie (Jason Tyree) Horner; brothers, David and Brad Turner and Chance Horner; grandparents, John and Irene Horner, Alfred and Mary Sanders, Carolyn Ferguson, Robert and Linda Deppermann, Carolyn Deppermann; great-grandparents, Clara Ferguson, Helen and Dale Deppermann; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeff and Justin Egan, Jeff McPeak, Rodney Morgan, Ricky Smith and Ray Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve “Bubba” Pryor, Trey McQuary and Larry Bailey.

Thomas "Tom" Jordan Sr.
Services for Mr. Jordan will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tom Theriot and Bro. Frank Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Caraway Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.
Mr. Jordan, 75, of Gladeville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at his residence. He was retired from construction as a bulldozier operator and a member of Gladeville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Grace Jordan; sons, Kenny and Tony Jordan; brothers, Bernie Lee Jordan, Kenneth Odell Jordan and Carl Ray Jordan; sister, Estelle Haralson.
Survivors include:  wife of 56 years, Frances Bain Jordan; sons, Tommy Jordan Jr. of Lebanon, David (Dawn) Jordan of Brushcreek and Gomer (Becky) Jordan of Gladeville; brother, Claude (Virginia) Jordan; sisters, Martha (James) Dillahay, Frances (Robert) Ray, Linda (Tommy) Burnette; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Sue Jordan Coleman, Anita Hayes and Jean (Richard) Hackett; brother-in-laws, Buddy O. (Pat) Bain Jr. and Don E. (Jane) Bain; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gleaners  Sunday School Class of Gladeville Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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