Obituaries for Feb. 17, 2010

Annie Bell Seay
Services for Ms. Seay will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at Lebanon Church of God with Bishop A.J. Valentine officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the service Friday at the church.
Ms. Seay, 98, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at Quality Care Healthcare.
Survivors include: daughters, Margaret F. and Peggy Seay; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
J.C. Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Otelia "Miss Telia" Graves Vantrease
Services for Mrs. Vantrease will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Sellars Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Fesler  and nephew, the Rev. Fran Buhler officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 19, one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Vantrease, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. She was a life-long member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was an active participant in her community. Mrs. Vantrease was always willing to serve and was president of many community organizations including the PTA and the Carroll Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church choir and WMU, and served as president of the Wilson County WMU.
Mrs. Vantrease loved cooking and entertaining her friends and family, her flower garden and her extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. Later in life, she enjoyed socializing in the Lebanon Senior Citizen's Center with her late friend D.J. Gannon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Vantrease; parents, Wilburn and Sulu Graves; sisters, Opal Dillard, Amy Lee Buhler and Hilda Glick and brother, Robert Graves.
Survivors include: sons, Leon (Frances) Vantrease, Don Wayne (Brenda) Vantrease and Fred Vantrease Jr.; sisters, Ellen Glick of Detroit, Mich., Frances Vantrease and Sue Alsup of Lebanon; brother, Osko Graves of Lebanon; grandchildren, Terry and Robin Vantrease of Lebanon, Tyree Vantrease and Jennifer Kinnear of Los Angeles; brother-in-law, Don Glick of Detroit; sister-in-law, Myrtle Vantrease of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Ian and Sophia Kinnear of Los Angeles and Jeremy and Jeffery Vantrease of Lebanon and great-great-grandchildren, Parker and Jackson Vantrease of Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Donald Gannon, Eugene Graves, Kenneth Vantrease, Jerry Vantrease, Tyree Vantrease and Terry Vantrease.
The family would like to thank Mesha Waters, Marilyln Watson and Rose Ethridge for the loving care they gave Mrs. Vantrease, and also the employees of Caris Healthcare, especially Tinesha Joyner, for all their special care and attention these last three years.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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