Obituaries for July 22, 2010

William C. Bates
Services for Mr. Bates will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Andray Clemons officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bates, 90, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Alvin C. York Medical Center.
Survivors include: children, Joyce (Raymond) Weir, Verlon (Dorothy) Bates, J. Elaine Williams, J. Dianne Manning, Minnie Banks and Linda P. Thompson; 28 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Frankie Gregory
Graveside services for Mr. Gregory will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Dixon Springs Cemetery with Eld. Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage.
Mr. Gregory, 69, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at University Medical Center. He was a retired Lebanon businessman who owned and operated an Esso Service Station and Garage on West Main Street in Lebanon. One of five children of the late Fred Alvis and Elsie Ellis Nixon Gregory, he was born in Pleasant Shade.
He was a member of the Bide Russell Missionary Baptist Church in Riddleton and a graduate in 1959 from Smith County High School where he was active in the agriculture program and his senior year served as President of the Future Farmers of America.
He was preceded in death by sister, Shelby Gregory Gutterrez and brother, Joe Allen Gregory.
Survivors include: daughter, Michelle (Richard) Augustyniak of Murfreesboro; sisters, Bobbie Duke of Donelson and Mary Moores of Ridgetop; granddaughter, Nicole Augustyniak; and his loving companion of 38 years, Chris Clinton of Lebanon.

Rev. Vance Gilmore "Preacher" King
Services for Mr. King will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 23 at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, Tenn. with the Rev. Tim Fisher and Jeff King officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Rev. King, 82, of Rockvale, died tuesday, July 20, 2010. He was ordained into the ministry in 1952 and served as pastor of six Baptist churches in Middle Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Tomlinson King; parents, Lou Washington and Velma Leta Robertson King; and grandson, Elijah Berry.
Survivors include: wife, Mary Grace King of Rockvale; daughters, Sandra (Tim) Trapp of Smithville, Sharon (Leonard) Kelley of Layton, Utah, Carolyn (Steve) King,  Betty Kay (Ralph) Fox and Sue Murray, all of Murfreesboro; son, john V. King of Louisville, Ky.; step-daughter, Leslie Dudley of Rockvale; step-son, Dennis Dudley of Killeen, Texas; brother, Forest King of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Willowbrook Hospice, 381 Riverside Dr., Franklin, Tenn. 37064; Gideons International; or National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 2120 Crestmore Road, Nashville, 37215.

Corey Lamont Seay
Services for Mr. Seay will be noon Saturday, July 24 at Garden of Prayer Tabernacle with Bishop Belita McMurry-Fite officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday at the church.
Mr. Seay, 41, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Centennial Medical Center. He was a member of Garden of Prayer Tabernacle. He attended elementary school in Lebanon as well as Lebanon High School, and also the Cleveland, Ohio school system. He lived in Hartsville and Lebanon as well as Cleveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur Perry and Alice Marie Joyner and Andrew D. and Ester Pearl Seay.
Survivors include: wife, Heather Seay; children, Cortez Knight and Tacola, Taidrian, Valire and Corey Seay II; parents, Henrietta Blair and John Thomas (Jennifer) Seay; brothers and sisters, Gregory (Kiki) and Patrick (Pamela) Seay, Renatta (Darryl) Scales and Syreeta (Andrew) Keeley; numerous nieces and nephews; mother- and father-in-law, Henry and Connie Beasley; and great-aunt, Queen Steverson.
Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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