Obituaries for June 2, 2009

Buford F. Adams
Graveside services for Mr. Adams will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Hermitage Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home.
Mr. Adams, 73, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009.
Survivors include: children, Johnny (Linda) Adams, Deborah Malone and James (Dawn) Adams and nine grandchildren.

Mamie Lou Asta
Services for Mrs. Asta will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at High Funeral Home with Carl Smith officiating. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Mrs. Asta, 92, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at Summit Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mattie Hill McGee; husband, Edward L. Asta; son, James Asta and brothers, Richard and Howard McGee.
Survivors include: sons,  Frank Asta of Fla., Wayne (Ronda) Asta of Winchester and Ron (Donna) Asta of Lebanon; eight grandchildren and eight great-granchildren.

Milton Robert Bigbie
Services for Mr. Bigbie will be 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bigbie, 62, of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Survivors include: wife of 37 years, Barbara Ann Bigbie; son, Robert L. Bigbie; brother, Marcus (Margaret) Bigbie; sisters, Jenny (Larry) McMaster and June (Mike) Sikes and grandchildren, Nicole Dyer and Corey Bigbie.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Thomas Brady
Services for Mr. Brady will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. with Bro. Kevin Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens in Lebanon.
Mr. Brady, 66, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, at his residence. He was a painter for Star Custom Trailers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Bain Brady.
Survivors include: wife, Buty Faye Pryor; children, Jackie (Sherry) Brady and Randell (Laura) Brady of Lebanon; step-daughters, Penny Burgess, Debbie (Terry) Pryor of Red Boiling Springs and Sheila Strong of Lafayette; step-sons, Harold Strong, Terry (Lori) Strong and Vernon Strong of Gordonsville; brother, Phillip Brady of Lebanon; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Jackie Brady, Randell Brady, Harold Strong, Jeff Strong, Terry Strong and Terry Pryor will serve as pallbearers.

Thurman Adolphis Gregg
Mr. Gregg, 92, of Hermitage, died Saturday, May 30, 2009. Visitation was on Monday, June 1, from 4-8 p.m. at Hibbett and  Hailey Funeral Home.

Annie Esther Nicholson
Services for Mrs. Nicholson was 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel with Lead Pastor Phil Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and from noon until service time on Monday.
Mrs. Nicholson, 85, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ershel "Nick" Nicholson.
Survivors include: daughters, Judy (Michael) Tyler, Janice (Robert) Smith and Janet (Billy) Evans; grandchildren, Donna Tyler, Shannon (Thomas) Zobel and Michael (Crystal Little) Smith; great-grandchildren, Saidee Zobel, Harley and Eli Tyler-Neal and sisters, Ada Hughes and Elva Baker.
Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Great-grandchildren Harley and Eli Tyler-Neal will serve as Honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville, Tenn. 37215.

Lonnie Richard Shipp
Services for Mr. Shipp was 10 a.m. on Monday, June 1, at Hermitage Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tom Boyette and Bro. Mike Waters officiating. Interment followed services in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home.
Mr. Shipp, 88, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009.
Survivors include: sons, Richard (Debra) Shipp and Michael (Julia) Shipp; grandchildren, Preston, Emily, Daniel and Elizabeth and great-grandchildren, Lila, Ruby and Levi.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guardian Hospice, 800 Crescent Center Circle, 3 Corporate Center, Suite 550, Franklin, Tenn. 37067.

Beatrice Sherrill Westmoreland
Services for Mrs. Westmoreland will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Elliott and the Rev. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Conaster Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Mrs. Westmoreland, 81, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Pavilion in Lebanon. She was the a cook in many local restaurants and was a member of the Mt. Juliet Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Willie Emmerton Sherrill; husband, Virgil Dee Westmoreland; son, Johnson Edgar Westmoreland and brothers, Major and Mack Sherrill.
Survivors include: children, James Richard (Trish) Westmoreland of Dixon Springs and Carol Anne Westmoreland of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jeff (Lisa) Denson, Christy (David) Taylor, William D. (Jennifer) Westmoreland, Joshua Wayne Ricketts, Melinda Marie (Joshua) Nichols, and Jonathon (Ashley) Westmoreland; sister, Mary Rose Hilton of Celina; brother, James Sherrill of Cottontown; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Webb Wright
Services for Ms. Wright will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Taft officiating. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Ms. Wright, 89, of Hermitage, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hermitage.
Survivors include: grandchildren, Donald R. Wright and Melissa Jones and three great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Hermitage, 3824 Central Pike, Hermitage, Tenn. 37076.

 

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