Obituaries for June 24, 2009

Jerald "Jerry" Elliott
Services for Mr. Elliott will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 26 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Todd Elliott officiating. Interment will be in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Elliott, 63, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
He was preceded in death by mother, Peggy Keating Elliott.
Survivors include: father, John Elliott; sister, Jessie (Joe) Chalfin; brother, Jack (Diane) Elliott; nephews, Todd (Jennifer) and Troy (Angie) Elliott and John (Jolynn) and Ralph (Surina) Dotson; niece, DeeAnna (Jermaine) O'Quinn; great-nieces and nephews, Gregory, Wesley, Zachary, Luke and Reese Elliott, Cooper and Cort Dotson, Kaitlin Philpott and Brandon Adams; and special friend, Marty Nicholson.
Pallbearers will be John Dotson, Jimmy Stevens, Troy and Gregory Elliott, Joe Chalfin and Gary "Moose" Henley. Honorary pallbearers will be friends at the Donelson Pub.

Couriyah Elaine Hastings
Ms. Hastings, of Lebanon, died Sunday, June 21, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include: mother, Amanda Parsley; father, Courtney Hastings; brother, CJ Cosby; grandparents, Stacey Talley and Robert Hastings, Shirley (Raymond) Parsley-Walker and Donald Parsley; and many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Anna Marie Hogg
Services for Mrs. Hogg will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Denzil Bryant officiating. Interment will be in Hartsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, June 25, from 2-6 p.m. at Carr-Hellum Funeral Home and Friday, June 26, from noon until service time at the church.
Mrs. Hogg, 75, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Trousdale Medical Center.
Survivors include: husband, G.W. Hogg; sister-in-law, Callie James McCadden and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carr-Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Henry Spurling
Services for Mr. Spurling will be 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Tignor officiating. Interment with full military honors in Cedar Grove Cemetery will immediately follow the service. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Spurling, 79, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, June 22, 2009 at his residence. He was a member of the Touchstone Church of Christ. He retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant E-8, and retired from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He was a founding member of the National Guard Marksmen Training Unit, a member of the National Guard Retired Shooters Association, and the National Rifle Association.
He was The National Rifles Championship Presidents 100 winner, received the Distinguished Rifleman’s Badge and the Tennessee Governor’s Top 20 Shooters.  His military career started in Rockwood, Tenn. and included assignments in many areas of the world including the Korean Conflict in Iceland and Desert Storm.
He was preceded in death by parents, Joshua Spurling and Beatrice Wallace Spurling; and brother, Bill Spurling.
Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Irene Kindrick Spurling; children, Jamey (John) Taylor and James Kirk Spurling; grandchildren, Jamey Marie and James Cody Spurling; sisters, Emily (Bobby) Brock, Peggy Sexton, Carol Wright, and Ann (Joe) Cameron; brothers, Jack (Eula) and Tom (Helen) Spurling; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Artie Gibbs, Dwight Jewell, Joe Smith, Gene Barnette and Bill Durham. Honorary pallbearers will be Sandra Bass and Terri Quinn and the staff of Odyssey Hospice, the National Guard Retired Shooters Association members, and retired members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society (505 8th Ave of America, Suite 902, New York NY 10018) or Friendship Christian School (5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon 37087).

Kenneth Thompson
Services for Mr. Thompson will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Hellum Funeral Home with Eld. Brewer Hall Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Benevolent Cemetery in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Thompson, 53, died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at University Medical Center.
Survivors include: wife, Natasha Young Thompson; father, Charles (Betty) Clemmons; children, Moland (Cyntrece) and Kenesha Thompson; bonus son, Jatavious Jackson; bonus children, Jerrico, Eunetta and Rontez Alexander; sisters, Joyce (Nathan) Petway, Renee (George) Cook, Regina Bailey and Dianne and Kaye Clemmons; brothers, Desi (Joyce) Thompson, Wendell Fletcher, Shawn Bailey, and Keith (Sharon), Tony (Deanna) and Ray Clemmons; and other relatives and friends.

Martha J. Whitley
Services for Mrs. Whitley will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Petree and Donnie Bain officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Whitley, 60, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday June 23, 2009 at her residence. She was a member of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and she was a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by father, Hubert Clemmons Whittemore.
Survivors include: mother, Estelle Whittemore of Lafayette; husband, Darrell Whitley of Lebanon; son, Derrick (Ronda) Whitley of Lebanon; daughter, Sabrina(Mike) Peller of Lebanon; brothers, Terry (Elaine) Whittemore of Lebanon and Keith(Sonja) Whittemore of Lafayette; sisters, Nancy (Carl) Fishburn and Debbie(Donnie) Patterson, both of Lafayette; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Riley Grace Whitley and Whitley and Molly Bess Hayes, step-grandsons, Corey and Zack Peller.
Pallbearers will be Shannon and Colby Patterson, Dustin Fishburn, Jacob Whittemore, Brandon Bass, Michael Corley, Gary Dillard and Mike Peller. Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nurses from the University Medical Center, Summit Medical Center and Alive Hospice.

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