Obituaries for June 4, 2009

Myrtle A. Allen
Services for Mrs. Allen will be 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at Hellum Funeral Home with Christopher Corder officiating.
Mrs. Allen, 63, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Skyline Medical Center. She was employed by TRW for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Robertson and daughters, Barbara and Deborah Corder.
Survivors include: husband, Sidney Allen Sr.; sons, Frank, Freeman (Deborah) and Daniel Corder; daughter, Kiyawna L. Crabbe; brothers, James (Hattie) and John Robertson; sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Faye Allen and daughter-in-law, Andrea Calhoun.
Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva Cato Gomer
Mrs. Cato family will receive friends on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, Tenn. A graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Clayton officiating.
Mrs. Cato, 94, of Rockwood, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. She was a member of Caney Ford Baptist Church and was employed by the Rockwood Outlet Store until she retired in 1972.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Birdie and Marion Clayton and daughter, Peggy L. Jeffrey.
Survivors include: daughters, Martha Cato Yokley of Nashville and Betty Cato Atkins; son, Forrest Wallace (Wanda) Cato of Atlanta; stepson, Robert (Carole) Gomer of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Patricia Gross
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time.
Ms. Gross, 70, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Eva Louise Jennings
Services for Mrs. Jennings will be 10 a.m. on Friday, June 5, in Hibbett & Hailey Chapel with Bruce Meriwether officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 4, from 2-8 p.m.
Mrs. Jennings, 97, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. She was a 1938 graduate of  St. Thomas School of Nursing and worked at St. Thomas Hospital until she retired at age 73.  She was long time member of First Baptist Church of Nashville and was active in the Friendshippers and The Fidelis Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Jennings and daughter, Eva Jennings Lester.
Survivors include: daughter, Martha (Hank) Sweetman of Hermitage; son, Harold (Cindy) Jennings of Franklin; son-in-law, Alf Lester of Nashville; sisters, Ressie Bentley of Donelson and Mary Jordan of Lebanon; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alive Hospice of Nashville.
Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Owen Morgan
Services for Mr. Morgan will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, June 6, from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday, from noon until service time.
Mr. Morgan died on Sunday, May 31, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alton and Ann Fish, John Morgan and Clara Belcher.
Survivors include: siblings, Teresa (Becky) Pope of Nashville, Ricky Morgan of Fla., Butch (Angie Hooten) Morgan and Cindy (Ronnie) Dunsavage; father, Tommy Morgan and mother, Betty Fish Morgan of Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made at Pinnacle Bank.
Pallbearers will be Sammie Raines, Doug Raines, Jimmy Raines, Jerry Baty, Caleb Dunsavage, Vernon Raines, Scott Bowen and Kenny Bowen.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Seay
Services for Mr. Seay will be at noon at the Lebanon Church of God with Bishop A. J. Valentine officiating. Interment will follow at the Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time.
Mr. Seay, 77, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Quality Health Care Center in Lebanon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Jim and Pearl Seay; mother of his children, Inell Seay; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Kayla Davis; sisters, Elnora Reynolds, Hattie Dockins, Virginia Hicks and Geneva Seay; son, William David Seay and brothers, Mentlo, Howard, Benton, James and Rose Seay.
Survivors include: wife, Vera Hackett Seay; children, Larry Seay, Cassandra Shaw, Angela (Ben) Saddler, Barbara (the Rev. Gerald Davis), Crystal Seay and Donna (Ken) Ward; 15 grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Gail (Peter) Brown; sister-in-laws, Mai Nell Cragwall and Faye Acklin; special devoted niece, Lynn Butler and many other connections and friends.
Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Stewart
A private memorial service for Mrs. Stewart will be Saturday, June 6, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hesson officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart, 85, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was born in Providence, R.I., and member of the Order of Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter in Pawtucket, R.I. She also worked as a Field Manager for Dutch Maid Clothing Company.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Campbell Ingham.
Survivors include: husband, James P. Stewart Sr.; children, James Peter (Judith) Stewart Jr. of Farmington Hills, Mich., Judith Ann (Gary) Pearson of Cumberland, R.I., and Jeanie Beth (Robert) Such of Lebanon; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to to the charity of your choice.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Katie Pearl Townes
Services for Mrs. Townes will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Mt. Juliet Church of God. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison, Tenn. Visitation will be Friday, June 5, from 3-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon and on Saturday, at the church, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Mrs. Townes, 77, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her son, Timmy Johnson; first husband, Russell H. Johnson; parents, George K. and Katie Pearl Yarbrough Edmondson and siblings, Mabry, Elmer, Robert, Ray, David and Albert Edmondson.
Survivors include: husband of 18 years, Johnny Townes; sons, James (Patricia) Johnson and Wayne (Ruby) Johnson; siblings, Louise (Ernest) Burnett, Joe (Sara) Edmondson, Margaret (Jim) Bailey and William Edmondson; grandchildren, Jessie Johnson, David Johnson, Kari (Jordan) Affouritt and Kyle Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ted Floyd and Larry Alderman will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Huff, Don "Rooster" Greene, Jim Bishop, Charles West and the Mt. Juliet Church of God Senior Sunday School Class.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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