Obituaries for May 27, 2009

Maudie Bell Askew
Services for Mrs. Askew will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Askew, 91, of Alexandria, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, James Walter and Hettie Malone Parkerson; husband, Pete Askew; brothers and sisters, Odis, Alec, Cordell, Robert, Shelby and Frank Parkerson, Eva Ray Malone, Loreta Clayborn,Evelyn Martin and Lona Faye Lawrence.
Survivors include: children, Patricia, Walter (Joyce) and Shelie "Pee Wee" (Pam) Askew, all of Alexandria; grandchildren, Brad (Judy) Askew of Watertown, Brian Askew of Murfreesboro, Sonya (Reed) Edge of Dowelltown and Shasta (Donny) West and Sara Askew, both of Alexandria; five great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Butch (Barbara) Parkerson of Temperance Hall and Jean (Jimmy) Reasonover and Lucille Jennings, both of Alexandria.
Pallbearers will be Chris Blackburn, John and Jeremy Johnson, Brad and Brian Askew, Jimmy Mullinax, Charles Clayborn and Doyle Blair.

William Robert Chapman
Graveside Services for Mr. Chapman will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sellars Funeral Home.
Mr. Chapman, 84, of Lebanon, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009. He was a World War II veteran and a retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by wife, Estelle Chapman; parents, Archie Pruitt and Vivian Chapman; daughter, Lori Sloan; and step-son, James Clemmons.
Survivors include: son, Wayne Chapman; step-sons, Gary Clemmons and Rusty Waller; step-daughters, Edith McKensie and Becky LeMay; brother, Fred Chapman; sisters, Martha Ayers and Anne Hart; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fleet Reserve Association of Middle Tennessee.
Please make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St., Nashville, 37203.

Frank Marion Isbell
Services for Mr. Isbell will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 29 at Life Assembly Church in Mt. Juliet with Phil Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Mr. Isbell, 47, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was a member of The Bridge Fellowship Church, owner of Action Insurance Agency in Mt. Juliet and a Gideon.
He was preceded in death by father, Ernest Eugene Isbell Sr.; and brother, Ernest Isbell Jr.
Survivors include: wife of 24 years, Tracy Scott Isbell; mother, Margaret Isbell of Sweetwater, Tenn.; sons, Frank Wesley Jordan and Landon Scott Isbell, both of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Lauren Nicole Isbell (Lyman) Lassiter of Mt. Juliet; and grandchildren, Blaze McKinley Lassiter and Kensley Jade Isbell.
Pallbearers will be Jordan and Landon Isbell, Paul Wood, Danny Thomasson, Evan Brown, Corey Lien, Bryan Roerhig, Glen Hanks and Victor and Michael Creech. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Shatswell, Michael Scott, Lyman Lassiter, Austin Wair, Zachary and Donnie Scott and Henry Masten.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 843, Mt. Juliet, 37121 or CaringBridge, P.O. Box 131447, Houston, Texas, 77219 or Pacreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 7000, El Senguido, Calif., 90245.

Jimmy Clayton Layne
No services are scheduled for Mr. Layne.
Mr. Layne, 56, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009.
He was preceded in death by parents, Gene and Elizabeth Layne.
Survivors include: sisters, Betty (R.C.) White, Jane (Terry) White and Pam Edwards.    Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Edward Seay
Services for Mr. Seay will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffery Huddleston officiating. Interment will be in Seay Family Cemetery. Family hour will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Survivors include: daughters, Savitri (Randy) Marsh and Keller Seay; son, Damien (Rhea) Seay; father, Charlie (Eleanor) Seay; mother, Sarah Rhone; brothers, Robert "Booba" (Lisa) Seay and Ike Muirhead; sister, Marilyn Evans; and other relatives and friends.

Carolyn Thompson
Services for Mrs. Thompson will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jack Sprinkle and James Corley officiating. Interment will be in Conatser Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Thompson, 70, of Lebanon, died Tuesday May 26, 2009 at her residence. She was a member of Webb's Baptist Chapel, a title clerk for Cunningham Motors and was the District 5 County Commissioner since 1986.
Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Mattie Margaret White Gray; husband, Homer Thompson; and sister, Elsie Watson.
Survivors include: daughter, Lori (Don) Upchurch; brother, Eugene (Claudette) Gray; sisters, Evelyn Hailey (John) Pruitte, Josephine (Paul Donald) Thompson and Ernestine (Henry) Noell; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Hailey, Jimmy Smith, Mark and David Thompson, Jason Gray, Scott Maynard, Joe Cloyd and Jake Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Webb's Baptist Chapel, Widow's Club, The Oakland FCE Club, The Dixie Delight's Chapter of the Red Hat Society, Lebanon High School Class of 1957 Breakfast Club, Wilson County Commission, all of Wilson County officials and employees, special cousin Ruth Walker and all special friends too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mrs. Thompson's memory to the Webb's Chapel Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.


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