Obituaries for Oct. 23, 2009

Alma Jean Reese Gregory Hall
Services for Mrs. Hall will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Family Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Shrum officiating. Interment will be in Bethpage Lower Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hall, 70, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.
She was preceded in death by parents, Ruby T. and Christine Anderson Reese; first husband, Louis Gregory; and sons, Timmy and Tony Gregory.
Survivors include: husband, Robert Hall Sr.; daughter, Pamela (Rick) Hiltz of Cross Plains, Tenn., step-son, Robert (Martha) Hall Jr. of Lebanon; step-daughter Linda (Jim) Phillips of Lebanon; brothers, Jack (Geraldine) Reese of McKenzie, Tenn., John (Donna) Reese of Lebanon, William Reese of Illinois and Bob Reese of California; sister, Ruby Lee (Bob) Renkert of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Harris, Henry Stamps, Kenny, Bobby and Joshua Reese, Charlie Hall, Al Robert and Jeff Raines.

Letitia Kaye Haynes “Tish” Lening
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Lening will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn, Rev. Terry Fessler and Bro. Carl Jones. Visitation will be held 1-4:30 p.m. at the church.
Mrs. Lening, 49, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by father, Tilford “Tip” Haynes; mother, Maxine Haynes; sister, Frances Mai Wrye; brother, Tilford Quinn Haynes; father-in-law, Doyle D. Lening Sr.; and sister-in-law, Theresa Callis.
Survivors include: husband, Doyle D. ”Bubba” Lening Jr.; daughters, Kacie Dene Lening and Jessica Marie Lening; brothers, Gregory Brent (Renee) Haynes and Keith Thomas (Lisa) Haynes.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to The Christmas Offering of the Southern Baptist Convention, c/o of Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave, Lebanon, Tn 37087, Friendship Christian School, 5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, Tn 37087 or to a charity of  choice.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James W. “Jimmy” Patterson
Services for Mr. Patterson will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Patterson, 65, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. He retired from the United States Army as a Master Sergeant, serving with the 30th Troop Command. He was also a Master Gardener.
He was preceded in death by father, James H. “Pat” Patterson.
Survivors include: wife, Brenda Patterson; mother, Dot Patterson; children, Jeff (Nici) Patterson, Kelley Patterson, Rod Taylor and Rhonda (Brian) Edwards; mother-in-law, Margaret McDonald; grandchildren, Chris (Caroline) Edwards and Casey Edwards; special friend/pet, Charlie; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Sid Paris, Bobby Thompson, Richard Stout, Tony and Tommy Hearn, Fred Andrews, Randy Johnson and Mackey Bentley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Storm and Billy Sellars, Phil Hearn, Dennis Sanders, Russell Witt, Eugene Hayes, Randall Ligon and the 30th Troop Command.

Raymond Payton Preston
Services for Mr. Preston were Friday, Oct. 23 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Pastor Daniel Stirnemann officiating. Interment was in the Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Preston, 92, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Quality Care Nursing Home. He was retired from TRW and worked for several years with the City of Lebanon Flower Department.
He was preceded in death by wife, Nora E. “Bill” Preston; sons, Charles Raymond and Henry Wiley Preston; parents, Claude Lanham and Myrtle Turney Preston; sisters, Inez Grissom and Margaret Preston; brother, Felix Preston; great-granddaughter, Amy Nichole Patrick.
Survivors include: daughter, Ann (Abed) Halim; son, Jack (Josie) Preston; sister, Amanda Gladys Oakley; granddaughters, Julie Preston and Beckie (Donn) Boughton; grandsons, Ray (Coreen) Preston, Tony (Kacey) Atwell, Jason D. Preston and Ramzi J. Halim; great-grandchildren, Christina and Kelcey Atwell, Bridgett (Danny) Carroll and Morgan Patrick; great-great-grandchildren, Daniel and Amanda Carroll, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Tony Atwell, Ramzi and Abed Halim, Ray and Jason Preston and Donn Boughton. Honorary pallbearers, good friends Terry, Clayton Lane, Angel, and all nurses and techs at Quality Care Nursing Home.


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