Obituaries for Sept. 2, 2010

James Robert “Boots" Brown
Graveside services for Mr. Brown will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Conatser Cemetery with Bro. Frankie Downs officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Brown, 73, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at University Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by parents, W.B. “Punch" and Mary Belle Brown; and sister, Ruth Brown. He was a member of LaGuardo Baptist Church and worked at TRW and was a local farmer.
Survivors include: son, Stan; brothers, John Lee (Cathrine) Brown of Lebanon, Will D. (Eleanor) Brown of Kentucky and Jerry (Yvonne) Brown of Lebanon; and sister, Myrtle (Lee) Rake of Franklin Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Charles, Gary, and James Harold Brown, Mark and Bill Manning, Jimmy Reed and Hillary Kellow.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Woodall Fosson
Memorial services for Ms. Fosson will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Lee officiating.  
Ms. Fosson died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Salem, Ore. She was born in Wilson County. She was a nurse for many years having worked at the Mitchell Manor in Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Woodall and a brother, Tony Woodall.
Survivors include: daughter, Donna McCario of Salem, Ore.; grandson, Dylan Morris of Portland, Ore.; sister, Sabra Todd of Lebanon; brother, John (Faye) Woodall of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brian Daniel Hall
Memorial services for Mr. Hall will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with the Rev. Buddy Royston officiating. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Hall, 54, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. He was an avid fan of music and a talented drummer. He spent many years playing music in a band with his brothers and making music with his relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by father, Daniel Gene Hall; and brother, Marty Hall.
Survivors include: parents, Don and Anita Brauneker; brothers, Doug (Ana) and Kevin (Terry) Hall and R. J. (Debbie) and Bradley Brauneker; sisters, Lori Hall and Rayetta Seward; son, Brian Martin (Jennifer) Hall; grandparents, Fred and Pauline Mendoza; granddaughter, Emily Rose Hall; several nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Summit Medical Center, 3901 Central Pike, Suite 153, Hermitage, 37076.
Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Denese Stinson
Services for Ms. Stinson will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Hermitage Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Thursday and noon until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Ms. Stinson, 32, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.
Survivors include: parents, Jerry and Dorothy Stinson; children, Evan, Jake, Jerry Michael and Dottie; brother, Dwayne Stinson; sisters, Michelle Winningham and Rondda Link; nephews, Craig Stinson and Hunter Winningham; nieces, Amber Digesti and Sommer Haiven Stinson; great-niece, Bryleigh Randolph; and several other nieces and nephews.

Myrtle Dale Barrett Vantrease
Services for Mrs. Vantrease will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Don McElroy officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 4-8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Vantrease, 97, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Summit View in Chattanooga. She was born in New Middleton, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert W. and Hattie Cheek Barrett. She lived in Lebanon most of her life and moved to Chattanooga from Lebanon to be close to her son. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lebanon and Red Bank Baptist Church of Red Bank, Tenn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley H. Vantrease; brothers, William and Sanford Barrett; and stepson, Glen Vantrease.
Survivors include: sons, Jerry (Sharon) Vantrease of Chattanooga and Bob Vantrease of Middleburg, Va.; grandchildren, Jana (Trey) Barclay of Cape Coral, Fla., Jessica Vantrease of Knoxville, Chelsee (Pat) Smith of Little Rock, Ark., Tyson Vantrease of Stillwater, Okla., Marilyn (Bryan) Wilder of Tampa, Fla., Richard (Norma) Vantrease of Lake Hamilton, Fla., John (Debbie) Vantrease of Lakeland, Fla. and Tommy Vantrease of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Mallory Barclay, Gus and Boone Smith, Ryan, Julie, Jeannie and Jackie Vantrease and Michael and Amanda Wilder.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Lebanon or Red Bank Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bradley Jones "Brad" Wright
Services for Mr. Wright will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Randy Cooper and Larry Kendrick officiating. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Mr. Wright, 51, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic for Lockheed-Martin.
He was preceded in death by brother, Steve Wright.
Survivors include: wife, Lisa Workman Wright of Lebanon; son, Brett Wright of Lebanon; daughters, Taylor (Nick) Moore of Chattanooga and Breanne Wright of Martin, Tenn.; parents, Dessell T. and Relma Jones Wright of Martin; and Pam Buckley of Murfreesboro.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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