Obituaries – January 17, 2009

Oler Belle Jones Bradshaw

Services for Mrs. Bradshaw will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Revs. Jonas Taylor and Carl Price officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bradshaw, 78, of Laguardo, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at University Medical Center. She was a member of West Hills Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Edna Loftis Jones; husband of 55 years, Elliott Vaughn Bradshaw Jr.; brothers, Hooper, Ben, Bethel, Jesse "Casey" and Tom Jones; and sister, Jean Heady.

Survivors include: sons, James (Teresa) Bradshaw of Smithville and Michael (Jamie) Bradshaw of Lebanon; grandchildren, Lynette (Tim) Davidson, Tracy Hudson, Christina (Shane) Williams, Melinda (David) Wilhoite, Christopher Bradshaw, Lora (Trey) Guess, Tara (Joseph) Williams and Jason Bradshaw; great-grandchildren, Nikki and Dalton Hudson, Austin Davis, Jacob and Caleb Davidson, Peyton Williams, Kyra Guess and Savannah Wilhoite; nephew, Charles Vaughn Vantrease; and brothers, Cordell (Claudine) and Bill (Margaret) Jones, both of Lebanon and Harvey (Margaret) Jones of Albertsville, Ala.; and sisters, Verna Midgett of Smithville and Dee (Wilburn) Hensley of Cookeville.
Pallbearers will be Jason and Christopher Bradshaw, Tim Davidson, Shane and Joseph Williams, David Wilhoite, Trey Guess, Brad and Landon Vantrease and Scot Crook. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul and Jamie Williams, Ernest and Janette Tatum, Louis and Joyce Draper, Raleigh and Sandy Conquest, Rufus and Pauline Harper and the Joy Sunday School Class of West HIlls Baptist Church.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Brown

Services for Mr. Brown will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in LaGuardo Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Brown, 62, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.

He is preceded in death by parents William E. and Elsie M. Jernigan Brown, and brother Sammie E. Brown.

Survivors include: son, Michael E. (Tammy) Brown; siblings, Billy (Jennie) and Ronnie (Bunny) Brown and Ann (Ronnie) Thompson; granddaughters, Kelly Renee Lawson and Megan Elizabeth Brown; great-granddaughters, Dustin William and Khloe Grace Lawson; nieces and nephews, Chris, Tim, William and T.J. Curtis, William and Jamie Thompson, Gracie Lee and Elizabeth Ann Brown and Tyler Glenn and Serenity Jade Thompson.
Pallbearers will be Robert Kellow, Jeff McPeak, Frank Vastola, Ray Ferrell, Donald “Rooster” Green and Andy Raines.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Sellars Funeral Home.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Mosley Burton

Services for Mrs. Burton will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Elder Rick Oliver officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Burton, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. A school teacher for 18 years prior to her marriage, she taught in various one and two room schoolhouses, county/city systems and the Tennessee School for the Blind. Among the first to volunteer in 1943 to the Women’s US Marine Corps Reserve under the “Free a Man to Fight” program during WWII, discharged Nov 24, 1945, at the rank of Staff Sergeant; was a life member of the Women Marines Association and American Legion. She was a member of LaGuardo Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 55 years.

She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Samuel Burton Sr.; parents, Samuel and Lily Pearl Mosley; brothers, Robert Stephens Mosley Sr. and Samuel Albert Mosley Jr; sisters, Mary Lucille Mosley, Eva I. Mosley and Frances M. Graham; and son-in-law, Robert Daniel Huber.

Survivors include: children, Robert Samuel Burton Jr, Mary Jane (Morgan) Scott and Martha Ann Burton; grandchildren: Leanna and James Robert "Bob" Burton, JeSuis’ Andrew and Josiah Nathan Scott; and step-grandchildren Aaron Wesley (Trisha) and Bryan Anthony Scott, Seth Tyson (Rachel) Huber; two step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Rebecca Graham Ferris, Billie M. Hamlett; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob, Durrell and Mark E. Burton, Robert Stephens Jr. and Charles Ray Mosley, David C. Hooven, Leanna Burton and JeSuis’ and Josiah Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Erlene Foulds, Mary Perry, Ella Brown, and Ramona Frantz.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials in her honor to either of the following charities: Directed to “Friends of the Archives” to benefit Williamson County Archives & Museum, P.O. Box 1006, Franklin, Tenn. 37065; Mt Juliet Library, P.O. Box 319, Mt. Juliet, 37122, Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St, Nashville, 37203.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Campbell

Services for Mrs. Campbell will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at Sellars Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Fester and Pastor John Petree officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Campbell will be transported to eastern Tennessee on Jan. 19 and she will be laid to rest in the family cemetery on the Campbell farm in Sevierville. The graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Ben Whitted.

Mrs. Campbell died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at University Medical Center. Irene was born in West Virginia to Clydia and Marion Jackson. Her father was a coal miner and she grew up in the mountains of West Virginia with her five sisters. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio when she was a young lady and worked as a secretary at White Motor Corporation. She married her husband Max in 1954. Though most of her life was spent as a homemaker, she was the executive secretary to the Mayor of Brunswick, Ohio. The family moved to Tempe, Ariz. in 1971 before eventually moving to Lebanon in 1986. She was an active member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by son, Jeff; mother-in-law, Rosa Campbell; and sister, Jane Blankenship.

Survivors include: husband of 54 years, Max; son, John (Gina) and their children Jack Henry and Eva Marie; sisters, Ruth Browning, Maxine Crawford, Ethel (Dwayne) Whitted and Georgia (Larry) Marshall; brother, Roy (Dorothy) Campbell, and niece, Judy Karpis of Miami Springs Fla.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Wilson County American Cancer Association.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viva Jean Gass

Services for Mrs. Gass will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Pastor Clay Faircloth officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gass, 81, of Mt. Juliet passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Leatha Floyd; and sons, Wayne Gass and Danny Gass.

She is survived by husband of 63 years, Cecil Gass; daughter, Diana Carter; daughter-in-law, Nancy Gass; brother, George Floyd; nephew, Richard Floyd; grandchildren, Michael, Tony (Danielle) and Stephen Gass, Patty Welch and Shane and Sam Carter; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael, Tony and Shane Gass, Sam Carter, Melvin Agee, and Kenneth Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Enayat’s office and staff.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Mae Rauhaus

Arrangements for Mrs. Rauhaus are incomplete at this time.
Mrs. Rauhaus, 81, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Rauhaus; parents, Roy and Edna Crebo and brother Roy Crebo.

Survivors include: daughter, Connie (Jerry) McCulloch of Lebanon; grandchildren, Angie (Chris) McDonald, Jerry W. McCulloch Jr. and Jill McCulloch, all of Lebanon and great-grandchildren, Cristie Mason and Billy and Jordan Herchenbach.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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