Obituaries – July 10, 2007

Carrie Estelle Forkum

Services for Mrs. Forkum will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Bro. Carl Arquitt officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery in Trousdale County. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Forkum, 94, of Shelbyville, died Monday, July 9, 2007 at Glen Oaks Convalescence Center. She was employed as a cashier at H.G. Hills grocery in Nashville for many years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Calvin D. and Zora Holden Williams and husband, Grady Forkum. Survivors include: sisters, Mary Lou Hicks and Adele Phillips, both of Shelbyville and May Foster of Bell Buckle. brothers, Clyde Williams of Baltimore, Md., John Williams of the Richmond community and C.D. Williams of Nashville; step-children, Mary Ford and Glenda Williams, both of Lebanon and Ann Venturas of Brown City, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Johnny Gribbins

Services for Mr. Gribbins will be 7:42 p.m. Thursday,July 12 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gribbins, 36, died Sunday, July 8 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Ruth Sanders Lawson. Survivors include: mother, Elaine Lawson Gribbins of the Vesta community; daughters, Brynna "BooBoo" Gribbins of Vesta, Tabitha "Nickel" Gribbins of Lavergne and Ashley "Spicy" Gribbins of Mt. Juliet; father, Terry Gribbins of Lafayette; Jimmy Lackey and Terry Beasley, both of Gladeville; and numerous friends and family members.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris and Jimmy Lackey, Jerry Beasley, Gary Turner, Tim Sutton, Michael Martin and Derrick Jones.

Laura Bell Johnson

Services for Mrs. Johnson will be Thursday, July 12 at Franklin Road Church of Christ with Bro. Darrell Holt officiating. Interment will be in Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at Cobbs Funeral Home in Pontiac, Mich.

Mrs. Johnson, 72, of Pontiac and formerly of Lebanon, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at her residence. She was employed with the Avondale School District in Pontiac.

She was preceded in death by parents, James and Florence Nichols and sons, Kenneth and Ronald Woodmore. Survivors include: children, Cresitha James, Mark Woodmore, Tanya Shabazz, Derek (Vonda) Woodmore, all of Pontiac; sisters, Janis (Ollie) Smith of Pontiac, Delanor Ridley and Cora Mishaw; 13 grandchildren; nine greeat-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends in Lebanon; very devoted friend, Billie Ann Burton.

Orris Everett "O.E." Philpot Jr.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Marlin Connelly and Sewell Hall officiating. Interment will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Philpot, 73, of Nashville, died July 7, 2007. He was a retired Colonel of U.S. Air Force Reserves after 30 years of service, retired from South Central Bell and AT&T; retired from Cracker Barrel Restaurant as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations and elder at the Hillsboro Church of Christ. He was a member of World Christian Broadcasting and GOPAC Republican Party. Survivors include: wife of 51 years, Sally Philpot; daughter, Lisa Philpot (Don) Warren; son, Mike (Robin) Philpot; grandchildren, Tatum Leigh Watson, Garrett, Chase and Dalton Philpot and Jay Everett Watson; sisters, Wylene Rogers, Mary Nelson, Caneta Hall; and brother, William L. Philpot.

Pallbearers will be Ken Williams, Ken Thrash, Billy Phelan, Batey Gresham, Joe Wilkerson, Phillip Hunter and Gene Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Klein, Howard Schnellenberger, Grady Bogue, George Riggs, Dave Newhouse, Dan Evins, Tom Batey, Don Brown, Hugh Jacks, Dick Harris, Larry Taylor and Hugh Stanley. Memorials may be made to World Christian Broadcasting, Franklin, Tenn.; Harding University, Searcy, Ark.; Ohio Valley University, Parkersburg, W.V. or Lakeshore Wedgewood, Nashville, Tenn.

Kathryne Jewell Prewitt

Services for Mrs. Preweitt will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Hunter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Prewitt, 76, of Upper Marlboro, Md. and formerly of Watertown, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at her residence. She was a legal secretary and court stenographer. She was a Watertown High graduate and attended LaSalle Business College.

She was preceded in death by parents, Mack Bernice Sr. and Julia Jacobs Jewell and sister, Imola Hutto. Survivors include: daughters, Vicki (Erick) Hock of Upper Marlboro and Holly (Bill) Foster of New Mexico; grandchildren, Rachel Foster of Orlando, Fla., Heather Foster of Philadelphia, Penn. and Brandon Foster of Knoxville; sisterm Jo Klausner of Lakeland, Fla.; brither, Mack B. (Charlene) Jewell Jr of Goodlettsville; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Jewell, Roger, Brian, Zach and Craig Hutto, and Bobby, Michael and John Harris.

Lloyd Allen Sherrill

Services for Mr. Sherrill will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Lou Alverides officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sherrill, 67, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, July 6, 2007. He was a graduate of Montezuma High School in Montezuma, Ind., an employee of U.S. Airways for 42 years and founder of E & S Landscaping.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ivan Warren and Nellie White Sherrill and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: wife, Sharon Sherrill; son, Steve (Amy) Sherrill of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Libby (Grayl) Myatt of Mt. Juliet; brothers, Wayne (Betty) Sherrill of Indianapolis and Delbert Sherrill of Rockville, Ind.; sister, Velma Grimes of Lynnwood, N.J.; and grandchildren, Ryan and Kelsie Sherrill and Courtney and Tyler Myatt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association of the American Cancer Society.


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