Obituaries – July 6, 2007

Frank Kenneth “Cuz” Buster, Jr.

Services for Mr. Buster will be 5 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Grisham officiating. Internment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Buster, 67, died Monday, July 1. He owned and operated Cuz’s Antiques on the swuare in Lebanon for many years. He was a member of the Linwood Pentecostal Church and was in the pocket knife and antique business for 38 years. He started the Fight’N Rooster Pocket Knife design and manufacture in 1975. He was loved by all who knew him in this community and across the U.S., also countless friends abroad in Germany, Egypt and England.

Buster was the son of the late Frank Woodrow and Janie Hearn Buster. Survivors include: wife of 41 years, Linda Williams Buster of Lebanon; children Rachell (Jimmy) Buster and Sterling (Tawnya) Buster, both of Lebanon, and Michelle (Hussein) Gouda of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Jamey Spurling, Jalyn Chaffin, Ahmed Gouda and Minnah Gouda; step-grandchildren Jordon and Justin Chaffin; sister Sandra (James) Pedigo of Bethpage; devoted secretary of 24 years Glenda Williams; and the best helper Marvis Sweatt.

William Carl Napier

Services for Mr. Napier will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m.Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Napier, 88, of Lebanon, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, a member of Carthage Road Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Company C 702nd Tank Destroyer Batallion, 2nd Armond Division, “Hell on Wheels.”

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Maude Napier; brothers, Frank T. and Marvin L. Napier; and sister, Mary K. Allmon. Survivors include: brothers, Donald (Lucille) Napier of Brush Creek, Robert (Shirley) Napier of Clarksville and Roger (Hilda) Napier of Watertown; sister Eva Lee (David) Woodard of Antioch; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be military personnel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Arlie William Pass

Services for Mr. Pass will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Tramel and Gary Rickman officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pass, 88, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was the son of the late Edgar Green and Nancy Ann Lassater Pass. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with his twin brother, Charlie Pass. He was an electrical maintenance techincian for Sears before retiring. After the war, he attended Nokes Business College in Lebanon. He was a member and deacon of Shop Springs Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion and VFW.

He was preceded in death by son, Mark William Pass; brother, Charlie Pass; and three sisters, Frances Hassel, Mary Steed and Katherine Arnold. Survivors include: wife of 57 years, Katherine Harris Pass; granddaughter, Jessica Naomi Pass; great-grandchildren, Destiny Faith and LeeAnna Marie Douglas, all of Lebanon; two brothers, Jerry Thomas Pass of Chattanooga and James Edward Pass of Manchester; and sister, Rosalie Moore of Tullahoma.

Pallbearers will be Raymond and Richard Harris, Nelson and Wendell Steed and Charles Edgar and Parker Pass.

Alton D. “Mutt” Pharris

Services for Mr. Pharris will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Buster Drennon officiating. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the service time at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.

Mr. Pharris, 83, of Watertown, died Thursday, July 5, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. An Army and Marine Corps veteran, he was a prisoner-of-war during World War II. He worked as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by son James Alton “Punk” Pharris; grandson James David Pharris; parents Harvey Dillard and Annie Green Pharris; one brother and six sisters. Survivors include: wife Edna Pharris; daughter Tammie Oliver of Lebanon; son Marvin Lewis (Jessica) Pharris of Maryville; stepsons James Thomas (Thelma) Blythe of Lebanon and Gary Michael (Kimberly) Blythe of Watertown; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

David B. Witcher

Memorial service for Mr. Witcher will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Faith Lutheran Church with Vicar Morgan Gordy officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service at the church. A reception will follow the service.

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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