Obituaries – July 8, 2007

Nelda Eddins Harris

Services for Mrs. Harris will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clay Hall 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.

Mrs. Harris, 79, of Lebanon, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Summit Medical Center. She was valedictorian of the class of 1946 at Lebanon High School, graduated from Cumberland College and received a Masters from Peabody College. She was a teacher with Wilson County Schools for many years and a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Rawsie Johnson Eddins and brother, Milton Eddins. Survivors include: husband, Claude Harris; sons, Mike (Denise) and Keith (Denise) Harris, both of Mt. Juliet and Stephen (Jamie) Harris of Morrison; sisters, Ernestene (Alton) Bane of Lebanon and Adele (Wayne) Hodges of Alabama; and grandchildren Eric, Drew and Haley Harris.

Pallbearers will be James Woodall, David Bane, Eric and Drew Harris, Robert Cook, Stanley Word, Ken Hood and Jay Fagan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Ola Vantrease Hudson

Services for Mrs. Hudson will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Hunter Funerla Home with Bro. Gwnnwth Ford officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Vantrease, 94, of Watertown, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Lebanon Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of the Commerce Church of Christ and operated the Grant Store for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Mattie Swindell Vantrease; husband, John J. Hudson; and son, John William Hudson. Survivors include: nieces, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be Smitty Griffin, Charles Hall, Billy and Fred Reeder, Richard Macon and Sam Swindell.

Kathleen “Kay” Olive McCrary

Services for Mrs. McCrary will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Fairview Church with Pastor Michael Christian officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Partlow Funeral Chapel and 1 p.m. until the service Sunday at the church.

Mrs. McCrary, 79, of Lebanon, died Thursday, July 5, 2007. She was a graduate of Collinwood High School and Nashville Business College. She had a 40 year career in bookkeeping including jobs with Nokes Business College and Shell Oil Company. Her most memorable job was working with the founder of Cracker Barrel. She retired from bookkeeping after 22 years with Lebanon Golf and Country Club. She was an active member of Fairview Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, William David and Annie Bailey Olive; infant son, David Adam McCrary; daughter, Joy McCrary Gill; and brother, William David Olive Jr. Survivors include: husband of 59 years, James E. McCrary; sons, James Larry (Gail) McCrary of Fairfax, Vir. and William H. “Bill) McCrary of Jonesborough, Tenn.; daughter, Nancy Lynn McCrary (Tony) Brown of Mt. Juliet; brother, Carmel Dean (June) Olive of Florence, Ala.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Olive III, David Olive IV, Dennis and Dean Olive, Mark Tuggle, David Bush and Cameron and Jimmy Olive. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Karl Van Devender and staff, Susan Carver, quilting friends and buddies, members of the Horn Springs Home Demonstration Club, Juanita Rhodes, PAtricia Seay, Hugh Minchey, Will Davis, Bennie Ligon, Charlie Cripps, Joe Thompson and Larry Bullard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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