Obituaries – June 30, 2007

Fred Alf Croslin

Graveside services for Mr. Croslin will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Haywood Barry officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until the service Sunday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Croslin, 64, of Lebanon, died Friday, June 29, 2007 at his residence. He was a farmer and member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ocie Croslin and Mary Ann Cluck; grandson, Phillip Sawyer; and grandmother, Nettie Mae Kelley. Survivors include: wife, Sandra Croslin; daughters, Renee (James) Winfree and Kelly (Lee Vaden) Croslin; granddaughter, Amanda (Steven) Steward; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Phillip and Logan Joseph Steward.

Martha Muth Neal

Services for Mrs. Neal will be 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. Roy Thompson and Bro. Kenneth Head officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Neal, 79, of Tuckers Crossroads, died Friday, June 29, 2007 in Murfreesboro. She was the daughter of the late Homer Johnson and Margaret Knight Muth. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, an educator for many years and a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ and its Ladies Bible Class. She was also a member of the Year Round Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by parents; and granddaughter, Krista Joanna Neal. Survivors include: husband, W.G. Neal; children, Kenneth Johnson (Teresa) Neal of Helene, Ala., Margrey (Roy) Thompson of Murfreesboro and Flynn Haskell (Vinnie) Neal of Tuckers Crossroads; and grandchildren, Heather Margrey Molly Ann and Dylan Elliott Thompson, all of Murfreesboro.

Pallbearers will be Pal, Phil, Perry and Houston Neal, Neal Oakley and Dylan Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Bible Class of Bethlehem Church of Christ and the Year Round Garden Club.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Ladies Bible Class.

Richard Earl "Bosum" Owens

Mr. Owens, of Lebanon, died Friday, June 29, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a retired police officer with the City of Lebanon and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services are incomplete at this time.

Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Eldon "Charlie" Porter

Services for child Charles will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Dr. Craig Goff officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Charles, 3, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Survivors include: parents, Chad and Kim Porter; sister, Kaylond Porter; grandparents, Tim and Dianne Porter and Keith and Christine Pople; great-grandparents, Ruth Pogue, Charles and Nina Gulliver and Florence Pople; uncles, Craig Porter and Keith Pople; and cousins, Holly and Meghan.

Honorary pallbearers will be doctors and nurses on 6A at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Charlie's "best friend" Kelsey Horn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville 37232 or at or to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202 or


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