Obituaries – March 18, 2008

Douglas Foote

Graveside services for Mr. Foote were Friday, March 14 at Smith County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Scott Nesbitt officiating.

Mr. Foote, 56, of the Sykes Community, died March 12, 2008 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He moved from New York to Lebanon in 1991 and had a window washing service in Wilson County and did cleaning in Smith County. He was a member of the Christ Church Fellowship where he was an Elder.

He was preceded in death by father, Robert Morehouse Foote. Survivors include: mother, Midred Christian Frances Swartz Foote; wife of nearly 36 years, Ellen Adele Foote; children, Douglas (Kristy) Foote of Defeated Creek, James Robert (Lydia) Foote of Sykes, Elisha (Joseph) Robinson of Mt. Juliet, Pamela Wyatt of Nashville, Maia (Christopher) Newton of South Carthage, and Elijah and Melody Joy Foote, both of Sykes; brothers, Robert Foote of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Donald Foote of Mauldin, S.C., Barry and Richard Foote, both of Binghampton, N.Y. and 10 grandchildren.

Royce Ray Gore

Services for Mr. Gore will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerwin Utley officiating. Interment will be in New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Gore, 41, of Lebanon, died Sunday, March 16, 2008.

He was preceded in death by father, William Roscoe Gore. Survivors include: mother, Dolly May Ramsey, of Livingston, Tenn.; son, Dylan Ray Gore of Rickman, Tenn.; brothers, Bobby Gore of Ocala, Fla. and Orville (Denise) Gore of Sullivan, Mo.; sisters, his twin, Joyce (Eugene) Dial of Livingston, Judy Ray of Lebanon, Kathy Jane Hamilton of Gadsden, Ala., Janice Gore of Livingston, and Jennifer, (Marcus) Maulding of Rickman; fiance, Angelic McFarland of Lebanon; and host host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Maulding, Gene Stewart, Brad, Bobby and Jonathan Gore and Lance Dial.
Nashville Embalming LLC is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Hamm

Services for Mr. Hamm will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Lane Fordham officiating. Interment with full military honors will be 1 p.m. in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hamm, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 16, 2008. He was a member of Green Hill Church. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, the DAV, and the VFW.

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank Rogers and Roselee Shoemate Hamm; and sister, Mabel Hayes. Survivors include: children, Terri (Kitty) Hamm of Wilmington, Del., Michael (Diane) Hamm of Murfreesboro and Mitch (Iris) Hamm of Mt. Juliet; step-daughter, Tracy Lynn Cook of Booneville, N.C.; sisters, Judy Saunders, Pauline Baity, Mickey Faucett, Aline Page and Grace Shutt; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Michelle, Justin and Kevin Hamm and Elizabeth Hamm Harrison; and great-grandson, Braxton James Williams, expected to be born July 2008.

Pallbearers will be Mike, Mitch, Josh, Kevin and Justin Hamm, and David Lovell Jr.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the DAV, Department Headquarters, War Memorial Building Room G22, Nashville, 37213.

Ricky Litchford

Graveside services for Mr. Litchford were Saturday, March 15 at the Litchford Family Cemetery at Popes Hill with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating.

Mr. Litchford, 52, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith and an employee of Jones Bros. Construction. He attended Smith County High School.

He was preceded in death by father, Harold Thomas Litchford. Survivors include: mother and step-father, Jimmye Lou Bellar Litchford and Billy Swafford of Rock City; companion, Nancy Silcox of Lebanon; step-children, Daisy Potts, Amanda Craigmile and Cindy Lou King; brothers, Tommy (Marie) Litchford of Rome and Mickey Litchford of Carthage; sisters, Annette (Andy) Dies, Jackie (Jesse) Underwood and Patty (Milburn) Rogers, all of Rome and Linda (Marty) Brewington and Gail (Michael) Dies, both of Lebanon; and seven step-grandchildren.

Wren Stefan Schlecht

Services for infant Schlecht will be private.
Infant Schlecht died March 15, 2008.

Survivors include: parents, Steve and Robin Sellars Schlecht of Seymour, Tenn.; sisters, Natalie and Maria Schlecht; grandparents, Al and Betty Schlecht of Port Clinton, Ohio, Gayle and Bobby Jacobs of Lebanon and Alvin Sellars of Lebanon; aunt, Jolie (Dave) Moeller of Ledyard, Conn. and uncle, Michael Sellars of Haleyville, Ala.
Atchley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Willis

Services for Mr. Willis will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Willis, 52, died Saturday, March 15, 2008. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but moved to Lebanon where he became a self-made business man. He was the owner of Willis Properties, C&T properties, and Personal Touch Mortgage.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Earl Willis.

Survivors include: mother, Christina Elizabeth Baldwin Willis; wife, Tammy Stafford Willis; children, Amber (Chad) Willis Charapata of Chattanooga, Adrienne (Charles) Coe of Bellevue, Amanda (Bobby) Gilette of Gallatin, and Isaac Cunningham of Lebanon; brothers, Gary Willis of Virginia and Lynn (Debby) Willis of Florida; sisters, Karren Anderson of Mt. Juliet and Krista (Steve) Radosta of Elmwood, Tenn.; grandchildren, Charrissa Cunningham, Merrick Coe, McKenzie Coe, and Andrew Charapata; numerous nieces and nephews.

Jayden Andrew Winston

Services for infant Winston will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Woodfin Chapel Smyrna with Craig Goff officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Infant Winston died Friday, March 14, 2008.
Survivors include: his parents Richard and Nouane Winston of Smyrna; grandparents, Richard and Mary Winston of Mt. Juliet, Sounthone (Sam) Bounyong (Linda) Mountry of LaVergne; aunts, Nancy Mountry of LaVergne, Mara (Carlos) Cathey of Memphis, Janet (Johnny) Bandy of LaVergne, and Vanessa (Lee) Parker of Detroit, Mich.; uncles, Cody Mountry of LaVergne, Inthavong (Christina) Mountry of Ohio, and Phayvanh Mountry of LaVergne.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jayden Andrew Winston memorial fund at SunTrust bank.


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