Obituaries – March 4, 2008

Betty Jo Bowhannon

Services for Mrs. Bowhannon will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson County Funeral Home with Bro. W.D. Thomason officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bowhannon, 60, of Lebanon, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.

She was preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Maggie Swafford; two brothers; two sisters; and grandchildren, Justine Bowhannon and Justin Key. Survivors include: husband of 43 years, Steve Bowhannon; sons, Steve, Robbie and Everett (Jennifer) Bowhannon; daughter, Cindy (Bobby) Key, all of Lebanon; brother, Doug Swafford of Smithville; sisters, Mary Gammon of Franklin, Ind. and Vona (Butch) Lasater-Reed of Lebanon; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the family through the funeral director.

Teddy Rodger Hammers

Services for Mr. Hammers will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5 at Hermitage Funeral Home with the Revs. Chuck Groover and W.D. Thomason officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hammers, 98, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, March 3, 2008. He was retired from Dupont.
He was preceded in death by wife, Ethel Elizabeth Hammers; and son, William Lloyd Hammers. Survivors include: son, Roy E. (Carolyn) Hammers; daughters, Ruth (Norman) Dobson and Glenda (Donald) Oakley; daughter-in-law, Allie Mae Hammers; sister, Bernie Mae Syers; sister-in-law, Zelma Lee Hammers; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Thomas Merrill Ross Sr.

Services for Mr. Ross will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Chaplain William Haley officiating.

Mr. Ross, 62, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 2, 2008. He was an avid hunter and car enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Beatrice Ross; first wife, Rosanne Ross; and brother, Chuck Ross. Survivors include: wife, Lucille Ross of Mt. Juliet; son, Toby (Melissa) Ross of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Amy (Mike) Oakley of Mt. Juliet; stepsons, Tommy and Randy (Angie) Ballard, both of Lebanon; stepdaughter, Sandra Ballard of Mt. Juliet; brothers, John Steven Ross of Bellevue and Gayton Ross of Largo, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Becky (Steve) Williams of Mt. Juliet and Clara Chaffin of Mt. Juliet; and grandchildren, Allyson and Ashton Oakley, Evin and Keriann Ross and Will, Mitchell and Nicholas Ballard.


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