Obituaries – April 16, 2007

Leona Mary Fisher

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Fisher will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallatin with Bishop David Choby officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Fisher, 87, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was a retired accountant for Grancolumbiana in the Wolrd Trade Center in New York and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, George Fisher; parents, Charles and Cecelia Cuprzinski; and brother, Charles Cuprzinski. Survivors include: son, Goerge Charles (Mary) Fisher of Shirley, N. Y.; daughters, Lenore Ann (Paul James) Lukasik of Milford, Conn., Cecelia Marie (Alan) McCarthy of Lebanon, and Dr. Norma Jean Fisher (Dr. Maurice) Consiglio of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Anna Harper

Services for Mrs. Harper will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Wilson County Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Dozier of Fall Creek Falls Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harper, 73, of Woodbury, died Friday, April 13, 2007.

She was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Florence Farrer and former husband, Chester O. McMurtrie. Survivors include: husband, Thomas Harper; sons, Thomas (Delydia) and Timothy I. (Barbara) McMurtrie; stepchildren, Steven G. (Midge) and Guy Eddie Harper, Carrol Ann (Larry) Carrol and Norma (Larry) Brown; six brothers, Phillip (Gena), Melvin (Pat), Albert, Loren (Judy), Lesley and Wesley (Pearl) Farrar; sisters, Ada Turner and Vivian (Kenny) Green; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

James Howard "Swampy" Lackey

Services for Mr. Lackey will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lackey, 56, of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joe Alex and Lockie Lee Shelton Lackey. Survivors include: wife, Claudean Gragg Lackey; children, Charles Michael Gragg, Jeremy Lee (Courtney Cash-fiance) Pollitt, and Lacy Nicole Pollitt, all of Cookeville, James Christopher Lackey of Lebanon, and and Rhonda Lackey Smith of Daytona, Fla.; siblings, Kenneth Joe (Shirley Walker) Lackey, Walter Thomas (Del Hobbs Gwaltney) Lackey, all of Lebanon, Jerry Dwayne (Kathy Grimes) Lackey and Billy Ray Lackey, JoAnne Lackey (Raymond Paul) Stillwell and Trisha Ann Lackey (Robert Leroy) Yuille, all of Independence, Mo.;four grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews.

William Paul Martin

Services for Mr. Martin will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Market Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ronnie McCarver officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday at Disyal Funeral Home and noon until the service Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Martin, 63, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at his residence. He was retired from TRW-Ross Gear after 35 years of employment. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967.

Survivors include: wife, Sharon Bernadette Martin; two daughters, Percilla Martin of Lebanon and Brandi Vaughn-Reedy of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Reginald (Sherika) Turner of Clifton, Tenn.; son-in-law, Jami Reedy of Birmingham; three godchildren, Zabrina Seay, Mary Taylor and Lorenzo (Patricia) Seay, all of Lebanon; grandchildren, Lavoris Varta Bowman, Jamison Reedy, Reginald Turner Jr., Tyvoris Logue, Latoya Jackson, Jessica Turner, Ayeal Weir, Linda Martin, and Jasia Reedy; great-grandchild, Talayisha Jackson; sister, Carmine Woods of Murfreesboro; brother, George Shannon of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Annette (Larry) Franklin of Gallatin and Deborah Stewart of Hermitage; brother-in-law, Ronald McCarver of Lebanon; aunts, Rebecca Overall and Jean Martin; cousin, Laura Ann Cason; host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special niece, Nichole; devoted nephew, Marcus (Kendra) Carey and Ontario Grooms; special great-niece Leya Frannklin; and devoted friends, Willaim Seay, Leon Neuble, Johnny Hill, Lenton Moore, Jeff and A;lisha Webster and family, Bobby and Beulah Apple, Julia Huddleston, Billy Cartmell, Dianthia McGowan, Judy Woods, Betty Martin, Faye Cannon, Gladys Rhone, Johnny, Margie and Stephanie Cleaver and a host of family connections and friends.

Judy Denney Crutcher Ray

Services for Mrs. Ray will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Wilson County Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ray, 60, of Lebanon, died Sasturday, April 14, 2007.

She was preceded in death by father, James L. Denney and daughter, Dawn Renee Crutcher. Survivors include: husband, Paul Ray; mother, AnnieP. Wilkerson Denney; sons, Shane Crutcher, Dustin Tyler and Travis Cody Ray; daughter, Robyn Crutcher (Richard) Wood; brothers, James and Carl Denney and James Woodall; sisters, May Rollins and Linda (Bill) Thorne; and grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Wood and Brittany Crutcher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Bobby Allen Taylor

Services for Mr. Taylor will be 4 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Allen, 75, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 14, 2007. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant after 24 years in the Air Force.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Reed, Bobby Ray Harris, J.R., Taylor and Jason Reed, Michael Edward Reeder, Robert Allen Taylor, Josua Owen Weiser and Jordan Ryne Funke. Honorary pallbearers will be other grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Allen F. "Skeet" and Mary Louise Smith Taylor and step mother Elizabeth Taylor. Survivors include: wife of 54 years, Jennie Foster Taylor; daughters, Teresa "Dede" (Jerry) Reed, Susie (Kenneth) Harris, both of Lebanon, Mary Lee (Todd) Curtis of Watertown, Barbara (Wallace) Bryson, Jeanna Weiser and Tina (Tony) Hearn, all of Lebanon; sons, Eric (Debbie Lee and Robert (Bonnie) Taylor, both of Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pam Eatherly, Joanie Quarles, Lisa (Read) Majors, all of Lebanon; and brothers, Allen Franklin (Jean) Taylor Jr. of Sewanee, Jim (Rhonda) Taylor of Maryville, and Tony Taylor of Lebanon.

Nellie Norton Walker

Services for Mrs. Walker will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Sellars Funeral Home with Elder G.F. Davenport officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Walker, 89, of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 15, 2007. She was raised in the Centerville community and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Samuel Coleman Walker, brother, Daniel Norton, sister, Rachel Norton and grandson, Jeffery Scott Walker. Survivors include: seven children, Coleman (Helen) Walker of Lebanon, Kathleen (Bobby) McCain of Mt. Juliet, Carolyn (David) Jackson of Lebanon, John (Kim) Walker and Peggie (Don) Vanhook, both of Nashville, Joyce (Eddie) Mathis of Watertown, and Cheryl (Mark) Marsh of Mt. Juliet; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

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