Obituaries – April 18, 2007

Kurtis "Kurt" Ray Black

Services for Mr. Black will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include: wife, Jennifer Black; daughter, Kayla Black; parents, John and Linda Black of Old Hickory; brothers, Keith (Jennifer) Black and Kevin (Teresa) Black, both of Mt. Juliet, and Kenny (Dawn) Black of Lebanon; grandmother, Jessie O'Neal of Nashville; in-laws, Terrence and Kathryn Raupfer; two nephews; three nieces; and best friend, D.L. Hayter.
Pallbearers will be Keith, Kenny and Kevin Black, D.L. Hayter, Charles Hunt and Steve Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kayla Black Fund at Wilson Bank & Trust.

John Lee Hall

Mr. Hall, 87, of Lebanon, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was a retired Marine, having served in both the Korean War and World War II.

Survivors include: sister-in-law's, Sally Farmer and Hilda Burge, of Lebanon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Mae Majors

Services for Mrs. Majors will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. Pastor Frederick Jenkins and will officiate and Pastor Harold Searcy will be the eulogist. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and noon until services on Friday at the church.

Mrs. Majors, 71, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday April 15, 2007. She was a graduate of Haynes High School. She attended Scotts Chapel AME Church in Hermitage.

Survivors include: her husband, Henslee Eugene Majors; a daughter, Paula (Rubin) Collick of Franklin, Tenn.; four sons, Kerry and Harry Majors, Larry (Vivian) Word of Mt. Juliet and Jeff (DeMetra) Majors of Watertown; her father, Wilson (Snook) Cockrill; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 12 sisters; seven brothers; two sister-in-laws; three brother-in-laws; and many other relatives and friends.

Saddler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James "Ralph" Vincent

Services for Mr. Vincent was noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Old Hickory with the Rev. Judd Hays officiating. Interment is in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mr. Vincent, 74, of Hermitage, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his home after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Dupont. He worked there for 42 years. He was a Deacon, Adult Sunday School teacher and Bus Ministry for First Baptist Church in Old Hickory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Nell Vincent.
Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Eleanor Wood Vincent; sons, Gary (Becki) Vincent, of Dickson, and Bob (Teresa) Vincent, of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Carylon (Gary) Barkley, of Fukuoka, Japan, and Judy (Jeff) Carlson, of Flushing, Mich.; sister, Dolores (Leon) Headly of Chesterfield, Va.; cousin, Jo Ann (Marvin) Wheat of Bedford, Va.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers were: Larry Bishop, Michael and Kyle Clemmer, Marston Crump, Wayne Flatt, Bob Redden, Ron Wade and Nelson Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers were: Deacons of the First Baptist Church Adult 4 Sunday School class and staff of Tennessee Oncology at Skyline.
Donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Old Hickory, 1106 Hadley Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 or Multiple Mycloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Merrit View, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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