Obituaries – April 23, 2007

William H. Coley

Services for Mr. Coley will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Reese and Bob Lannom officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Coley, 82, of Knoxville, died Friday, April 20, 2007. He was a member, Elder and Trustee of Cloyd's Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and received a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.He served in the U.S. Army 45th Invantry Division in Korea. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at McMinnville and also Mt. Juliet High for 12 years. For 25 years he served as the Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture for Middle Tennessee with the State Department of Education.He was a past director of the Wilson County Farm Bureau, past president of Kiwanis Club and the Wilson County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association and a past commissioner of the West Wilson Utility District.

He was preceded in death by parents, O.M. and Maud Green Coley; wife, Celia DePriest Coley; brother, Miller Coley; and sister-in-law, LaUna Coley. Survivors include: daughter, Catherine Melear of Coalvalley, Ill.; son, John William (Betty) Coley of Knoxville; grandchildren, Carolyn and Will Coley; step-grandchildren, Eric and Rachel Melear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lannom, Cliff Ricketts, Mac McCluskey, James Edwin Swain, Allen Graves and Jere McCulloch. Honorary pallbearers will be former Mt. Juliet FFA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WIlliam H. Coley FFA Scholarship Fund (Attn: Jim Loftis, Box 5165, Tennessee Tech University, Coookeville, 38505) or Cloyd's Presbyterian Church.

Virginia Ann VanCour Compton

Services for Mrs. Compton will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Javin Lawson officiating. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Compton, 47, of Statesville, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by brother, Billy Ray Hayes. Survivors include: mother, Wilma Faye (Winston) Morelock of Nashville; father, Gene (Peggy) Hayes of Shop Springs; two sons, Travis VanCour of Statesville and Eddie Hill of Dowelltown; grandchildren, Heather and Eddie Hill; and two sisters, Janice Lynn Johnson of Dole and Glenda Kay Billlings of Sparta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Bank & Trust for Travis VanCour.


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