Obituaries – May 5, 2007

Frank Edwin Bass

Services for Mr. Bass will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bass, 83, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, May 4, 2007. He was a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by parents, Henry Grady and Ida Apple Bass; and brothers, Henry, William and Jim Bass. Survivors include: sisters, Mary Helen Bass of Mt. Juliet and Nancy Cox of San Angelo, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hardee's of Mt. Juliet Breakfast Bunch, Drs. David and Nathan Clariday and special friend, Sara Clariday.

Brandon Lee Coffee

Graveside services for Mr. Coffee will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Bro. Donald Owens officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service Monday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Coffee, 20, of Lebanon, died Thursday, May 3, 2007 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was employed with Wilson Sporting Goods and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Harlan and Angeline Coffee and Hugh Sr. and Alice Hunter; and grandfather, Johnny Coffee. Survivors include: mother, Connie Coffee; grandmother, Barbara Coffee; aunt, Jennifer (Shaw) Grantham; uncle, Ricky (Danelle) Coffee; and numerous cousins.

Pallbearers will be friends Roy Sr., Roy Jr., Gregory, Chance, Randy, Peyton, Greg and Matt. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins, Timmy and Samantha Coffee and Morgan and Logan Grantham.

Westelle Elizabeth "Miss Betsy" Davis

Services for Mrs. Davis will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Hermitage Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday and noon until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis, 92, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, May 4, 2007. She was the children's librarian at Old Hickory Library, one of the original board members of Lakewood Theater and volunteered over 3,000 hours at Tennessee Christian Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by husband, Ivan Davis; and brothers, Tommy and Mitchell Smith. Survivors include: sons, Robert "Bob" Edwards and William "Bill" Thomas Davis; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Cordell and Robert Smith; and sister, Cloa Morrell.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Jack A. Smith

Services for Mr. Smith will be held in Lincoln, Ill. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Wilson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 77, of Lebanon, died Thursday, May 3, 2007. He was retired from Yellow Cab Company in Chicago and had been a Lebanon resident for the past 10 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Oria and Florence Smith; sisters, Mae Armstrong and Mary Ellen Bennett; and brother, Oria Smith Jr. Survivors include: wife, Doris Smith of Cowan, Tenn.; sons, Jack O. (Frances) Smith of Lebanon and Robert D. (Kim) Smith of Winchester; brother, Don (Carol) Smith of Marion, Iowa; sisters, Fern (Charles) Turley of Kimberling, Mo. and Joyce (James) Pinney of Lincoln; grandchildren, Margurette (Erik) Wigsmoen, Oria D. Smith, Lisa (Thomas III) Keel, John J. Smith, Michael Rogers and Randy and Shelby Smith; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Alexis Wigsmoen and Thomas IV, Dalton and Ariona Keel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Smith family in care of the funeral home.

Anna Marie Searcy Smith

Services for Mrs. Smith will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rutland Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley E. Southall officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at the church.

Mrs. Smith, 63, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Summit Medical Center. She was educated in Wilson County Schools and attended Tennessee State University. She was employed at Dupont and Donelson Health Care Facility. She was a member of Rutland Baptist Church and the Eastern Stars.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Francis Searcy Northern and stepfather Buford Northern.

Survivors include: a niece, Teresa Searcy; great-niece Ashley Butler; great-nephews, Shun and Justin Butler of Mt. Juliet; an uncle, Henry Searcy; an aunt, Catherine Searcy; cousins, Linda (Donald) Abston, Thelma Searcy, Betty Majors and Kathlene Freeman.

Saddler Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

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