Obituaries – October 10, 2007

Dorothy McDaniel Gilbert

Services for Mrs. Gilbert will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Don McElroy officiating. Visiation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gilbert, 78, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home. She was born in Silver City, Miss. She was a member of Jonestown Baptist Church in Jonestown, Miss. and a member of the Ruth Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Lebanon. She was a bank teller for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Clint and Mamie Ratliff McDaniel; husband, James Gilbert; and sisters, Joyce Black and Hazel Webb. Survivors include: daughter, Carol Ann (Cary) Smith of Lebanon; grandchildren, Drew and Tara Elizabeth Smith; and brother, L. Ray McDaniel of Kilmichael, Miss.

Thomas A. O’Connor

Services for Mr. O’Connor will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Father Zacharias Payikat officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mr. O’Connor, 83, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a WWII Army veteran and served in the Merchant Marines. He was a metal machinist for Boeing and a member of St. Frances Cabrini.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Crowley O’Connor; wife, Catherine O’Connor; brother, John O’Connor; and sister, Irene Souza. Survivors include: daughter, Mary Ellen (Jerry) McFadden of Lebanon; grandchildren, Mike (Michelle) and Kevin McFadden and Carolyn (Tim) Tomlinson; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be friends from the Lebanon Senior Center.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center at 670 Coles Ferry Pike.

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