Obituaries – October 2, 2007

Nellie Burgeson

No services are planned for Mrs. Burgeson.
Mrs. Burgeson, 90, of Lebanon, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at her residence.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Martha Montgomery; husband, Lewis Burgeson; two sisters; and grandson, Casey Lee Carver. Survivors include: son, ewis “Pete” (Frances) Burgeson of Lebanon; daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Lee of Lebanon; half brother, Robert Montgomery; and grandsons, Daniel, David, Frank and Peter Burgeson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Ruby Pearl Foster

Services for Mrs. Foster will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Foster, 88, of Mt. Juliet died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. A member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ for 65 years, where she was a member of the Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Mt. Juliet Historical Society.

She is preceded in death by husband Grills Martin Foster; parents Bethel Bates and Ruby Gray Draper; seven brothers and three sisters. Survivors include: sons Ron Foster and Ralph Foster of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Lisa (Paul) Allen of Elkton, Rhonda (Tim) Allison of Mt. Juliet, April Foster of Hermitage, Ronnie (Stephanie) Foster, Jr. of Lebanon, and Carrie Trip of Mt. Juliet; and great-grandchildren Matthew, Bryce and Jared Allen, Summer Pearl, Spring and Martin Foster.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Wylie Swift Jr.

Services for Mr. Swift were held Saturday, Sept. 29 at Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Interment was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Swift, 75, of Cookeville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He attended Netherland Church of Christ and retired from Swift Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by parents, Wylie and Aline Bullington Swift; and brother, William Bailey Swift. Survivors include: brothers, Ralph Sammy (Anita) Swift of Nashville and Bobby Glenn (Sharon) Swift of Cookeville; sister, Elise Swift (Joseph) Williamson of Castalian Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

David “Ham” Wilson

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Wilson. He requested to be cremated.

Mr. Wilson, 50, of Lebanon, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007. He was employed with LoJac.

Survivors include: parents, Ira and Ruth Wilson; wife, Gail Wilson; daughter, Britney Wilson; step-daughter, Brandy King; and sister, Donna (W.A.) Barry.

Memorials may be made to the Minnie Pearl Cancer Center, 2410 Patterson Street, Suite 110, Nashville, 37203.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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