Obituaries – October 22, 2007

Robert Eugene “Bob” Carver

Services for Mr. Carver will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Bro. Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, located at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet.

Mr. Carver, 73, of Culleoka, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. Mr. Carver, who was a Mt. Juliet native, was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Patrick Lemuel and Maude Lane Carver; and a brother, William Elliot Carver.

He is survived by sister, Martha (Marion) Hale of Murfreesboro; brother, Patrick Thomas Carver of Scottsville, Ky.; nephews, Rick, Ronnie and David York; and great-nephews, Tony, Reeves and Chad York.

Russell “Rusty” Henry Hathaway, Jr.

Services for Mr. Hathaway will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel, located at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet. Internment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Bond Memorial Chapel 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 11:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

Mr. Hathaway, 40, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. He was a 1985 graduate of Hillwood High School and attended MTSU. He was employed by Walker Lumber and Hardware for 14 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly Hicks Hathaway (1997); grandparents, Cleo & Estelle Bush and Norman & Frances Hathaway.

He is survived by sons, Zachery and Jay Hathaway; parents, Russell and Linda Bush Hathaway; sister, Lisa (Kevin) Wylemans; nieces, Hailey and Danielle Wylemans; and fiancee, Maggie Merrill.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Walker Lumber and Hardware.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to a trust fund being established for Mr. Hathway’s children. The memorials can be made at any Wilson Bank & Trust location. The family also asks that you sign the back of your driver’s license to become an organ donor.

Christine L. Lockhart

Services for Mrs. Lockhart will be 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Jenning & Ayers Chapel. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home in Mufreesboro, Tenn.

Mrs. Lockhart, 55, of Lebanon, passed away at Middle Tennessee Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. Originally from Memphis, Mrs. Lockhart lived in Middle Tennessee for the past twenty years. She was an avid Walking Horse breeder and rider. She was preceded in death by parents, Gerald Benton and Barbara Ann Johnson Leatherwood.

She is survived by husband, Rodney L. Lockhart of Lebanon; step-son Greg Lockhart of Hendersonville; daughter Jennifer House of Lebanon; step-daughter, Alison Ferguson of Kingsport; sister, Kathy Drawdy; grandson, Justin Smith; step-grandsons, Devan and Trey Ferguson.

Dennis Lee Martin

Services for Mr. Martin will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Bond Memorial Chapel, located at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet. Interment with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veteran Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Martin, 58, of Hermitage, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. He was a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church. Mr. Martin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked hand-in-hand with the Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Gustavsen Martin of Hermitage; sons, David “D.J.” (Brittany” Martin and Daniel Lee Martin, both of Hermitage; mother, Irene Martin of Syracuse, N.Y.; brother, Richard (Francine) Martin of Syracuse, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Martin of Utica, N.Y.; grandson, Colby Martin; mother-in-law, Doris Gustavsen of Mt. Juliet; sister-in-law, Diane Gustavsen; brothers-in-law, Richard (Mary) Gustavsen and Robert (Kristen) Gustavsen; nieces and nephews, Ryan Martin, Kristin (Mike) Stone, Steven and Scott (Krista) Graeff, Christopher, Mark, Kevin, Erik, Matthew, Noemi, Nicole, Colby and Alexis Gustavsen; great-nieces and great-nephews, Hunter and Christopher Graeff, Luke Graeff and Jennika Boone.

Sara Rogers Smith

Graveside services for Mrs. Smith will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Don Acton officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, located at 241 West Main Street.

Mrs. Smith, 85, of Bellefonte, Ark., formerly of Lebanon, passed away at her home on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. She was born Sept. 24, 1922 in the Taylorsville Community of Wilson County. She retired from Texas Boot. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church until 1987, when she moved to Arkansas and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Harrison, Ark., until it closed. She then joined St. Paul’s Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Julia Johnson Rogers; husband, Everett Smith; a daughter, Glenda Sanford; and a brother, David Rogers.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Larry (T.C.) Sanford of Harrison, Ark.; two grandsons, Timothy (Donna) Sanford of Harrison, Ark. and Michael (Tonia) Sanford of White Bluff, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Paige, Dillon and Austin Sanford; and a brother, Robert (Betty) Rogers of Smithville.


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