Obituaries – September 11, 2007

Billy White Haynes

Services for Mr. Haynes will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Wayne Miller and Joe Pate officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Crossroads. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Haynes, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. he was a member of the Maple Hill Church of Christ and worked with Lebanon Steel for 38 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nell White Haynes; grandparents, Hugh and Florence White and special aunt Lucy Sanders.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Nell Haynes; children, Darryl Marler and Lynn (Kim) Marler; and grandchildren, Gretchen Lee Marler and Mary Lee Marler.

Pallbearers will be Bill Ballard, Ed Coogan, Walter Denney, Tom Hoffman, Dayton Jamison, Bob Lawson, Howard Galyean and Paul Weir. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary White, Johnny Caplenor, Charlie Crawford, Don Presley, Donnie White, Steve Johnson and the employees of Snake Steel Co.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maple Hill Church of Christ Building Fund.

Frances Christine Hawkins Sellars

Services for Mrs. Hawkins will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at First Presbyterian Church with Drs. Ray Dykes and John Cheetham officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.

Mrs. Sellars, 86, of Lebanon, died Monday, Sept. 10 ,2007 at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison. She was the daughter of the late Professor E.E. and Margaret Johnson Hawkins. She graduated from Virginia Interment and attended Julliard School of Music. She was a soloist at St. Paul’s Cathedral and served as understudy for the lead in “Annie Get Your Gun” on Broadway. She taught in the 10th District Public School System in Lebanon. She was music teacher at Highland Heights Elementary, Lebanon Jr. High, Walter J. Baird and Lebanon High. She also taught at Cumberland College and Castle Heights Military Academy. She was the longest active member of the Lebanon Year Round Garden Club. She was a member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Wilson County History Associates.

She was preceded in death by 12 siblings, Geneva, Rose, Eddythe, Vivian, Lucille, Ruth, Marguerite, Catherine, Ralph, Roy, Frank and Charles. Survivors include: daughter, Betsy Sellars and son-in-law David Foutch of Lebanon; son, Bill Sellars and Pam Patterson of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Blair (Pete) Wesler of Fishers, Ind., John (Aileen) Foutch of Nashville, Chloe Foutch of Lebanon, and William and Ryan Sellars of Chattanooga; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jack Palmer of Shelbyville and Mrs. Charles Hawkins of Johnson City; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Steve Thaxton, Stratton Bone, John Hill Sr., Phillip Warren, Bob Frye, and Phillip Tatum. Honorary pallbearers will be First Presbyterian Church Choir, Year Round Garden Club, John W. Sellars Chapter of TOS, History Associates of Wilson County, Claudine Prowell, Jack Howard, Geneva McDonald and Sarah Corder.

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