Obituaries – September 12, 2007

Shellie L. Mayo

Services for Mr. Mayo will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Tramel and Brad Brandon officiating. Interment will be in Fariview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mayo, 87, of Shop Springs, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a member of Shop Springs Baptist Church and a welder with IKG Industries for 39 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Teddie Sullins Mayo; sister, Nora Wilson; and brothers, John R. and White Mayo. Survivors include: wife, Mary Harris Mayo; son, Danny Mayo of Shop Springs; sister, Irene Brewer of Lavergne; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Gibbs, George Alexander, Cordell Jones, Harold Patton, E.G. Wilson, Joby Givens and Sam Black. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry and Ray Harris, Ed Hill and Clyde Wooden.

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 Juilliard 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 husband, John William Sellars Jr. and 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.

Mari Martha Steward

Services for Mrs. Steward will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Atnip officiating. Interment will be in the Hermitage Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and prior to services Saturday.

Mrs. Steward, 63, of Alexandria, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was the owner of Kelley Green Advertising. She was a graduate of Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass.

Survivors include: her husband, Joey D. Steward of Alexandria; a son, Robert D. Kelley of Dowelltown; two daughters, Anna Derryberry of Columbia and Samantha Steward of Nashville; a foster son, Nicholas Stephens of Alexandria; two sisters, Marilyn Talarico of Englewood, Fla. and Dorothy (Richard) Manville of Southbury, Conn.; two brothers, Samuel (Eleanor Green III of Englewood, Fla. and Fred A. Green of Clewiston, Fla.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Frankie Talarico, Joel James, Jimbo Robertson, Adam Lamberson, Kurt Patrick, David Roy Lawrence, Jim Amero and Steve Laws.


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