Obituaries – September 17, 2007

George Berry

Services for Mr. Berry will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Sellars Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 19, one hour prior service.

Mr. Berry, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Summit Medical Center. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Blackburn

Mr. Blackburn, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at University Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charege of arrangements.

Ora Fussell Buck

Services for Mrs. Buck will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel with the eulogy delivered by Dr. George Dillingham and Joel Dobson. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and will be Monday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. until service at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Buck, 101, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. She was a member of the Green Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Buck was a graduate of Dickson High School, attending Peabody College and was a 1931 graduate of St. Thomas School of Nursing. She was honored when the Tennessee State Fair Board established an award in her name which is awarded to a senior who excels in crafts. Mrs. Buck was the daughter of the late, Madison Boyd and Lena Walker Fussell.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Lula Safford, Clara Kelly, Martha Chase and Ruby Jordan and her son-in-law, Berry B. Dobson, Sr.

Survivors include: daughter, Betty Dobson; son, William F. (Helen) Hawkins, Jr.; grandchildren, Berry B. Dobson, Jr. and William F. Hawkins, III; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jaclyn, Berry B., III and Kyle Dobson; niece, Anita S. (Dr. Antonio) Gotto; nephew, Dan Kelly and special friends, Dr. George and Mary Dillingham, Teresa and Alex Butler and Jennifer and Eli Lee.

Pallbearers will be Berry B. Dobson, Jr., William F. Hawkins, III, Berry B. Dobson, III, Steve Harding and Joel Dobson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and associates of The Family Center at Richland Place for the loving care given to Mrs. Buck.

George R. Cook

Services for Mr. Cook will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 17, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. until service at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Cook, 53, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. He was the son of the late, Oscar Lee Cook, Sr. and Ruby Irene Dearmon Cook.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Cook; sister, Mildred Dearmon and granddaughter, Ashley Travis.

Survivors include: wife, Ruth Ann Cook; daughters, Jennifer Haynes, Amanda Cook and Christie Cook; brothers, Bobby (Peggy) Cook, Oscar Cook and Ronnie Cook; sister, Regina McGee and grandchildren, Austin and Brent Cook, Trey Lambert and Victoria Travis.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Rebecca Anne Grime Jennings

Services for Mrs. Jennings will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Owens, W.D. Thomason, W.L. Baker will be officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 17, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jennings, 74, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007. She was born Oct. 5, 1932, to the late Joseph Hall and Alline Bass Grime. She married the late Eugene Joe Jennings in 1951. Mrs. Jennings was a graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Cumberland University. She retired as vice-president from First Tennessee Bank (formerly Lebanon Bank) after 43 years, and was office manager of Jennings Motor Company for two years. As a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church for many years, she served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday night prayer group leader, homebound ministry worker and a member of the choir and ladies trio. She was employed as Immanuel Baptist Church’s financial secretary for 10 years.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Elizabeth Jennings Winfree and sister, Sarah Grime Settle.

Survivors include: son, Joseph Flyn (Shawna) Jennings; son-in-law, Kenneth Winfree; grandchildren, Eric (Jenny) Winfree and Rebecca (Ray) Hubner; step-grandchildren, Avery Ferrell and Easton Ferrell, all of Lebanon; sisters, Lois Fitch, of Viola, Tenn., Margaret Cook, of Lafayette, Tenn., and Betty (Loyd T.) Nokes, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother, Dr. Harvey Hall (Patricia) Grime of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Joan (William) Philpot of Tompkinsville, Ky.; brothers-in-law, Doug Jennings, of Lebanon, John (Jerelyn) Jennings, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Frank (Hazel) Settle, of Gaston, S.C.

Active Pallbearers will be Ray Hubner, Daniel Settle, Charles Fitch, Gregory Grime, Jonathan Grime, Hall Cook, Eric Nokes and Ethan Nokes.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dick Gillespie, Barry Ellis, Randall and Peggy Clemons, Sharon Gann, Brenda Phillips, Edwina Morris, the Esther Sunday School Class and employees of Cedars Skilled Unit.

 

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