Obituaries – September 20, 2007

William Owen Bunch

Services for Mr. Bunch will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Terry Carver officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Thursday and noon until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bunch, 71, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. He attended First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and was a baker for nearly 50 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Pearl Basil Bunch; and step-son, Tommy Ellis. Survivors include: wife, Claudette “Claudia” Bunch; children, Ronnie and Teresa Bunch and Marilyn and Leona Lynn Kerr; step-children, Ralph Paul, Michael John and Christina Marie Ellis, Margaret Elizabeth Hammer, Teresa Roberts and Helen Louise Chrestman; brother, Robert Bunch; sisters, Shirley Grace Barbee and Louise Montgomery; grandchildren, Jenna, Ronnie, Paul, Amanda, Brian, Tonya, Larry, and Crystal; great-grandchildren, Mason, Logan, William and Elizabeth; 24 step-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren.

Alice Fay Bussell

Graveside services for Mrs. Bussell will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Bussell, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.

She was preceded in death by parents, Glovis Gay and Ida Virginia McPherson. Survivors include: sons, Gerald and Keith (Penny) Harrell; daughter, Sherrill (Anthony) Stubbs; brothers, Otis and Ellis McPherson; sisters, Ann Guerrero, Betty Carroll and Ruby Detommaso; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Helen J. Ferrell

Services for Mrs. Ferrell will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept, 21 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bros. Bob Barnhill and Harold Parker officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ferrell, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at her residence. She was a homemaker and member of Leeville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Dora George Jones; brothers, Lewis and Lucien Jones; and sister, Mary Francis Bingham. Suvivors include: husband of 50 years, Charles Ferrell; sons, Jackie (Lisa) Ferrell of Jonesboro, Ark. and Mike (Nancy) Ferrell of Lebanon; and grandchildren, Chase, Cassie, Tanner and Coy Ferrell.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Trinity Hospice, Kathy Stafford and Deanna Katchmark.

George Henry Miles

No services for Mr. Miles are scheduled. He will be cremated.

Mr. Miles, 76, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at University Medical Center. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Korean War and retired as a Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy.

He was preceded in death by parents, George Robert Miles and Lena Taylor; wife, Wilma Ann Miles; and daughter, Sherrie Ann Miles. Survivors include: daughter, Tammy (Billy) King of Lebanon and sister-in-law, Charlotte Schutltz of Florida. Please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Nixon

Services for Mr. Nixon will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Gordon Lee and Terry Fesler officiating. Interment will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Nixon, 90, of Smithville, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired Executive Director of the ASCS Office where he worked over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ira and Lockey Taylor Nixon; daughter, Betty Nixon Vickers; brothers, Hubert, Haskell and Troy Nixon; and sister, Bertha Cowan. Survivors include: wife of 66 years, Lorene Nixon; children, Don (Patsy) Nixon of Smithville, Bobbie (Pat) Murphy of Old Hickory and Don Vickers of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Kathy Vickers and Michael and Matthew Murphy, all of Old Hickory, Kevin Vickers of Lebanon and Steven Nixon of Columbia; five great-grandchildren; brother, Virgil (Reba) Nixon of Watertown; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara White-Childers

Graveside services for Mrs. White-Childers will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. White-Childers, 74, of Hermitage, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. She was a member of Hermitage United Methodist Church and was retired Operations Director of Heritage Medical Clinic and a former board member at Trevecca Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by parents, Fred Sr. and Ada Bray Hosmer; brother, Fred Hosmer Jr.; and sister, Evelyn Swauger. Survivors include: husband, George Childers; sons, Ron (Kathy) White of Mt. Juliet, Terry White of Nashville and Tom (Darcy) White of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Nick and Lauren White.

Dr. Wilmont Peyton “W.P.” “Wink” Winkler

Services for Mr. Winkler will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept 21 at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wayne Miller and Joe Widick and J.B.Leftwich officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Winkler, 94, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Sept 18, 2007 at Summit Medical Center. He graduated from Memphis School of Pharmacy and retired in 1996 at the age of 83. He and his wife, Delcie, owned a drugstore in Lebanon for 20 years from 1956-76. He was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ and the Sportsman Club.

He was preceded in death by parents, H.E. and Roberta Pearl Goodwin Winkler; sister, Frances Winkler Vaughan; and brothers, Charles H. and Ernest Buford Winkler. Survivors include: wife of 66 years, Delcie Morgan Winkler; daughters, Lynnettte (Joe) Jamison of Nashville and Sherrie (Larry) Norton of Lebanon; sisters, Carrie Winkler of Nashville, Dora (William) Jordan of Fayetteville and Roberta Kimbro of Dickson; grandchildren, David and Amanda and Victoria Norton; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Bryce and Grant Jamison; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Marshall Winkler, Rufus Reagan, John Underwood, Sam Gregory, Herman Baines, Dayton Jamison, Carl Buckner and Jim Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Morris Ferguson, Tom Keifer, Maple Hill Church of Christ Elders, Frank Gailbraith, Byron Pirtle, J.B. and Jo Doris Leftwich, Leonard and Joyce Tyree, George and Gladys Summers and Kendall and Melinda Porter.

 

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