Obituaries for April 9, 2012

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David Jackson

Howard Thomas 'Tommy' Agee

Service for Mr. Agee will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today (Monday, April 9) and 10 a.m. until service on Tuesday.

Mr. Agee was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Mae Harris; son, Randy Agee; brother, Otis Agee; and parents, Wiley and Etta Jane Everett Agee.

Survivors include: his children, Ricky (Janet) Agee and Kim (Shelia Bennett) Agee; sisters, Peggy Hudson and Doris Hudson; brothers, Billy Joe Agee and Rayburn Agee; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Otis Agee, Tony Hudson, Billy Ray Hudson, Randall Hudson, Mark Hudson and Terry Agee.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon in charge of arrangements.

Dovie Jean Jenkins Conatser

Graveside services for Mrs. Conatser will be Wednesday, April 11 at the Conatser Cemetery with Bro. Myron Keith and Bro. Barry Keene officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mrs. Conatser, 83, of Lebanon, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at The Gardens at Providence in Mt. Juliet. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and was a member of Highland Heights Church of Christ. She was the late Dr. Sam McFarland's medical secretary for sixteen years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Billy Eugene Conatser; three sisters, Mildred Jenkins, Della Mae Kenny and Mary Evelyn Brasen; brother, Milton Campbell Jenkins.

Survivors include: son, Mike (Kathy) Conatser; two daughters, Pat Conatser and Cindy (Jerry) Eatherly; five grandchildren, Andy Conatser, Judd (Eliza) Conatser, Zack Conatser, Eddie Doss Eatherly and Rachel Eatherly; great-grandson, Jack Conatser; brother, L.T. Jenkins Jr.

Pallbearers will be Andy, Judd, Zack and Larry Conatser, Eddie Doss, Rachel and Jerry Eatherly, Jon Jenkins.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Conatser Cemetery Fund c/o Larry Conatser.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Marqesheo Fitzgerald Gilliam

Mr. Gilliam will lie-in-state Monday, April 9 from 4-8 p.m. at JC Hellum Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Rest Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. until noon, with funeral to follow at JC Hellum Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Bailey officiating.

Mr. Gilliam, 24, died suddenly Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

Survivors include: devoted mother and father, Youlanda (George) Haynie and Geoffrey Gilliam; sister, Ashley Gilliam; brothers, Geoffrey (Quet), Cassius, Quocus, Casio Gilliam, Kendrick Wharton, Elijah and George Haynie, III; grandmothers, Dorris (Jerry) Bratcher, Thelma (Clarence) Gilliam Seay; other relatives and friends; God-children, Zoey K. Golsen, Gavin Apple; God-parents, Bernice and Raymond Abston and Vernon and Cheryl Dockins.

Personal condolences may be sent to

David Thomas Jackson

Services for Mr. Jackson will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tom Suiter, Bro. Carl Jones and Coleman Walker officiating. Interment will be in Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 9 from 2-8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. till service time on Tuesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Jackson, 70, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 in the Quality Care Health Care Center. He was raised in the Beasley's Bend community. Mr. Jackson was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a retiree, serving 41 years with the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation Mapping & Statistics Office.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy Johnson and Effie Jolley Jackson.

Survivors include: wife of 50 years, Carolyn Walker Jackson; daughters, Cynthia (Donald) Mullican, Angie (Joe) Midgett, Kim (Tracey) Parks and Heather (Neal) Dickson; grandchildren, Jonathan and Matthew Mullican, Stephanie and John Midgett, Jackson, Lauren and Sam Bond and Emma Dickson; a very special thank you to the staff of Quality Care Health Care Center.

Active pallbearers will be John Alsup, Tom Eldridge, Ken Morgan, Billy Wilmore, John Wrye, Coleman Walker, John Walker, Donald Oakley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel 'Butch' Hudspeth, Dr. Roger McKinney, Robert McCain, Eddie Mathis, Mark Marsh, Don Vanhook and Roy Craig.

Partlow Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Delores Katherine Simons

A celebration of life for Mrs. Simons will be 6 p.m. Monday, April 9at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m. in the Hooker Cemetery in Wildwood, Ga. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, beginning prior to the celebration of life.

Mrs. Simons, 57, died Friday, April 6 in the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon and a dietician with Kindred Health Systems.

She was preceded in death by her father, Winford Brown; sister, Linda Sadler.

Survivors include: mother, Robbie Purcell; husband, Mark Simons; son, Timothy Lee (Serena) Simons; daughter, Marsha Lynn (Eric) Murphy; grandchildren, Sarah and Anthony Simons, Dylan, Caleb and Erin Leopard; numerous loving family members.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions may be made in Mrs. Simon's memory to the College Hills Church of Christ Children's Ministries, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087

Partlow Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


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