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Obituaries for Jan. 29, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 10:50 am
Eloise McBride Barrett
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation with a Wake to follow until 7 p.m. in the home of Mary and Mark Brewer, 3438 Hampton Ave., Nashville, TN 37215. A private interment will be at a later date at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg, Tenn.
Mrs. Barrett, 83, passed away Jan. 24, 2013 in Nashville, TN. She was born Aug. 14, 1929 in Lewisburg (Marshall County), Tenn. Eloise was the daughter of Robert Lee (R.L.) McBride, Jr. and Martha Louise (Lucy) Crutcher McBride. Eloise graduated from Marshall County High School, where she was class of 1947 valedictorian, homecoming queen and senior class treasurer. She attended Ward Belmont College and then Vanderbilt University. She graduated from Vanderbilt in 1951 with a double major in Spanish and English, and a double minor in French and business administration. She was a member of the AOPi sorority.
In 1954, Eloise attended and graduated from The University of Dijon in France before moving to Bordeaux, France, where she held a managerial role as a civilian employee working with the U.S. Armed Forces. In 1957, a master of arts in French was conferred on Eloise from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. While attending Middlebury, she was awarded one of only two full-tuition scholarships. She returned to Nashville in 1957 to marry and lived there the remainder of her life. She tutored French her entire life, to both the willing and otherwise, and was a full time mother to three daughters.
Eloise loved all things French, fine cooking and the arts. She was a member of the Alliance Francaise, the DAR, and the Centennial Club. She served as a commissioner on the Tennessee Arts Commission, and subsequent to that, on the board of directors of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. She attended cooking school at the Cordon Blue in Paris, France.
Eloise is survived by her three daughters, Lucy (Rob) Thomason, Mary (Mark) Brewer and Katie (Joe) Cain, and 11 grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah Kate, and Betsy Brewer; Ben, Sam and Annie Thomason; Caitlin, Emily, Ashley, Megan and Joseph Cain; her former husband George E. Barrett; her sister, Martha McBride Loftin of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Eloise’s memory to the Alliance Francaise de Nashville’s Cultural and Educational Fund, P.O. Box 158646, Nashville, TN 37215, or online at afnashville.org.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393, obits 615-758-8818.
Lawrence B. Bean
Mr. Bean will be cremated. Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 300 S. Tarver Ave., Lebanon.
Mr. Bean, 83, of Liberty, Tenn., died Jan. 21, 2013. He was born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11, 1929, son of the late Edwin Temple Bean Sr. and Mary (a’Becket) Bean. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Osborne. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, was involved in establishing the Carmel Center of Spirituality, a Catholic retreat center in Liberty and he and his wife devoted much of their time and energy assisting the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate at the Center.
Mr. Bean grew up in East Aurora, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval ROTC program while at Clarkson College, N.Y., where he obtained a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. He was President of Conax Florida Corporation of St. Petersburg which produces life support systems for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. He was an avid reader and had worked as a Librarian in the Dowelltown and Liberty Library for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Axley) Bean of Liberty; son, Lawrence B. "Skip" (Jill) Bean, Jr. of Penobscot, Maine; daughters, Cynthia Lee Bailey of Rochester, N.Y. and Pamela (Christopher Panfil) of Angola, N.Y.; stepson, Christopher Brunetto of Seminole, Fla.; stepdaughter, Angeline Brunetto (Timothy) Sprague, M.D. of Christiana; brothers, Edwin Temple (Susan) Bean, Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y. and Neil (Patricia) Bean of Wilmington, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Katherine Lee Bailey, Silas Jude and Becket Alexander Panfil and Kendall Faith and Ethan Ray Sprague.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carmel Center, P.O. Box 117, Liberty, TN 37095.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent via www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on the guestbook page.
Nell Watson Crutcher
Funeral services for Mrs. Crutcher are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Brother Donald Owens and Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Mrs. Crutcher, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Born May 28, 1931 in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Darden T. and Rosa Hester Watson. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Thomas Crutcher; son, Roland Crutcher; three sisters, Georgia Bates, Helen Watson and Margaret Jocelyn; and three brothers, Ellis, William Allen and Franklin Watson.
She is survived by four children, Brenda (Louis) Myrick, Donna Crutcher, Sherry (Mike) Ashey and William (Regina) Crutcher; 10 grandchildren, Rebekah, Morgan and Andy Crutcher; Michael (Tracy) Ashey, Brian Thomas Ashey, Justin Boswell, Chris (Crystal) Park, Anna, Emily and John Thomas Jarosinki; 5 great-grandchildren, Lauren Alexis Hackett, C.J. and Kayla Park, Emma Ashey and Cloe Dillard; sister, Marie Brehm; and daughter-in-law, Sandra Crutcher.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon and Jarad Cody Chastain, Doug Raines and Jason Parkserson
Active pallbearers will be Michael and Brian Ashey, Andy Crutcher, Justin Boswell, Chris Chastain and Derrick Foster.
Mr. Howell, 48, of Nashville, died Jan. 27, 2013.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
James “Jimbo” Vance
Mr. Vance, 53, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.