Obituaries for Oct. 31


Bulah Jenkins George

Funeral services for Mrs. George are Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Reid officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday after 11 a.m.

Mrs. George, 90, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Mt. Juliet Health Care. A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Wentie Seaton and Buna Vista Kemp Jenkins. She was a homemaker and Baptist in belief.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jesse Frank George; daughter, Daytona Boles; four brothers, Garland, Conie, Charles, Ponie and James Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia George (Dewey) Brock; son, Jerry Franklin (Helen) George; two grandchildren, Kristie Boles, Amy (Shorty) Neal; great-grandchildren: Tropical and Tristen Neal; sister, Margaret Ann (Jerry) Agee; brothers, Walter (Linda) Jenkins, Robert (Ann) Jenkins; son-in-law, Clyde Boles; several nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Shorty Neal, Elmer Gordon, Bobby, David, and Mike Jenkins and Ken Haynes. Honorary pallbearer will be Conie Jenkins Jr. Special thanks to Dr. Wm. Littman, Mt. Juliet Health Care and Odyssey Hospice.

Thomas G. Harper

Memorial services for Mr. Harper will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Pastor Greg Bell of Fall Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment with military honors will follow. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service.

Mr. Harper, 93, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. He served in the Army in World War II. He saw action action in the European Theatre and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a life member of the VFW.

He was known in the bluegrass music circles for his unique two-finger style of playing the five string banjo. He was honored as a founder of the Earl Park Music Festival in Indiana. He and Anna played music for many years on the grounds of the Battle Ground Fiddlers Convention in Indiana. He more recently entertained at Cedars of Lebanon State Park and for SCAN patrol events in Lebanon. He was founder and chairman of the deacons of First Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford, Ind. He and Anna were members of Fall Creek Baptist Church in Norene.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna.

Survivors include his children and stepchildren, Carol Carroll (Larry) of Northville, Mich., Norma Brown (Larry) of Atica, Ind., Steven Harper (Midgie) of Lafayette, Ind., Guy Harper (Emily), of San Antonio, Texas; and stepsons, Tom McMurtrie (Dee) of Copperas Cove, Texas and Tim McMurtrie (Barbara) of Murfreesboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph John “Jack” Hickey Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Hickey will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Todd Elliott officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dr. William R. Hickey, Mark Wright, Mark Joerger, Richard Gaines, Justin Wright, Jesse Tracy, Mjr. Dan Sullenger and Joey Banks. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow members of Platoon No. 219. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.

Mr. Hickey, age 73, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Mr. Hickey was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam Era. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and was retired from UPS. Mr. Hickey was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Lynne “Tina” Hickey. He is survived by daughters, Christine (Mark) Wright, of Lebanon, Janice (Mark) Joerger, of Mt. Juliet, Joyce (Richard) Gaines, of Smyrna; brother, Dr. William R. (Maureen) Hickey, of Unionville, Conn.; grandchildren, Tiffany (Jesse) Tracy, Justin (Erin) Wright, Jaclyn “Jac” Fite, Katie Joerger; great-grandchildren, Judd Wright, Lillie Anne Wright, Khloe Tracy; like-a-mother, Anne Hickey, of Lakehurst, N.J.; nieces, Breanne Hickey and Mae Hickey.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. Obit Line (615) 641-2663,

Kathy Anne Reynolds Irvin

Funeral services for Mrs. Irvin will be 11 a.m. Friday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, with her nephew Jeff Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Lawn Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Irvin, 60, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Katherine Harmon Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cherry Reynolds Russell.Mrs. Irvin was retired from Avaya as an Administrative Clerk, and was a proud 1970 graduate of Lebanon High School, once a Blue Devil always a Blue Devil.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gary Irvin; daughter, Melanie (Jamie) McCormick of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Katherine Haynes, Justin Haynes, Houston McCormick, Kirsten McCormick, all of Murfreesboro; three brothers Terry (Joyce) Reynolds of Lebanon, David (Louise) Reynolds of Murfreesboro, Gene (Sharon) Reynolds of S.C.; her best friend of 35 years, Terrie Smith of Franklin, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, which was very dear to Kathy.

Rayford Stanley Kilburn

Rayford Stanley Kilburn, 49, of Lebanon, died Saturday.

Graveside service is Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion in Lebanon.

Max Lankes

Funeral services for Mr. Lankes will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Russ Corley officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Mr. Lankes, age 76, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Max was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam, as a Ranger, combat infantry and master jumper and retired with the rank of major. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, one with valor. After retirement from the military, he obtained an agency with Nationwide Insurance Co., where he retired after 22 years. He was a member and past president of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club, past president of the Mt. Juliet Booster’s Club and a member of the Tyler Cates American Legion Post No. 281. Max was the son of the late, Max Lankes and Maria Lankes Mulhern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Corley Lankes and his son, Max Thomas Lankes.

He is survived by his children, Tim (Julia) Lankes, Tana (John) White, Todd (Tammy) Lankes; brother, Al (Anna) Lankes; grandchildren, Chelsea, Tazz, Tabitha, Spencer, Justin, Colton; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Hayden; and companion, Charlene Carter.

Active pallbearers will be Tazz White, Justin Lankes, Colton Lankes, Spencer Thompson, Bob Lankes, Jim Hunter, Andy Bond, Dr. David Clariday and Hoover Sutherland. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club and Earl Beaty.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Arrangements are by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. Obit Line (615) 641-2663,


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