Obituaries for Nov. 15


Mary Kathy Uhles Banks

Mrs. Banks, 51, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at her residence.

Services for Mrs. Banks will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hurricane Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service at the church.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carroll "John" Clemons

Funeral services for Mr. Clemons will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rigsby officiating. Visitation 9 am. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty.

Mr. Clemons, 65, of Alexandria, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Born in Putnam County, he was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Clemons in 1980; his father, Luther Clemons and brothers, Daryl and James Lynn Clemons. Carroll is survived by his wife, Linda Cook Clemons of Alexandria; daughters, Joyce (Ronald) Kelly of Brush Creek and Stephanie McGee; grandchildren, Brandy and Caleb McGee, Reilly, Makenna and Ryan Kelly; great-granddaughter, Lyren Clark; mother, Stella Dyer Clemons of Sparta; sisters, Wanda Kelly of Cookeville and Mary Sue (Steve) Hillis of Rock Island; mother-in-law, Lottie Cook.

Helen Inez Galerno

Ms. Galerno, 82, of Minor Hill and formerly of Watertown, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. She was born in Alabama Dec. 17, 1929.

She is survived by daughter, Helen Louise (Ronald) Carter of Michigan; sons, Leonard Wayne (Jody) Jeffreys of Watertown and Robert Paul (Frances) Jeffreys of Minor Hill; sisters, Betty Jennings of Michigan and Margie Jeffreys of Georgia; brothers, Leonard Terry Jr. and Jimmy Letson of Alabama; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons and great-grandson served as pallbearers. Burial was at Smyrna Cemetery in Alabama.

Roy Davis Hall

Funeral services for Mr. Hall will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet with Rev. Chuck Groover and Rev. W.D. Thomason officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church.

Mr. Hall, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Mr. Hall was born Sept. 13, 1933 to the late Vernon and Callie Ford Hall. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1996, he retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation with 35 years of service. Mr. Hall enjoyed coaching baseball and softball in the Mt. Juliet Little League, as well as the Junior Pro football program. He played baseball and football in his younger years, and he played softball with his church team until age 70.

Mr. Hall was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Troy and Darmon Hall and his sisters, Isabelle Birchett, Christine Jones and Ruth Green.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances George Hall; daughter, Rachel (Ray) Hatcher; son, George Hall; grandchildren, Taylor Hall, Tucker Hall, John Hatcher and Philip Hatcher; great-granddaughter, Haley Hatcher; sister, Eula Crain; and several nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Taylor Hall, Tucker Hall, John Hatcher, Philip Hatcher, Duane Garrett, Anthony Maxwell and Tommy Hibbett.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the building fund at Victory Baptist Church.

The Hall family would like to thank the medical staff at the Pavilion and Summit Medical Center for their care and compassion.

Beth Haskell

The family of Ms. Haskell will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday. The Memorial Service, conducted by Rev. Danny Sellars, is 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Ms. Haskell, 63, of Watertown, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012.

Survivors include daughter Brandy (Terry) Warden; siblings, Ann Hardison of Pulaski, Tenn., Richard (Doreen) Haskell of Milford, Conn., Blake (Deb) Haskell of Hull, Mass., Leigh (Brian) Durant of Dickson, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tristan Warden, Philip Warden, Aidan Warden, Dakota Warden, Ariel Warden, and Trenton Warden; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Haskell; sister, Claire Haskell; brothers, Philip R. Haskell Jr. and John Gregory Haskell.

Flowers will be accepted, however, memorial donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice.

Willodean Patterson Lester

Funeral services for Ms. Lester will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Evan Beattie officiating. Interment will be Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday after 11 a.m.

Ms. Lester, 82, of Lebanon, passed away Nov. 12, 2012, at Southern Manor. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Jones Patterson and Mettie Belle Moore Patterson. She was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School and was a member of Westland United Methodist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for Hankins and Smith Motor Company and later Burchett Ford. She also worked in Human Resources at Performance Foods.

Survived by two daughters: Lynne (David) Beattie, Lori Lester; two grandchildren: Evan Patterson (Laura Beth) Beattie, Leslie McLain Beattie; niece, Brenda Patterson Simms. She was preceded in death by a brother, John (Pattie) Patterson.

Pallbearers are David and Evan Beattie, Jeff Lannom, Kip Lester, Mike Smith and Mort Stein.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B-5, Nashville, TN 37217 or the charity of your choice.

Dr. Thomas C. Parker

Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Hunter Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Ripski, Rev. David Hesson and Rev. Donald Owens officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. till service time on Friday. Interment will be at Wilson Co. Memorial Park in Lebanon.

Dr. Parker, 88, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at University Medical Center. Born in DeKalb County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Alvie and Kate Curtis Parker. He was a 1942 graduate of Smithville High School, attended MTSU and graduated dental school in Memphis in 1949. Dr. Parker practiced dentistry in Watertown for over 33 years. He served 3 years in the South Pacific during World War II with the U.S. Navy. Dr. Parker was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hayes Parker; son, Joe Thomas Parker and his wife, Cynthia; granddaughters, Emily and Rachel Parker all of Lebanon. Pallbearers, Harry and Ralph Dunn, Jimmy and Don Hayes, Dr. John Lloyd and Dr. Wesley Suddarth.


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