Obituaries for Dec. 20


Clarence Crutchfield

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Duluth Church of Christ, 3239 Duluth Highway (GA-120), Duluth GA 30096. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the funeral home.

Mr. Crutchfield, 87, most recently of Duluth, Ga., died Dec. 17, 2012. He was born in Lebanon to James and Hattie Crutchfield. He graduated from  Wilson County High School. He joined the Navy in 1942, serving in WW II as a Navy ship signalman in the Pacific Theater. He completed his college education at Tennessee State University, graduating in 1949 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. He served as a teacher, football and basketball coach at WCHS.

He married Anita Watkins (TSU’54), who shared his love of sports and education. They moved to Detroit in 1957 for better educational opportunities for their children. They raised three daughters who all went on to become college educated, successful women. Clarence joined the Detroit Public Schools and while teaching, he attended the University of Detroit and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. He retired as a counselor after 37 years of service.

In retirement, he turned to his love of sports – swimming, tennis, golf and closely followed his beloved Detroit Lions and Tigers. He moved to metro Atlanta in 2005 to be closer to two of his daughters. Initially reluctant, he enjoyed the climate and made many friends at his home at Parc at Duluth. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a life-long member of the Church of Christ, most recently the Duluth Church of Christ.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Anita Watkins Crutchfield; brothers, Harry, Bill, Sidney and Carl; and sister, Margaret Ashworth.

He is survived by his three daughters, Wyndolyn Bell, M.D. of Sandy Springs, Ga., Tamalyn Stewart of Croton, N.Y. and Cecilia Crutchfield of Peachtree Corners, Ga.; sister, Hattie Bryant of Lebanon; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and many relatives and friends.

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are being made by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Duluth Church of Christ in celebration of the life of Clarence Crutchfield.

Michael Allen Lane

The family of Mr. Lane will receive friends Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. EST at Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg and also on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Hillview Baptist Church in The Chestnut Ridge community from 4-7 p.m. EST. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Bro. James Ford and Bro. Robby Buck officiating.

Mr. Lane will be taken Sunday to Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon where there will be a viewing from 1-2 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. James Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens, where his grandparents and great-grandparents were laid to rest.

Mr. Lane, 42, of the Chestnut Ridge community in Deer Lodge, passed away Dec. 18, 2012. He was a 1988 graduate of Sunbright High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Sarah Lane and Thomas and Laura Bentley.

Michael is survived by his parents, Raymond and Una Sue Bentley Lane; and a host of other family and friends.

Online condolences may be extended at

Henry Searcy

Family visitation for Mr. Searcy will be Thursday, Dec. 20 from noon-12:55 p.m. with funeral services at 1 p.m. at J.C. Hellum Funeral Chapel 107 Stokes Street Lebanon. Pastor Damond E. Bragg, Eulogist.

Mr. Searcy, 85, died at Alive Hospice Dec. 14,2012.

He is survived by devoted nieces, Linda (Donald) Asbton, Thelma Searcy, Betty Majors and Cathlene Freeman; sister-in-law, Catherine Searcy; and a myriad of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Reese Lillard Williams Jr.

Reese Williams Jr. passed away on Dec. 18, 2012 at age 69.  The Funeral Service, conducted by the Rev. Danny Sellars, is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike).  The family will be receiving friends from 3 p.m. until the service on Friday.  

Survivors include children: Lanice (James) Payne, Tracy (Rick) Sellars, and Jeff (Kim) Williams; siblings: Kathy (Danny) Sellars and Jimmy Williams; nine grandchildren: Lisa Payne, Crystal Girten, Cindy Napier, James Michael Payne, Joshua Williams, Jaclyn Williams, Blake LaRoche, Kiera Goodman, and Noah Williams; and 11 great-grandchildren.  

He is preceded in death by parents Reese and Mildred Fitts Williams, brother Michael Wayne Williams, and infant Reese L. Williams III.  

Sellars Funeral Home, at Stone Mansion 416 Rome Pike, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.  Obits 615.758.8818.

Renea Lynn Maynard

Mrs. Maynard, 47, died Tuesday.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Family Worship Center in Lafayette. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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