Obituaries for Dec. 28

Glorice I. Nivens Bates

The family of Mrs. Bates will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service. The funeral service, conducted by Brother Carl Price and the Rev. Danny Sellars, is Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in LaGuardo Cemetery.

Glorice Bates passed away on Dec. 26, 2012 at age 86.   

Survivors include her children, Sam (Rhee) Bates, Susie (Mark) Gibson, Brenda (Bill) Baird; grandchildren, Jessica Asadsangabi, Courtney Bates, Ben Bates, Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson, James William Baird; two step-grandsons, Jamy Gibson, Ryan Crook; sister-in-laws, Mary Nivens and Dorothy Nivens; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by  her husband of 55 years, James I. Bates; parents, Joe and Mary Jane Rich Nivens; sisters, Velma Ledbetter Oakley, Irene Smith, Pauline Green; and brothers Durrell Nivens, John Nivens and Harvey “Red” Nivens.  

Pallbearers will be Ben Bates, James William Baird, Brandon Crabtree, Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson, and Ricky Jennings. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Thorne and Brenda McFarland.  

The family extends a special thank you to the LaGuardo Baptist Church and N.H.C.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, 615-444-9393, obits 615-758-8818.

Willard E. Carmack

Funeral services for Mr. Carmack will be Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in the New Hope community in Jackson County. Visitation will be Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Mr. Carmack, 82, of Hilham, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn. He was born Nov. 24, 1930.

He is survived by his son, Wayne (Sue) Carmack, of Lebanon; daughter, Donna (Glen) Smith, of Hilham; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Anderson-Upper Cumber-land Funeral Home in Gainesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Berdie Hall Craus

Funeral services for Mrs. Craus will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Hunter Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Interment will be at Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Craus, 96, of the Commerce community, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Southern Manor in Lebanon. She was the daughter of the late Callaway and Della Williams Hall and was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Craus in 1985 and by brothers, Robert, Jessie, Sydney and Roy D. Hall and sisters, Katherine Adamson, Beulah Milliken, Willie Bridges and Calli Bridges.

Berdie is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jimmie Ray (Sue) Milliken Sr., Barbara (Jerry) Holt, Terry (Betty) Milliken, Bobby Milliken, Glenda Pierce, Elaine (Paul) George, Patricia Modrall, Sylvia (Ted) Wolfer, Cathy (Jim) Ford, Shirley (Ron) Anders, Roy D. (Debbie) Hall Jr., Brenda Brown, Roy A. Hall, David Hall; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Harley Wilson Rich

Services for Mr. Rich will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Hunter Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. till service time Friday. Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.

Mr. Rich, 75, of Collinwood, Tenn., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at the home of his sister in Lebanon. Born in Collinwood, he was the son of the late Melvin and Ima Wilson Rich and was preceded in death by a sister and brother. Harley was a skilled cabinet maker and builder of log homes.

He is survived by a son, Johnny D. Rich of Collinwood; sister, Willa Swack and husband, Haskel of Lebanon; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Gary Taylor

Funeral services for Mr. Gary Taylor are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Sister Donna Guire officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo. 

Mr. Taylor, 62, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Born Sept. 13, 1950, in Davidson County, he was the son of the late George Daniel and Mildred Louise Pursell Taylor. He worked for many years at Robertshaw, and had owned and operated Gary’s Bridal Service and Flowers By Lynn. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy where he played the piano and organ.

He is survived by three sisters, Wanda Gann of Lebanon, Sharon (Roy) Fields of Murfreesboro and Karen (Mac) Talbert of Lebanon; two brothers, Daniel (Mary) Taylor of Westmoreland and Tim (Andrea) Taylor of Lebanon; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.


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