Obituaries for Feb. 14, 2013



Edna Gannon Forbes

Edna Gannon Forbes

Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday Feb. 14, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel and again Friday from 11 a.m. until the service. The Rev. Leon White and Bro. Howell Todd will officiate. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Forbes, age 77 of Shop Springs, passed away at her residence on Feb. 13, 2013. Mrs. Forbes was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School. She retired after 36 years with South Central Bell and then became the first 911 director of Wilson County. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ for 59 years. Her love was her family, work and quilting. Born Feb. 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Jennie Laine and Murfree Gannnon.  She is also preceded in death by brothers, William, Doyle, Roy and Lynn Gannon; sisters, Gladys Riley, Thelma Cotrell, and Patsy Reed.   

She is survived by her husband, Sam Forbes of 60 years; daughters, Ginny (John) Laudeman,  Cindy (Bart) Brown; son, Mike (Melinda) Forbes and family member, Roy Sweet; sister, Virginia Shipp; grandchildren, Crystal Crockett Shields, Brittany Crockett Waring, Kyle Forbes, Nick Forbes and Hannah Forbes; great- grandchildren, Shepherd and Olivia Shields; step-grandchildren, Troy, Carter and Eli Hartzell; caregivers, Meghann Knopp and Alice Hullett.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Forbes, Nick Forbes, Thomas Shields, Blake Waring, Russell Scales and Bill Piercey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Anderson and Shop Springs Community, friends and patrons of Country Quilt Store of Shop Springs and Bellsouth Telephone Pioneers of Lebanon.  

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obituary line, 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.

Shirley Anne Stone

Funeral services for Mrs. Stone will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Curtis officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. Interment will be at Jones Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Stone, 57, of Lebanon, died Monday morning at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in Anderson, Ind., daughter of the late Gene and Agnes Craigmile and was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Craigmile.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Wayne Stone; son, Billy (Star Adams) Gladden; daughter, Christina Gladden; grandchildren, Skylar Burton, Will and Aubrey Gladden; and a sister, Betty Dodson, all of Lebanon.

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