Obituaries for Feb. 15, 2013

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,

Michael Eugene Jennings

Private family services are planned for Mr. Jennings.

Mr. Jennings, 71, of Smithville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Dallas, Texas to the late Samuel E. Jennings and Lucille Taylor Jennings.

He is survived by his son, Tony "Turtle" (Jayne T.) Jennings of Watertown and his brother, Richard Jennings of Smithville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Sandy Jones.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (615) 237-9318

Clara Taylor Miller

Graveside services for Mrs. Miller are Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. from the Leeville Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mrs. Miller, 97, of Nashville, and a long-time resident of Lebanon, passed away Feb. 13, 2013, at Cedars Health Care. She was born in Campbellsville, Ky., the daughter of the late Richard Garver Taylor and Jessie Jewel Phillips Taylor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. A bookkeeper, she and her husband owned a Texaco, Shell and Sinclair service stations in Lebanon during the 1950’s and 60’s. She worked at The Pentagon during WW II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Perry Miller and brother, Richard Garver Taylor II. She is survived by her children, Margaret Ann Marina and Richard Donald (Linda Faye) Miller; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann (Jesse) Meeks and Thomas Alan (Sabrina) Miller; and six great-grandchildren.

Ernestine Lou Plumlee

Services for Mrs. Plumlee, conducted by Bro. Michael Grooms, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike). Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Mrs. Plumlee, 78, passed away on Feb. 14, 2013.

Survivors include husband of 63 years, Everett Plumlee; children, Ronnie (Paulette) Plumlee and Ricky (Sandra) Plumlee; sisters, Christine Patterson and Marie Simmons; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jared) Perkins, Leslie Plumlee Saddler, Kevin (Amy) Plumlee, Donita Doak and Lynn Swallows; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents Plumey and Mamie Sanford Hollis, and brother Raymond Lewis Hollis.

Family will serve as pallbearers.


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