Obituaries for March 29, 2013

Alice McLaughlin

Alice Mae Blackburn McLaughlin

A Celebration of Life is planned for Ms. McLaughlin at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet at 7 p.m. on April 4, officiated by Pastor Chuck Groover.

Ms. McLaughlin is now experiencing the fullness of joy as she realizes the truth of the statement that “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Alice left our world suddenly on March 21, 2013. Her children and their spouses were present for her last moments. Alice was born 92 years ago in Bowling Green, Fla. to the late William and Pearl (Crews) Blackburn.

She is survived by her son, Bruce (Kathi) McLaughlin and her daughter, Teresa McLaughlin (Steve) Baker, as well as her grandchildren Wesley, Allison and Nathan. She was preceded in death by siblings, Carmen (Blackburn) Metheny and William Herbert Blackburn, and leaves Edith Modena (Blackburn) Arold, of Franklin, N.C. Numerous beloved nieces and nephews also survive her.

She worked nearly 40 years for National Airlines/Pan-American Airlines. During that time this adventuresome soul traveled extensively. Alice often marveled at how a poor farmer’s daughter was able to travel the world.

She had fond memories of volunteering with missionaries to the Haitian community. Donations of remembrance in her name may be sent to: L’INSTITUT BIBLIQUE LOGOS and you can donate from there or you can send your tax deductible donation to: 7855 SW 104th Street Suite 210 Miami, FL 33156. If you can’t make it to the service, please wear her favorite color - blue - on April 4 and tell someone a story about her that makes them smile.

William Alfred Nixon

Funeral services for Mr. Nixon will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Atnip and Rev. Ben Fuston officiating. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday and prior to services Saturday. Interment will be at Mt. Holley Cemetery in Smithville.

Mr. Nixon, 80, of Watertown, died Thursday morning, March 28, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, he was the son of the late Elijah Calvin Nixon and Verna Susan Judkins Nixon and was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Reynolds; brother, Robert Dee Nixon and sister, Louise Alexander. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from TRW Ross Gear.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Caldwell Nixon; children, Freida Reynolds and husband, Junior of Liberty, Diana Tate of Watertown, Rickey Calvin Nixon and wife, Julie of Watertown, William Wade Nixon and wife, Angie of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

James Russell Powers

Mr. Powers, 60, died Thursday.

Memorial services will be April 4 at 10 a.m. at Lambeth Memorial Methodist Church in Gallatin. Sellars Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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