Obituaries for April 10, 2013

John Fairbanks McMillan

Graveside services for Mr. McMillan will be held Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Goddard Road, Rindge, N.H. Calling hours were held Thursday, April 4 in New Bern.

Mr. McMillan, 83, of New Bern, N.C. and formerly of Winchendon, Mass., died peacefully Saturday evening, March 30 at his residence.

He was born in Winchendon on Nov. 5, 1929, son of the late Donald and Pearl (Hager) McMillan and lived in Winchendon for many years. He had lived in New Bern since May, 2012.

John was a 1947 graduate of Murdock High School and a 1951 graduate of Norwich University, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Civil Engineering. He later did graduate work at the University of Southern California.

He worked as a civil engineer for Los Angeles County, Calif. until his retirement. During his career, he also worked as an engineer for Fairfield Area Surveys in California, U.S. Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, Army Corp of Engineers and Portland Oregon, regional FEMA manager western division. He was a member of Artisan Lodge of Masons in Winchendon and Temple Baptist Church in New Bern and had been an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Lebanon. During the Korean War, John proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Alice (Marques) McMillan; a daughter, Marianne Pearl Vandermeer and her husband Albert of New Bern; six grandchildren, Jonathan Cary Hayward, Ryan James Hayward, Pieter Eric Vandermeer, Martin Edward Vandermeer, Beatrix Emma Vandermeer and Willem Dirk Vandermeer and a great-granddaughter, Catherine Renee Hayward.

Memorial donations may be made to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Izella "Tincey" Nunley

Family visitation for Mrs. Nunley will be Thursday, April 11 from 11 a.m.-noon with funeral to follow at J.C. Hellum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wilkie Winfree, eulogist. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Nunley, 75, died April 6, 2013 in Nashville.

Survivors include children, Roy B. (Betty), Garland (Jackie), Willie (Sammie) and Horace Rufus Nunley, Sally (Jerry Jr.) Oldham and Billie Jean (Ray) Thompson, all of Lebanon; brother, Dayton (Zora) Starks; sister, Betty Frances Bell; other relatives and friends.

Charles Walter "Chuck" Ross Jr.

Visitation for Mr. Ross will be held Wednesday, April 10 from noon until the service at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Chapel. Rev. Paul Gardner will officiate the services. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Ross, 48, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member of Westland United Methodist Church, a Lebanon High School graduate, attended Vol State and ITT. He was employed in technical store support for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, an avid hunter, fisherman and Pittsburg Steelers fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Walter Ross Sr.; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy M. Ober.

He is survived by his mother, Carol (Leon) Dodd of Franklin; brothers, Chris (Dana) Ross and Corey (Toni) Ross, both of Lebanon; sister, Charity (Larry) Potts of Watertown; nieces, Miranda Ross, Samatha Potts and Sayla Potts; nephews, Cody Ross and Caleb Ross; uncles, Ron (Brenda) Ross and Fred(Sylvia) Ross; stepbrothers, Leon Dodd Jr., John Dodd and Mike Dodd; stepsisters, Ann Dodd, Kathy VanGrinsven, Denise Lewis, Diane Lewis and Dana Perryman; numerous cousins.

Active pallbearers will be Jim Willoughby, Mike Dodd, Nick Zizan, Larry Potts, Billy Hargrove and Cody Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Solomon, Uncle Ron and Uncle Fred.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to be make in Chuck's memory to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital or Palliative Care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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