Obituaries for April 17, 2013

JoAnna Flannery

JoAnna Flannery

All are invited to celebrate Mrs. Flannery's life at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m.

Mrs. Flannery, 66, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 13, 2013 in her own home after a hard fought battle with cancer.

JoAnna was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Aug. 13, 1946 to her mother Adrianna Jane Copelman. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964. From 1965-1968, she was married to Ronald Johnson who has remained a close friend. In 1971, she married Charles Flannery; they had recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary. Her friends, coworkers, exchange students, and her Boston Terriers held a special place in her life.

However, her greatest joy in life always came from her children, birthed and acquired, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Their achievements were the proudest moments of her life, and she was a force to be reckoned with when they needed her support. JoAnna was compassionate, giving, and down-to-earth; always with unconditional love and honesty.

She was active at Crossroads Community Church and participated in their 100 Box Project, for those in need. Her faith in God thrived with the support of her close Crossroads family; with their support and love she received peace and strength through her last moments of life.

 In lieu of flowers, JoAnna asked that donations be made to her memorial fund solely benefiting the 100 Box Project. Donations can be made online at or mailed to Crossroads Church, PO Box 2729, Lebanon, TN 37088.

Katherine Moore Freeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Freeman will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Freeman, 93, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 2, 1919 at her grandmother’s home in Nashville to the late John Campbell Moore, Sr. and Flossie Mae Neal Moore. Mrs. Freeman was a 1936 graduate of Isaac Litton High School. She wed Charles “Jerry” Freeman on Oct. 28, 1943 and was married to him for over 50 years until his death in 1999.

She resided at their home in Mt. Juliet for over 40 years. Mrs. Freeman held numerous retail positions in her early career and eventually retired from the Treasurer of the State of Tennessee after 14 years of service. She was an active member of the Democratic Party of Tennessee especially during the election of Lyndon B. Johnson. She served as President for the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women in it’s early years. Mrs. Freeman was an active member of Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Victory Baptist Church in her later years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Campbell Moore, Jr. and beloved niece, Gaylene Moore Worsham.

She is survived by: niece, Joy Moore (Billy) Caskey of Shelbyville; nephew-in-law, Robert Lee Worsham of Hendersonville; great-nieces, Amy Worsham (Pete) Monroe of Asheville, N.C., Kimberly Worsham (Terry) Carter of Hendersonville, Katherine Leigh Caskey of Nashville and Elizabeth Claire Caskey of Knoxville; great-great-niece, Taylor Lynn Carter; great-great-nephews, Charles “Charlie” Worsham Monroe and Jordan Wayne Carter

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Monroe, Terry Carter, Charles Jones, Ken Cates and Jimmy Tate.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Cynthia Gail Hodge

Ms. Hodge, 52, died Monday.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bridge Fellowship Church. Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John C. "Jack" Kinzer

A service celebrating Mr. Kinzer's life will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, Lebanon, on Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m., with visitation to follow.

Mr. Kinzer, 91, of Lebanon, passed away April 15, 2013. We celebrate the life of Jack Kinzer born March 28, 1922 in Versailles, Ky. He was preceded in death by wife of 50 years, Margaret Bahr Kinzer. Jack proudly served his country as a member of the 35th Infantry Division in France and Germany during WWII. Following the war, he finished college and began his career managing Hereford Cattle Farms. He spent most of his career in Virginia. He was involved with the Fauquier 4H Livestock Show, the Ruritan Club and Leeds Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan Calvert; grandsons, Alec and Craig; great-grandchildren, Jack, Ben, and Margaret; son, Bahr (Stuart) Kinzer; and brother, Carlyle (Barbara) Kinzer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The TN Library for the Blind, 403 7th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37243, the Church of the Epiphany or WillowBrook Hospice in Hendersonville.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Mildred Stephens Maggart

Ms. Maggart, 99, died Tuesday.

Services are incomplete. Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

George Ramsey Moser

Funeral services for Mr. Moser will be held Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. from the West Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Jonas Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Thursday at West Hills Baptist Church.

Mr. Moser, 86, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home.  Born in the Norene community, he was the son of the late Richard Alton Moser and Bertha Thompson Moser. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He owned and operated Moser Electronics in Nashville for 40 years. He was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon, Riley, Dayton and Buford Moser; sisters, Sarah Ellen Parton, Jamie B. Smith and Evelyn Moser.

He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Othy Mai Johnson Moser; several nieces and nephews.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Fishers of Men Sunday School Class of West Hills Baptist Church, Leroy Whitaker, Jo Whitaker, Odell Bain and Henry Higgins. Active pallbearers will be Lance Shockley, Michael Jessie, Bobby, Thomas and Timothy Nees, Larry Pogue and James York.

Earl Lee Roberson

Mr. Roberson, 58, died Monday.

Services will be Thursday at 1 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Donald H. Sharp

Services for Mr. Sharp will be private.

Mr. Sharp, of Lebanon, passed away on April 13, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, his children, and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in loving memory of Donald H. Sharp.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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