Obituaries for May 2, 2012

Willie Eugene 'Gene' Cox

Services for Mr. Cox will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Vesta Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cox, 84, died Monday, April 30, 2012. He retired as a Maintenance Supervisor for Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Willie Otis and Bertha McCrary Cox; wife, Cora Lannom Cox; daughter, Sandra Caulder; brother, Claude Cox; and sister, Earlene Cox.

Survivors include: daughter, Sherry (David) Vaughn; grandchildren, Tracy Ward, Ashley Caulder, Chad Locke, Amber Vaughn and Zack Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Brittany Ward, Jordan Stafford, Brook Douglas and Makayla Thompson; and great great-grandchild, Kyleigh Douglas.

Pallbearers will be James Martin Edwards, Odell Oliver, Keith Morris, Tony Caulder, Mikey McClain and Cain Barrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Reynolds, Franklin Christian and Bobby McCrary.

David Lee Mason

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Mr. Mason will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mason, 56, died Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was a 1974 graduate of Father Ryan High School and earned degrees in both Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Nashville Technological College. With a career spanning over 38 years, primarily in the automotive manufacturing industry, he last served as the Quality Manager for MSSC, located in Hopkinsville Ky.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Nancy L. Williams; father, George Peyton Mason; and grandmother, Jeanette Lee.

Survivors include: wife of 24 years, Penelope; daughters, Andrea (Nathan) Morris and Paige Mason; siblings, Elaine (Steve) Pedigo, Tommy (Loretta) Mason, Melanie Phillips, Mike (Sheila) Williams, Mark Williams, Lisa (Perry) Bailey and Charlie Williams; and a multitude of loving extended family, coworkers and friends.

The family would like to thank the caring, compassionate professionals at the Cancer Care Center, Tennessee Oncology, and University Medical Center for fighting tirelessly alongside Mr. Mason.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association (One Vantage Way, Suite D-220, Nashville TN 37228) or Relay for Life.


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