Obituaries for May 30, 2012

Halbert Charles Ashworth

Services for Mr. Ashworth will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with The Rev. Tim Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 and noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr Ashworth, 64, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and formerly of Watertown, died Monday, May 28, 2012 while in town for the 100 Year Celebration of Watertown High School. He was a 1965 graduate of WHS. He was born in October of 1947 in Watertown to the late Paul and Elizabeth Smith Ashworth. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a BS in accounting. He had a successful career with the federal government in administration of pensions in Washington D.C.

Survivors include: brother, Sam Ashworth of Hendersonville; friends, Dr. Arlen Leight and Sandy Leana Kaiser; niece; nephew; and numerous cousins and friends in Ft. Lauderdale and Tenn.

Isaac Dardinell Burgess

Graveside services for Mr. Burgess will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in Woodlawn Memorial Park with Randy Ward officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane in Nashville.

Mr. Burgess, 78, of Mt. Juliet, died May 27, 2012. He was a life long carpenter and avid coon hunter.

Suvivors include: wife of 55 years, Patricia Hobby Burgess; children, Larry Burgess, Teresa Hylton, John Burgess and Laurie (Brian) McCall; grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Kristie, Brandon, Adam, Jacob, Logan and Rachel; and brothers, Garland and Phillip Burgess.

Nellie Louise Crook

Chapel services for Mrs. Crook will be 11 a.m. Thursday May 31, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon conducted by Bro. Tom Watson. Interment in Antioch Cemetery in Trousdale Co. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 and 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Crook, 91, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Johnson and Berchie Washer; and foster parents, Ed and Ovie Cowan; husband, Humphrey Lee Crook Sr.; and sons, Robert Glenn and David Anthony Crook.

Survivors include: children, Humphrey Lee (Sarah) Crook of St. Louis, Mo., Wayne (Gail) Crook and Judy (Carl) Jones of Lebanon; in-laws, Wanda Crook of Lebanon and Mary Crook of Dickson; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sherry’s Run (PO Box 8, Lebanon TN 37088) and/or Relay for Life.

Robert Earl Flye

Funeral services for Mr. Flye will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithfield, N.C. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Flye, 80, a recent resident of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and since moving to Mt. Juliet enjoyed worshipping at Victory Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Watsonian Society, an organization for Public Health Advisors. He had over 36 years of service in the health field working for the Metro Health Department and later for the State of Tennessee Department of Health in the State Immunization Program. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Harpeth Hills, McCabe and Middle Tennessee Golf Associations and a non-playing member of the Two Rivers senior group. He was the son of the late, Paul Lester and Lillie Satterfield Flye.

Suvivors include: wife, Charlotte Strickland Flye; daughters, Sarah (Ron) Davidson of Mt. Juliet and Elizabeth Moore of Murfreesboro; son-in-law, Aaron Moore; sisters, Alice (Charles) McGowan of Brentwood, Betsy Hedgepath of Texas and Lilly Van Story of N.C.; grandchildren, Rachel Davidson, Benjamin Moore and Samuel Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Presbyterian Academy, 2323A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 or Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Patrick Joseph Henry, Sr.

Memorial Services for Mr. Henry will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon conducted by Father Michael O’Bryan. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

Mr. Henry, 74, died May 25, 2012 at his home in Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Lucille Henry.

Survivors include: wife, Judith Henry; children: Patrick (Susan) Henry Jr., Kathleen (Jack) Schroeder and Matthew Henry; grandchildren, Taylor and Madison Henry; and sister, Roxanne (Bill) Marcum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301)

Mable Johnson Hudson

Services for Mrs. Hudson were 2 p.m Sunday, May 27, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Don Mathis officiating. Interment was in Jones Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hudson, 84, of Gallatin and formerly of Watertown, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a State of Tennessee TPS Houseparent. She was born in August of 1927 in Wilson Co.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Robert Burton and Willie Harvey Johnson; husband, Haley Young Hudson; son, Robert Howell Hudson; and infant brother, James Albert Johnson.

Survivors include: daughter, Evelyn (Lynn) Davenport of Gallatin; son, William Hudson of Lebanon; daughter-in-law, Bobbye Hudson of Watertown; grandchildren, Michelle Binkley and Greg Davenport, both of Gallatin, Devin (Jason) Morris of Thompson Station, Alexandria and Carrie Hudson, both of Lebanon, Tammy (Kevin) Karain of Mt. Juliet, Chris (Candi) Hudson of Lebanon and Brittany Hudson of Watertown; great-grandchildren, Haley Binkley, Addison Morris, Justin and Brandon Karain and Ciara, Curtis, Cerenitie and Camdien Hudson; and sister, Betty (Wayne) Smith of Lebanon.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Alan Lee Self

Memorial services for Mr. Self will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Self, 50, died Sunday, May 27, 2012.

He was preceded in death by: father, Charles Ray Self; and brother, Tony Self.

Survivors include: mother, Lois Hearn; and siblings, Angela Rippe, Althea Long, Anita Webb, Sherry Gilbert, Norman Self, Bill Self, Michelle Welton, Lisa Robinson, Darren Self and Sara Long.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon in charge of arrangements.

James P. Stewart

Services for Mr. Stewart will be held at a later date.

Mr. Stewart, 90, of Lebanon died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Quality Care in Lebanon. He was born in Sept. of 1921, in Providence, R.I. to the late James W. and Elizabeth Henry Stewart. He was an United States Army Veteran serving during World War II. He was a retired carpenter and a Presbyterian. He was a member of the Lafayette #47 F & A.M in Cumberland, RI; the Shriners and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by: parents; and wife, Dorothy Ingham Stewart.

Suvivors include: children, James Peter Stewart Jr. of Farmington Hills, Mich., Judith Ann Pearson of Cumberland, R.I. and Jeanie Beth Such of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joe Wilkerson

A brief informal graveside service for Mr. Wilkerson will be 10 a.m. Wednesday May 30, at Magnolia Cemetery in Maryville. Visitation will be at the home of Joe and Mary Farragut following the service.

Mr. Wilkerson died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at his home. He was a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1956, worked in Seattle, Wash. for the Boeing Company as a research specialist in propulsion development and experimental flight test engineering, then received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1970. He was a professor for 31 years, retiring in 1999. He participated in the flight testing of the KC-135 refueling tanker and the development of the 747 propulsion systems. He was a licensed pilot at the age of 15, and was an active commercial pilot and flight instructor. He investigated and consulted on more than 37 aircraft crashes, including two with the National Transportation Safety Board. He was the UT recipient of the Nancy and Leon Cole Superior Teaching Award on two occasions, as well as the holder of many other awards, recognitions and committee chairmanships. In 1988, at the 75th Anniversary of Lebanon High School, where he graduated in 1952, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in the Sciences. He held two patents, one on a takeoff performance monitor for airplanes and another for efficiency improvement on nuclear natural draft cooling towers. He was the published author of many national and international technical papers. He was born in Mt. Juliet in 1934 to the late Harvey and Pearl Wilkerson. He was married to Sally Dailey.

Suvivors include: wife, Mary Catherine Christofferson; children, Julie Wilkerson (Russell) Townsend, Susan Wilkerson and John (Pennye) Wilkerson; and sister, Sue (Bill) Corley.

In lieu of flowers contributions maybe made to Friends of the Smokies or to Remote Area Medical (RAM).

Arrangements provided by McAmmon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in Maryville.

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