Obituaries for May 4, 2013



1st Lt. Joshua Hovies

James Louis Armistead

The family of Mr. Armistead will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

Jimmy Armistead, 64, passed away on May 3, 2013. Mr. Armistead was a career Marine, serving the United States for 24 years.

He is survived b his wife, Mary Ann Armistead; son, Kirk Armistead; siblings, Debbie (Fred) Gorjian, Sammuel Armistead, Tony (Carolyn) Armistead, Tesa Armistead and Tina (Gary) Ligon; aunt, Virginia Armistead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son, Jamie Armistead; parents, Malcolm and Delores Henderson Armistead; and brother, Larry Armistead.

1st Lt. Joshua Wayne Hovies

Memorial services for 1st Lt. Hovies will be held at Lebanon 1st Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 with visitation and reception following.

On April 19, 2013, 1st Lt. Hovies, USAF, passed away in a swimming accident in Kunsan, South Korea. Joshua was training to apply to the Air forces’ elite special forces corps and was doing long distance underwater exercises when he passed out. CPR was applied as Joshua was rushed to the hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Joshua served two years in the US Air Force, stationed in Turkey and South Korea. He was commissioned upon graduation from Auburn University where he served in the Air Force ROTC.

Joshua was born in Bellingham, Wash., Oct. 19, 1987. The first 13 years of his life were spent in Thailand where his parents served as missionaries.

Joshua was homeschooled, active in political and current events. He earned his Eagle Scout award serving in troop 302. He also volunteered in the campaigns of numerous political races.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Tom and Alicia Hovies of Lebanon; his sister Mary Beth (Mrs. Colin) Kappel of Murfreesboro; his brother, 2nd Lt. Benjamin Hovies USMC (and wife Savanna); his grandparents, Al and Nancy Kent; and relatives, Tom and Teresa Oduor, Joy, Job, Josiah and Joanna; and the Dennis and Janet Beam family of Adams, Tenn. Joshua is preceded in death by grandparents Floyd and Dorothy Jones.

In lieu of flowers feel free to donate to Tennessee Right to Life - Wilson County, or Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Agnes Ophelia Lasater

Funeral services for Ms. Lasater will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. W.D. Thomason officiating. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Interment will be at the Greenvale Cemetery.

Ms. Lasater was born Nov. 6, 1927 at Greenvale, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert and Annie McMinn Lasater and departed this life on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Agnes was a graduate of Watertown High School Class of 1945 and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her 11 brothers and sisters, Carden, Truett, Standford, Olice, Judson, John B. and Dewey Lasater; Naoma Templeton, Estelle Walker, Eura James and Earlene Winn.

She is survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.

William Joseph Longenecker

A Memorial Service for Mr. Longenecker will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Longenecker passed away on April 30, 2013. A lifelong resident of Wilson County, Mr. Longenecker graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy and was self-employed.

He is survived by one brother, Thomas, and numerous friends.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Debby Manners

Visitation for Mrs. Manners will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 2-6 p.m. and Monday, May 6 from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Bro. John Petree to officiate the services. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Manners, 58, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 in the University Medical Center. Mrs. Manners was a member of the Baptist faith and a Home Health Technician with CareAll. She was preceded in death by parents, Hubert Lee and Bonnie Stafford Lackey.

She is survived by husband, Terry Manners; sons, Chris (Sue Ann) Manners and

Eric (Holly) Manners; daughter, Leia (Arron) Carter; sisters, Jane Cassetty and Judy Agenbroad; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

James Kenneth Oakley

Funeral services for Mr. Oakley will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Hunter Funeral Home with Pastor John Hunn, Bro. Tim Robinson and Carl Jones officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Wilson County Memorial Park in Lebanon.

Mr. Oakley, 85, retired Watertown businessman and former Mayor died Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. James was the son of the late J.B. and Alla Mae Patterson Oakley and was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Louverna Brown Harden Oakley; sons, James Patrick Oakley and Thomas Michael Oakley and an infant sister.

James is survived by his wife, Claydene Dixon Wood-Oakley; in-laws, Frances Dixon, Kathy and Tommy Chapman, Chris and Melissa Chapman, Jacob, Nolan Matthew; sister-in-law, Jean Harden Milbrandt of Janesville, Wis., Dan, Rita and Alex Milbrandt, LuAnn Milbrandt, Josh, Jenna and Jackie. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org or 855-997-4376.

Charles "Zoom" Smith

Mr. Smith, 77, of Lebanon, died Thursday.

Services are Monday at 1 p.m. at Neuble Monument Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dowell Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation is Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service.

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