Obituaries for June 11, 2013



Frankie Hendrixson

Gail Duke Brewington

Funeral services for Ms. Brewington are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Ms. Duke, 72, of Cookeville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Born March 20, 1941, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Burr and Arlene Warren Duke. She was a homemaker and Pentecostal in belief.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three children, Vicki Ledford, Cynthia DeSantis and Richard Roscoe Ledford III; and two brothers, Tony and Donny Duke.

She is survived by daughter, Tamara Kay Underwood; four grandchildren, Chase (Ashlee) Underwood, Ryan (Corrine Nowicki) Underwood, Angel Arlene Davis, and Richard Roscoe Ledford IV; and five great-grandchildren, Braiden, Kiara, and Taya Undrwood, Gracie Lynn and Amara Lindsay Marshall.

Vickie Davis

Funeral services for Miss Davis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Willis officiating. Interment will follow at Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Miss Davis, 56, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013. Born March 15, 1957, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Goldie and Sadie Mai Joines Davis. She worked at Kroger in the Seafood Department.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edwina Davis and a brother, Steve Davis.

She is survived by sister, Betty (Connie Whited) Shrum; brother, James (Tammy) Davis; special friend, Ernie Shrum; two nephews, Jr. (Shelly) Shrum and Justin Davis; niece, Amber Davis; great-nephews, Brandon Shrum and Darrin (Terri) Hemontolor; great-great-niece, Kaylee Hemontolor; and many other family members and friends.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Marcia Kleyensteuber Dwiggins

Services for Mrs. Dwiggins will be at the Southeast Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m. Those who wish may come by the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to visit with the family. Burial will be in Hampton Cove Cemetery with Berryhill Funeral Home assisting the family.

Mrs. Dwiggins, 65, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday Morning June 8 at 7:07 a.m. She was born in Lebanon and lived in Huntsville, Ala. for 33 years. Marcia loved her Lord, His church and everyone she met. Marcia served the Lord as a Christian Counselor for 10 years, helping hurting people back to emotional health. Marcia loved the people she helped from small children through adults. Marcia loved life and very courageously held on to life during a grueling struggle with cancer over the last three years.

Her favorite saying during the struggle for life was, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

She is survived by her husband Jim; her beloved daughter, Julie; grandchildren, Noah, Nate and Madeline; son-in-law, Jeremy Spellman and sister, Karolyn Conly.

Harley Ellsworth Erb III

Funeral service for Mr. Erb will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Hermitage Funeral Home with DeWayne Tyus officiating. Entombment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Erb, 88, passed peacefully into God's presence on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Harley was born in Salem, Va., attended Roanoke College and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a mechanical engineering degree. He was an avid lifelong Vols fan! Harley served honorably in the US Army during WW II and in the US Air Force during the Korean War as a meteorology officer.

A career as a heating and air conditioning engineer preceded becoming a successful small business owner of Baskin Robbins and multiple Subways. Harley's quick wit, upbeat personality, and warmhearted, kind spirit touched all who knew him. He was a wonderful Christian son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. God blessed him with a large family who loved and adored him. His great sense of humor and ability to tell a much embellished joke...sometimes even in dialect...will be missed.

His family was always a top priority in his long life. His positive attitude brought joy to those who knew him and was a model of his strong, trusting faith. Harley enjoyed years of golf, travel, and was a devoted member of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian church where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher. Harley is survived by his wife, Bettye DeFoe Bowling Erb; brother, Dr. Blair D. Erb; son, Harley E. Erb, IV (Donna); daughter, Jane Erb Kirkpatrick (Jim); grandchildren, Jay Kirkpatrick (Katharine), Chris Erb (Meghan), Kelley Erb, Kathryn Erb Punke (Chris); and five great-grandchildren with two on the way.

Harley delighted in the gift of even more children and grandchildren when he married Bettye 19 years ago. These survivors include children, Kerma Bowling Wilson (Nelson), Jayne Bowling Duncan (Tony), David Bowling and Doug Bowling (Julie); grandchildren, Matthew Wilson (Meghan), Rebekah Wilson, Benjamin Bowling (Whitney), Will Bowling, Julieanne Bowling, John Berry Bowling, Zack Duncan, Hayley Grace Duncan and one great-grandson.

Harley was pre-deceased by his parents Louise and Harley E. Erb, Jr. and grandson, John Kirkpatrick.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jay Kirkpatrick, Chris Erb, Kelley Erb, Matthew Wilson, Benjamin Bowling, Will Bowling, Zack Duncan and John Berry Bowling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church 901 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. Nashville, TN 37203

Alexis “T.R.” Harris

Services for Ms. Harris will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the chapel of Neuble Monument Funeral Home LLC. Interment will follow at Rest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service.

Ms. Harris, 42, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday June 6, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe W. Harris, grandparents Joe and Pauline Harris, Ethel and Horace Wharton and James Bender, and brother Jade Harris. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Hogan Wharton; two bonus parents, step-father Walter David Wharton and stepmother Mildred Harris; daughter Lakeshia Harris and son Timothy Harris; grandchildren, Timothy Harris, II and Ta’Merah Harris; grandparents, Beatrice Bender, Mai Margret and James Oldham; one sister, Kashe Harris; three brothers, Jody Harris, Chauncey Majors and Alfonzo Harris; two great aunts, Gracie Carver and Katherine Garrett; two great-uncles, Bob Oldham and Curry Oldham; aunts, Veronica (Dan) Clemmons, Charlotte Bender, Sandra (Hank) Carney, Mamie Cartmell, Crisceder Head, Diane (Donnie) Carman, Patsy (Ray) Ellis; uncles Barney Bender, Terrance Bender, Wallace Harris, Michael Harris, Curtis (Pat) Wharton and Dwayne Wharton. Many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Frankie Hendrixson

Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Mrs. Hendrixson will be held Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon with Pastors Dr. Larry Locke and Dr. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Her remains were donated for medical research to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a graveside service to be held at a later date.

Mrs. Hendrixson, 93, of Lebanon and formerly Donelson, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 26, 1919 in Burkesville Ky., the daughter of the late Sally Cross and Ed Melton of Lebanon. She was a devoted nurse of 59 years, licensed in both Tennessee and Florida, having worked at Nashville General, Baptist Hospital, Miller Clinic, Donelson Hospital and Donelson Life Care. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Hendrixson; brother, Lester Melton; sisters, Olene Newman, Maggie Rogers, Zelma Shipper and Avel Tomlinson; granddaughter, Rhonda Burkett; grandson, Brian Wooden; and great-grandson, Ben Burkett.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Davis and Lola (David) Mann; two sons, Jimmy (Brenda) Wooden and Mike (Belinda) Wooden; sister, Sue Vaughn; grandchildren, Lisa (Donald) Gann, Mark Burkett, Vim Burkett, Suzanne (Doug) Minert, Candace Simmons, Bill (Lisa) Wooden, and Angie Wooden; great-grandchildren, Alex and Abby Gann; Tell (Angela) Burkett; Andrew, Wade, Tyler, and Josh Minert; Emma and Liam Wooden; Elijah Simmons and Taylor Brown; devoted nieces Jean (Al) Solice and Mattie (Oscar) Rubio.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to College Hills Church of Christ “Back to School Program,” 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon TN, 37090. Any additional information, contact College Hills Church of Christ 615.444.9502.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Judith Kay Mulford

Mrs. Mulford, 64, died Saturday. 

Services were Monday at 7 p.m. at Sellers Funeral Home in Lebanon. Visitation was Monday from 6-7 p.m.

Samuel Vernell Netherly

Visitation for Mr. Netherly will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Bro. Wayne Malone to officiate the services. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Netherly, 82, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital. Mr. Netherly was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart, a Silver Star and many other honors, and he was also a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Delores Cooper Netherly; brothers, Joe Netherly, Junior Netherly, Lee Netherly, Paul Netherly and Keith Netherly; and sister, May Ferguson.

He is survived by wife of 50 years, Sylvia Ayo Netherly; sons, David Glen (Lori) Netherly, Wayne Thomas (Jennifer) Netherly, Howard Netherly; daughters, Loretta Noel, Kay Netherly and Pam Cates; brothers, Bobby (Edna) Netherly and Noah(Linda) Netherly; sisters, Virginia Hayes, Betty Ferguson, Edna Kline, Helen

Mathis, Gladys Johnson and Donna Wells; grandchildren, Mark Noel, Destiny

Netherly, Cierra Netherly, Macey Carol Parsons, Bobbi Ballard and Daine

Ballard; great-grandchildren, Joey Noel and Robby Noel.

Mary E. Perryman

A funeral service for Mrs. Perryman was conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 at The Grace Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ken Dove officiating. Visitation with the family was from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Hermitage Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. A committal service will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday followed by entombment in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Perryman, 86, of Hermitage, passed away June 8, 2013. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a generous and caring person who retired from Lifeway.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Raymond Perryman; daughters, Brenda Agee (Jim) and Glenda Baldwin (John); son, Ed Perryman (Karen); grandchildren, Mary Beth Anderson (John), James Agee (Jessica), Meredith Kennerty (John), Drew Baldwin (Kathleen), Justin Perryman (Annie) and Kristin Streeter (Corey); 13 great-grandchildren.

Lois Genell Trusty Walls

Mrs. Walls, 80, of Watertown and formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday at her home.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Gordonsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Carl Robert Walpus

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Walus will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 2 p.m. in the Leeville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Walpus, 79, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the University Medical Center. Mr. Walpus was a retired salesman with Milwaukee Power Tools and a member of Leeville United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Robert Walpus Sr. and Margaurette Franson Walpus; son, Bradley J. Walpus.

He is survived by wife of 59 years, Shirley Mae Ferguson Walpus; sons, Douglas E.(Jennifer) Walpus and Mark Robert (Zanna) Walpus; daughters, Elizabeth Ann(Robert) Jordan and Kristin Lynn Presher. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made in Mr. Walpus' memory to the Leeville United Methodist Church, 7019 Hickory Ridge Road, Lebanon, Tn. 37090.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Reeves Wilson

Funeral services for Mr. Wilson will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Jeff Wilson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

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