Obituaries for June 20, 2012

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Jack London Allen

Graveside services for Mr. Allen will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with the Rev. David Hesson officiating.

Mr. Allen, 88, of Lebanon and formerly of Donelson, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at Quality Care Nursing Home. He was born in Detroit, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of First United Methodist Church. He retired from AVCO Aerostructures where he was an aerospace tooling engineer.

He was preceded in death by: parents, George David Allen and Gertrude Latimer Allen; daughter, Shelley Rae Allen; grandson, Jason Michael Allen; and half-sisters, Leota Savage and Anna Landry.

Survivors include: wife of 56 years, Marjorie Kahler Allen; son, James Michael (Pamela) Allen of Donelson; grandchildren, Jesse (Sabrina) Allen of Donelson, Noel Kahler Fox and Amanda Elizabeth Fox of Franklin.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Campbell Bragg

Funeral services for Mr. Bragg will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21 at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bill Mulroy and Rev. Paul Gardner will officiate the services. Interment in Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 with a Masonic service to be held at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bragg, 81, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at University Medical Center. He was a member of Westland United Methodist Church, a retired employee with Ford Glass Plant, a Mason and a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple

He was preceded in death by: parents, F.K Bragg and Jessie Mildred Steele Bragg; and brother, Howard Bragg.

Survivors include: wife, Barbara Bragg; daughters, Judy (David) Hargrove, Betty (Jim) Chapman, Connie (Jerry) LeBlanc and Marsha (Ricky) Thorne; sisters, Sara (Doug) Cather and Sue (J.D.) Land; grandchildren, Christina (Dan) Lipe, Michael Hampton, Melissa (John) Oakley, Michael Widman, Tony and Brian (Rhonda) Armstrong and Rachel and Jamie Reed; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Seeker Sunday School Class of Westland United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Bragg to Shriner’s Hospital or to a charity of choice.

Jesse Willie Crutcher

Services for Mr. Crutcher will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at J.C. Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Watkins officiating. Interment in Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 and noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Crutcher, 79, died June 15, 2012 at his home.

Survivors include: children, David (Wartecie), Terry (Vickie), Jerry (Melissa) Jesse Jr. (Elizabeth) Crutcher, Charles (Mary) McCauley, Brenda Bradley, Connie (Darron) Shannon and Linda Bryant; brother, John (Georgia) Crutcher; sister, Mary Lee Jones; friend, Nellie Majors; friends, Charles Harrison and Alfred Abston; other relatives and friends.

Antonio Martinez

Services for Mr. Martinez will be 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Father Fernando Lopez officiating. Interment will be in El Lobo Cemetery in Mexico. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Martinez, 43, of Madison, died Sunday, June 17, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Antonio Martinez Resendiz.

Survivors include: father, Gumesindo Martinez Hernandez; companion, Paula Noyola; sons, Antonio, Arjenis, Juan and Rene Martinez; daughter, Maria de Jesus Martinez; brothers, Raul (Gladys Gomez) and Jesus (Amarilys Reyes) Martinez; sister, Carmen Martinez; cousins, Isaias and Alfonso Sanchez, Elvia (Gerardo 'Mona' Flores) and Rito Martinez; and numerous other cousins.

Pallbearers will be Fidell Castro, Adan and Rolando Vargas, Valente Hernandez, Silvester Flores and Lucas Taylor.

Chris Neal

Services for Mr. Neal will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the funeral home.

Mr. Neal, 40, of Nashville, died Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was a longtime music journalist for Country Weekly and M Music & Musicians.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd Berry.

Survivors include: mother, Brenda Berry (Roger) Cain; father, I.W. Neal; wife, Katie Neal; sister, Jamie (Caleb) Christofferson; brothers, Terry (Sara) Neal and Corey (Angie) and Casey Young; grandmother, Beulah (Donald) Vincil.

Contributions may be made to Nashville Humane Society.

Estelle Ragland Pirtle

Memorial services for Mrs. Pirtle will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Lebanon Road Church of Christ with Bro. Ralph Brewer and Eld. Joe Adams officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 and 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church both days.

Mrs. Pirtle, 78, of Nashville, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012. She was a member of Lebanon Road Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Baugh and Ruby Ragland; brothers, Bethel and Tom Ragland; and sister, Veatrice Ragland Bryant.

Survivors include: husband of 59 years, Del Pirtle; sons, Byron (Connie) and Eric (Tammy) Pirtle; and grandchildren, Joslyn, Ryan and Nathan Pirtle.

Pallbearers will be Ryan, Nathan and Jim Pirtle, Ray Ragland, Clinton Hugh Hicks and Lynn Cawthorn. Honorary Pallbearers will be John and Dean Burke, Hoyte and Jane Eakes, Ginger Turner, Betty Newman, Nita Woodson, Diane Powell, Kitty Boyd, Maxine Ware, Ronnie and JoAnn Sneed, Jim and Mary Etta Markham, Mike and Sheila Williams, Ray and Margaret Flowers, Jim and Nancy Hall, Bob and Eunice Petty, Dr. Kirby and Patty Walker, Dr. Charlie and Marlene Smith, Dr. Karl Vandvender, Teachout Pirtle, Larry (Carol) Locke and all Elders and Deacons of Lebanon Road Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Lebanon Road Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.

Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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