Obituaries for June 27, 2012

Margaret Phillips Tripp Whitefield

Services for Mrs. Whitefield will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Clayborn officiating. Interment in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 and 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Whitefield, 83, of Liberty, died Monday, June 25, 2012 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in April of 1929 in Hardin Co., Ky. to the late Pharoh and Eddie Phillips. She retired from Designs by Norvell and was a member of Cooper's Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husbands, William Gordon Tripp and Frank Whitefield; daughter, Mary Helen Tripp Keaton; sisters, Lola Bunch, Elsie Bray and Ruby Phillips; brother, Jr. Phillips; and daughter-in-law, Rita Tripp of Germany.

Survivors include: children, Floyd Tripp of Goldbach, Germany, Kenneth (Pat) Tripp of Liberty, Paul Gerald (Carol) Tripp of Dowelltown, George (Linda) Tripp of Liberty and Rose Mary Tripp of Nashville; grandchildren, Cassie Leigh Tripp, Angela Georgette Tripp, Heidi Trail Herman, Kenny Tripp, Mary Margaret Tripp, Chris Tripp, Jonathan Tripp and Michael Tripp; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Tripp, Bryron Tripp, Bradley Tripp, Brandon Tripp, Kenny Tripp, Jonathan Tripp, Chris Tripp and George Tripp.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Rufus Edward Whittle

Services for Mr. Whittle will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Troy Withers officiating. Interment in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at the funeral home.

Mr. Whittle, 68, of Hermitage, died Monday, June 25, 2012. He was retired from Textron. He was the son of the late James Arthur and Ina Louise Smith Whittle.

He was preceded in death by: parents; and siblings, Eugene Whittle, John Robert Whittle and Gloria White.

Survivors include: wife of 46 years, Della Whittle; children, Dwayne E. (Laurie) Whittle and Lisa F. (Donnie) Johnson; brother, James Whittle; sisters, Mary Frances Winkler and Janice Bragg; grandchildren, Justin Whittle, Chase Johnson, Brittney Whittle, Kaitlyn Whittle, Samantha Johnson and Jared Whittle; and great-grandson, Jaxson Whittle.

Pallbearers will be J.D. and Timmy Whittle, Billy Wright, Bo Davis, Jeff Mason, Jim Chapman and Rick and Randy Johnson.

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