Obituaries for June 8, 2012


Elmer Nelson Crenshaw

Services for Mr. Crenshaw will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Neuble Monument Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will be in Gladeville Cemetery. Public visitation will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the funeral home. A visitation with the family will be held at 2 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday also at the funeral home.

Mr. Crenshaw, 70, of Detroit, Mich., died Sunday, May 27, 2012. He was born to Etta Frances Crenshaw and the late Elmer Nelson Crenshaw, Sr. He was educated in the Sumner County Public School system (Gallatin) and worked for the auto industry for several years.

He was preceded in death by: father; son, James Crenshaw; brothers, James Carey and Ben Carey Jr.; and grandparents, George and Annie M. Bentley.

Survivors include: mother, Frances (Madea) Crenshaw of Gallatin; stepfather, Ben Carey, Sr., of Detroit; daughters, Shelia (Thomas) Palmer of Lebanon, Sharon Crenshaw of Atlanta, Ga. and Veronica Gant of Fresno, Calif.; sons, Quinton (LaLisa) Fields, Jermaine (Sharon) Crenshaw, all of Detroit and Johnathan (Vanessa) Crenshaw of S.C.; grandchildren, Shena (Quinton) Love, Denirio, Tamera, Andrea, Breonna, Jasmain, Alexus, Quinyannia, LeAndrea, DeAndre, Dezyre, Eraylin, Diondrea, Valicia, Donte’, Ricky and Johnathan Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Ashton, Aiden, Amir and Nashad; nieces, Jean Crenshaw and a devoted niece Barbara A. Crenshaw; nephews, Johnathan Jr., Dereon, Markess and Rodrick; great-niece, Janetta; great-nephew, Jamar; great great-niece; five great great-nephews; friends, Paul C. Jones, Markita Walker, Marvin, Kam, David and Jeremy.

Mattie Hobbs Hearn

Services for Mrs. Hearn will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Barton’s Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Owens and the Rev. W.L. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Barton’s Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Mrs. Hearn, 88, of Lebanon, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at NHC in Smithville. A native of Wilson Co., she was the daughter of the late Lucien Newman and Lena Watkins Newman. She was an LPN having worked at Martha Gaston Hospital, McFarland Hospital and, before retiring, with Physicians Home Health Care. She was active member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church in Dowelltown.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husbands, Thomas Edwin Hobbs and Edward Hearn; and step-grandchildren.

Survivors include: children, Lynette (Wayne) Beadle of Norene, Don (Carol) Hobbs of Lebanon, Ruth (Chuck) Farmer of Morristown; step-children, Donnie (Carol) Hearn of Alexandria, Ben (Kathy) Hearn of Gordonsville, Joe (Tammy) Hearn of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and many friends at Saddlebrook Apartments.

Pallbearers will be Tommy and David Beadle, Trey and Gabe Farmer, Bobby Patton, Todd Tressler, Paul VanHook and Jack Vied. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don, Ben and Joe Hearn, Randy Hawker, Billy Dedman, Billy Joe Sanford, and Douglas Hobbs.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the church youth group of your choice.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Maurice Devon McGowan

Services for Mr. McGowan will be noon Saturday, June 9, at Peyton Road Church of Christ in Lebanon. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church. A public visitation will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Neuble Monument Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Mr. McGowan, 48, of Lebanon, died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was baptized at the Market Street Church of Christ. He attended the Wilson County Public School system and was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He was affectionately known as 'Poopie' and 'World.'

He was preceded in death by: father, Jimmy Edward McGowan; mother, Dianthia Yvonne McGowan; paternal grandparents, George McGowan Sr. and Mattie C. McGowan; maternal grandparents, Alfred M. White and Sallie M. White.

Survivors include: daughter, Chaunethia (Omar) Cason of Lebanon; son, Kevon Jamaur McGowan of Nashville; daughter, Madison Dawn McGowan of Nashville; daughter, Davian Jade Berry of Lexington, Ky.; granddaughter, Omariona Debreyella Weir of Lebanon; nephews, Keenon Ja'von Davis, Kobe Joaquin Neuble and Kemon Jaleel Neuble, all of Lebanon; sister, Dereathia 'Penny' Neuble; uncles, Jerry (Pat) McGowan, Joe Michael McGowan of Lebanon, McArthur Stewart of Pontiac, Mich., Darren White of Nashville and Alfred White Jr. of Gallatin; aunts, Clara McGowan of Lebanon, Nedra White and Joy White, both of Atlanta, Ga., Sidonie White of Nashville and Jode White of McKinney, Texas; and many cousins and a host of friends.

Neuble Monument Funeral Home LLC in charge of arrangements.

Jewelle Ophelia Wilson

Graveside services for Mrs. Wilson will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Hermitage Memorial Gardens officiated by John M. Grogan, son-in-law. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the service on Thursday at Hermitage Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson, 90, died Monday, June 4, 2012.

She was preceded in death by: mother, Beedie Jane Carter; father, Wade Hampton Carter; husbands, James W. Thompson and Edward Ray Wilson; sons, John Clifton Thompson and Jeffrey Ray Wilson; brothers, Walter Lynn, Wade Elmer, Cleo Thaxton, William Archy, Floyd Jackson and James Callis Carter; and sister, Jane Odelle Harris.

Survivors include: companion of 40 years James T. Moore; daughter, Jacqueline Ann (John) Locke-Grogan; sons, James Patrick (Patricia) Thompson and Jimmy Walker (Janice) Thompson; grandchildren, Jim (Judy), Jason (Kim and Jeremy (Cindy) Locke, Hannah (Brett) Bagwell and Haleigh Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Courtney, Hunter, Whitney, Seth and Becca Locke; and niece, Jane (Fred) Roberts.


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