Obituaries for Sept. 29, 2012

Michael Theodore Griffith, Jr.

Interment for Mr. Griffith will be in Ohio. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, with a Prayer Service to follow at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.

Mr. Griffith, 40, of Old Hickory, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. He was an employee of Publix for 12 years.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Michelle Benge.

Survivors include: mother, Charlotte Ivalene Sparks; father, Michael Theodore Griffith, Sr.; sister, Barbara (Kenneth Moles, III) Perry; niece, Sierra Geier; and nephew, Michael Benge.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.

Freida Draper Morse

Funeral Services for Mrs. Morse will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Mike Ripski officiating. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Mrs. Morse, 74, of Lebanon, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at University Medical Center. She was born in Sumner Co. in May of 1938 to Ridley S. and Lucille Minchey Draper. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 63 years.

Survivors include: husband of 54 years, Bobby Joe Morse; sons, Gary (Lisa) Morse and Darren (Lisa) Morse; and grandchildren, Benjamin Draper Morse, Sarah Carolyn Morse, Cole Morse and Katie Morse.

Active Pallbearers will be Bobby, Gary, Darren, Ben and Cole Morse, Jerry Morse Sr. and Jim Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nancy Partlow, Wayne Hix, Hazeline Mills, Bobbie Jean Hunt, Donna Bogle, Gloria Quinn and the Lebanon High School Class of 1956.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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