Obituaries for Feb. 5, 2013



Charlene Bentley Key

Willie Whitson Bass

Services for Mr. Bass will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Cameron and the Rev. Carl Price officiating. Visitation will be prior to services Tuesday. Interment with military honors at Jones Hill Cemetery, Watertown.

Mr. Bass, 88, of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was the son of the late Bedford and Lattie Johnson Bass and was preceded in death by a brother, Roy W. Bass. A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he retired after 33 years with Singer. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Washer Bass; son, Patrick Bass and his wife, Teresa of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Peggy Beechboard and her husband, Tommy of Douglasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Charles Neal (Kim) Beechboard of Douglasville, Tiffany Lee (Keith) Ebner of Dallas, Ga., Jenna Bass of Mt. Juliet; great-grandchildren, Anna Lee Ebner and Jared Keith Ebner.

Wanda Faye Baucom Exum

Mrs. Exum, 69, of Nashville, died Feb. 2, 2013.

Services for Mrs. Exum will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will fbe in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Delina Gaither

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Gaither, conducted by Brother Bill Hayes and assisted by Brother Jim Byrd and Brother Mike Wyatt, is Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial. The family will be receiving friends at Adams Avenue Church of Christ at 600 S. Cumberland in Lebanon, 615-444-2721 from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

Mrs. Gaither, age 81, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013 at her residence. She was a devout Christian woman, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved to cook, golf and bowl. Mrs. Gaither was a very active member of the Adams Avenue Church of Christ. 

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Waldon Gaither; children: Jackie (Melinda) Gaither, Debbie Baird, and Christy Eakes; siblings: Amos (Isabelle) Nicholas, Arlen (Bessie) Nicholas, Noble (Edith) Nicholas, Roosevelt Nicholas, and Christine Medley; grandchildren: Rick (Jessica) Baird, Christy (Adam) Davis, Katlin Eakes, and Travis Gaither; great-grandchildren: Malachi Davis, Makenzy Davis, and Ethan Baird; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. She is preceded in death by parents Joe and Bercelia Poore Nicholas, sister Sara Cooper, brothers Holden, Virgil and Paul Nicholas; and son-in-law Ricky Baird. 

Pallbearers will be Rick Baird, Adam Davis, Travis Gaither, Cecil Nicholas, Billy Joe Medley, and George Nicholas. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons at Adams Avenue Church of Christ. Special thank you goes to Alive Hospice and friends of Adams Avenue Church of Christ.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393, obits 615-758-8818.

Charlene Bentley Key

Funeral services for Mrs. Key are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the West Haven Baptist Church, 5860 Lebanon Road, Lebanon, with Dr. Jonathan Richerson and Dr. Ray Cleek officiating.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon and Tuesday after 10 a.m. at West Haven Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Key, age 72 of Lebanon passed away Friday, February 1, 2013, at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born August 14, 1940, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late John P. and Rubye Simms Bentley.  She was a 1958 graduate of Lebanon High School. She received a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science at Middle Tennessee State University. She taught mathematics at Cumberland University in Lebanon. She retired to be a full-time at home mother for her daughter and enjoyed 12 years of school activities with her.  She returned to teaching while receiving an educator doctoral specialist Degree at MTSU being a mathematics professor at MTSU for 10 years prior to retiring. She was a charter member of West Haven Baptist Church. She was a member of the DAMES of Murfreesboro and had held numerous leadership positions in local and county Home Demonstration Clubs. She also had served as National Alumni President of the MTSU Alumni Association. She helped design and build their dream home on her family century farm which had been in her family since 1886. The new home was and remains her pride and joy. 

She is survived by her husband Richard C. Key, whom she married on Nov. 28, 1964; daughter, Jan Key Marks and her husband, Greg of Mount Juliet; two granddaughters, Madison Rose Marks and Amelia Grace Marks; and a brother, William H. Bentley of Lebanon.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the DAMES of Murfreesboro and Home Demonstration Club of Lebanon.

Active pallbearers will be Mickey Bentley, Marty Bentley, Brian Montgomery, Corky Cross, Sam Smith, Jack Bell, Bill Erwin, Mark Thorne and Wayne Dodd.

Memorials may be made to the West Haven Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Allan John Uhlik
Services for Mr. Uhlik, conducted by Bro. Jonas Taylor, assisted by Glenn Uhlik, is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike). Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Uhlik, 69, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013.
Survivors include wife, Joyce Uhlik; daughters, Tiffani Uhlik Owen and Scandie Uhlik Mick; and baby Yorkies, Ruby and Mia; brother, Martin Charles (Glynda) Uhlik; grandchildren, Brian (Kim) Parker, John (Kendra) Owen, Brandan Allen, Audrey Owen and Max Bottcher; three great-grandchildren, Baby Parker, Baby Owen, and Ranger, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Martin and Elizabeth Kuryviel Uhlik, and stepmother Marie Uhlik.
Pallbearers will be John Owen, Brent Baggett, Justun Baggett, Terry Uhlik, Glenn Uhlik, Allen Tatom Jr. and Allen Tatom Sr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Cravens, Christopher Crews, and West Hills Baptist Sunday School Class.  Memorial Donationsmay be made to the Building Fund for West Hills Baptist Church (1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon TN 37090, 615.444.2606).

 

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