Obituaries for May 7, 2013



Betty Jerome

Bobby Gene Binnion Sr.

Mr. Binnion, 79, of the Willette community in Macon County, died Saturday at his home.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs. Interment will be in Clark Cemetery.

Carrie Morgan Burns

Ms. Burns, 48, of Nashville, died Thursday.

Services were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas. Visitation was Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Johnnie Gill Cantrell

Mrs. Cantrell, 90, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at University Medical Center. There will be a private service for the family.

Born May 2, 1922, in the Indian Creek community of DeKalb County, she is the daughter of the late Solon and Mary Taylor Gill. She worked as a cashier in a grocery store for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Cantrell; and her siblings.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Gail Cantrell; two granddaughters, Lisa (Ike) Smith of Lawton, Okla. and Julie Cantrell of Lebanon.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Belle Anderson Gentry

Funeral services for Mrs. Gentry are scheduled to be conducted Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at noon at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Elder Charles Allen Gentry will officiate, and interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Visitation with the Gentry family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at noon.

Mrs. Gentry, age 98, of Donelson, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at McKendree Village in Nashville.

Mrs. Gentry was born Feb. 8, 1915 in the Long Branch community of DeKalb County, the daughter of the late Allie Winfrey and Henry Anderson. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Betty Nell McKinney; sister, Myrtle Anderson Hill; and brothers, Elvin, Marvin, Jewell, Odell and Dee Anderson. She was married to Clifton Gentry, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Gentry is survived by her two sisters-in-law, Geneva Scruggs, of Carthage, Georgia Wilkerson, of Gordonsville;  nieces, Betty (Willard) Robinson, of Nashville, Marie (Gary) Blume, Barbara (Dick) Sampson, of Bartlett; nephews, Glenn (Nancy) Anderson, of Goodletsville, Bobby Anderson, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 24 nieces and nephews on the Gentry side; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

William Herman “Billy” Jackson

Funeral services for Mr. Jackson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Spickard officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Jackson, 61, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.

Born March 7, 1952, in Williamson County, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Herman Jackson Sr. and Mildred Louise Irvin Jackson Hall. He was a superintendent for the Gladeville Utility District and was a Nazarene in belief.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Dudley Hall and a sister, Judy Gail Jackson Hicks.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Virginia “Jenny” Claiborne Jackson; three daughters, April Lynn (Stacey) McEwen; Rosie Marie (Scott) Niehaus; and Jamie Leigh Jackson; and four granddaughters, Amber Dawn Brock, Rachel Nicole Brock, Hailey Danielle Niehaus and Kady Renea Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Gladeville Utility District.

Betty Jane Curtiss Butler Jerome

Ms. Jerome, 91, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2013. Born on Dec. 16, 1921 in Northville, Mich. to the late Sylvanus W. Curtiss and Thelma Pettit Curtiss.

Ms. Jerome was preceded in death by husbands, Duane L. Butler I and George P. Jerome; son, Duane L. Butler II; and brother, Sylvanus W. Curtiss.

She is survived by children, Janis (Richard) Edman, Scott (Christine) Butler, Debra (Mark) Wilkewitz, Christopher Butler; daughter-in-law Bonnie Butler; sister, Joan (Greg) Knas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by stepchildren, Philip (Diane) Jerome, David (Kathy) Jerome, Jane (Doug) Patterson, John Jerome, Nancy (Dana) Warden, their children and grandchildren, and many good friends at Rutland Place Retirement Community in Mt. Juliet.

Ms. Jerome was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville.

Bobbie J. Oldham-Majors

Family visitation for Mrs. Oldham-Majors will be Thursday, May 9 from noon-1 p.m. with funeral to follow at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet with Pastor Damond E. Bragg, Eulogist. Interment will be in Rutland Cemetery, Mt. Juliet.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories five children, Leonard Bender Jr., Debra Smith, Marion, Wendell and Danna Bender; five stepchildren, Priscilla (Jimmy) Williams, Glen Hardy, Roy Jr., Tonnie, Phillip and Darryl Majors; 14 grandchildren, Stacia (Michael) Brown, Jeff Kidd, James Hockett III, Ronnethea Bender, LaMario (Amanda) Bender, Monica Crudup, LaRena (Matthew) Thompson, Ricardo Bender, LeRay Bender, Quintin Gill, Talijah Culliver, Jelani Bender, Diarra Bender, Chaeli Foriest; 13 great-grandchildren; 15 sisters and brother, Ola Mae (Lewis) Woods, Sarah (Thomas) Bender, Jimmie Ray, Daniel, Brenda, Dorthy Oldham, Ella Adams, Walter (Idelene) Oldham Jr, Gearldine (James) Crutcher, Charles (Linda) Oldham, Faye (Leroy) Donell, Marilyn (Barry) Butler, Gail Stroud, Juanita (Emanuel) Clemmons, Vivan (Anthony) Butler; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a devoted family friend Esther Mae Hockett and a loving caring friend Kim Goodall.

Arrangements Entrusted to J.C. Hellum Funeral Home 107 Stokes St. Lebanon.

Morine Ramsey

The family of Mrs. Ramsey will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.  Funeral services, conducted by Sister Linda Barnes, are 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial immediately following the service.

Mrs. Ramsey passed away on May 6, 2013, at age 85.   

Mrs. Ramsey is survived by three children, Tommy (Lynne) Bowen, Carol Meadows, Larry (Lorie) Blackburn; son-in-law, Harold Ayers; grandchildren, Dana (Gary) Mason, Melissa (Danny) Meadows, Shelley (Dan) Shaw, Jerry (Mary) Wallace, Angie (Bryan) Graves, Jon (Amy) Ayers, Kelsey Blackburn, Katie Blackburn; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Earl Ramsey; parents, Walter and Hattie Kerr Scott; siblings, Hazel Hunt, Mary Grisham, Gene Scott and Kenneth Scott.  

Pallbearers will be Jon Ayers, Bryan Graves, Harold Ayers, Dan Shaw, Gary Mason, Hunter Barbour and Marvin Rowe.  

Special thanks goes to The Pavilion. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Norma Katheryne Gipson Rose

Ms. Rose, 79, of Mt. Juliet, died Thursday.

Services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

James Frank Stacy

Funeral services for Mr. Stacy will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bobby Scantland and Kenneth Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Stacy Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Stacy, 73, of Lebanon, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Jackson County to Will H. and Alta Barnes Stacy. He was a masonry worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will H. Stacy and Alta Barnes Stacy; one grandson, Joshua Daniel Roberts; four brothers, Arthur Stacy, Paul Stacy, Willie Stacy and H.D. Stacy; and one sister, Mable Marie Stacy.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnell Scantland Stacy, of Lebanon; four sons, Ricky Stacy, Tony Stacy, Ronnie Stacy and Jamie Stacy, all of Lebanon; three daughters, Teresa (Kenny) Bowen, Tammy (Jerry) Roberts, Rhonda Sue Stacy, all of Lebanon; nine grandchildren, Benjamin Stacy, Jake Stacy, Jeremy Roberts, Jill Roberts, Jacqueline Nixon, Jennifer Starnes, Justin Starnes, Amber Stacy, Colin Stacy; two brothers, Johnny Stacy, of Lebanon, Tommy Stacy, of Lebanon; two sisters, Helen Reeder, of Gainesboro, Margaret Holman, of Alexandria; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Stacy, Ronnie Stacy, Justin Starnes, Dwight McClannahan, Ronnie Armistead and Alan Junior Reeder.

Arrangements are by Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, 931-268-1550.

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