Linda Hurst Locke, 57, Hermitage, died April 8.
Locke was a member of Hermitage United Methodist Church. Since graduating from Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary, Mrs. Locke served as youth director in Tifton, Georgia and Somerville, TN. She has served as Christian Education Director since 1998 at Hermitage United Methodist Church. Mrs. Locke was preceded in death by parents-in-law, Reeves and Mary Priscilla Locke.
She is survived by: husband of 23 years, Joseph Reeves Locke, Jr.; parents, Stanley A. and Camilla Hurst; sisters, Betty (Steve) Hurst and Nancy (Harold) Delaney; brothers-in-law, J. Parker (Lydia) Locke and Rev. Mark (Donna) Locke; sister-in-law, Priscilla (Rev. Mike) Daniels; nieces and nephews, Ben Delaney, Sarah Camp, Jesse Delaney, Rachel Lantz, Aaron Daniels, Rob Locke, Will Locke, Nathaniel Locke, Jonathan Locke and Alexis Daniels; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, April 11 at Hermitage United Methodist Church, 205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage, TN with Rev. Allen Black officiating and Saturday, April 12 at First United Methodist Somerville, 202 S. East Street, Somerville, TN with Rev. Michael Pilcher officiating. Interment followed at Somerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers wre Goochie King, John King, Ty Camp, JesseDelaney, Bill Walker and Walker Thornton. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Sands, Paul Henri, Brad Stephens, Joey Parker, David Cowan, Dylan Burk, W.A. Smith and Jim Turner.
In lieu of flowers, for those who choose, memorials may be made to Asbury University, 1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390 or Asbury Theological Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, KY 40390.
Visitation was Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet, TN and prior to service time Saturday at First United Methodist Church Somerville, TN.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com and Peebles Funeral Home, 18020 US Hwy 64, Somerville, TN. (901)465-3535. www.peeblesfuneralhome.com.