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Kathleen Dedman Holland PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kathleen Dedman Holland, 81, Mt. Juliet, died Jan. 19. 

Holland was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late, Sidney Roy Dedman, Sr. and Lula May Andrews Dedman. Mrs. Holland was preceded in death by her husbands, James Byron “Bye” Graves and George W. “Buck” Holland. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Diana (Winston) Dyer and Renee Guy; grandsons, Winston W. “Trey” Dyer and Cody Dyer; siblings, Roy Dedman and Ruby Brewington. 

She is survived by: children, Scott Holland, Kathy (Ronnie) Holland and Pam (Kevin) Smith; step-children, Tommy and Debbie; brothers, Houston (Katherine) Dedman and Wayne (Ann) Dedman; sisters, Estelle Chaffin, Frances Bradshaw, Beatrice Hallum, Delores (James) Binion and twin sister, Christine Adams; grandchildren, Kirk (Beth) Pulley, Keith (Angie) Pulley, Kevin Pulley, Chris Guy, Josh (Natascha) Smith, Jeremy Smith and Kara Holland; step-grandchildren, Indira Woods and Marie Hanie; great-grandchildren, Alex Pulley, Kyle Pulley, Levi Pulley, Seth Pulley, Olivia Guy, Makenna Guy, Paisleigh Guy, Byron Guy, Breanna Smith and Keanan Smith, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Keith Pulley, Mike Vaughn and Fred Vantrease officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation was Tuesday and Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.

 
Mark Edward Kay PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mark Edward Kay, passed away peacefully  Jan. 14. 

Kay was born Sept. 13, 1932 to the late, James E. and Brucie Hurt Kay and was a life-long resident of Hermitage. He was a member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church and served as a deacon of New Hope Baptist Church for many years. Kay was a graduate of Donelson High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in Germany. After returning home, he had a 36 year career with Ford Glass Plant. He retired in 1996 as a supervisor. Mr. Kay was a hard worker with a natural talent for fixing anything from electrical to woodwork to cars; he enjoyed helping others using those talents. He was a Ford man who loved tinkering with cars, farming, reading, and traveling. Some of his fondest travel memories were when a group of Ford friends and spouses went to Hawaii together, trips to Alaska where he fished for salmon, and his 50th wedding anniversary trip to the Grand Canyon with his children and grandchildren. He loved his family more than anything on earth and especially loved being “Poppy” to his precious grandchildren. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by: the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Faye Evelyn Castleman Kay; children, Darlene (Jamie) Johnson, Donna (Jim) Campbell, Danette (Bill) Winkler and David (Sarah) Kay; several Grandchildren; many other family members, all of who he loved dearly.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Dearth officiating. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, Michael Campbell, Josh Campbell, Dan Smith, Lynn Wheeler, Mike Firkins and Trus Fort. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class from Tulip Grove Baptist Church.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to caregivers, Tyrus Fort and Loretta Malone.

Visitation was Friday and prior to service time Saturday  at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.

 
Jimmy Wagner, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jimmy Wagner, Jr., 39, Nashville passed away Jan. 12. 

He is survived by: parents, Jimmy and Jan Wagner; sister, Jeannine (Shane) Konie; nephew, Logan Konie; grandmother, Garnet Suhs; uncles, Terry (Linda) Suhs and Darryl Pershell and numerous cousins.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 15 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation with the family was Thursday, Jan. 15.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, (615)758-5459, obituary line (615)758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.

 
William Steven Armistead PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

William Steven Armistead, 67, Mt. Juliet, passed away Jan. 11, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. 

His funeral service will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., with visitation preceding the service from 9-11 a.m. Rev. Chuck Groover will officiate and his life-long friend Al Gore will deliver the eulogy. Visitation at Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 2-7 p.m. Active pallbearers:  Jimmy Herndon, Tim Smith, Sandy Armistead, Matthew Herndon, Michael Armistead, Brandon Rankin. Honorary pallbearers: Wilson Co. Road Commission, Sonja Robinson, the Honorable Al Gore, Danny Foutch, Roy Vaden, Jr., Larry Dickens, Billy Clark McKinney, Edd Blair, Gordon Thompson. At his request Steve will be cremated after his funeral service and later his cremains will be scattered on the Caney Fork River in Elmwood.

Born July 18, 1947, in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Roy Eugene Armistead, Sr. and Thomasene Ruth (Willey) Armistead. He was preceded in death by his brother David Armistead and sister Donna Rankin. 

He is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Linda Armistead; daughter Stephanie Lynn McDonald (Michael) of Monroe, N.Y.; son Stephen Chadwick Armistead (Cathryn) of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Morgan Capley, L.J. Fisher, Malia Fisher, Jacob Armistead, Joshua Armistead, Isabella Armistead; his sisters Sara Armistead and Carol Keegan (Frank) and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins, and dear friends. 

He was a devoted husband, father, and Christian and a member of Victory Baptist Church.  Raised in Elmwood, he was a 1965 graduate of Smith County High School, a talented athlete who especially loved basketball. He attended University of Maryland in Washington, D.C. and worked as an elevator operator in the Senate Office Building for the late Senator Albert Gore. He later attended Cumberland University in Lebanon. For many years he worked as area superintendent for Vulcan Materials and later for McDowell Enterprises in Georgia and Jones Bros. in Mt. Juliet before being appointed Wilson County Road Superintendent in August 1996. He loved politics on both the county and national level and was a past member of Mt. Juliet Rotary and First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Victory Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or Alive Hospice.  Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon in charge of arrangements.

 
Bobby Harold Capers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bobby Harold Capers,  72, Mt. Juliet, died Jan. 10. 

The Honorable Bobby Capers was a retired Circuit Court Judge in the 15th Judicial District of Tennessee. Judge Capers attended Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, Hermitage United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. He was preceded in death by his precious mother, Jewel Presley Capers and his brother, Jimmy Thomas Capers.

He is survived by: wife of 53 years, Sherron Gale Duncan Capers; children, Bobby Harold (Brenda May Cleary) Capers, Jr., Christi Cara Capers, Kelli Dawn Capers (Ray Anthony “Tony”) Cook and Jeffre “Annie” (Chance, Sr.) Martin; brothers, John Taylor (Sandye) Capers and Luther Calvin (Ruby) Capers; sisters, Julianne Capers (Jim) Ostner and Linda “Nancy” Capers (Clyde) Johnson; grandchildren, Brandon Chance (Callie Rose) Martin, John-Michael Cook, Kristin Gale Cook, Chandler Harrison Solomon, Madeline Claire Capers and Anderson Gray Capers; great-grandchild, Troian Annalise Martin due in May 2015; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Brenda Oliver, Mary Gail Porter, Cindy Osborne, Dolores Fitzgerald, Marcus and Linda Cain, Joyce Spencer, Terri Carter, Juanita Hazelwood, Trish Medley, Carol Lawson and Steve Lawson in absentia; caregivers, Diana, Sarah, Laurie, Rosie and Ron.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby “Bear” Capers, Jr., Brandon Martin, John-Michael Cook, Chandler Solomon, Tony Cook, Ron Jenkins, Jack Caldwell, Duncan Kimbro, Tony Zeind and Kelly Benward.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Capers, Luther Capers, Jim Ostner, Clyde Johnson, Chance Martin, Tim Hardin, Chet Melvin, Monty Mires, Earl Ray, Jimmy Eastland, Dr. Richard Pak, Dwight Belew, Jim Sullivan, Jerry Jones, District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, Joe Fitzgerald, Charlie McCrary, Kelly and Bill Hartbarger, Chad Bailey, Phil Smartt, David Majors, John Majors, Rick Martin, Mike Jennings, Bob Reed, Joe Clark, Butch Groves, Danny Wright, J.D. Eatherly, Larry Frankenback, John McDearman, Anthony Mitchell, Ed Rice, Martha Van Hoven, Law Enforcement personnel from Wilson, Smith, Jackson, Trousdale and Macon Counties and Jimmy Capers, Ronnie Mang, Ed Benward, Atha Jackson, Jerry Houston, Joe Hayes and Frank Hazelwood in absentia.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Jewel Presley Capers Alliance, www.jpcalliance.org.

Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home and 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

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.

 
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