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Luther Winfield Loyd PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Luther Winfield Loyd, 90, Donelson, passed away Oct. 7. 

Loyd served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. 

He is preceded in death by wife, Lorene “Renee” Loyd. 

He is survived by: son, David A. Loyd (Faye); grandchildren, Ben Loyd (Jill), Ryan Loyd “Kare” and Jill Neal (Kevin); great-grandchildren, Zac Loyd, Eli Loyd, Avery Loyd, Barron Loyd, Charley Neal and Gabe Neal. 

A funeral service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Hermitage Funeral Home with Tim Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Navy Military Honors. 

Visitation with the family was Thursday and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Nashville Rescue Mission. 

Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. 

 
Reuben Samuel Odum, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reuben Samuel Odum, Sr., born July 7, 1948 left this earth Oct. 4 after a long battle with cancer. 

Sam was an avid UT fan and proudly displayed that by the amount of UT memorabilia in his man cave. Despite being disabled due to a brain aneurysm and stroke in 1987; Sam lived life beyond his disabilities and enjoyed life to its fullest. He leaves behind a host of family and friends to mourn his passing. Preceded in death by parents James Edwin and Eva May Odum; daughter, Tammy Carpenter; brothers Lewis and Roy Odum, and Willie McKinyon; and sister, Helen Meek. 

He is survived by: wife, Pam; sons, Reuben Samuel “Sammy” Odum Jr., and Terry Odum; brother, Danny Odum; grandchildren, April and Adam Carpenter, Cassidy, Cameron, and Cara Odum. 

We wish to express our thanks to Alive Hospice and their staff; especially, Sandy Minor for the good care she provided to Sam; also, volunteer Ray Smith who spent many hours sitting with Sam. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. 

The family received friends at Berry Funeral Home Chapman Highway  Monday, Oct. 6. The funeral service followed with Rev. Phil Peek officiating. Family and friends met at Asbury Cemetery  Tuesday, Oct. 7 for the graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

 
Robert Garner Read PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Robert Garner Read,  80, Hermitage, died Oct. 12. 

Read was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Bell South with 36 years of service. Mr. Read also was employed by the Hermitage Walmart for 25 years. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. Mr. Read was the son of the late, John W. and Tennie Smith Read. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Thelma Hamblen, Cotton Read and John L. Read. 

He is survived by: wife of 30 years, Dean Rodgers Read; children, David (Tammie) Read, Debra (David) Carver, Kelly (Gerald) Simpson, Connie Skelton, Alan (Kathy) Combs and Tony (Shelly) CombsGrandchildren – Laura, Keith, Kenzie, Nolan, Hannah, Braden, Riley, Daniel, Travis, Chris, Jenny, Annie, Chelsea and Haley; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, Judy Wilkes and Cindy Read.

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Travis Skelton officiating.  Interment will be private. Honorary pallbearers will be Rebecca Hung, MD, Joseph Fredi, MD, Arvindh Kanagasundram, MD, Layla Cochran, RN and the Vanderbilt Heart Institute Study and Research Teams.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. until service time 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. 

 
Allen Crawford Taylor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Allen Crawford Taylor,  90, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 12.

Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Vietnam. He retired as CWO from the U.S.A.F. after 30 years of service. Mr. Taylor was the son of the late, John Leo and Mary Rutherford Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Opal Taylor and his son, Gary Taylor. 

He is survived by: son, Larry (Edwina) Taylor; daughter, Debbie Dillehay; grandchildren, Eric (Daniela) Taylor, Kari Taylor, Michael Thompson, Melanie Thompson and Taylor Dillehay; great-grandchildren, Gavin Ingle and Katherine Taylor; close friend, Joe Fitzgerald

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758817, Topeka, KS 66675.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. 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 

 
Jared Brett Caldwell PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jared Brett Caldwell, 23, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 5 in an ATV accident.
Jared was a 2009 graduate of Wilson Central High School. He worked as a data control technician at Cabling Connections. Jared was an avid outdoorsman, boater and wakeboarder. He had an outgoing, infectious personality, always had a big smile on his face, and drew family and friends in with his sincerity and kindness. Jared was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Gene Caldwell and grandfather, Paul Richard Carroll.
He is survived by: parents, Stephanie (Steven) Holliday; brothers, Cody Caldwell, William Holliday and John Holliday; sister, Mistee Caldwell; grandparents, Cheryl Peluso, Judith Roberts and Mike Holliday; nieces and nephews, Braxton King-Caldwell, Denahi Caldwell, and Emeree Caldwell; aunts and uncles, Jeannie, Laura, Carl, Mark and Clay; loving cousins, Mistee Renee, Katrina, Michelle, and Kimmy.
Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, 115 Industrial Dr, Mt Juliet, TN 37122 or the TWRA, Region 2 Office, Ellington Agricultural Center, P.O. Box 41489, Nashville, TN 37204.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. 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.

 
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