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Myrna Saylor Alfich PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Myrna Saylor Alfich, 55, Mt. Juliet passed away March 12. 

Preceded in death by grandfather, Orville Garrett; grandmother, Betty Klein; great-grandmother, Sarah Cox; brother, Kenny Saylor. Survived by parents, Palmer and Linda Smith; children, Nick Alfich, Melanie Alfich and Christina Alagna; brother, Buddy Saylor; sister, Wendy (Todd) Hudson; nieces, Linda (Jason) Pawlik and Christy (Shawn) Combs; nephews, Brandon Saylor and Buddy Saylor, Jr.; great-nieces, Keira Pawlik and Sarah Combs; great-nephews, Brant Pawlik and Preston Saylor; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 16 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Rev. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation with the family was Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16.

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,

Charles Monty Pope PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Charles Monty Pope was born June 19, 1943 in Old Hickory, son of the late John Felton and Mary Jo Hayse Pope. He passed away peacefully, March 11 at home in Lebanon, surrounded by his loving family. 

He is survived by: wife of 44 years, Patricia Holman Pope; sons John (Traci Thorne) and Spencer (Kristi Carter); grandchildren Kennedy, Garret, Carter, Caroline and Tanner; sister Brenda Pope, and brother-in-law, Cliff (Jan) Holman.

Monty’s great loves were his family, his friends, and teaching children and young adults. He graduated from UT-Knoxville, receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees. He taught at Antioch High School and was an original member of the faculty at Apollo Middle School, where he twice received teacher of the year; retiring after 27 years. Monty was a long time member of the Andrew Jackson Foundation and of the Tennessee Historical Society.

Teaching young minds to love history (and especially Andrew Jackson) at Cumberland University for 21 years brought him many honors there, including Most Outstanding Faculty Member and the Presidents Teacher Excellence Award.

Monty was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Theta Prime chapter, and also served as chapter sponsor. He was the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society Faculty Sponsor and a dedicated supporter of the Cumberland University wrestling.

Monty’s kindness,  warmth, humor, and wide breath of knowledge has touched many , and will be remembered as his legacy.

Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, March 21  from 4-7 p.m., at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1500 Hickory Ridge Rd., Lebanon. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 22, 3:30 p.m., at Baird Chapel in the Memorial Hall, Cumberland University campus, where a visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. with a reception following the service. Mother Kira Schlesinger will officiate the service.

Special thanks to the professional and caring people at HomeInstead Senior Care, Gentiva Hospice, and to the doctors at St.. Thomas West.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Monty’s memory to Epiphany

Episcopal Church or The Monty and Pace Pope Scholarship for History and International Students at Cumberland University.

Partlow Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (615)444-7007, Obituary Line, (615) 444-7700.

Zakree Zaid Travis Biel PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zakree Zaid Travis Biel, 20, Mt. Juliet, died March 7. 

Biel was a 2013 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patricia Wright.

He is survived by: mother, Jamie (Keith Shelton) Rigsby; grandparents, Richard and Kathy Biel; brothers, Blake Shelton and Luke Shelton; aunt, Amie Biel and several other aunts, uncles and cousins; best friends, Alex Ashby, Billy Hernandez and Amanda Cason.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Abundant Life Church, 1000 Woodridge Place, Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Larry Grainger officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday 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, 

James Lee Grishom PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

James Lee Grishom, 71, Mt. Juliet passed away March 6. 

Grishom was preceded in death by: parents, Albert and Lillian Grishom; wife, Joyce Birdwell Grishom; granddaughter, Kelly Frye; and grandson, Randall Frye. 

He is survived by: children, Margaret (Lynn) Frye, Janet (Tad) Hensley, Jim Grishom, LeeAnn (Jeff) Arney and Jammie (Wayne) Hensley; brother, Albert Bobby (Sue) Grishom; sister, Juanita (Paul) Hollandsworth; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation with the family was Tuesday, March 10. 

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,

Brittney Henslee PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Brittney Henslee, 27, Mt. Juliet passed away March 6. 

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Bro. Walter and Nelda Sellars and John and Mary Pal Damatus; grandfather, Eddie “Pa” Sellars, Sr.; grandmother, Sandra “Nana” Henslee; and cousin, Kirk Anderson. 

Brittney is survived by: parents, David and Michelle Sellars Henslee; grandparents, M. D. (Glenda) Henslee; grandmother, Barbara Sellars; aunts and uncles, Vonda (Greg) Paris, Eddie (Kristi) Sellars, Linda Anderson, Ronnie Henslee, Danny (Mary) Henslee, Patsy (Hayward) Phillips, Evon Adkerson, Donna (Bobby) Thompson, Billy (Jan) Sellars, Ronnie (Beverly) Sellars, and Rev. Danny (Kathy) Sellars; cousins, Kelsey and Chloe Paris, Addison, Blakely, Mackenzie and Millie Grace Sellars, James (Melia) Anderson and Pamela Anderson; and special friends, Hailey Huffman Keene, Lacy Johnston, Hope Hamilton Schumacher, Tory Watkins Cherry, Christy Gold, Becca Lewis Smith, Haylee and Jack Gold, Doreen Garris and Janie (James) Melton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center, 495 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Rev. Danny Sellars and Bro. Jason Garris officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with David Henslee, Greg Paris, Eddie Sellars, Joe Johnston, Jason Garris and Doug Gold serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Chase, Justin and Chris Henslee, Seth Hallums, Brenda and Thomas Curtin and Highland Christian Church. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, March 11 from 4-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and Thursday, March 12 from 12-2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Brittney’s honor to: Walter Sellars Family Life Center, P. O. Box 897, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.

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,

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