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Donald Dean Wharton, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Donald Dean Wharton, Sr., 89, Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 13. 

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Donald began his career as an aviator upon entering military service during WWII, serving as an Air Force pilot in the Philippines and post war in Germany. After 23 years of service, he retired with the rank of Major. He then flew throughout Southeast Asia for eight years as a pilot for Air America, Inc. Donald was then employed for ten years by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an instructor pilot for the Saudi Arabian Air Force. His career afforded the opportunity for him and his beloved wife to travel extensively throughout the world, living in several states and four foreign countries. After completing his working career, he served for several years as an active member of the Gideon’s International, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and an active church member of Life Assembly in Mt. Juliet. Wharton was the son of the late, Dave and Berta Goodrum Wharton. He was also preceded in death by his son, Bill Wharton and sisters, Edith Jolly and Jo Marie Gordon.

He is survived by: beloved wife of 69 years, Jessie Ava Nell Wharton; son, Don (Anita) Wharton, Jr.; daughter, Debbie (Fred) Clark; brother, David (Roma) Wharton; daughter-in-law, Sandi Wharton; brothers-in-law, Don (Pat) Reid and Don (Pat) Jolly; grandchildren, Zack (Jane) Clark, Beverly (Paul) Jackson, Trina (Josh) Hildabrand, Angela (Dan) Linz, Nikki Wharton, Natalie (Adam) Brown and Jessie Wharton; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Andrew Wharton officiating. Interment will follow at 11 a.m. at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214. 

Visitation will be 8 a.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 

 
Richard Blake Williams PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Richard Blake Williams, 23, Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 2, in Costa Mesa, Calif. from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Blake participated in youth baseball, basketball and football and was a member of the Mid-Cumberland Young Marines. He was a 2009 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he played football. After graduation, Blake attended Vol State and Tennessee Tech. He formerly attended Hermitage Church of the Nazarene. Blake was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Albert Holland.

He is survived by: mother, Pam (Steve) Peigh; father, Marty Williams; step-brother, Chad Peigh; maternal grandmother, Virginia (Paul) Robinson; paternal grandparents, Doug and Inez Williams; aunts and uncles, Janice (Tommy) Poole, George (Jeri) Holland, Richard (Stephanie) Holland, Jacquelyn (Kelvin) Norman, Timothy (Sherri) Holland and Tracy (Angie) Williams; cousins, Karen (Jay) Baker, Jamie (Holli) Holland, Joey Williams, Justin Williams, Kelly Williams Gasco, John Thomas Baker, Jacob Baker and Makenzie Baker; and a countless number of friends in Tennessee and California.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 12, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Chuck Seay officiating. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joseph Williams, Justin Williams, Chad Peigh, Danny Valencic, Travis Spicer and Slade Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Tracy Williams, Richard Holland, Tim Holland and George Holland.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made in memory of Blake to The Ohio House, 234 E. 17th Street, Ste. 206, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. 

Visitation was Thursday and prior to service time Friday 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.

 
Mary T. Bunish PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mary T. Bunish, 77, of Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 1 at Mt. Juliet Healthcare after an extended illness. Mary was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Windsor Heights, WV. She retired from McDermott International  Sept. 1, 1979 as executive secretary to the company president. Mary was an active member of St. Stephen Catholic Community and the KCLA in Old Hickory. She was also a member of the Mt. Juliet Senior Center where she was an active fundraiser. Her passions were crafts, including sewing and quilting and world-wide travel. Mary was the daughter of the late, Matthew A. and Anna Plinta Galich. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Matthew J. Galich.

She is survived by: husband, John Bunish; sister-in-law, Joan Galich of Adena, Ohio; nephews, John Stach of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Mark Galich of Pickerington, Ohio and Matt Galich of Steubenville, Ohio; nieces, MaLinda Wierzbicki of Powell, Ohio, Stephanie Fuller of Beaver, Pa., Christine Bunish of Cedar Grove, NJ and Kathi Frauman of Huber Heights, Ohio; close friends, Judi Fererro, Gloria Maphet and Virginia Trimbach, all of Mt. Juliet.

Services were Saturday, Sept. 6, at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138 or the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizen Center, 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Visitation was until 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.

 
Yottie Parker PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yottie Parker, 81, Hermitage, died Sept. 1. 

Parker was the daughter of the late, Alton Benjamin and Nora Becky Martin. She was also preceded in death by her son, Randall Parker.

She is survived by: son, Gregg Parker; daughter, Becky (Gary) Bryant; brother, Frank Martin; sister, Della Mangrum; grandchildren, Cassie Bryant, Bailey Bryant, Daylon Parker, Kelley Nelson, Shayne Parker, and Troy Mangrum; great-grandchildren, Tyler Nelson and Jessica Nelson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel with William Wiley officiating. 

Visitation was until service time Thursday 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.

 
Joshua Neal Porter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Joshua Neal Porter, 22, Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 3. 

Josh was a 2010 graduate of Wilson Central High School where he played football. He also attended Middle Tennessee State University. Josh was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dwain Goddard and Virginia Martin.

He is survived by: parents, Jerry and Dana Porter; brother, Jared Porter; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Sandra Porter.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 6, at Bond Memorial Chapel with William Wiley officiating. 

Visitation was 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.

 
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