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Garland Joyce King PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Garland Joyce King was born Feb. 5, 1937 and passed away July 21.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years Ruth Templeton King, parents F.Z. and Clatie Neal King of Unionville, and sister-in-law Ruth (Ernest) King.

He is survived by: son Gary King and Daughter Glenda (Rob) McGill of Shelbyville; brothers, F.Z. (Connie) King of Shelbyville, Ernest King; sister, Nancy King Smotherman of Murfreesboro and Jean (Ellis) Sudberry of Shelbyville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

King was born and raised in Unionville. As an adult he remained in Bedford Co. where he lived his entire life.

The long time Shelbyville fire chief started his career with the city’s fire department in 1959 under Chief Buck Foster. Rather quickly, 10 years later in 1969, King was appointed as fire chief by city manager Wayne Cartwright. While serving this community as fire chief, he also served the state on the TN Human Rights Commission and State Zoning Board of Appeals. He held the highest offices in fire services in the state as president of the TN Fireman’s Association and the TN Fire’s Chief Association, an organization he helped founded. King is known to many as the main reason the TN Fire School Codes Enforcement Academy is located in Bedford County. Service efforts like these exemplify why King is so highly revered across the entire state. The State of TN House Joint Resolution 121 is a resolution that named the Administration Building at the Fire Codes Academy in King’s honor. The General Assembly passed this resolution to permanently commemorate King’s accomplishments as a sterling public servant who served his respective community with the greatest acumen, integrity and dedication. King’s consummate professionalism is noted in the resolution. To educate the public about the need for the Academy, King traveled more than 5300 miles across the state with a 1944 fire truck. Each and every stop on the tour afforded people from all walks of life, including local government officials, legislators, and even the Governor, the opportunity to sign the truck as a demonstration of their support for the much needed facility. The truck was parked more than once in downtown Nashville so legislators had to walk by it to see the level of support from all 95 counties.

Community service was a large part of King’s years of service. He conceived the idea of an official city bus to carry dignitaries to different events around the state. He also worked diligently with his fellow firemen to provide bicycles and other toys to needy children at Christmas. King was instrumental in starting the Celebration City Car Club.

In addition to being known as fire chief, King is known to many as a collector of all things related to Bedford County. His extensive collection includes things he remembers from his childhood. The extensive collection includes classic cars, metal toys, signs, photographs, receipts, pencils and hundreds of other items, making it perhaps the most complete collection of Bedford County history in existence. It spans several lifetimes, compiling stories and memorabilia of people and businesses long since passed.  No matter how common or unique, King always knew each item had its part in Bedford County history. 

Visitation for Chief King will be held Wednesday July 24 from 4 until 9 p.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro. Wallace Rowland officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial 3686 Richbriar Court Nashville, TN 37211-4918 or the Shelbyville Boys & Girls Club 1055 Madison St. Shelbyville, TN 37160.

 
Wanda Boyd Newbold PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wanda Boyd Newbold, 75, originally from Madison, was born on Dec. 16, 1937 and died Thursday, July 18.  

She was the daughter of the late, Joel S. Boyd and Annie L. Collins Boyd. Also preceded in death by her husband, James William Newbold, is now reunited with him in heaven forevermore.  Married on June 29, 1963 on the eastern shore of Maryland, their marriage was a rare, devoted love. Mrs. Newbold, graduated from George Peabody College for Teachers, where she went on to teach Home Economics in the Charles County Md. school system. She later resided in Mt. Juliet. For 30 years as a talented and influential school teacher, she influenced the lives of so many students, parents and friends alike. She will be remembered by those who know her best as a loving and loyal wife; caring and steadfast mother; an educator and friend of many. Words are so inadequate to describe the beautiful person she was. Her devotion, intelligence and generosity will be missed by so many. 

She is survived by: daughters, Diana (Mark) Shellenberger of Allentown, Penn. and Kathleen Newbold of Old Hickory; sisters, JoAnne Boyd Slate and Carole Boyd Hulan; grandchildren, Jacob and Adam Shellenberger; Devon Newbold. 

A Memorial Service was conducted Monday, July 22 at Bond Memorial Chapel with brother David Usry officiating. 

Visitation was prior to service Monday 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. 

 
George Elmer Druyor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

George Elmer Druyor, 83, Mt. Juliet, born on Oct. 4, 1929 and died Thursday, July 11.  

He was the son of the late, Keith Druyor and Marie Christiansen. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Neal, Robert, and Glen Druyor; and sisters Mae Petersen, Jean Brown, and Mary Lou Ambrozy. George was known and loved for his love of nature, sense of humor, and profound reverence for God and country. This tough, old brick layer could write poetry that would make you laugh out loud, and then tug on your heart strings. What looked like someone’s old junk, would be transformed by dad into work of his own unique art. 

He is survived by: wife, Eleanor Druyor; son, Cameron (Peggy) Druyor of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Laurie (Kent) Krynock  of Fremont, OH; sister, Jessie Jarvella; grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Caitlin, Cameron Jr. and Jonathan; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews

The Family invites their extended family and friends to a Celebration of George’s life on Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC in Oak Harbor, OH. 

Arrangements are made 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 

 
Brenda Jane Helton PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brenda Jane Helton, 67, Mt. Juliet, died Friday, July 12.  

She was the daughter of the late, Lloyd Sidney Woods and Janie Elizabeth Terry Woods. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Andrew Black.

She is survived by:husband, Doug Helton; sons, Daren Helton and Kevin Helton, of Ridgetop; daughter, Tammy D. Horne and fiancé Ronald Lee Sigmon of Hickory, N.C.; grandchildren, Aaron M. Horne and fiancé Kayla J. Hall, Emma G. Helton, and Taylor Paige Helton; great-grandchild, Jack A. Horne.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Brother August Ruff and Ken Head officiating. Interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lance Vail, Jeff Brown, Wayne Upchurch, Mike Lewis, Marty Marshall, Kevin Helton and Daren Helton.

Visitation was Sunday and prior to service  Monday 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.

 
Melvin Arthur Lundie PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Melvin Arthur Lundie, Mt. Juliet, TN, died Monday, July 8. 

Lundie was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community. He was an accountant with Everbrite, Inc. for 20 years and a tax preparer with H&R Block in Milwaukee, WI and TN for 23 years. Mel was also a musician and had band affiliations with The Montelles, Johnny and the Hurricanes, The Exceptions, The Sevilles, The Mid-Knighters, Everyday People and the Tom Sorce Band. In the 1980’s the Lundie’s hosted 3 American Field Service Students from Germany, Iceland and Australia. Mr. Lundie was the son of the late, Casmir and Adeline Klein Lewandowski.  

He is survived by: wife of 36 years, Louise Lundie; daughter, Ann Mathews; brother, Charles (Judy) Lewandowski; sister, Mary Ann (Kenneth) Miller; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Saint Stephen Catholic Church, 1411 W. Oakwood Road, Oak Creek, WI with Father Dennis Wieland officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Sorce, Lenny Szwiec, Bill Hakow, Barry Blaskowski, John Verbraken, Tom Kopecky, Duane Brzozowski, Leroy Lewandowski, and Kenny Miller, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AFS Foundation of Greater Milwaukee or the American Heart Association.

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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