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Ronald Raye York PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ronald Raye York,  68, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 30. 

Ronnie was a 1964 graduate of John Overton High School. He served in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. Ronnie retired from Bell South after 30 years of service and was currently employed as a Regional Installation Manager with Bluestream Professional Services. He was an avid sports fan and coached girls’ softball in Mt. Juliet for many years. Ronnie was the son of the late, Raymond and Margaret Kirby York. 

He is survived by: wife of 48 years, Barbara York; daughters, Mitzi (Kevin) Smith, Dana York and Tami (Shane) Bramble; brother, Mike York; grandchildren, Tyler Pumphrey, Carley Smith, Elijah Smith and Hayden Bramble; mother-in-law, Cleo Knotts; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Shane Bramble, Tyler Pumphrey, Elijah Smith, Hayden Bramble and Joe Powers. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Epperson, Bill Hudgens, Ken Perkins, and Dave Weatherman.

Flowers accepted ormemorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation was Sunday and prior to service time 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. 

 
Belinda Lee Baldree PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Belinda Lee Baldree,  47, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 21. 

Baldree was a member of Mt. Juliet First Church of God.

She is survived by: parents, James and Linda Baldree.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 25 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jon Green officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Brad Foster, David Green, Ben Coleman, Carey Fore, Calvin Theiring and Mark Lawrence.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Visitation was 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.

 
Shirley Davis Beaty PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shirley Davis Beaty,  82, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 24. 

Beaty was a lifelong member of Cooks United Methodist Church. She was a 1950 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. Shirley was an avid tennis player and UT fan and loved cruising. She was a huge basketball fan and was recently honored as “best basketball fan” by Mt. Juliet High School. Shirley was the daughter of the late, Dolfred and Reba Cain Davis. She was also preceded in death by her son, John Davis Beaty.

She is survived by: husband of 62 years, Earl Beaty; son, Joe (Shelly) Beaty; grandchildren, Sarah Beaty and Jackson Beaty.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 27 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Sandra Clay officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jackson Beaty, Harold Beaty, Dennis Simms, David Simms, Mark LaRocca and Johnny Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Sutton and the Seekers Sunday School Class. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Visitation was 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.

 
Ann Price PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ann Price, 47, Lebanon passed away Oct. 20. 

She is preceded in death by parents, George and Rose Pinhal. 

She is survived by: husband, John Price; daughters, Rachael Price and Gina Price; brother, Louis (Lori) Pinhal; sister, Marie (Danny) Lassiter; nieces, Kristin Lassiter and Melissa Pinhal; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 24 at Gladeville United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Youngman and Pastor Robert Spickard officiating. Interment followed the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Jimmy Overton, Randy James, Steve Hall, Tommy Knowles, Lyndon Lafevers and Jacob Fasig serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Mike Harris and Danny Bledsoe (Danny B). Visitation with the family was at Gladeville United Methodist Church Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24 until time of service.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2250 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.

 
Douglas M. Trank PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Douglas M. Trank, 70, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 13 at his home in Mt. Juliet. 

After a life dedicated to teaching, he willed his body to the Vanderbilt University Medical School. There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Doug was born on Sept. 8, 1944, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Walter Trank and Hazel Stegeman. His family moved to Holdrege, Nebraska after his father returned from WWII and he graduated from Holdrege High School in 1962. He received his BA and MA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and his PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Utah in 1973.

Doug taught junior and senior High School English and Speech in Ogallala, Neb. for three years. After receiving his Ph.D., he taught Communication and coached Debate at Old Dominion University for three years before accepting a teaching and research position at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Ia. He took early retirement after 30 years there, retiring as Professor and Chair Emeritus in the Rhetoric Department in 2004. After a working briefly as a visiting professor at Texas Tech University, Doug fully retired from teaching and moved with his wife to Tennessee, where she is a professor in Vanderbilt’s College of Education.

While at Iowa, Doug served on several college and university committees and was Chair of the Board in Control of Athletics for six years. He served as the Alpha Tau Omega chapter faculty advisor at Iowa and at TexasTech. He remained connected to his many college ATO “brothers” all his life.

Doug served as president of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame. An award for the top paper in the basic course is named for him.

Doug was a member of the Iowa City Noon Optimist Group for many years, and served as its president. He was a strong supporter of the group’s speech competition for young people.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Quinn Trank, his sister, Beverly Stitt, his two daughters, Heather (Todd) Haigh and Jessica (Brandon) Pierce, and four grandchildren, Emily and Ashlyn Haigh and Brooklyn and Isabella Pierce.

 
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