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Marion Willette Ulmer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marion Willette Ulmer, 82, Mt. Juliet, died Oct. 19.

Ulmer was a member of Donelson Church of the Nazarene. She was the daughter of the late, James Thurman Oldfield, Sr. and Virgie Lawson Oldfield. She was also preceded in death by her grandchildren, Luke Beach, Danielle Beach, Cheree Slate and Christopher Bradley and her siblings, Louise Hitchcock, Walter O’Dare and Randy O’Dare. 

She is survived by: husband of 67 years, Ralph Ulmer; son, Timothy (Edwina) Ulmer; daughters, Brenda (Ron) Christy, Joy (Lamar) Bradley, Connie Slate and Melody (Dean) Beach; brothers, James Thurman Oldfield, Jr. and Donald Edward Oldfield; sister, Harvelle Bencz; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a  foster daughter; three Foster Grandchildren; 5 Foster Great-grandchildren and 1 Foster Great-great Grandchild

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with David Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to 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, 

William E. Willoughby PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Funeral Services for William E. Willoughby were held Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lander, Wyo. 

Born the 1st of July, 1932 to Andrew Harvey Willoughby and Edna Earl (Pennington) Willoughby, William Emory Willoughby was given his first name by his father because “if it comes on the first of the month, it must be a bill.” Bill grew up in Tennessee, the second youngest of five brothers, helping on the family’s dairy farm and attending high school in Mt. Juliet before entering Vanderbilt University where he studied English Literature after which he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, as an officer in the Merchant Marines, he completed an oral surgery residency in the Merchant Marine Hospital in New Orleans. Following his residency, he transferred to Poplar, Mont., working with the newly formed Public Health Service on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He finished his service in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, after which he opened his private dental practice in Lander in June of 1958. In 1974 he was appointed the director of dental health for the state of Wyoming by then Governor Stan Hathaway, a position which he held until retirement.

Bill loved Wyoming. He was an avid Cowboys fan since his first time at a Cowboys football game while still living in Montana, was a past shooter and president of the One Shot Antelope Hunt, and an enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying skiing, hunting, and fishing. Having a passion for the history of dentistry in the state he devoted countless hours collecting and researching artifacts for the Wyoming Dental Historical Association. In retirement he exercised his green thumb and knack for carpentry, growing an impressive garden each season including a variety of fruits and berries and remodeling three houses as well as building a garage and later a horse stable, keeping busy with one project after another until his death.

In both his professional and personal capacities, Bill proved a kind and exceedingly capable man whose patience and work ethic were surpassed only by his generosity. Whether in treating his patients, running the Wyoming Cleft Palate program, or in his devotion to his community, friends, and family, he lived by his compassion and self-determination. One of his oft-repeated sayings was that, “in this world there are builder-uppers and tearer-downers,” and Bill Willoughby spent his life building projects and people up.

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he died in a fall September 29, 2014 at 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife Jeanette of 61 years, his son Bill, daughter Julia and son-in-law James Massman, grandson Gregory Gilmer and granddaughter Lillian Clark and her husband Erik Clark.

Charles Vernon Duncan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Charles Vernon Duncan, Mt. Juliet, “Poppy”, 75, passed away Oct. 8. 

Duncan served in the U.S. Air Force. He was always willing to help someone, and he was always for the underdog. 

He is survived by: his wife for nearly 50 years, Felicia Childress Duncan; children, Brad Duncan (Tammy) and DeAna Duncan Elwell (Derek); grandchildren, Morgan O’Neill (Brian), Taylor Johnson (Lunden), Madelynn Duncan, Henry Elwell and Charlie Elwell; great grandchildren, Breklyn Johnson and Tynleigh Johnson; nephew, Richard Duncan; nieces, Hallee Childress and Natalie Childress; and a host of wonderful friends. A Celebration of Life service was Monday, Oct. 13 with Rev. Sandra Clay officiating at Hermitage Funeral Home. A military burial followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was Sunday and prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. 

Juanita Graves PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Juanita Graves, 71, Mt. Juliet passed away Oct. 7. 

She was a member of Center Chapel church of Christ and a graduate of Donelson High School. Preceded in death by husband, Joe Graves; and parents, Goebel and Louise Peercy. Survived by children, Debbie (Ricky) Tignor, Jody (Gayla) Graves and Bryan (Angie) Graves; brother, Alton “Joe” Peercy; grandchildren, Amanda (Kassie) Briley, Jesse Tignor, Blake Tignor, Bri Graves and Amber Graves; and great-grandchild, Kody Graves.

Funeral services wereFriday, Oct. 10 at Center Chapel church of Christ with Bro. Andy Connelly, Bro. Darrell Duncan and Bro. John Brown officiating. Interment followed the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Jesse Tignor, Blake Tignor, Greg Graves, Mike Graves, Buddy Escue and Chris Peercy serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Ladies’ Bible Class at Center Chapel. Visitation with the family was Thursday, Oct. 9 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and Friday, Oct. 10 at Center Chapel church of Christ.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Center Chapel church of Christ Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

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,

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. 

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