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Dora Ann Tuck PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dora Ann Tuck, 75, Nashville, passed away July 29. 

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Jimmy and Grace Baker; siblings, Willie Baker, Sarah Ortega, Oleane Dotson and Larry Baker. 

She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, Donald Tuck; daughters, Donna Bates (Barry), Dawn Tuck, Deena Downs (John), Demetrice Hatchell (Lanier) and Dana Green; grandchildren, Taylor Bates (Mylania), Trevor Bates, Tanner Bates, Ashlee Minchey, Krista Willike, Jenna White (Jay), Nikki Harris (Johnny), Tucker Batson, Zach Batson, Bailey Green, Presley Green and Lily Green; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Nathan, Anna, Cole, Caylan, Chase, Braden, Jackson and Gavin; siblings, Ruby Dickinson (Don), Lou Bielacyce (Chris), Faith Brown (Jimmy), Angie Scott (Buddy) and J.P. Baker; sister-in-law, Donna Baker; brother-in-law, Lyndon Dotson; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Martha Tuck; mother-in-law, Joyce Tuck. 

A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 1 at the Hermitage Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was Thursday and Friday until time of the service at the funeral home. 

Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 

Jane Goodsell (Meisner) Vear PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jane Goodsell (Meisner) Vear, 93, Mt. Juliet,  died Aug. 8. 

Jane was formerly of Springfield, Mass.; North Eastham, Mass. and St. Petersburg, Fla.. Jane was born in Springfield, Mass. on Aug. 13, 1921 to the late, Buell Pratt and Elizabeth A. Fletcher Goodsell. She was a graduate of Technical High School where she was voted “Outstanding Female Athlete” of her class. After graduation she was employed by the United States Rubber Company of Elmwood, Conn. Jane had a career working for the Boy Scout Pioneer Valley Council Headquarters and as a local Cub Scout Den Mother. She is the recipient of Scouting’s highest award – the Silver Fawn. She and her family maintained a home on Cape Cod for over 50 years which became a gathering place for many family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Jane was also preceded in death by two beloved husbands, Jack Meisner and George Vear, both WWII Navy veterans; son, Wayne Meisner; brothers, Robert, William and Roger Goodsell and sister, Edith Plowman.

She is survived by: sons, Bruce (Linda) Meisner of Haymarket, VA and Paul (Deborah) Meisner of Mt. Juliet; sister, Marge Mills of Suffield, CT; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Byron-Keenan Funeral Home, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Local arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663,

William Thomas Beck Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

William Thomas Beck Jr. (Bill) passed away Monday, Aug. 4, at age 72.  He had lived in Wilson County since 1970.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Viola (Payne) Beck, and his father, William Thomas Beck Sr. of Michigan.  He is survived by his so Terry Beck of Fisk, Mo., three adopted children, Gene Beck, Marvin Beck and Frances Beck, five grand-children and numerous great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind long-time companion Ada (Lisa) Taylor, sister, Betty Harford, nephew, Jamie Harford, niece, Katie Harford Hogue and uncle, Jimmy Payne, of Nashville along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Bill Beck was born in Gideon, Mo. Oct. 9, 1941.  He attended Gideon Elementary and High Schools, moving to St. Louis at age 16 where he lived and worked prior to settling in Tennessee in 1970.

A self-taught, talented builder, Bill designed one of the first portable buildings in West Memphis, Ar.  His specialties were custom boat docks, many on Old Hickory Lake, and unique horse stables. Bill’s mother, Bertha, owned and operated the Mt. Juliet Tailoring shop at the corner of Mt. Juliet Rd. and Division St. from 1972 - 1987 years.  She passed away in 2008.

A celebration to honor Bill’s life will be held at a later date. Please check Betty Harford’s Facebook page for further details.

John Everett PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Everett, 77, Mt. Juliet, passed away Aug. 9. 

Everett was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Thelma Everett; and brother, Tommy Everett. 

He is survived by: wife, Helen Everett; sons, Tim (Lynn) Everett and Steve (Lisa) Everett; brothers, Bill Everett and Mike (Dessie) Everett; sister, Blanche House; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 2pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Danny Tomlinson officiating. Interment followed the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was Monday, Aug. 11 and Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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,

Eric Lee Raefsky, M.D. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eric Lee Raefsky, M.D., 59, Hermitage, died Aug. 5. 

Eric was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late, Leonard and Eleanor Potash Raefsky. Dr. Raefsky was a man of many accomplishments, but none greater than his life of service, compassion and love of others. 

Eric graduated from M.I.T., where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and went on to graduate first in his class at Temple University School of Medicine. He performed his internship and a fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Raefsky was board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology and was a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Lymphoma Society. He was a physician at Tennessee Oncology, PLLC for 25 years, serving on the Board of Directors, and most recently, as Medical Director. Among his many honors are the Frist Humanitarian Award and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year. 

Eric gave generously of his time and expertise to many organizations in Nashville and beyond. This incredible soul touched countless people throughout his support for the arts, animal rescue and young people in their pursuit of higher education. Eric loved world travel, dogs, the Phillies, Predators Hockey and the Grateful Dead.

Our hearts are broken but we have so much to celebrate - all of us whose lives were saved by his medical skill and changed by his love. So long and farewell, sweet friend of ours, until we meet again.

Dr. Raefsky was married for 31 years to his best friend and lifelong love, Victoria “Tori” Heil. He is also survived by his sister, Cindy (Howard) Estrin; nephews, Matthew and Scott Estrin; the beloved Raefsky/Yates family; his much-loved “daughter”, Stacy (James) Maciuk; “grandchildren”, Savannah and Mia Maciuk; the entire Heil family; his many four-legged furry friends, the Big Chill Gang and the BFDDs.

A memorial service will be conducted noon Saturday, Aug. 16 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN. 

The family requests No flower please. To honor Eric’s life, please consider a donation to Alive Hospice, Gilda’s Club, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, Pearl Point Cancer Support (Sarah Cannon Cancer Foundation), The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (Heil-Raefsky Fund) or Belmont University (Raefsky/Heil) Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663,

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