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Robert Theodore Bailey PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Robert Theodore Bailey, 76, Mt. Juliet, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 6 at his home. 

Bailey was born in Taylor, Texas on July 10, 1937. He was the son of the late, Charles Angus and Mary Hicks Bailey. Mr. Bailey attended Taylor High School and briefly attended Texas A&M and the University of Texas. He served in the United States Naval Submarine Service for 31 years and retired with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Bailey was the Chief of the Boat (COB) on several submarines with his last tour being the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine the USS Hamilton. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Good Conduct Medal eight times. Throughout his naval career he was stationed in Groton, Conn., Shreveport, La., Amarillo, Texas and Pearl Harbor, Hi.. His service to our country spanned three decades which included the Korean, Vietnam and Cold Wars. The submarine force was a major nuclear war deterrent of that time. Mr. Bailey always had a love for animals, especially horses and dogs. He was a man of integrity and kindness. He was an honest and hard-working family man with a gentile nature. Mr. Bailey was a devout Christian and spent his life serving the Lord and helping others. As sails are to a ship, so is God’s spirit to our lives. Mr. Bailey was also preceded in death by son, Patrick Bailey; step-father, Ernest Olsen; granddaughter, Therese Renee Bailey and brother, Frank Bailey. Bob’s family was a delight and blessing to his heart.

He is survived by: wife of 55 years, Therese Gagnon Bailey of Mt. Juliet; sons, Robert T. (Julie) Bailey, Jr. of Smyrna, William (Quincy Smith) Bailey of Austin, Texas; James (Leigh Ann Reece) Bailey of Roanoke, Va.; Matthew (Beth) Bailey of Westerly, RI; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bailey, 24 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren.

The following were also an influence in Bailey’s life and he was thankful for them: childhood friend, Herman (Marian) Leudtke; Ron (Joann) Gauss of Bishop Seabury Church, Groton, Conn.; Jim (Louise) Schneider of Pleasant Valley Church, Groton, Conn.; Jim Bennett of Christ Fellowship, Taylor, Texas; Hank (Ruth) Mueller, Don (Fran) Hellmandollar, Bill (Donna) Babbitt, all of the intercessors that prayed for Mr. Bailey and Minister James W. Goll of Ministry to the Nations. The family also wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Timothy Kreth, Cardiologist at the TriStar Summit Medical Center, Hermitage. His kindness and expert care were extraordinary. 

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Willis Orr officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment with full military honors followed at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, TN. 

In memory of Mr. Bailey, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675

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

Lucille Bochette PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lucille Bochette, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 20.  

Bochette was a member of Una Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late, Louis John and Mamie Frances Wilson Landrum. Bochette was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Bochette, 13 siblings and grandson, Michael Bochette, Jr. 

She is survived by: son, Mike Bochette; daughters,  Connie (Doug) Parini and Sandi (Duane) Jeffries; grandchildren, Chase Bochette, Brett Bochette, Leslie (Brian) Nolte, Stephen Keebaugh, Brandon Jeffries, Jami Jeffries and J.T. Jeffries; great-grandchildren, Trevor Nolte, Ashton Nolte, Jordan Hale and Norah Kate Jeffries; several nieces and nephews

Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chase Bochette, Brett Bochette, Stephen Keebaugh, Brandon Jeffries, J.T. Jeffries, Duane Jeffries and Doug Parini.

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

Lloyd W. Hanks PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lloyd W. Hanks, 83, Mt. Juliet, a native of Crawford, Nebraska died on the Oct. 13. 

He is survived by: his wife of 59 years, LaRae Durham Hanks; his three daughters and their spouses, Kandy and Mark Rollins, Kelly and Virgil Stone and Kim and Duane Brooks; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Joe Jacobsen, Joshua and Natalie Rollins, Patrick Elrod, Jonathan Rollins, Sam and Amber Elrod and Jim Elrod; and six great-grandchildren, Devynn and Cheyenne Pruett, Faith and Joey Jacobsen, Colton Elrod and Jackson Rollins.

A Celebration of Life service officiated by Brother Billy Friel will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. A fish-fry will immediately follow the service. The family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society or Alive Hospice.

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,

Lucille B. Risley PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lucille B. Risley, 92, Hermitage, died Friday, Oct. 18.  

Risley was a native of Pineville, Ky.. She was the daughter of the late, Crittenden and Goldie Isabell Blanford. Mrs. Risley was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Eugene Risley and her children, Darrell Eugene Risley and Martha Faye Bennett.

She is survived by: daughter, Beverly Jackson; grandchildren, Keith Risley, Derrick Risley, John Risley, Randy Risley, Timothy Jackson, Merideth Brennan and Erin Paquet; 16 Great-grandchildren and 11 Great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Bethel Baptist Church in Hebbardsville, Ky.. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

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

Allie Godsey Thompson PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Funeral services for Allie Godsey Thompson, 86, Mt. Juliet will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Baxter Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating.  Burial will follow at Double Springs Cemetery.  Visitation was at the Baxter Funeral Home chapel Tuesday and will be again Wednesday from 7 a.m. until time of service.

Thompson passed away Monday, Oct. 21 at the Summit Medical Center.  Allie Godsey Thompson was born Dec. 19,1926 in Gainesboro to the late Atie E. and Celina (Warren) Godsey.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Thompson, Sister, Carmie Lawhorne, and Brother, Junior Godsey.   

She is survived by: a daughter, Judy Pyron of Mt. Juliet; brother, A.C. Godsey of Tallahassee, Fla.; and sister, Clay Ford of Goodlettsville; three grandchildren, Sherry Carr, Ray Pyron, and Richard Pyron; eight great grandchildren.

Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Baxter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, (931)858-3118.

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