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Jim Mitchell PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jim Mitchell, 71, Murfreesboro, passed away Aug. 14.  

The Funeral Service, conducted by brother Danny Sellars, was Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, followed by interment in Wilson County Memorial.  

Mitchell was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam.  He retired from AVCO with 48 years of service, loved the Tennessee Vols, his two dogs Abby and Izzy, fishing, and was proud of his kids and grandkids.  

He is survived by wife Patty; children, Scott Mitchell, Dana Mitchell, and Chad Mitchell (Rachel); step-father, Tommy Cox; siblings, Patricia Wells (Danny), Jenny Vinson (Delmaine), and Chris Cox; 12 grandchildren, Victoria, Jim, McKenzie, Jack, Haley, Madeline, Isabella, Daryl, Kylie, Colin, Savannah, and Cooper; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He is preceded in death by parents Pauline Gulley and Morris Davis Mitchell, and sister Penny Cox Atnip.  Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, (615)444-9393. Obituary Line (615)758.8818,

Robert Moore PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Robert Moore born, born Dec. 17, 1949 in Lebanon, and passed away Saturday, Aug. 8.

His life is a beautiful memory; his absence is a silent grief. Moore was the son of the late Edd H. and Rubye K. Moore. He was raised in Cathage and was a resident of Mt. Juliet for the past 34 years.

Robert grew up in Smith County and then graduated from Tennessee Tech. He was a loving and caring husband and father. 

He worked as a design engineer in the tool and die business for more than 40 years. His only reprieve from hard work was his love for Harbor Island Yacht Club. He loved serving as harbor master, being on the race committee boat, serving as pyrotechnic wizard of the 4th of July fireworks presentations, and general rabble rousing when appropriate. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna; son, Robert Lee (Kim) Moore, Jr; the lights of his life, grandchildren, Robert Colton Moore, Wyatt Lee Moore, Grace Marie Moore all of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Jamie Elizabeth Moore of New York City; nieces, Kristina Ebbert, Anna Davis; nephews, Tad Davis, Alex Davis, Matthew Moore, Stuart Moore; great-nephews, Mitch and Reed Ebbert. Robert is preceded in death by his brother, Edd H. Moore, Jr. of Mt. Juliet.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Brian Hemphill, the Tennessee Oncology Chemotherapy nurses who took care of “Robert Moore, Sr. Sr.”, Dr. Melissa Johnson of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute for her kindness and compassion, Carol and Guy Walenga, who were always available for any task great or small, and last but not least, the family would like to extend their love and gratitude to our “Summit Family”.

Visitation with the family was Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, (615)758-5459, obituary line (615)758-8818,

Orville Clark PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Orville Clark, 89, Zionsville, Ind. passed away Aug. 6, at the Hearth of Tudor Gardens. He was born to the late G.B. and Alice Clark in Nashville.

Prior to moving to Zionsville, Orville lived in Marietta , Ga. for 35 years and was an active member of Eastside Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity and service to the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Orville is survived by his wife, Martha Foster Clark, two children, Gary Clark (Sharon) and Kerry Emgenbroich (John); four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Hermitage Funeral Home with Pastor Blake Clark officiating.  A Military burial followed in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.  

Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 535 Shute Lane Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615)889-0361

Leon Vantrease PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leon Vantrease, 90,  Lebanon, passed away Aug. 6.  

The Celebration of Life, conducted by Brother Terry Fesler and Brother Fred Vantrease, was held on Sunday, Aug. 9, in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, followed by interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  

Vantrease was the son of the late Fred W. and Otelia Vantrease, long-time resident of the Cedar Grove Church community in Lebanon.

He is survived by wife of 65 years: Frances; two sons, Terry Randall (Kathy) Vantrease and Robin Dean Vantrease; two grandsons, Jeremy Vantrease and Jeffery (Whitney) Vantrease; two great-grandsons, Parker and Jackson Vantrease;  a great-granddaughter: Sadie Vantrease; brother, Fred Vantrease, Jr., all of Lebanon; niece, Jennifer (Guy) Kinnear; nephew: Ty (Sarah) Vantrease; great-nephew, Ian Kinnear; and great-niece: Sophia Kinnear, all of California.  

He is preceded by brother Don Wayne Vantrease of Nashville TN.  Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, (615)444-9393. Obituary Line (615)758-8818.

Elizabeth Louise Blankenship Shao PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Elizabeth Louise Blankenship Shao passed away Aug. 4.  

Shao was born Dec. 23, 1947 in Baltimore, Md. and has resided in Mt. Juliet since 1987.

Beth is survived by: her husband of 31 years, Dr. Stephen Shao, Jr.; children, Stephen Shao III, Matthew Shao, Sarah Shao, all of Mt. Juliet, and Denise Goodfriend of Arbutus, Md.; mother Elizabeth Rippetoe; sisters, Sandra Wiley and Carol O’Brien; brothers, James (Cherie) and Michael Rippetoe; grandchildren, Amanda Clark, Joseph Clark, Corey Miller; and great-grandchildren, James Allen Jr. and Joseph Clark Jr. as well as nieces and nephews.

Beth is predeceased by her father, Daniel Webster Blankenship; stepfather, James Rippetoe; and brothers, Edward and Daniel (Mary Ellen) Rippetoe.   

She attended school in Maryland at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Southern High School and Baltimore County Community College. Beth was employed in the Wilson County School System as a teacher’s aide at Gladeville Elementary School and as a special education teaching assistant at West Wilson Middle School.   

Before moving to Tennessee, she worked in the law office of Weinberg & Green in Baltimore, Md. and also for Montgomery Ward.  

A funeral mass was Monday, Aug. 10 at Saint Stephens Catholic church (14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138) with interment later in Baltimore, Md. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made toward the funeral expenses. 

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, (615)758-5459, obituary line (615)758-8818,

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