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LingTee Scribner Hailey PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LingTee Scribner Hailey transitioned from this earth Sunday June 21 following complications from open heart surgery. 

She is survived by: her children and their spouses, Robert B. Hailey (Suzanne Martz) of St. Augustine, Fla., Kathryn (Kaye) Hailey Petersen (Dan) of Mt. Juliet, Heather Anne Hailey of Hermitage, and Randy Hailey (Rhonda Poole) of Mt. Juliet. Grandchildren: J. Brennon Bradley of Panama City, Fla., Patricia Fanning Ruckhaber (Mike) of Spokane, Wash., Quintin Fanning (Sherry Roe) of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Matthew Fanning (LaTonya Stovall) of San Lorenzo, Calif., Ben Hailey (Laurel Smith) of Nashville, Ray Hailey of Bend, Ore., and Kellie Hailey of Mt. Juliet; great grandchildren, Oliver Fanning, Lauren and Sarah Ruckhaber, Alicia Fanning, Hailey Elizabeth Bradley, Wren Isadora Hailey. She is also survived by step grandsons Brandon Roe, Andre and William Stovall, one step great great grandson Gabriel Roe, and several nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends she loved as family. 

She is preceded in death by: parents Benjamin Garfield and Naomi LingTee Humphrey Scribner of Key West, Fla., brother Benjamin G. (Sonny) Scribner of Gainesville, Fla., half-sister, Helen Schefer of Ocala, Fla. and ex-husband Robert W. Hailey of Nashville/Mt. Juliet. 

Born in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Nov. 7, 1927, LingTee grew up there as well as in Sumpter, SC and Miami and Key West, Fla. where she graduated from Key West High School in 1945.  She and several classmates created a social event for local teens which has long since morphed into the infamous annual Fantasy Fest. LingTee was active in the USO and in her church where she met and later married Robert W. Hailey who was stationed at Boca Chica.  After he left the Navy, they moved to his home town of Nashville where they resided for 21 years before settling in Mt. Juliet. 

After taking a few years to raise her children and grow with them as a leader of both Girl and Boy Scout troops and being highly involved with school activities and committees, she returned to the workforce in the mid 1960s, working for Dury’s downtown as head of the Art Department. While managing the art department there, she was given a set of Liquitex Acrylics by their creator, Lenny Bocour of the Fredrix Taube Company, thus becoming the first acrylics artist in Nashville. She spent years there before being asked to join the Bobby Rogers Engineering Group and later Turner Engineering as a drafter designer. A few short years later she was offered a position with Sverdrup and Parcel as a drafter designer and graphic artist.  She had a long career there, transferring with them to Clearwater, Fla. in 1980.  It wasn’t too long before she was lured away to the engineering firm of Camp, Dresser & McKee where she spent the rest of her working career as an architectural and engineering designer, also creating graphic arts for the firm’s Southeast region. LingTee had been exhibiting and winning awards for her art throughout the South since the late 1950s, including two exhibits at the Parthenon. In the early 1960s she joined the Tennessee Art League. After serving in various offices, she became President in 1972 and continued her membership until her move to Florida. 

She rejoined upon her return to Nashville and recently participated in an exhibit there. After retirement in 1997 she relocated to Hermitage to be near the family.  She became a very active member of the Fifty Forward Center - Donelson Station. For over five years she taught four weekly art classes for beginning to advanced artists. Her classes were always filled to capacity and  she loved that she was helping her students.  LingTee remained active on several Fifty Forward committees, serving on the Advisory Council for Donelson Station; and as a very involved Volunteer for the annual Labor Day BBQs.  She was a recipient of the Brotherhood-Sisterhood Community Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice and honored for 15 years of service to Fifty Forward’s RSVP program. Being an active theater supporter throughout her life, she performed in her younger days but mostly became involved as a set designer with her most recent designs for several plays at the Nashville Dinner (now the Larry Keeton) Theatre. She painted Keeton’s portrait which now hangs at the theatre. She joined the M3 division of Donelson Hermitage Leadership, graduating in the class of 2013 and remained an active participant. She continued to explore various artistic outlets throughout her life and had just finished her most recent commissioned portraits. Her artwork hangs all over the country. Her work is part of a current display at the Nashville Airport. LingTee never met a stranger.  She was kind and encouraging and touched a lot of lives throughout her journey, not realizing the impact that she made on the hearts of those whom she met, worked with, socialized with and loved as if they were her own.  She will be greatly missed. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Fifty Forward in Donelson, 108 Donelson Pike (near Lebanon Road), Nashville, TN In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Fifty Forward - Donelson Station in her name. All donations made by June 30th will be matched 100% by a generous anonymous benefactor. Donations may also be made in her name to: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607 or  online…/ Donation2;jsessionid=A4AB6320A… Under Gift Designation, you can choose “Direct my gift to: SHC – Tampa Under Honor/Memorial Gift”.  Notifications of donations may be sent to kaileypete@ LingTee’s father was a 32nd degree mason and belonged to the Egypt Temple in Tampa and she continued to support them in their work with children.

Hattie E. Woodard Tipton New PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hattie E. Woodard Tipton New, 77, Lebanon, passed away June 24. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, George New; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey. 

She is survived by: her five children, Shelia (David) Gibbs, John (Janet) Tipton, M.C. “Skeeter” Tipton, David (Donna) Tipton, and James (Tracy) Tipton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Georgia Bailey Howley and family.   

A Graveside Service was Friday, June 26 in the Juliet Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.  

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,

Joe Dixon Ray PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Joe Dixon Ray, Mt. Juliet, was born May 28, 1931 in Wayne County, the son of the late Arthur Franklin and Myrtle Eloise Bell Ray. He was united in marriage to Patsy Ruth Johnson, Sept. 9, 1950. 

Ray was an owner/operator of a trucking business and served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. 

He departed this life Monday, June 29 at Alive Hospital at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, at the age of 84 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day. 

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy Ruth Johnson Ray, Mt. Juliet; daughters, Vicki Ray Richard and husband, Christopher, Mt. Juliet, and Alisha Ann Ray, Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Joe Johnson Ray and Caitlin Anne Richard both of Nashville, and beloved nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by brothers, Harold Cotton Ray and John H. Ray and a sister, Charlotte Marie Ray Davis. 

A graveside service was Tuesday, June 30 at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood, Tennessee with Tommy Flood officiating. Burial followed with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Shade Tree Clinic, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN or to a charity of the senders choice.

Oscar L. Wright, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Oscar L. Wright, Jr., 100, Murfreesboro, passed away Tuesday, June 23. 

Funeral services were Thursday, June 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Dan Seeley officiating.  Interment followed in the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, June 24. 

Wright was born March 19th, 1915 to the late Oscar Lafayette Wright, Sr. & Annie Pugh Wright. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Belle McMurtry Wright; infant son, Murray Edmond Wright; sisters, Provie Mae Tippit, and Nell Juanita Wright. 

Surviving family include: his daughter, Judy Fay Wright Hammock Seeley (James); son, Jerry N. Hammock; grandchildren, Michelle Hammock Newcomb (Chris), Tammy Hammock Dryden (Matt); great-grandchildren, Austen Hammock, Dixie Dryden, Zoe Newcomb, David Dryden, and Daniel Dryden.

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,

Tommy Brewer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tommy Brewer, 68, Mt. Juliet, passed away Saturday, June 20. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Elder Charles Patterson officiating.  Interment followed in the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Tuesday, June 23 until time of service. 

Brewer was born Dec. 15, 1946 to the late Alvis and Irene Mayberry Brewer in Rutherford County. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Brewer; daughter, Pamela Brewer; brother, Marvin Brewer, Foster Brewer; sisters, Mary Barrett, Louise Barrett, Florence “Billie” Brewer. He is survived by sons, Tommy Brewer, Jr., Billie Brewer; siblings, Robert “Charles” (Glenda) Brewer, Johnnie (Jeanette) Brewer, Helen (Gerald) Dodson, Margaret Barrett; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

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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