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Donald Ray Griffith PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Donald Ray Griffith, 76, resident of Mt. Juliet for 18 years, was born in Marysville, Kan. Feb. 19, 1938 and went to his heavenly home Jan. 24. 

Griffith was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and a member of Gideons International helping to distribute copies of Bibles for many years. He was a graduate of Hiawatha High School, Highland College and Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kan. He earned a Phd from Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. Don spent his life helping children and some adults who were developmentally delayed, learning disabled or brain injured. He worked for many years writing developmental guidelines to rehabilitate those who were disabled. Don worked in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Tennessee where he worked and retired from the State of Tennessee as a Licenser Coordinator for Mental Health and Mental Retardation facilities. Antique cars, fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes. Don was preceded in death by his father, Claris Raymond Griffith; mother, Thelma Marguerite Colvert Schnackel; step-father, Louie Schnackel; siblings, Roger Griffith and Sharon Mauslein. Don’s contributions of improving life for many, his being a Christian role model for his family and friends, as well as loving husband and father, means he will be missed very much. 

He is survived by: wife, Carolyn Friel Griffith; daughters, Becki Crawford of Jonesborough; Frances (Vic) Griffith of Mount Hope, Ala.; Jodi (Matthew) Mason of Orlando, Fla.; siblings, Ronald Griffith and Debbie (Terry) Reschke; grandchildren, Richard Crawford, Brett Granstaff, Cody Patrick and Cheyenne Patrick; great-grandchildren, Brett Crawford and Ethan Crawford.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel with David Fallin and Gordon Donahoe officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Richard Crawford, Cody Patrick, Vic Patrick, Matthew Mason, Taylor Agee, and Terry Reschke. Honorary pallbearers will members of the Don Dillingham Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Gideons International, West Wilson Camp, PO Box 843, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Visitation was Tuesday and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.

 
John Hamblen PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John Hamblen, 89, Mt. Juliet passed away Jan. 23. 

He is preceded in death by: wife, Eudine Binion Hamblen; parents, Terry and Lois Hamblen; sisters, Mary Clark and Corrine Gilbert; and brother, Boot Hamblen. 

He is survived by: sons, James “Jim” (Wendy) Hamblen and Wayne (Diane) Hamblen; daughter, Jean Veach; grandchildren, James Hamblen, Timothy Hamblen, Christy (James) Jamison, Billy Hamblen, Shandra (Rick) Mixey, Christopher Hamblen, K. C. Veach and James Veach; 10 great-grandchilren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Rev. Danny Sellars officiating. Interment followed the service at Rutland Cemetery with Billy Hamblen, Christopher Hamblen, Timmy Hamblen, Jimmy Hamblen, Kenneth Veach, Jacob Hamblen and James Veach serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 until time of service.

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, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.

 
Ruby Nell Hancock Jackson PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ruby Nell Hancock Jackson, 84, died Jan. 20 at her residence. 

Survivors include: daughter, Frederica (Kenneth) Frazier; grandchildren, Valorie and Shannon Frazier, Shadow (Cortez) Kidd; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Chandler, Ebony, Olivia, Nina, Preston, Lynce, Ashley, Camille; great-great-grandchild, Eric; Other relatives and friends. 

Family visitation was Saturday, Jan. 24 with funeral following at JC Hellum Chapel, Elder George Redmond eulogist; Rev. Tim Bryant officiant. Burial Mt. Ararat Cemetery. 

Funeral service entrusted to the care of J.C. Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., Lebanon, (615)444-4558. 

 
Annie Kate James PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Annie Kate James, born Oct. 5, 1922, went peacefully to be with her heavenly Father on Jan. 25.  She worked and retired from Dillards Department Store, was a member of Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Mt. Juliet Home Demonstration Club.

James is preceded in death by: parents Fred and Euda Beatrice Patterson and beloved husband R.B. James.  

She is survived by son, Hugh B. (Joyce) James, daughter, Brenda Tippit, brother, Jimmie Patterson, and grandchildren, Rhonda (David) Baker, Donna (Danny) Francis, Timothy (Donna) James, Tammy (John) Steiger, Terry (Dusty) Garmon, Toy (David) Keatts, Ted Cunningham, and Katie Maguire, twelve great-grandchildren, and ten great-great grandchildren.  

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Billie Friel, is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens following the service.  Family will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers: The Mt. Juliet Home Demonstration Club. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, Mt. Juliet TN, (615)758-5459. Obituary Line (615)758-8818.  sellarsfuneralservices.com.

 
Margaret Eloise Mann PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Margaret Eloise Mann,  83, a resident of Del Webb in Mt. Juliet, died Jan. 24. 

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time.

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

 
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