MT. JULIET – Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, December 11 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mr. Hodges, 65, of Mt. Juliet. A member of the Center Chapel Church of Christ, he died Dec. 8, 2009.
Mr. Hodges worked as a real estate broker, general contractor and a rural letter carrier for the LaVergne Post Office. Visitation will be 9-9:30 a.m. Friday just prior to departure to the cemetery at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. Services will be conducted by Rev. Darryll Duncan.
Survivors include: wife Pamela Hodges of Mt. Juliet; children Chris (Rolinda) Hodges of Azle, TX; Michael Hodges of Ft. Campbell, KY and Tanya (Raymond) Hodges Alley of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving is his mother Irene Lucille Hodges of Portland and siblings Wilma Hodges Durham, Daphne Hodges Mann and David Hodges -- all of Portland and Ray (Martha) Hodges of Greenbrier; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Guthrie Hodges and sister, Eunice Hodges Price. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203-9658.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, December 11 at The Sanctuary (United Pentecostal Church, 465 Franklin Rd, Lebanon) for Mr. Kingsland, 73, of Lebanon.
Known as “Art” to his family and friends, Mr. Kingsland died Dec. 9, 2009. The family will be receiving friends for one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Brother Daniel Stirnemann and Brother Bernice Walpole. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Annie Maude Smith Kingsland of Lebanon; children Linda (Brother Bernice) Walpole, Arthur (Jan) Kingsland Jr., John Owen and George (Eva) Owen; daughter-in-law: Shirley Owen; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary: Michael Martinez, John Denny, Mike Wright, Bill Oliver and Eddie Smith.
Mr. Kingsland is preceded in death by son Rick Owen, parents Claude and Elizabeth Trosper Kingsland, siblings Carl, Andy, Claude Jr. Kingsland, Pauline Goodwin and June Coomer.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, December 11 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Nixon, 79, of Watertown. Born in Smith County to the late Pirl and Eltie Foutch Nixon, he died Dec. 9, 2009 at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.
A former farmer and construction worker, he was a member of Malone’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by rev. Mike Gay and Rev. Bill Shaw. Burial at the Hillview Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Nettie Ann Coutch Nixon and sons Billy Gerald (Brenda) Nixon and Richard Wayne Nixon – all of Watertown. Also surviving are grandchildren Rachel (Jackie) Russell, Jason Nixon and Jeff (Sarah) Nixon and three great grandchildren; sister Pauline Foutch as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nixon is preceded in death by siblings George Nixon, Virginia Starnes and Henry Ellis.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.
LEBANON – Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, December 11 at the Ligon & Bobo FuneralHome for Ms. Mullins, 96, of Lebanon. Born in Sumner County, to the late Robert Earl North and Mary Elizabeth Barry North, she died Wednesday, December 9, at the University Medical Center.
A 1932 graduate of Nashville’s Hume-Fogg High School, she was a Seventh Day Adventist and was a supervisor for McDonald Training in Tampa, FL -- a home for the disabled.
The family will receive friends Friday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo. Services will be conducted by Gil Floyd and Dale Birge officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hermitage Mausoleum.
Survivors include: brother Barry North of Gallatin as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ms. Mullins was preceded in death by siblings Martha Conatser, Cornelia Ramsey and Monroe North; along with half-brothers Luther and Raymond Manners.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gail Chaffin Gravens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13 at the College Hills Church of Christ with Dr. Larry Locke and Dr. Kevin Owen officiating.
Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Saturday 11 - 8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo and on Sunday from 12 Noon until service at the church.
Mrs. Gravens, age 56 of Lebanon passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the University Medical Center. Born April 28, 1953, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Bobbie Huddleston Chaffin.
She graduated from Lebanon High School and attended David Lipscomb University. She was a homemaker and a member of the College Hills Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Wilson County Fair Board.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Chaffin. Survivors include: her husband of over 37 years Joe Gravens; children Candy (Jeff) Lackey; Michael (Lori) Gravens and Dusty (Megan) Gravens; grandchildren Jena & Jessica Lackey; Haleigh & Olivia Gravens; and Madden Gravens; sisters Jo Doris Sanders and Marilyn Gurgiola; sister-in-law, Jenny Chaffin -- all of Lebanon.
Pallbearers: Brandon Weitzel, Bob Pack, Rob Pack, Troy Gravens, Tommy Chaffin, and Bobby Jordan.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
MT. JULIET – Funeral services will be conducted 9 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Ghee, 81, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of the Trinity Lane Church of Christ and the daughter of the late Fallie and Maudie May Myrtle Higdon Joines, Mrs. Ghee died December 8, 2009.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Dr. Harry Yates. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Athens City Cemetery, Athens, AL.
Survivors include: son Larry W. (Julia) Ghee; grandchildren Jenny (Jason) Williams, Joey (Ann) Irwin, Jonathan (Tammy) Ghee, Jessie (Jamie) Irwin and Chris Ghee; great-grandchildren Jenna Williams, Dustin Williams, Peyton Ghee and Hayden Irwin as well as half-sister Marie Casa.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.
By TOMMY BRYAN
Lebanon native Brad Dedman was introduced last Thursday as the new head football coach at Wilson Central High.
Dedman, 32, defensive coordinator for the Wildcats for the past four years, replaces Traye Aric who resigned at the end of the 2009 season after four years on the job.
A 1995 graduate of Lebanon High and a 2000 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Dedman teaches in the math department at WCHS.