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Mr. William Puryear Gray age 71 of Lebanon passed away April 3, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

He was born April 2, 1950, in Wilson County, TN one of nine children of William McFarland Gray and the late Grace Howell Gray. He was a 1968 graduate of Lebanon High School and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving in the Army, he came home and worked at several handyman jobs until his health failed. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Howell Gray; sister, Nancy Bass; two brothers; Tony and Neal Gray.

He is survived by his father, William “Duck” Gray; three sisters: Teresa Gray, Gerri (Kent) Vandercook, Marie Gray (Joey Wright); two brothers: Clayton E. (Peggy) Gray, Benton (Debbie) Gray.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Will McReynolds officiating. Interment with Military Honors in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Susan Ann Cove, age 65, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, passed away April 2, 2021.

Susan was preceded in death by daughter, Jennifer Sullivan; and parents.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Cove; son, Adam Cove; daughter, Michelle Cove; aunt, Joan Carney; grandson, Noah Cove; and grandson, Jack Sullivan.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, sellarsfuneralservices.com

Randolph Wilson, age 84, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away April 1, 2021.

He was preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Anne Lowry Wilson; parents, Andrew Wilson and Rosa Lee Wilson; brothers, Kenneth Wilson; Ernest Wilson; daughter, Kaye Wilson; and son, Kerry Wilson. Mr. Randolph was survived by his daughter, Beverly (Glen) Jordan; sons, Mike (Cindy) Wilson and Kevin Wilson; grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Fuller, Kimberly (Byron) Draper, Stephanie Wilson (Fiancé, Todd), Christopher Wilson, Matthew (Christy) Wilson, and Parker Wilson; sister-in-law, Judy Wilson; 4 nephews; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be held April 7, 2021 at 1:00pm at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, sellarsfuneralservices.com

David Thomas Woodard Jr., age 59 of Old Hickory, Tennessee, passed away March 31, 2021.

Mr. Woodard is survived by wife of 38 years, Sandee Woodard; father, David Woodard Sr.; mother, Sue Woodard; daughter, Amber (Will) McKee; son, Trey Woodard; brothers, Donny (Lori) Woodard; and Danny (Libby) Woodard; sisters, Shelly (Mike) Baker; Tara (Brian) Lamb; and Ashlee (Donnie) Willis; grand-daughter, Charlotte “Char Char” McKee; numerous nieces and nephews; and all the loving friends at Bridgestone.

Visitation hours was Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, sellarsfuneralservices.com

Harry Lee Hughes age 77 of Lebanon, died Monday, March 22, 2021 at his residence.

Born June 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Joe H. Hughes and Thelma Gibson Hughes. He was a US Army veteran and a heavy equipment operator. Harry is survived by his sons, Terry (Robin) Hughes and Michael Wayne Hughes; grandson, Michael Ray Hughes and a brother, Joe William Hughes.

Graveside services and interment were 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at Caraway Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice, his nurse, Rachel Voltaggio and special friend, John Goodrich. Hunter Funeral Home (615)237-9318

James Jay Leschak passed away on March 22, 2021, at age 79.

Services will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Lebanon, TN, on May 1. “Jim” was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to Pauline Case and Michael Leschak. He served in the United States Air Force before graduating from Duquesne University with a Pharmacy degree. He served nearly thirty years as a pharmacist, with more than twenty years as the Pharmacy Manager at Treasury/Eckerd Drugs in Hermitage, TN. As a life-long reader, he accepted a part-time position at the Mt. Juliet Library, serving his local community for more than fifteen years. He loved watching classic films, studying military history and space exploration, and traveling to the beach and national landmarks. He also enjoyed playing golf with his family as a Ravenwood Country Club member in Donelson, TN. He believed in family first, and the time he spent with his daughters and grandchildren was cherished above all else.

Forever known as “Gigi” by his grandchildren and many others, Jim is survived by daughters Andrea (Jason Newby) Leschak and Christine (Brett) Gipson, grandchildren Will Gipson and Maya Gipson, niece Katie (Josh) Nordeen, nephew Mike (Megan) Leschak, and great-nieces Hany and Millie Nordeen. He is preceded in death by parents Michael Leschak and Pauline (Vincent) Safranek, and brother Michael Leschak. Instead of flowers, donations to the Mt. Juliet Library or the Nashville Zoo would be greatly appreciated. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Kenneth Gray Bates, age 82 of Lebanon, TN, died March 31, 2021.

Kenneth was a member of Adams Grove Church of Christ. He was a 1957 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Kenneth retired from GreyHound and later owned A1 Pickup and Delivery Service. He was a member of Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge #642 F&AM and Harvey Freeman Chapter #181 Order of the Eastern Star. Kenneth enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and farming. He was the son of the late, James Howard Bates and Willette Gray Bates.

He is survived by: wife of 58 years – Joyce Hackney Bates; daughters – Phyllis (Johnnie) Webb and Phoebe (Eugene) Neal; brother – Barry (Donna) Bates; sister – Jamie (Larry) Joyner; grandchildren – Ashlee (Mark) Thompson, Kyle Webb, Hayley Collinsworth and Mackenzie Zychal; great-grandchildren – Emilynn Thompson, Fallon Collinsworth, Ruby Thompson and Jamie Collinsworth; and several nieces and nephews – Kasey Joyner, Taylor (Mylania) Bates, Trevor (Rachel) Bates and Tanner Bates.

Funeral services were conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Elder Van Mathis and Elder Pat Hackney officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Kyle Webb, Mark Thompson, Taylor Bates, Trevor Bates, Tanner Bates and Philip Lea. Honorary pallbearers were members of Mt. Juliet High School Class of 1957.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday ending with a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. and again from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, bondmemorial.com

Danielle Jean Shapiro passed away on March 23, 2021 at age 34.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Rob Simms, was 12 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon.

Danielle Jean Shapiro was born in Miami FL to Myla Nauman and Harry Shapiro Jr. She lived 17 years in Valley Center CA before moving to Lebanon TN. She loved being with her daughters, animals, and playing tennis. She attended Joy Church and worked as a caregiver. She is survived by daughters Isabella Carter and Harmony Atchley, mother Myla (Allen) Snyder, father Harry (Margaret) Shapiro, siblings Austin Olah, Blair Shapiro, and Dillon Shapiro, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by brother Clinton Olah, grandmother Bette Nauman, and grandparents Josephine and Harry Shapiro. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Ethel Mai Barrett age 82 of Murfreesboro, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Adams Place in Murfreesboro.

Born March 27, 1939 in Brush Creek, TN, she was the daughter of the late Alton and Willie Walden Neville and was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Adair and Ann Jennings; and a brother, Carl Neville. Ethel was a retired administrator for McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, MO and a member of Belle Aire Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. She is survived by her husband, Dalton Barrett of Murfreesboro; sons, William Douglas Barrett of St. Louis and Harold Anthony Barrett and his wife, Jackie of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Josh Barrett, Michelle (Alfred) Cenon, Shannon Barrett, Cody (Fran) Barrett, Monica Barrett, Cassidy (Stephen) Hill; great grandchildren, Delilah and Addi Cenon, Analyn and Nash Barrett; sister, Sue Angel and brother, James Neville; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Sisk officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Noon till service time on Friday. Interment at the Greenvale Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home (615)237-9318

Lavinia Langston Pollock, age 62 of Mt. Juliet, TN, died March 30, 2021. Lavinia was a born in Mayfield, KY and was the daughter of the late, Paul and Lennie Short Langston.

She was a member of Green Hill Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Her greatest joy was being a wife, a mother to her girls and “Nena” to her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

She is survived by: husband of 48 years – Ben Pollock; daughters – Jennifer Pollock (Jay) Osborne, Sabrina Spring and Kimberly Pollock; siblings – Clayton Langston, Emmalene (David) Hayden, Emma (George) Hayden and Libby (Charlie) Shankle; grandchildren – Zach Pollock, Brianna Pollock, Ashley Roby, Carly Hummel, Casey Hummel, Hannah Spring, Allison Spring and Derrick Dobson; great-grandchild – Kannan Isaiah Dobson; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at Green Hill Church, 13251 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Dr. Daryl Crouch and Rickey Baxley officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Chris Hayden, Tim Hayden, Matt Hayden, Chuck Wiggins, Zach Pollock, Will Gibson, Alex Graves and Derrick Dobson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Care Bears Sunday School Class at Green Hill Church.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Everyone’s Wilson. www.everyoneswilson.org

Visitation will be at Green Hill Church on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9-11 a.m.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, bondmemorial.com

James “Jim” Allen Hobbs passed away on March 29, 2021 at age 67.

The family received friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

James Allen Hobbs was born in Lebanon TN to Sarah Blevins and Carl A. Hobbs. He was a realtor for JR Hobbs and Sons for thirty plus years, drove for Med-Ride, and attended Plunkett’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Hobbs loved all sports, especially UT Football, and fishing. He is survived by wife of 22 years, Kaye Hobbs, children Stephanie (Mike) Harris, Susan McGuire, James (Kisha) Flora, and Mandy (Don) Winfree, mother Sarah Blevins Hobbs, sister Bonnie (Todd) Tressler, and grandchildren Trysten McGuire, Dakota Bryant, Trace McGuire, Shelby Bryant, Matthew Winfree, Maddux Winfree, and Daxton Flora. He is preceded in death by father Carl Hobbs, and brothers John Hobbs, Timmy Hobbs, and Dewayne Ross Hobbs. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Allie Lee Tarpley Cummings was born May 31, 1932 in Statesville, TN daughter of the late Gus and Altie Lee Harvey Tarpley.

She was a homemaker and loving mother, devoted wife and faithful servant for her Lord within her church and community. She taught Sunday School and Training Union Classes, worked in the nursery, as well as, participated in several mission trips at Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a member for over 55 years. In addition, Allie or “Granny” as she is known by her grandkids and her community, was a cherished and famous celebrity each year at the Wilson County Fair. Everyone always came by to see her, take a picture with her on the porch at the Cox’s Hospitality Cabin and sat with her to discuss the day’s events. Granny loved listening to the radio, getting weather updates, listening to sporting events and news on our local radio station WANT 98.9 fm.

Mrs. Cummings, 88, of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years Howard Houston Cummings. In addition, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Webster Tarpley, Willie B Tarpley, Charlie (Dorthy) Robert (Martha) Tarpley, Ernest “Bob” (Marynelle), Hubert Tarpley one sister and one brother-in-law, Lena Mae (Marshall) Vantrease.

She is survived by four children—Judy (Mike) Cummings Cox of Lebanon, James (Cindy) Cummings of Smyrna, Joyce (Charles “Abe”) Cummings Reeves of Lebanon, Joe (Maria) Cummings of San Pedro, California; seven grandchildren, Medana Hobbs (Greg) Hemontolor, April Reeves (Wayne) Oakley, Jason (Phyllis) Hobbs, Deborah Cox (Ronnie) Henderson, Tina Reeves, Jimmy Joe (Randi) Cummings, Kimberly Cummings (Kevin) Sandlin; thirteen Great Grandchildren, Evan (Alexandria) Hemontolor, Grayson Hemontolor, Ashley & Samantha Hobbs, Deshea & Anya Oakley, Maxwell & Levi Henderson, Nikki Cummings(Terry) Turner, Meghan Strube (Zach) Wilburn, Madison Sandlin, Hendrix and Dylan Cummings; three Great Great Grandchildren, Dallas & Kennedy Turner, Gentry Blayke Wilburn; One sister, Nellie Belle Tarpley (Boone) Cummings; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gladys Tarpley and Louise Tarpley, Minnie Cummings Sturgeon, Albert Cummings, Manuel (Faye) Cummings, special niece Lee Vantrease and many other nieces and nephews.

Her remains rest at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, where the family received friends on Friday from 3-8 P.M. Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Owens and Bro. Jeff Pratt officiating. Interment followed at the Jennings Cemetery at Statesville. Visitation Saturday at the church 9 A.M. until service.

Active Pallbearers: Evan Hemontolor, Grayson Hemontolor, Greg Hemontolor, Jason Hobbs, Ronnie Henderson, Wayne Oakley, Jimmy Joe Cummings, David Cummings, Kenneth Cummings, and Eric Cummings

Honorary Pallbearers: Carl Jones SS Class, Randall & Peggy Clemons, Bruce & Janice Ledford, Dwight & Brenda Phillips, Elmer & Hettie Richerson, James Peggy & Jason Parkerson, Larry & Linda Squires, Bill & Margaret Head Violent Davenport, Senator Mark Pody & Barbara, Rev Tom & Barb Suiter, Rev Darrin Reynolds, Fred & Jeri Brockette SS Class, Employees of WANT 98.9fm, Barbara Coffee, David Foutch, Sergio Valazquez, Janice Tapley, Juanita Ramsey, Mark Caruth & Immanuel Baptist Church Choir.

The family request those attending visitation and funeral to please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, all donations to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center PO Box 712 Lebanon TN 37088 Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon (615) 444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com

Terry Owen Hodge passed away on March 27, 2021 at age 60.

The Funeral Service was 1 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, and was followed by interment in Wilson County Memorial. Pallbearers: Douglas Hodge, Kevin Wiser, Charles Vaughn, Stetson Rawlings, Mike Kemp, and Jeff Martin.

Terry Owen Hodge was born in Lebanon TN to Mai Dell Taylor and Kenneth Hodge. He had his own business in water control, and he built and maintained several koi ponds in Middle Tennessee. He enjoyed family time, being outdoors, Titans football, and fishing. He is survived by daughters Terria (Cody) Holleman and Angie McCullough, grandchildren Bailey Enoch, Dylan McCullough, Cade McCullough, Carrie-Anne Enoch, and Jaden McCullough, siblings Eugene Hodge and Janice (Jimmy) Kolbe, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Kenneth and Mai Dell Hodge, and sister Paula Mooneyham. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Mary Elizabeth Fisher passed away on March 26, 2021 at age 94.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Tom Watson, was 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN followed by interment in Wilson County Memorial. The family received friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Mary Elizabeth Fisher was born in Lebanon TN to Beulah Agee and John Wilson Walker Sr. She loved being with family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, travelling, square dancing, and collecting antiques. She was a member of Philadelphia Church of Christ. Mrs. Fisher is preceded in death by husband of 62 years, J.C. Fisher, son Jay Fisher, daughter Glenda VanNorman, grandson Richard Griffin, great-grandson Justin Fisher, parents John and Beulah Walker, sister Mildred Hudson and brother John Walker Jr. She is survived by daughter Brenda (Tom Hall) Fisher, grandchildren Anthony (Amanda) Griffin, Kevin (Miranda) McNerney, and Charles Garrison, great-grandchildren Crystal Griffin, Emily Garrison, Dorothy Hamilton, Marybeth Griffin, Wyatt Griffin, Justin Griffin, Dani McNerney, and Josh McGuire, and special friends Linda Hall and Lona Barrett. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Doris Williams passed away on March 29, 2021 at age 68.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Jason Harlin and Brother James Stophel, was 4 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN and was followed by interment in Wilson County Memorial. Pallbearers: Del Smith, Chuck Hicks, Richard Beadle, Connor Burger, Jamie Disney, John Gravely, and Dustin Shorter. Honorary Pallbearers: Retirees of Bridgestone and 231 Car Sales employees. The family received friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the service at 4 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Doris A. Williams was born in Lebanon TN to Lois Tarpley and Sam Williams. He retired from Bridgestone and attended LaGuardo Baptist Church. Doris was a family man, loved being outdoors, working in the yard, and fishing. He was a Tennessee Titans fan and enjoyed working on old cars. He is survived by wife of 45 years, Pat Williams, daughters Lora (Jason) Harlin and Sara (Connor) Burger, grandchildren Morgan Harlin and Kaylee Harlin, brothers Bill Williams and George (Henrietta) Williams, numerous nieces and nephews, and grand dogs Nellie and Nala. Mr. Williams is preceded in death by parents Lois and Sam Williams, and brothers Sam A. Williams, Paul Williams, John Williams, Merlin Williams, Bob Williams, Fred Williams, and Terry Williams.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to #BabyBurger in his honor. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Jasper “Abe” Wauford Jr. passed away on March 28, 2021 at age 80.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Pastor Jason Rich, was 1 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, followed by interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Liberty TN. Family and friends served as Pallbearers. The family received friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday from noon until the service at 1 p.m.

Jasper Wauford Jr. was born in Liberty TN to Mary Ellen Scott and Jasper Wauford Sr. He was an entrepreneur with his interests in flea markets, gambling, travelling, and being outdoors. He is survived by life-long partner Carol Johnston, children Lisa Ann McPeak, Rita Louise (Roy) Key, Paula (Roger) Poindexter, Timothy Dale (Susie) Wauford, and Martin Wauford, grandchildren Travis Key, Amy Key, Lucas Key, Nicholas Tayse, Clayton McPeak, Crystal McPeak, and Steven. He is preceded in death by parents Jasper Wauford Sr. and Mary Spencer, and sister Betty Sue Christian. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Melba Jean (Worley) Denny, age 93, departed this world on March 28, 2021, rejoining her beloved late husband James Irwin Denny, Jr., in the Presence of their LORD.

Family and friends who were privileged to observe their marriage of over 50 years undoubtedly know it must have been a joyous reunion on Palm Sunday morning. The Indiana home James and Melba established was centered around their devotion to their LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ which started early in life for each of them. Melba put on Christ in baptism in July of 1939 and lived each following day in pursuit of that commitment. Of their union was born six children: Larry (Phyllis) Denny, Brownsburg, IN, Roger Denny, Louisville, KY, Rachel (Ronnie) Trueblood, Salem, IN, Melvin Denny, Lebanon, TN, Dale Denny, Brentwood, TN, and Janet (Van) Cluck, Lebanon, TN. In addition, Melba enjoyed being grandmother to nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Melba grew up an Indiana farm girl, living most of her life as a farmer’s wife and mother, and though she moved to Lebanon, TN in later years due to declining health, in her heart, Indiana was home. A passionate gardener, Melba could grow just about anything and loved to share her bounty and skill with family and friends. With that same nurturing spirit, Melba encouraged her loved ones, showering them with love, generosity, wisdom, and wonderful, welcoming smiles. Melba was also an avid learner, starting early in life as she graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class. However, her passion for learning did not end there; she valued education, encouraging her children to pursue learning as she modeled lifelong learning herself as evidenced by her determination to became tech savvy, taking a computer literacy course in her seventh decade of life. Additionally, she loved to travel, especially by plane and train, and visited all fifty states, Mexico, and Canada.

Music was an early and vital part of her world; as friends and family can attest, some of her earliest childhood memories centered around her “family band” with her Daddy, the late Chester Worley on violin, Mother, the late Lois Worley on piano, and her brother, the late Gwendel Worley on guitar while Melba was quite talented on mandolin, piano and guitar. It was church hymns she loved most, however, singing with passion to her LORD even in her declining years. Words can never express how dearly loved she was by so many. Her legacy lives on in the lives she touched, and her gentle yet powerful wisdom echoes in the hearts of those she loved so well.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Maple Hill Church of Christ, Lebanon, TN from 4:00 — 8:00 pm (CDT). A Celebration of Life will be held in Indiana at the South Liberty Church of Christ, 24 West South Liberty Church Road, Pekin, IN on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service. Burial will follow at the Martinsburg Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Jeff Denny, Kenny Denny, Trent Denny, Walker Cluck, Alex Denny, Ronnie Trueblood, and Dallas Bernard. Honorary pallbearers include: Brad True lood, Nick Bowers, Garrett Adams, Jake Starr, John Bowers, Wayne Worley, John Denny, David Denny, Paul Denny, Gary Smith, John Churchman, Jim Tomes and Matt Purlee.

Family requests masks be worn due to COVID protocols during the visitation and until seated at the service. Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief or South Liberty Church of Christ.

Partlow Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007 www.partlowchapel.com

Bobby Glenn COX- age 85 of Old Hickory, TN. passed away peacefully with a smile on his face Friday March 26, 2021.

He leaves behind a legacy of Christian faith, family devotion, and boundless work ethic. Mr. Cox is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Virless Henson Cox; sisters, Juanita Cox & Elouise Cox Ledford; brothers, June Alvin Cox & Larry Cox.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise Warden Cox; daughter, Rebekah (Sean) Dozier; granddaughters, Allie Dozier & Anna Dozier; brother, Jimmy Cox of Grand Valley Lakes, TN; sisters, Geraldine Cox Bodiford of Memphis, TN & Hulene Cox King of Middleton, TN.

From the moment he first saw her in Chicago in 1957, Bobby was devoted to his wife, Louise, whom he referred to as “the prettiest girl in the world” throughout their 63 years of marriage. He was his daughter, Rebekah’s biggest supporter and champion. His son-in-law, Sean, could do no wrong in Bobby’s eyes. His favorite role was as Papa to his granddaughters, Allie & Anna.

Bobby retired from the engineering department of the VA Hospital in Nashville after 25 + years of service where he won numerous service and suggestion awards including being named Federal Employee of the Year for the Middle TN area. He also worked tirelessly as owner of Cox Heating and Air, and was known for his honesty with his customers.

Visitation was held on Thursday April 1st 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Partee House, 233 West Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Funeral service followed at 4:00 p.m. in the Partee House. The family will have a private graveside service. Partlow Funeral Chapel, partlowchapel.com

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