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Obituaries for Nov. 8
Nov 07, 2012 4:00 pm
Joan Devon Porter
Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with visitation from 11a.m. til service. Bro. Kevin Medlin will officiate and interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Porter, of Lebanon, was born Feb. 13, 1949 in Macon County. She passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Porter was a Lebanon High School graduate, a secretary, bookkeeper, and part owner for Estes Knight Marble Co., and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by father, Vernon Brooks; step-father, Estes J. R. Knight.
Survived by mother, Jean F. Knight of Castalian Springs; husband, Paul B. Porter; son, Brad J. (Regina) Moss of Lebanon; daughter, Mandi (David) Walden of Lebanon; siblings, Joel (Joanne) Brooks and Steve (Nancy) Brooks both of Gallatin; step-brother, Kenneth (Sheryl) Knight; grandchildren, Kelly Davis and Kristen Moss both of Smiths Station, Ala., Slayer, Stelth, and Striker Moss of Lebanon and Isabel and Sam Walden of Lebanon; and several nieces. Pallbearers, James Ray Gregory, Steve Brooks, Jason Ford, Joel Brooks, Billy Shrum, and Jason Kopp. Honorary Pallbearers, Jennifer Hendrixson, Dr. Eric Rafesky and staff, Jerry Taylor, Libby Taylor, Gwen Simms, Pam Hunt and Roy D. Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society and Cumberland Presbyterian Church 522 Castle Heights Ave. Lebanon, TN 37087.
The family of Mr. Rittenberry will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Bro. Ben Fuston, is 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Interment in Conatser Cemetery.
Mr. Gerald Rittenberry passed away on Nov. 5, 2012 at age 66.
Survivors include children: Lisa (Daryl) Bennett, Connor Rittenberry, Janet (Nathan) Kyle, and Faye (Daniel) Tyree; siblings: Rosie (James) Durham, Aaron (Debbie) Rittenberry, and Syble (Richard) Binkley; grandchildren: Michael Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Makayla Tyree, Makenna Tyree, Destiny Atkinson, Lauren Bowen, and Eli Rittenberry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents William Joe and Alice Whitehead Rittenberry, and sisters JoAnn Frank and Ruth Dickens.
Pallbearers: Daryl Bennett, Michael Bennett, Jamison Durham, Daniel Tyree, Jerry Beason, and Ted Rittenberry.