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Obituaries for Sept. 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012 12:00 am
Michael 'Mike' Fuqua
A Memorial Service for Mr. Fuqua will be 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet with Bro. Caryl Strange officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Fuqua, 56, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. He was born in May of 1956.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Radford Greenwood.
Survivors include: mother, Shirley Fuqua of Mt. Juliet; father, Larry (Doris) Fuqua of Springhill, Fla.; wife, Patricia Fuqua of Monteagle, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Melissa King; granddaughter, Kaelyn Roach; brother, Avery (Cheryl) Fuqua; nephews, Seth Fuqua and Micah Wallace; niece, Jennifer (Kyle) Noyed; great-niece, Kapree Fuqua; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet in charge of arrangements.
Benny Ray Jones
Services for Mr. Jones will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion with the Rev. Danny Sellars officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 and 11 am. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones, 46, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
Survivors include: mother, Dorothy (David) Locke; children, Sara Bailey and Colin Price; siblings, Frankie and Michael Jones, Rhonda Brymer and B.J. Balance; niece, Brittany Ballance; and nephew, Cain Ballance.
Visitation for Ms. Villareale will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.
Ms. Villareale, 91, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
Survivors include: daughter, Lucy Rosa; son, Renato Villareale; two sisters in Rome, Italy; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bond Funeral Chapel in Mt. Juliet in charge of arrangements.
Walter Lee Watson
Services for Mr. Watson will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Fesler officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 and 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Watson, 92, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Quality Care in Lebanon. He was born in Aug. of 1920 in Wilson Co. to the late Richard Lemuel and Martha Jane Piercey Watson. He served in the United States Army in the 7th Infantry Division during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer, a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and attended the Athens Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the DAV and VFW.
He was preceded in death by: parents; brothers, Dan and Willie Watson; and sister, Eva Ann Eason.
Survivors include: wife of over 65 years, Mary Frances Tomlinson Watson; and niece, Barbara Anne Durand of Lebanon.
Pallbearers will be Ray Allen and Rick Tomlinson, Jerry Gross, Ferrell Carman, Albert Buehler and David Tomlinson.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Services for Mr. Willoughby will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Mike Reese and Jason Michaels officiating. Interment in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the funeral home.
Mr Willoughby, 82, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. He was the son of the late A.H. and Edna Earl Pennington Willoughby. He was raised on the farm of the family’s Grade B dairy operation in Morristown, Tenn. The family moved to Mt. Juliet in 1946 and purchased Greenhill Farm, which had been widely known for bringing registered Jersey cattle to the area. The family continued the dairy operation with grade Holstein cattle. He was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and attended the University of Tennessee, Martin, where he was an agriculture major while playing football. He transferred to UT Knoxville and completed his degree in Animal Husbandry and later returned home to Mt. Juliet to become the principal operator of the dairy. He later received his Master’s Degree from TSU. He received the honor of Outstanding Young Farmer for Wilson County and taught agriculture at MJHS. He was appointed county Vocational Director in 1975. He sold the farm in 1980 and transformed the farming operation into soybeans, wheat, beef cattle and hay. He served as a FFA Advisor and helped young men and women develop the skills needed for employment and everyday life. He served as scout master, and was presented with the Long Rifle award. He has served as president of Mt. Juliet Kiwanis, Mt. Juliet Little League and Tennessee Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association. He was a member of Hermitage and Cloyd’s Presbyterian Churches serving in Deacon and Elder positions, Building and Ground Committee and Missions Outreach. He served on the Wilson County Commission, West Wilson Utility District Commission, and later on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors and UT Institute of Agriculture Development Board. He was a life member of the FFA Alumni, and was recently recognized as a member of the Tennessee FFA Foundation’s Century Club and the Wilson County Agriculture Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by: brothers, Robert Harvey and David J. Willoughby; and son, Al Willoughby.
Survivors include: wife, Dorothy Roach Willoughby; son, Don Willoughby; daughter-in-law, Patty Willoughby; brothers, Dr. Bill (Jeanette) and Dr. Joe (Betty) Willoughby; sister-in-law, Marjie Willoughby; and grandchildren, Dale and Kate Willoughby, Lisa Pratt and Steve Cannon.
Active Pallbearers will be Freddie Weston, Danny Tomlinson, Bill Coley, Wayne and Ray Griffin, Mack Moss, Bill Ligon, Louis Fletcher and Stant and Danny Eakes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ilene’s Travel Bunch, Mt. Juliet FFA Alumni and fellow Agriculture Teachers from 1965-1976.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Green Hill Women’s Club or the Mt. Juliet FFA Alumni.