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Obituaries for August 7, 2008

Robert Peter Stella Sr.
Robert Peter Stella Sr., age 86 of Franklin, died on July 31, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Pauline Vangorder, and his wife, Lorraine Frances Stella. He was a U.S. Army veteran during WWII and a retired salesman from Sears who obtained 4th Degree Knights of Columbus status. He was actively involved in the Boys Scouts of America for 35 years as a Scoutmaster for 17 years and a regional commissioner for 18 years. During this time he received the Silver Beaver Award, the St. George Award and the Vigil Award of the Order of the Arrow. He also volunteered at St. Edwards Mercy Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark. for 17 years. In 2007, he was recognized and honored for his dedicated service as a volunteer and fund-raiser for the Auxiliary
He is survived by his sons, Robert P. (Maureen) Stella Jr. of New York City and Danny (Debbie) Stella of Jacksonville, Fla.; his daughter, Sharon (Mike) Russell of Brentwood and his grandchildren, Brittany Stella, Christina & Allie Russell. A celebration of life was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at The Manor at Steeplechase Chapel, 314 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN with Father John Sappenfield Celebrant. Arrangements were made at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home.
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Alan Lee Hornbeck

Alan Lee Hornbeck, age 52 of Thompson’s Station, died on Aug. 1, 2008. He was a machine repair machinist with General Motors and known as a “loving husband, dad and friend to all.”
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Hornbeck; his daughters, Melinda (Jason) Thomas, Kelli Hornbeck-Wood, Amber & Leah Hornbeck; his sons, Eric Scott Hornbeck and Greg Galpin; his parents, Lee & Barbara Hornbeck; his brother, Mark (Kathy) Hornbeck; mother-in-law, Nadine Higgins; brother-in-law, Terry Higgins; sister-in-law, Melissa Higgins and other loving family members. Memorial services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home. Duane Murray officiated. Memorials may be made to the Hornbeck Children’s Education Fund, Bank of America. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to service on Tuesday at Spring Hill Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Evie Francis Curtis
Evie Francis Curtis, age 86 of the Flat Creek Community in Williamson County, died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008. She was a native of Marshall County. She retired from CPS of Franklin and was a member of the Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Hobert Lamb and Susie Pearl Eley, her brother, James E. Lamb and her sister, Robbie Burrow.
She is survived by her son Charles Hobert Curtis of Columbia, Tenn.; her daughter Tricia Sue Clark of Lewisburg; her grandchildren, Dawn (Fred) Boone and Shannan (Danny) Love of Chapel Hill, David Lynn (Nicole) Clark Jr. of Kentucky and Eric Clark of Lewisburg; her sister, Sue Harris of Dickson and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family was Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by graveside service at Lone Oak Cemetery. Curtis’ online registry can be signed at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Donald Luckett
Donald Luckett, age 81of Maury County, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney & Bernice McClain Luckett; his sister, Janice Warner and his brother, J.R. Luckett. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the engineering department of BellSouth after 40 years of service. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and Meriweather Masonic Lodge #192.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Madelyn Faulkner Luckett of Franklin; daughters, Cynthia (Greg) Smith of Clarksville, Bonnie (Steve) Moore of Decatur, Ala.; his brother, A. Wade (Betty) Luckett of Cumming, Ga. and his grandchildren, Eli S. Moore of Decatur, Ala., Leora E. and Philip T. Smith, both of Clarksville.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Rev. Scott Allen and Rev. Phil Ross officiated. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin, American Legion Post 19. Pallbearers were W.C. Hawkins, Warren Coleman, A.D. Locke, Bobby Morgan, John Kinnie, Julian Moore, Dean Kirby, Justice Hyde and Leon Hart. The family visited with friends Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia and Wednesday after 10 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 663, Columbia, TN, 38402. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Jimmy W. Darnell

Jimmy W. Darnell, age 57, of Franklin, died on Aug. 4, 2008. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1969 at Columbia Military Academy before attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Darnell was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge #7, Free & Accepted Masons and a Knight Templar in the York Rite Bodies. He was elected Mason of the Year for excellence in achievement in 2008. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ruth Hill Darnell.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sherri Burt Darnell of Franklin; sons, Sean and Chandler (Renae) Darnell of Spring Hill; sisters, Brenda Darnell, Janis (Mark) Cannon and Sandy Gordon, all of Shelbyville; father and step-mother, J.T. & Nell Darnell of Shelbyville; nieces and nephews, Blake and Ashley Cannon, and Lauralee and Andrew Gorden, all of Shelbyville. Active pallbearers are Mark Cannon, Eddie Woods, Albert Beatty, Robb Ramey, Curtis Lane and Steve Richards. Honorary pallbearers include Gary Neill, Brent Holton Burt, Walter Webb, Mike Brown and members of Hiram Masonic Lodge #7. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin. Pastor Chris Joiner will officiate. Burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens, with Masonic Rites conducted at graveside by Dan Welch, Funeral Master. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. to service time at the church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors of Columbia are in charge of arrangements. Notes of sympathy may be sent to
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Billy Gene Omar
Billy Gene Omar, age 77 of Brentwood, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. He attained the rank of Cpl while serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1955. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and a charter member of Brentwood Historical Society.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. & Mary Schwab Omar, and his brother, James Omar.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Hadad Omar; sons, Mitch (Denise) Omar of Bartlett, Tenn., Mike (Paige) Omar of Collierville, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Melissa (Carl) Bradley of Franklin and Christy(David) Bradley James of Brentwood; sister, Dorothy Sidowey of Chattanooga; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation was on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brentwood Funeral Home and an hour before service on Thursday. Dr. Mike Glenn will be officiating. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brentwood Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were made at Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.
8/7/08 Williamson Herald

Posted on: 8/6/2008


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