BRATTEN, John Robert, Jr(CHS Class of ’71)- age 58 of Nashville, TN. John Bratten, retired partner/owner of Buena Vista Funeral Home and past master of BVEN Lodge 560 died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. He spent his adult life serving and caring for grieving families and felt it was his ministry. His loves in life were his God, his family, his funeral home, and his Masonic Lodge. He is survived by wife, Sandra; son Jason (Mandy Lee); daughter Lauren (Nick); step-daughter, Christina; brothers Steve (Sue) and David (Ruth) ; and 4 step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents John Sr. and Joyce Bratten; grandparents and nephew, Scotty. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 11-8PM and on Thursday from 10 till time of service; Masonic Service will be Wednesday at 7PM; Funeral Service will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at 2:45PM in the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home with burial to follow in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Gardner. Friends and members of BVEN Lodge 560 will serve as pall bearers. In leiu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Relay for Life/ team Portland Gateview Elem., or to the Kidney Foundation 2120 Crestmoor Road Nashville, TN 37215-2654 (615) 383-3887. Arrangements by: Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216. 615-865-1101. springhillfh.com
Mary Frances “Titter” Crecelius
CRECELIUS, Mary Frances “Titter” “Gaka”Age 87 of Nashville, passed away on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011. Her husband Jerry Crecelius founded Mid States Paper and Notion Company, where she was instrumental in operating the company for many years. Her husband of 70 years, Jerry Crecelius, precedes her in death by 6 days. She is survived by her son, Mike Crecelius; daughters, Eva Carol Richardson and Leighsa Binkley; grandchildren, Shana Porter, Rusty Richardson, Jerime Crecelius, Kyle Crecelius, Morgan West, John Mark Binkley and Albert Binkley; and 7 great-grandchildren. A Memorial gathering will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th. A private family burial will be held at a later date at SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 5110 Gallatin Rd. , (615) 865-1101.
Obituary: April Faye (Read) Robinson
APRIL FAYE (READ) ROBINSON(January 26, 1965 – February 3, 2011), age 46 of Mt. Juliet died Thursday February 3, 2011. She was a native of Nashville and had worked for IHOP in Antioch. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Robinson. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her parents, Harold(father-CHS 64′) and Celia Read, Carolyn(mother) and Bobby Cardwell of Smyrna; sister, Cherrie Williams of West Virginia; brothers, Larry Johnson, Jr. of Mt. Juliet, Wilburn Johnson of Antioch, Harold Read, Jr. of Springfield and Paul Read of Dallas,TX. Graveside service 3PM Monday at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will start at 11AM Monday at:
203 N Lowry St
Smryna, TN 37167
Obituary: William T(Tommy) Simpson
SIMPSON, William Thomas-Age 57 of Nashville passed away on Saturday, January 29th. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Farmer Simpson; son, Michael Thomas Simpson; daughter, Meghan Elizabeth Simpson of WY; brothers, Joseph Simpson of Dickson, TN and Buford Simpson of MI. Tommy Simpson went to Cumberland High until 1970 and then graduated from Maplewood in 71. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 4that 2PM with visitation two hours prior at SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY 5110 Gallatin Rd., Nashville, TN 37216 (615) 865-1101
Lillian Anita (Wayman) McClelland
Lillian Anita (Wayman) McClelland, age 66, died at her home on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Jess and Calmadell Dozier Wayman. She is survived by two sons, Eric McClelland and Barry (Terri) McClelland, brother Joe Wayman and four grandchildren, Barry Jr., Brandon, Britain, and Kristin. Anita attended and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1962 (Bordeaux – Nashville, TN). Visitation will be held Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2pm at the Scottsboro Community Center. Cheatham County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PH 615-792-2552
Scottsboro Community Club
5102 Old Hydes Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37218-4113