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William “Billy” Dedman

Mr. William E. “Billy” Dedman age 87 of Lebanon passed away October 4, 2018, at his home. A native of Wilson County, he was one of eleven children born to the late Seldon and Mary Elizabeth Woodall Dedman.  A life-long farmer, he was a cattleman and in the Tennessee walking horse business for thirty-years.  He was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wilson Farmer’s Co-Op and was a member of the Wilson County Farm Bureau.  He was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church since 1948 where he served as an usher.  He was preceded in death by a brother, James Dedman.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Earnestine Barnes Dedman; nine siblings: Mildred Petty, Raymond Dedman, Betty Coleman, Charles (Betty) Dedman, Shirley Robinson, Rosa (Danny) Durham, Gary (Brenda) Dedman, Jane (Eddie) Vaught, Lane (Eddie) Reed; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Charles McKnight officiating. Interment – Barton’s Creek Cemetery.  Honorary Pallbearers- Deacons of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church; Active Pallbearers:  Jimmy and Mike Denning, Allen Barnes, Charles, Gary and David Dedman.  Visitation Saturday 3-7 p.m. and Sunday after 12 noon.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com