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Melvie Joan “Joann” Sands Dushek

ydushek cropFuneral services for Mrs. Melvie Joan “Joann” Sands Dushek will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Eld. Garry Drennon officiating.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation Monday 4-8 PM and Tuesday after 10 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Dushek, age 76 of Lebanon passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home.

Born May 27, 1938, in Giles County, she is the daughter of the late Whitt and Emma Newton Sands.  She was a graduate of Lynnville High School and was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald M. Dushek; and three brothers, Mahlon, Bernie & Chuck Sands.

She is survived by five children:  Lisa (Chris) Thompson, James (Cynthia) Dushek, Lori (Donny) Woodard, Brenda (Tom Lawson) Dushek, and Brian Dushek; two sisters, Shirley Sands and Carol (Allen) Rogers; 9 grandchildren, Mark Graves, Grant & Emma Grace Dushek, Miles (Sarah) Woodard, Tyler Woodard, Emily & Tommy Lawson, Victoria & Nicholas Dushek; I great grandchild, Ellie Graves.

Honorary pallbearers: Friends at Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

Active pallbearers: Mark Graves, Miles Woodard, Tyler Woodard, Grant Dushek, Nicholas Dushek, Tommy Lawson, and Donny Woodard.

Messages for the Family

  1. Barbara & James Tinbs says:
    so sorry to hear about the passing of this great lady . We have know her for a long time she was witty,lots of fun and a great competator.we will truly miss her .
  2. Sherry O'Neal says:
    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Dushek’s passing. Thoughts and prayers with you.
  3. Jamie & Karen Sands says:
    Thinking of you all right now
  4. Sharon Morgan says:
    Lori…I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
  5. Robin King says:
    Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of you your mother. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.
  6. Carolyn and Shirley, so very sorry to hear of Joann’s passing. Will never forget her smiling face or the two of you.
  7. Brandi Counter says:
    So sorry for your loss Brian. You, your family and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  8. Danny Timbs says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful woman. She was my second mom.loved her smile,laughter ,and Saturday night card games. She will truly be missed. Love u Mrs.Dushek
  9. Craig Dunnavant says:
    Lisa, so sorry to hear about your Mom. My heart goes out to your entire family. Lots of fond memories from when the twins were just what, 6ish? My families thoughts are with you and yours.