Obituaries

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Updated January 18, 2015

   Martha Corley Bass Banks age 97 of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday morning January 13, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born September 12, 1917 to her parents, the late Lannis Archie and Lillian Corley Bass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Petway Banks; grandson, James Andrew Banks; 3 half-sisters, Bessie Lee Colvert, Clara Sanders, Sarah Avant;; half-brother, Thurman Bass; sister, Mildred Bass. Ms. Martha was a graduate of Baxter Seminary and attended Cumberland University. She was a dedicated wife and mother, an active member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. and an employee of the Dowelltown Post Office for several years. She will be greatly missed by her family but she left them many wonderful memories. Survivors include 3 children, William David and wife, Nancy Banks of Knoxville, Edwin Roger and wife, Betty Banks of Madison, AL, Barbara and husband, Ben Shields of Nashville; grandchildren, Bill (Sharon) Banks of Knoxville, Debbie (Chip) Tatum of Oviedo, FL, Rebecca Banks (German) Pardo of Madison, AL, Rachel (Tommy) Huff of Antioch, TN, Amy (Richard) Kynard of Olathe, KS, Ashley Shields of London, England; great-grandchildren, Emily Banks, Hannah Tatum, Tommy Huff, Will Huff, William Pardo, Katie Pardo. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, January 15, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Lunsford and Lee Neal officiating. Burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 7:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Nettie Jim Foster age 92 of Smithville, passed away Thursday [January 8, 2015] afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born October 6, 1922 to her parents, the late Roy Lee and Cora Tramel Cripps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Foster; daughter, Doris Hayes; son, Roger Foster; son-in-law, Kenneth Hayes; 3 grandsons, Todd, Terry and Chad Foster; 2 brothers, R.L. and Hoyte Cripps; 3 sisters, Marirene Garvey, JoAnn Rhody and Judy Hale. Ms. Nettie was a faithful member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church and was a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Priscilla Foster of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Timothy (Angela) Foutch, Jamie Woodside and Renee (Ricky) Hendrixson all of Smithville, Jeffrey D. (Betty) Foster of Lebanon, Dionndra Foster and Kyla of Dallas, Texas; 8 great-grandchildren, Heather (Timmy) Vaughn, Brooke Johnson, Kevin Woodside, Nathan Trapp, Natasha (Nathanyel) Pedigo, Wesley Walker, Alicia Foster, Matthew Foster; 9 great-great-grandchildren, Chase Dewayne Vaughn, Jaden Johnson, Kenadee Pedigo, Katie Pedigo, Kaden Trapp, Ethan Trapp, Avah Grace Henley, Jaylon Rodriquez; 2 brothers, Ray Doyle Cripps and Bobby Cripps both of Smithville; 3 sisters, Faye West and Wanda (Orvil) Hendrix both of Smithville, Dot (Jerry) Mansuetti of Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Sue Cripps Kelly of Smithville and Gladys Cripps of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday at Whorton Springs Baptist Church with Bro. David Mahan officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 1:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until 12:30 PM all at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ms. Foster will lie in state at the church Sunday from 1:PM until the time of the service at 2:PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Mary Bailiff Crittendon, 94, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Dec. 23, 2014, at St. Vincent Infirmary. She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Charles Edgar and Elva Elizabeth Logan Bailiff. She graduated high school in Tampa, Florida, and attended the University of Tampa. She graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in 1981. During World War II, she met the love of her life, a handsome young air force officer named Cook Crittendon. They were married July 15, 1946, in Tampa. Through the years, they lived in various places, including Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Ft. Worth, Paris, and McAllen, Texas; Bakersfield and Fresno, California; and Dallas and Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Little Rock in 2006. She worked in several occupations during her career-as a mechanical draftsman, then a secretary, and later as a computer programmer for First National Bank in Dallas and for Texas Tech University from 1973 until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. A son, Paul H. Crittendon, preceded her in death in December 2002; and a brother, Carlos L. Bailiff, in October 2005. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Dr. Carol Crittendon-Meadors and husband Dr. Fred Meadors of Little Rock, Arkansas; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Crittendon Welker of Dallas; a nephew, James A. Bailiff, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and five grandchildren: Joshua L. Crittendon of San Francisco, California, Andrew P. Crittendon of Austin, Texas, Alexander C. Crittendon of Oakland, California, Dr. Steven F. Meadors (Dr. Kevan Beth Meadors) of Dallas, Texas, and Natalie C. Meadors of Los Angeles, California. Visitation will be at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300, today from 5 to 7 p.m., and there will be a graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center, 3 Shepherd's Cove, Little Rock, AR 72205, or to Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock.

   William Alan Clark age 45 of Smithville passed away Tuesday afternoon [December 16, 2014] at his residence. He was born July 17, 1969 to his parents, William "Red" and Patsy Herman Clark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennifer Parsley Clark and Grandfathers-in-law, Max Cantrell and Chester Parsley. Alan was self-employed. He is survived by 3 daughters, Morgan and Leah Clark and Dakota Clark and Fiancé, Brady McGhee all of Smithville; granddaughter, Lyren Clark of Smithville; Parents, William "Red" and Patsy Clark of Smithville; 1 sister, Vickey (David) Jordan of McMinnville; 2 brothers, Billy Clark and David (Teresa) Clark all of Smithville; Mother-in-law, Tammy (Ronnie) Mollinet of Smithville; Father-in-law, Ricky (Maria) Parsley of Smithville; Sister-in-law, Kristy (Chris) Williams of Smithville; nephews, Wesley Jordan, Russell Clark, Brian Clark, Joseph Clark; Grandmothers-in-law, Imogean Cantrell and Grace Parsley. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dwayne Cornelius officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 10AM until 9PM and Saturday 9AM until the time of the services at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Alan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Kenneth Barry Corley age 61 of Alexandria passed away Friday [December 12, 2014] at Family Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born October 29, 1953 to his parents, the late Ned and Edna Barry Corley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Christian. He was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ, retired from Triumph Aero Structures in Nashville and an I.A.M. Union Member. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Vicki Corley of Alexandria; 2 children, Nick Corley and Fiancé, Lyndi Drake and girls of Alexandria and Erica (Dusty) Bradley of Lebanon; 2 granddaughters, Chloe and Alyssa Bradley; sister, Cathy (Danny) Marler of Alexandria; mother-in-law, Helen Burt of Dowelltown; brothers-in-law, Phillip (Janice) Parsley of Smyrna and Larry (Miriam) Parsley of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law, Debbie O'Connor of Goodlettsville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, December 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dusty Bradley officiating and burial to follow in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 4:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Kenneth. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   96 year old Montie Lee Robinson of Alexandria died Tuesday [October 21, 2014] at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Born in Wilson County, Robinson was a homemaker and a member of the Alexandria Senior Citizens. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Don Elmore will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Robinson was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson Harvey, Jr. and Maude Lee Gatton; her husband, Burnard Robinson; a sister, Mable Christian; two brothers, Joe Thomas and Gilbert Harvey; grandchildren, James Andrew Banks; and an infant sister, Susie Emaline Harvey. Survivors include daughters, Judy and husband Steve Sanders of Murfreesboro and Betty and husband Dr. Roger Banks of Madison, Alabama. Grandchildren, Melissa and husband Tony Galligani of Murfreesboro, Rebecca and husband German Pardo of Madison, Alabama; Rachel and husband Tommy Huff of Antioch, Amy and husband Richard Kynard of Olathe, Kansas, Dr. Jonathon Sanders and Jessica and husband Lee Glasgow all of Baton Rouge Louisiana. Great grandchildren, Emily Banks of Olathe, Kansas, Tyler Galligani of Murfreesboro, Tommy Will Huff of Antioch, and William Katherine Pardo of Madison, Alabama. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church or the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

   Elsie Dutton Bryson, age 88, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care. She was born in Dekalb Co., but lived most all her life in Cannon Co. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Bobby) Francis and Debbie (Van) Cheatham of Auburntown; Sister, Betty Kent of Portland, TN; 5 Grandchildren, Greg Francis, John (Kim) Francis, Jason Francis, Ethan Bryson, and Sara Beth (Martin) Sandes; 5 Great Grandchildren, Jonathan (Amanda) Francis, Jennifer Francis, Callie Francis, Lucas & Camila Sandes; 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Brooklyn, London, Allison, & Waylon Francis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest & Julie Norton Dutton; Husband, Willie Howard Bryson; Son, Timothy Howard Bryson; Siblings, Solon, Walter, & Floyd Dutton, Lura Fey, Altie Milligan, and Wilma Cason. She was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress at the Auburntown Shirt Factory. Funeral Services will be 2 pm Monday, October 20, 2014 with Bro. Rick Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home. Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

   Eunice Minnear Banks, 83, went home to meet the Lord on Saturday, October 4, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at her daughters home. Mrs. Banks was born on July 23, 1931, in DeKalb County to Lonnie and Beulah Pedigo Minnear. She married the love of her life Woodrow Banks on August 8, 1948 and for the next 55 years they walked through this world together. Woodrow told her when she was 8 years old, and he was 16, that he was going to marry her one day and two weeks after she turned 17 he came home from Detroit where he had been working, and they went to Georgia and got married. He was a foreman at Chrysler Corporation, but she would not go back to Michigan with him so he became a farmer and she worked at the local shirt factory except for a period of time when they owned the City Café on the Smithville Square. In 1971 she quit work at the factory when her first grandchild was born and after the grandchildren were all in school, she worked at Hartman Luggage for ten years and then retired to take care of her great grandchildren, who were the center of her world. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and tending her many flower beds, but most of all she enjoyed going to church and working for the Lord. She was a prayer warrior, kindhearted and well loved and respected by friends and family. She was a member of New Life Untited Pentecostal Church and one of the original founders of Laurel Hill United Pentecostal Church in 1970. Where she taught Sunday School for many years. In addition to her parents and husband, Eunice was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Banks Young Puckett; two sisters, Reba Shehane and Helen Leftrick; and two brothers, Lewis Minnear and Eurbye Minnear. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Wayne Hill. 5 Grandchildren-Dava (Russell) Pedigo, Terra (Tad) Turner, Tiffany Hendrixson, Misty Shehane all of Smithville, Josh (Stephanie) Young of McMinnville, 13 Great Grandchildren-Drew and Alex Pedigo, Maggie and MacKenley Turner, Brayden and Lauren Shehane all of Smithville, Allen Faux of Murfreesboro, Emma and Deering Hendrixson of Burns, TN, Blaine Blankenship, Preston and Gracie Young, Kolby Simons of McMinnville, 1 Brother-Donald (Peggy) Minnear of Smithville, 1 Sister-Marilyn Caldwell of Smithville, several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and her church family. A Going Home Service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the New Life United Pentecostal Church, 860 South Congress Boulevard. Visitation with the Banks family will be on Monday from 10am until 8pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, and on Tuesday from 10am until the time of the service at 2pm at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Brothers Dwayne Cornelius and Clayton Neal will officiate with burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life United Pentecostal Church in honor of Mrs. Banks. Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Favour is deceitful, beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

   99 year old Anna Mai King Crowder of Alexandria died Monday [September 1, 2014] at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. Born in Wilson County, Crowder was a homemaker and a member of Upper Helton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dr. John Tidwell will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, S.T. King and Etta Malone King; her husband, J.T. Crowder; brothers and sisters, Johnnie Humphrey, Mable Ballew, Vernelle McClanahan, Clyde King, and J.W. King. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine and husband Joel Collins of Easley, South Carolina. Grandchildren, Jae and husband Jay Beasley of Easley, South Carolina, Lance Collins of Easley, South Carolina, and Major Joy Collins of New Market, England. Great grandchild, Katherine Elaine Beasley of Easley, South Carolina. Nieces and nephews, Rochelle and Mark Gray of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Mike and Dee Humphrey of Russellville, Arkansas, Tim and Julie King of Belton, Missouri, and Kerry and Sarah King of Raymore, Missouri. Sisters-in-law, Jewell King of Brush Creek and Juanita King of Raymore, Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   76 year old Kenneth Melvin Johnson of Smithville died Friday [August 22, 2014] at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a retired butcher. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Gladys Johnson and a brother, Leamon Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Adcock Johnson; a daughter, Greta and husband Mike Adcock; and two sons, Kenny and Anthony Johnson all of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Adam and Gretchen Adcock of California, Matthew Adcock, Wayne and wife Billie Johnson, Tony Johnson, and Logan Johnson all of Smithville, Cody Johnson of Murfreesboro, and Victoria Johnson of Rock Island. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Jackie Bryson, 78, of Auburntown passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford. He was a native of Cannon Co. He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Ann Tate Bryson of Auburntown; Children: Bob Bryson of Antioch, Sherry (Tony) Young and Ricky (Joan) Bryson both of Auburntown; 5 Grandchildren: Jacob & Joshua Bryson, Devin, Daniel & Peyton Young Mother-in-law: Ernestine Tate of Auburntown; 4 Step Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren also survive. Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny & Bernice Gilley Bryson; his daughter, Barbara Bryson and his brother, Howard Bryson. Jackie was the retired owner of Bryson’s Market in Auburntown. He was also owner and collector of many antique tractors. He attended the Baptist church. His greatest accomplishment was being a family man, who loved his family dearly and they loved him just as much. Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Dukes. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, May 30, 2014 and from 10 am until time of service Saturday.

   44 year old Cheryl Pedigo Perkins of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday [August 12, 2014] at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Aaron Pedigo and Freeda Robinson Pedigo. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Bill Phillips and maternal grandmother, Annie Lee Taylor. Cheryl was disabled and formerly worked at SW Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Perkins of Lebanon; daughter, Charica Perkins of Dowelltown; step-son, Dillon Clark of Lebanon; Mother, Freeda Phillips of Dowelltown; 1 Sister, Brenda Dilldine of Sparta; 1 Brother, David (Tina) Pedigo of Smithville; 2 Nephews and 1 Niece, Dustin Pedigo, Aareyann and Daylon Luna; Uncle, Ray (Teresa) Robinson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, August 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.

   94 year old Lois Lee Tubb Spencer of the Temperance Hall Community died Saturday August 9, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Gertrude Williams Tubb. She was retired from the Methodist Publishing House and a member of the Church of Christ at Temperance Hall, member of the Red Hat Society and Temperance Hall F.C.E. Club. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband Norvel Spencer; Brothers: Jack and Joe Tubb; Sisters: Lizzie Nixon and Johnnie Spence. Survivors include sister: Patsy (Wiley Roy) Jones of Liberty; Several Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, August 11, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Donnie Spann officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   84 year old Jane Elizabeth Vandagriff of Smithville died Wednesday [August 6, 2014] at NHC Healthcare. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union. She taught piano for over 60 years. The funeral will be Friday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Amanda Williams Vandagriff. Survivors include cousins, neighbors, friends, and members of the Calvary and Dry Creek Baptist Churches. In lieu of flowers, Miss Vandagriff requested that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   95 year old Lottie Cook of Alexandria, died Monday [June 16, 2014] evening at Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Hale Crook and was preceded in death by her husband, Yank Cook; son-in-law, Carroll "John" Clemons; grandson, Christopher Clemons; great granddaughter, Heather Thompson; stepsons, Robert, Roy and Carl Cook; 4 brothers and 6 sisters. Lottie was retired from the Auburntown Shirt Factory and was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jane (Ricky) Barrett and Linda Clemons both of Alexandria; sisters, Bertie Barrett and Lucille Laythe; step-daughter-in-law, Hazel Cook; grandchildren, Charlotte (Mark) Webster of Brush Creek, Julie (Shannon) Malone of Alexandria, Junior (Laura) Ashford of Smithville, Joyce (Ronald) Kelly of Brush Creek and Stephanie McGhee; great grandchildren, Larissa Thompson, Reilly, MaKenna and Ryan Kelly, Caleb and Brady McGhee, Tanner Malone; great great grandchildren, Zoei and Zayne Thompson, Zayden Everette, Baylor and Bryce Thompson, Lyren Clark; step-grandchildren; Dorothy George, Puggy Cook, Joe Cook, Ronnie Cook, Pam Young, Lisa Rhody, Robbie Joan Fraizer, Susie Hights, Carol Hale, Joann Jones, David Cook, Bre'l Ashford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rigsby and Rev. Thurman Seber officiating. Visitation 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services on Thursday. Pallbearers, Mark Webster, Shannon Malone, Ronald Kelly, Wayne Driver, Ted Ray, Hoyte Barrett. Interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty, TN.

   84 year old Flonnie Vanderpool Fletcher of Woodbury died Wednesday [May 21, 2014] at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness. She is survived by her children: Elanie (Don) Hackett of Manchester, Earl (Peggy) James of Murfreesboro, Robert (Tina R.) Fletcher of Auburntown, Mary Ann Britnell and Jeff (Tina Marie) Fletcher both of Woodbury; Twin Sister: Nonnie Tramel of Dowelltown and Special Friend: David Wilson. 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren also survive. Ms. Fletcher was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel Vanderpool and Mattie Bonham Vanderpool; her husbands, Edwin James and Buford Fletcher and several brothers and sisters. A member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a fine Christian woman. Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols and Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Jennings Cemetery, Statesville, TN. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

   80 year old Billy Joe Ayers of Dowelltown died Thursday [May 22, 2014] morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a farmer and a faithful member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-6 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers; a sister, Willie Jim Cripps; two brothers, Edward and Charles Ayers; a brother-in-law, Carl Cripps; and a nephew, Gary Wayne Cripps. Survivors include two nephews, Dwight Cripps of the Dry Creek community and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. One niece, Wanda Cripps of Mount Juliet. Six great nieces and nephews, Angela Royalty and Paul Tubbs both of Lebanon, Matthew and wife Melody Cripps of Murfreesboro, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps of Dowelltown, Justin and wife Tiffany Cripps, Tina and husband David Pedigo, and Tammy and husband Carl Tyler all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dry Creek Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Ayers.

   91 year old Ms. Jim Ayers Cripps of the Dry Creek Community of Dowelltown died Saturday morning [May 3, 2014] at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cripps and son, Gary Cripps; parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers and two brothers, Edward Ayers and Charles Brigham Ayers. Survivors include two sons, Dwight Cripps of the Dry Creek Community and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. A daughter-in-law, Wanda Cripps of Mount Juliet. Four grandchildren, Angela Royalty and Paul Tubbs of Lebanon, Matthew and wife Melody Cripps of Murfreesboro, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps of Dowelltown and Justin and wife Tiffany Cripps of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Brody Royalty, Brayden Tubbs, Christian Cripps, and Owen Cripps. A brother, Joe Ayers of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   77 year old Pat Keith of Smithville died Friday morning [May 2, 2014] at her residence. She had been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church since 1964.. Keith was also a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mason Tramel and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ruby Foutch; husband, Tom Keith; granddaughter, Leslie Houchin; brothers, Frank, Jackie and Larry Foutch; and a sister, Brenda Taylor Foutch. Survivors include three daughters, Kim and husband Tim Archer of Kentucky, Tammy and husband Ronald Ashburn, and Tina Stephens of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Stacy and husband Mark Winfree, Betsy Colwell, Molly Johnson, Thomas Owen, and Kristina Stephens. Seven great grandchildren, Brady and Tanner Colwell, Eli Pearcy, Ian and Ryder Daniel, Rilee and Laina Winfree. Two sisters, Ann Summers of Smithville and Judy Parsley of Lenoir City. A brother, Danny and wife Charlene Foutch of Mt. Juliet. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family chose donations to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

   71 year old Robert William Tramel of Smithville died Wednesday [February 19, 2014]. He was the son of the late Charlie Luther and Lillie Mae Davis Tramel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kendal Hawkins; 2 Brothers, D.C. Tramel and Jim Roy Tramel; 1 Sister, Judy Tramel. Robert was a retired construction worker and a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his Wife of 35 years, Margaret Tramel of Smithville; 9 Children, Loretta Lynn Bales, Delores Johnson, and Teresa Ann Tramel all of Chattanooga, Darlene Yvonne Beach of Murfreesboro, Robert Jeffrey Tramel of the Philippines, Sandy Pauline Tramel of Kentucky, Sherry Williams of Smithville, April Lynn Davis Hawkins of Readyville and Travis Clint Tramel of Smithville; 21 Grandchildren and Several Great-Grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Paul Tramel and David Leon Tramel both of Smithville; 2 Sisters, Lou Bell Bain of Smyrna and Dorothy Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, February 24, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Kenneth Clayton and David Tramel officiating. Interment will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.

   49 year old Barbara Elaine Tramel Beach of Smithville died Wednesday [February 19, 2014]. She was the daughter of the late Luther D.C. Tramel and Nadine Bartlett. Barb was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church and was Disabled. She is survived by her Son, Chad (Cassandra) Beach of Smyrna; 2 Brothers, Wayne Luther Tramel of Lakewood, TN and Jimmy Tramel of Brush Creek; 1 Sister, Margie Owens of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Kenneth Clayton and David Tramel officiating. Interment will be in Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.

   Pauline Jones Gilley Clay was born October 23, 1925 and died February 19, 2014. She is survived by her children: Jim Jones and Karen (Richard) Grose both of Woodbury, Jerry (Kim) Jones of FL., Steve (Kathy) Jones of Harlem, GA. 8 Grandchildren & 14 Great Grandchildren. Daughters-in-law: Diane Jones of Woodbury and Gearline Jones of Auburntown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe “Tince” Gilley and Stella Mae Barrett Gilley; her husbands, Jess Jones and C.E. Clay; 2 sons, Donald Jones & Garlin Jones. A member of Shiloh Baptist church, Ms. Clay was a homemaker and a former Eastern Star. She loved her Corgi dogs and was loved yard sales. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sht. Mtn. Masonic Lodge Benevolence Fund. Funeral Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, TN.

   87 year old Mable B. Christian of Alexandria died Thursday [January 23, 2014] at the Pavilion in Lebanon. A Wilson County native, she was a Bank Teller and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Billie Friel and Don Elmore will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Christian was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson Harvey, Jr. and Maude Gatton Harvey; her first husband, Paul Dunn; her second husband, Marvin Christian; a son Ronnie Dunn; brothers, Joe T Harvey and Gilbert Harvey; and an infant sister. Survivors include a grandson, Ronnie Paul Dunn of Georgia. A step-son, Bob and wife Linda Christian of Alabama. A sister, Montie Lee Robinson of Alexandria. Daughter-in-law, Sandra Dunn of Georgia. Sister-in-law Willie Harvey of Alexandria. Step-grandchildren, Jeanne and husband Ben Styles of Alabama and Carol and husband Chris Joiner of Alabama. Four step-great grandchildren. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   92 year old Ruth Garland Taylor of Alexandria died Monday [January 6, 2014] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Baptist Church. James Gibbs, Terry Fessler, and Mike Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ansen Beckwith and Ocie Hale Beckwith Tramel; an infant daughter, Dianna Sue Taylor. Two sisters, Christine Moore and Virginia Dean Beckwith and a nephew, Jerry Moore. She is survived by her husband of almost 69 years, J.B. Taylor of Alexandria. A daughter, Judy and her husband Eddie Fuson and a grandson, Zachary and his wife Leigh Fuson all of Smithville. A brother, W.J. and his wife Jane Tramel of McMinnville and two sisters, Marguerite Jones of the Dale Ridge Community and Linda and husband Fred Stanley of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Carol Jean Owens Hunter came to us April 16, 1935. She left us September 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. while holding her husband’s hand. Her daughter, sister, and son-in-law were in attendance. She is survived by her loving husband Bert Hunter, her sister Virginia O’Leary, her daughter Virginia “Sue” Nelson-Coxsey, daughter Pamela Hynes, and numerous grand and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. An informal memorial/wake will be held in her honor at the Pueblo Grande Mobile Home Park Clubhouse at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2013

   Bertrand Louis Hunter, 87, of Mesa, AZ passed away on October 23, 2013. Bert was born Apriil 7, 1926 in Bakersfield, California to parents Ralph Merlyn Hunter and Reba Marie Bailiff Hunter. He passed away several weeks after losing his wife, Carol. During WWII, Bert served in the Army for three years handling ordinance transportation while stationed in Hawaii. After the war, he moved to Yuma, AZ where he worked as a painter with his father. Bert later moved to Fresno area where he met and married Carol Jean Owens-O'dell and worked as a painting contractor. Bert and Carol enjoyed many years in California before retiring and moving to Mesa, AZ. Bert was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Alta Louise Hunter, Barbara Louise Hunter, his brother, Ralph Merlyn Hunter, Jr., and his wife, Carol O'dell Hunter. He is survived by his step-brother, Leroy Mountjoy of Sun City, AZ; daughters, Charlene Taylor, Diane (James) Hunter Minton; son, Bert (Linda) Hunter; stepdaughters, Virginia Nelson and Pamela Hynes. Bert had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ on December 16, 2013 at 11AM. ARIZONA REPUBLIC, December 11, 2013 pg. 84.

   56 year old Terry Wayne "Tutor" Kent of Alexandria, died Tuesday [December 10, 2013] evening at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Son of the late C.E. and Iva Dell Johnson Kent, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Faye Kent and brothers, Mike and Jerry Kent. He was a graduate of DeKalb County High School and was employed as a painter. Terry was a member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hall Kent of Alexandria; son, Jeremy Kent of Watertown; sisters, Linda Farmer and husband, William and Shirley Lowe and husband, Bob both of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Lynn and Regina Kent; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Steve Mayle officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time on Friday. Burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   79 year old Elizabeth Allen Parkerson of Alexandria died Monday [December 9, 2013] at the DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Charlie Allen and Omia Trusty. She married Elbert Lee Parkerson and he preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by sisters; Nayomia Nokes and Louise Agee. She was a member of the Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Parkerson is survived by a son; Elbert Wayne Parkerson of Smithville. A daughter; Faye Neville of Smithville. Granddaughters; Tammy Driver and Lynda Neville of Smithville. Great-Grandson; Cain Bennett. Step-Granddaughter; Carla Mick of Smithville. Two Brothers; J.C. Allen of Brush Creek and Claude (Dean) Allen of Dale Ridge. Two Sister-in-Laws; Ruby Nell Parkerson and Sherry Parkerson. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. The funeral services for Mrs. Parkerson will be Friday at 1PM at the Avant Funeral Home with Johnny Adcock and Royce Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation with the Parkerson family will be held Thursday from 11AM until 8PM and again on Friday after 10AM until the service time at 1PM. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   65 year old Linda Sue Summers of Smithville died Sunday [November 24, 2013] at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in the Pedigo-Summers Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Robinson; a sister, Sally Judkins; and a grandchild, Star Palermo. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Bobby Summers of Smithville. Children, Richard and wife Donna Summers of Dale Ridge, Susan Lanier of Pea Ridge, Diane Summers of Smithville, Linda Oliver of Smithville, and Cindy Thomas of Dale Ridge. Six grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Her mother, Annie Taylor of Smithville. A sister, Freeda and husband Bill Phillips of Dowelltown. One brother, Ray and wife Teresa Robinson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

   92 year old Louelle Bailiff Taylor of Smithville died Sunday [September 22, 2013] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired Smithville shirt factory employee and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home at which time the body will be taken to DeKalb Memorial Gardens for the graveside service. She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Dee Bailiff; mother, Amanda Helen Tramel Bailiff; husband, Alvie Taylor; two sisters, Mairene Keith and Talpha Moore; a brother, Charlie Bailiff; and a niece Sarah Tramel. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce and husband Charlie Stanley of Kentucky, Janis and husband Steve Anderson of Nashville, and Shirley Taylor of Murfreesboro. Three grandchildren, Holly Moberly of Kentucky, Sara Donahoe of Nashville, and Sam Stanley of Indiana. Seven great grandchildren, Jacob, Carter, and Rachel Moberly, Taylor and Andy Donahoe, Eli Stanley, and new baby Stanley. Special nephew, Kenneth Tramel of Smithville. Great nieces, Jennifer Tramel of Smithville, Jill Tramel of California, and Beth Strode of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Funeral services for Jimmy Don Bailiff, age 56, of Dallas , will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Netherton Funeral Home & Cremations. Mr. Bailiff died July 10, 2010 at Doctors Hospital in Dallas. Jimmy was born May 12, 1954 in Haskell, Texas . After graduating from Plano High School in 1972, he served in the U.S. Navy conducting electronic surveillance operating in both Japan and Puerto Rico. He married Carmel Donnellan on April 10, 2007 in Dallas. While a most earnest mechanical engineer, computer novice, avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast, favorite moments were simple and serene, with his dear wife, Carmel. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carmel Bailiff, daughter, Keli Jennings; son, Jared Bailiff E6 U.S. Navy; parents, James and Ann Bailiff of Brownwood and Martha Close of Big Sandy; brothers, David, Howard, Steven; sister Starla Cason, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Published in the Brownwood News on 13 Jul 2010

   103 year old Mallie Opal Tate Taylor died Saturday [August 24, 2013] at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Born in Cannon County, Taylor was a member of the Clear Fork Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Izzie Patterson Tate; her husband, William C. Taylor, and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include children, Randall Taylor of Auburntown, Rachel Melton of Auburntown, Wayne and wife Kathy Taylor of Woodbury, and Darlene and husband Jack Knowles of Baxter. A sister, Shelby Vickers of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Don Paul Taylor, Aubrey and wife Rachel Taylor, Cody Taylor and Ethan Taylor, Misty and Melissa Melton, Dustin and wife Jessica Taylor, and Lacey and husband Chris Buchanan. Eleven great grandchildren. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   70 year old Leslie Howard Moore of Rock Island, died Wednesday [July 31, 2013] at his residence. He was born in Cannon County, Mr. Moore retired from the State of Tennessee with the Division of Property Assessment. He was a member of New Union The Baptist Church, has served as a minister in The Baptist Church Associations for 30 years, was a member of Short Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 373, and was an avid hunter. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents Orville Howard and Grace Cope Moore. Survivors include his wife Gail Moore, sons Mark Moore, Rock Island, TN, Paul (Joann) Moore, Smyrna, TN, and Jonathan (Crystal) Moore, Rock Island, TN, and daughter Abigail (Eric) Wood, McMinnville, TN, grandchildren Jordan, Nathaniel, Anthony, and Hailey Moore, and Caleb and Aniston Wood, and brother Lynn (Helen) Moore, Rock Island, TN. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Eric Wood, Elder Brent Craven, and Elder Bryan Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Moore Family will receive friends Thursday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   93 year old Lena Mae Reeder of Alexandria died Saturday [July 20, 2013] morning at NHC Health Care in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, J.L. Reeder on Nov. 6, 2012. Lena was the daughter of the late Will and Mallie Young Sorrells and was preceded in death by 4 brothers 4 sisters and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by 3 sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina and Charles Thomas Reeder; 5 daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband, Sam, Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary, Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Gary Rickman and Rev. Tommy Curtis officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday and prior to services on Tuesday. Burial will be at Poplar Hill Cemetery.

   96 year old Gladys L. Driver of Liberty died Wednesday [July 10, 2013] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native, a Methodist, and homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Freddie Savage and Freddy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service. Driver was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Curtis and Sarah Ann Neal Curtis; her husband, Odell Driver; a brother, Johnny H. Curtis; sisters, Mary Cason, Mattie Francis Malone; and one son-in-law, Howard Richardson. Survivors include a daughter, Margie Leette Richardson of Milton. Grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Clint Harper of Galax, Virginia, Sharon and husband Mark Hunter of Athens, Texas; and Mike Richardson of Milton. Great Grandchildren, Derek Harper of California. Adam Komandoski, Justin Komandoski, Olivia Komandoski, and Jade Hunter all of Athens, Texas. Brothers and sisters, Jimmy Curtis and Ralph and his wife Faye Curtis all of Alexandria, Roy D. and wife Linda Curtis of Watertown, and Gracie Henley and Amy Johnson both of Alexandria. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   Heather Thompson, age 26, passed away on June 14, 2013. She was a 2005 graduate of Gordonsville High School and a 2007 graduate of Vol State. Heather was an active member of 4-H, very competitive, accomplished with sheep and other livestock in the show-ring, where she won numerous events. She also participated in livestock judging. She was a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church and attended the Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center. Her greatest desire was to be a mother . The family will be receiving friends at the Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center (495 N. Mt. Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet TN, 615.758.5050) on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Funeral Services, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars and Brother John Petree, are 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the church. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: Justin Gregory, Jade Sellars, Jon Mason, Trent Hammontree, Shawn Holloway, Chad Thompson, Shannon Malone, and Bobby Farley. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Pope, Randall Mason, Mandy and Robbie Dixon, Kenneth and Gay Ensey, and Tonya Gregory and the staff at Quality Care. Memorials: Trust for Baylor and Bryce Thompson at Wilson Bank and Trust. Survivors include husband Zachary Thompson of Lebanon; children Baylor Rhea and Bryce Gregory Thompson; parents: Mark and Charlotte Webster of Brush Creek; sister: Larissa (Taz) Thompson Everett of Watertown; mother-in-law: Jacqueline Farley of Lebanon; grandparents: Doyle and Willette Webster of Brush Creek and Ricky and Betty Jane Barrett of Alexandria; great-grandmother: Lottie Cook of Alexandria; nieces and nephews: Zoei, Zayne, and Zayden Thompson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by father-in-law Greg Thompson. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

   96 year old Haskell Crook of Liberty died Thursday [June 6, 2013] at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Crook and Matilda Hale Crook; his wife, Bobbie Adamson Crook; brothers, Charlie, Floyd, and Paul Crook; sisters, Zula Poss, Daisy Curtis, Willie Corley, Alta Malone, Ada Willoughby, and Alene McMahan. Survivors include his wife, Estill Crook of Liberty. A daughter, Judy and husband Joe Driver of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Maria and husband Tommy Clayborn of Liberty and Jacob and wife Kari Ashford of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Thomas Clayborn of Liberty, Heather and husband Jesse Janecke of Louisiana, A.J. Laracco of Liberty, Claudia Ashford of Liberty, and Taylor Ashford of Liberty. Sisters, Lottie Cook, Bertie Barrett, and Lucille Laythe. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   44 year old Teresa Tucker of Smithville died Wednesday [June 5, 2013] morning at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yankeetown Freewill Baptist Church in Sparta. The funeral wil be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Freddy Copeland will officiate and burial will be in the Tucker Family Cemetery at Silver Point. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Knowles was preceded in death by her father, James Tucker; grandparents, Willard and Vallie Tucker, William and Louise Agee, and Hebron and Frances Bandy. Survivors include a daughter, Karley Knowles of Smithville. Companion, Melvin Knowles of Smithville. Step-children, Carl Wayne Knowles and Justin and wife Mary Knowles of Smithville. Grandsons, Brayden and Braxton Knowles. Mother and step-father, Jean and Danny Bandy of Smithville. Sisters, Linda and husband David Robinson of Smithville and Dana and husband Jeff London of Smithville. A brother, Kevin and wife Brenda Bandy of Alexandria. Nephews, Heath and wife Tiffany Robinson, Cody Robinson, Caleb London, Zachary and Dawson Bandy. Nieces, Courtney London and Emily Robinson. A great nephew, Conner Robinson. A host of aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   55 year old Tammy Cook Knowles of Smithville died Wednesday [May 29, 2013] night at her residence. She was a retail manager and had worked for UCHRA. She was also a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Liberty and attended the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Carpenter and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Hoyt Cook. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Knowles of Smithville. A daughter, Hillary Knowles. Her mother, Billie Cook of Smithville. Special caregivers, Dean Johnson and Bridgett Sink. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Huntingdon's Choroa Foundation and the Bright Hill Methodist Church in memory of Tammy.

   90 year old Alene Adamson Harvey of Alexandria died Saturday [May 11, 2013] at UMC hospital in Lebanon. She was a longtime member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation Tuesday will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. The family has requested that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or to the Talley Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Harvey was preceded in death by her parents, A.C. Adamson and Letha Francis Martin; her husband, Joe Thomas Harvey; a son, James Thomas (Tommy) Harvey; a son-in-law, Eddie M. Crips; brothers, Clarence Adamson and Thurman Adamson; sisters, Bobbie Crook, Ada Hicks, Lucille Murphy, Georgia Adamson, and Ethel Crook. Survivors include children, Mary Katherine and husband Richard Matus of Lebanon, Margaret Doris and husband Donnie Uselton of Lebanon, Charlotte Elaine and husband Ken Chapman of Lebanon, and Brenda Gail Crips of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Miranda Harvey of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Kendra and husband David Erie, Shelly Lynn Lanius, Randal and wife Tara Harvey, Kevin and wife Angelia Harvey, Chad and wife Kayla Harvey, Ryan Crips, and Jeff and wife Melissa Crips. Great grandchildren, Andrea Chapman, Drew Erie, Kailey Harvey, Wyatt Harvey, Grace, A.J., and Zack Crips and Jeremy Crowe. Great great grandchild, Bailey Crowe. Sisters, Betty Jean Bryan and Sarah Hicks. Sisters-in-law, Mable Christian, Montie Lee Robinson, and Willie Harvey. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   Martha Allene Cripps Keith - age 95 of White House, Tennessee passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Smithville, Tennessee Wednesday, December 19, 1917 she is preceded in death by parents Livie & Pearl Elledge Cripps; husband, Wilson Keith, brothers, Ray & Carl Cripps; sisters Hilda & Josephine Cripps. Mrs. Keith worked 13 years at the Goodlettsville Dairy Queen; enjoyed growing her flowers; was a member of Temple Baptist Church in White House; she is survived by her daughter, Jane Robertson; sisters, Opal (Clyde) Jones, Opha Turner, Corinne Clark, Doris (Gene) Rowland; brothers, Tom (Georgia) Cripps, Lloyd (Jessie) Cripps. Funeral services will be 12:00 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. H. D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Terry Cripps, Jerald Cripps, Mike Jones, Mike Marks, Gary Whittaker, Tim Bowles, Ricky Turner, Mark Paul. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sherry's Run, P O Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088 pr Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Nashville, TN. Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Keith at a visitation Monday, April 29, 2013 from 2:00 until 8:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Rd. Goodlettsville, TN 37072

   58 year old James Tommy Harvey of Alexandria died Wednesday [March 13, 2013] at his residence. Born in Wilson County, Harvey was a realtor, farmer, and a member of the Helton Creek The Baptist Church. Harvey was a Navy veteran and a member of the DeKalb Soil Conservation Board and the National Association of Realtors RC&D Board. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Helton Creek The Baptist Church. James Wright, Frank Randolph, and Eric Wood will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. Harvey was preceded in death by his father, Joe Thomas Harvey. Survivors include his mother, Alene Adamson Harvey of Alexandria. His wife of 39 1/2 years, Miranda Harvey of Alexandria. Children, Randal and wife Tara Harvey of Mount Juliet, Kevin and wife Angelia Harvey of Lebanon, and Chad and wife Kayla Harvey of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Kailey Harvey and Wyatt Harvey. Sisters, Mary Katherine and husband Richard Matus of Lebanon, Margaret Doris and husband Donnie Uselton of Lebanon, Charlotte Elaine and husband Ken Chapman of Lebanon, and Brenda Gail Crips of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. The family has requested that donations be made to Helton Creek The Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   Bettie Mai Parsley (April 15, 1936 - February 24, 2013) of Watertown died Sunday afternoon at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Haskel and Myrtle Puckett Dunn and was preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Parsley and son-in-law, Ernie Gaddes. Bettie is survived by 5 children, Gail (Kerry David) Hale of Lebanon, Darlene (Layne) Fuson of Liberty, Melba Gaddes of Watertown, Janette (David) Davenport of Liberty, James (Katina) Parsley of Lebanon; 6 grandchildren, Brandon (Brenda) Fuson, Kayla and Holly Gaddes, Jessica and Kandi Davenport, Derek Parsley; 6 great grandchildren and a cousin, Delores Edge. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Hale officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. till service time on Tuesday. Interment will be at Jones Hill Cemetery.

   91 year old Louise Vandergriff of Watertown, died Thursday [January 24, 2013]. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Robert Ellis and Annie Myrtle Yates Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Vandergriff and by her brothers, Glen and J.C. Ellis. She was a member of the Watertown First United Methodist Church and retired after 30 years from Alexandria Workwear. She is survived by a niece, Betty (Gary) Mullican of Lebanon; nephew, Gene Vandergriff of Nashville; great nephew, Donald (Cynthia) Mullican of Lebanon; 2 great great nephews, Jonathan and Matthew Mullican; sisters-in-law, Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville and Flora Ellis of Murfreesboro; special friends and caregivers, Linda Stephens, Lisa Williamson and Judy Davis. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Rodger McCann will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till the service time on Saturday. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   87 year old Maureen McGuire Sellars of Smithville died Friday [January 18, 2013] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a retired Nurse Aide with the State Health Department. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by parents, W.B. and Suzie Rankhorn Green; husbands, Oscar McGuire and Frank Sellars; a son, Jerry McGuire; two brothers, J.D. and James Green; and a sister, Velma Walker. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Underwood of McMinnville. A daughter-in-law, Patsy McGuire of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Angela Neal, Michelle Jones, Steve Martin, and Sherry McGlothen. Five great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Jones, Trey Jones, Seth Jones, Haley Jones, and Cameron Neal. One great great grandson, Brently Youngblood. Sisters, Josie Boyd and Janis Dunn Haley both of McMinnville and Dorothy Adcock of Smithville. Special caregivers Elaine Cowart and Linda Cloyd both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   74 year old Louise Goodwin of Liberty died Friday [January 18, 2013] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Faith Congregational Methodist Church and a retired cook at DeKalb West School. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Savage, Chris Long, and Chris McMillen will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Landon Goodwin; parents, Delmer and Athalene Driver; one son, Steve Landon Goodwin; and a granddaughter, Candace Dodd. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Ellis of Liberty. Two granddaughters, Natosha Reinhart and fiance David Miller of Liberty and Rachel and husband Brandon Haggard of Smithville. One great granddaughter, Autumn Reinhart of Liberty. Four sisters, Reba and husband Louis Fuson of Liberty, Telia Miller of Liberty, Marie and husband Joe Johnson, and Barbara and husband Roger Davis all of Smithville. Two brothers, Alfred Driver of Kentucky and Joe and wife Kathy Driver of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Ms. Louise.

   Mr. Ronald Willard Moses, Age 63 of Alexandria, TN passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville, TN. Mr. Moses was born May 31, 1949 in Athens, TN, the son of the late Willard and Gertrude Williams Moses. He was also preceded in death by his sister, ,Joann Barber. He married Mary Lou Patterson on May 17, 1980. Ronald grew up in Knoxville and then lived in Dallas, TX for 25 years. He moved to Alexandria in 1994. He was self-employed as a collector, being known around town as Alexandria’s Picker. Mr. Moses is survived by his wife; Mary Moses of Alexandria, TN., Five Children; Ronald David (Kim) Moses of Cookeville, TN, Christie Lynn (Michael) Alexander of Woodbury, TN., Iesha Ann Moses of Knoxville, TN., Shannon Moore of Florida, and Rodney (Teresa) Buckmeyer of Texas. Eight Grandchildren; Eric, Amanda, Logan, Junior, Shawn, Brandon, Justin, and Destiny. Sister; Maxine (Ron) Loveday of Kodak, TN, Sister; Kenny (Marilyn) Moses of Knoxville, TN. Funeral Services for Mr. Moses are scheduled to be conducted 2PM Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Avant Funeral Home. Bro. Scott Turner will officiate and Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the Moses family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday from 4PM To 8PM and again on Sunday from 1PM until service time at 2PM.

   65 year old Carroll "John" Clemons of Alexandria died Wednesday morning [November 14, 2012] at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Born in Putnam County, he was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Clemons; his father, Luther Clemons and brothers, Daryl and James Lynn Clemons. Carroll is survived by his wife, Linda Cook Clemons of Alexandria. Daughters, Joyce and husband Ronald Kelly of Brush Creek and Stephanie McGee. Grandchildren, Brady and Caleb McGee, Reilly, Makenna and Ryan Kelly. Great granddaughter, Lyren Clark. Mother, Stella Dyer Clemons of Sparta. Sisters, Wanda Kelly of Cookeville and Mary Sue and husband Steve Hillis of Rock Island. Mother-in-law, Lottie Cook. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Rigsby will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Liberty. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till the service time. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   WAGNER, Lela - age 86 passed away Saturday October 27th 2012 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny A. & Laura G. Denney Rowland; father of her children, H. Arnold Skelton; brother, Don Rowland. Survived by husband, Tommy Wagner; son, Basil(Mary Ross) Skelton of Knoxville; daughter, Donna(Richard) Macon of Lebanon; grandchildren, Richard(Gwynne) Macon III, Suzanne(Dwayne) Eubank, LeaBeth(Steven) Pack, Linlee(Brandon) Allen, Tyler Skelton; 11 great grandchildren; brother, J.T.(Peggy) Rowland of Adams, Tn.; sister, Wanda(Harold) Pulliam of Gallatin; special friends, Kitty Houston & Marie Craighead. Mrs. Wagner was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ and owner/hairdresser of Lela’s Beauty Shop. Visitation will be held on Monday October 29th 4-8 p.m. & Tuesday October 30th 10:00 a.m. until funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Bro. Wayne Miller will officiate the services. Interment, Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers. Richard Macon III, Tyler Skelton, Dwayne Eubank, Steven Pack, Brandon Allen, & Harold Pulliam. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615) 444-7007 OBITUARY LINE (615)444-7700. www.partlowchapel.co.

   96 year old J.L. Reeder of Alexandria died Tuesday [November 6, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in Grant, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Barnes Reeder. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Reeder is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lena Sorrell Reeder; sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy of Watertown, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina of Tuckers Cross Roads, and Charles Thomas Reeder of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy of Smithville, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband Sam of Tuckers Cross Roads. Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe of Lebanon, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary of Louisville, Kentucky, Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy of Watertown. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gary Rickman and Tommy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Polar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangement.

   Betty Woods, age 79, was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN and died Sept. 2, 2012 in Crossville, TN. She was a secretary/clerk for Good Year Tire and enjoyed playing golf and reading. She is survived by husband- James Edward Woods of Fairfield Glade, TN; son- Mark Woods and Denise of Cleveland,OH;daughters- Linda Stringer of South Jordan, UT, Sandra Keske and John of Parma, OH, Barbara Ann Whittenburg and Jim of Cleveland, OH, Pamela Joyce Frate and Michael of Cleveland, OH, and Karen Woods of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren- Amanda, Lindsey, Megan, Steve, Michael, Brian, Timothy, Stephen, Jaime, Billy, Michael, Sandra, Sean, Anna, and William; and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents- Clarence Houston and Ella Marie Hawk Keeble; and brother- Joseph Mishoe of Clarksville, TN

   34 year old Jennifer Nicole Clark of Smithville died at her residence Wednesday [August 8, 2012]. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and an LPN at NHC Healthcare Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Max Cantrell and Chester Parsley. Survivors include her husband, William Alan Clark of Smithville. Three daughters, Dakota Lashey and husband Brady McGee, Leah Payton Clark, and Morgan Shayayne Clark all of Smithville. Parents, Ricky Dwayne and Maria Parsley and Tammy and Ronnie Mollinet. A grandchild, Lyren Clark of Smithville. One sister, Kristy Lynn and husband Chris Williams of Smithville. Two step-sisters, Melissa Ann and husband Kevin Luttrell of Woodbury, Brandi and husband Travis Johnson of Smithville. Half-brother, Chad Morgan Parsley of Dallas, Texas; step-brother, Ryan and wife Laci Mollinet of Smithville; maternal grandmother, Imogean Cantrell of Smithville; Paternal grandmother, Grace Parsley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.

   96 year old Mary Elizabeth Grizzle of Liberty died Wednesday [August 1, 2012] morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Southern Baptist and member of the Eastern Star and the Liberty Senior Citizens Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Hugh and Alta Adamson; her husband, Clifton Grizzle; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Grizzle Graham. She is survived by a son, George and wife Wini Grizzle of Brentwood. A granddaughter, Angela and husband Paul Smilqius of Valparaiso, Indiana. Great grandchildren, Olivia and Evan Smilqius. Numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, the Liberty Senior Citizens Center, or the Eastern Star.

   83 year old Ed Judkins of Smithville died Monday [June 25, 2012] at Alive Hospice Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Allens Chapel Methodist Church, and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phillip Tollitt will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershal and Martha Judkins; two wives, Louise Bandy Judkins and Bea Robinson Judkins; and two brothers, Frank and Jess Judkins. He is survived by two daughters, JoAnn and husband David Roberts of McMinnville and Marilyn and husband John Barber of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Stevie and wife Angela Green and Rachel Goodwin all of McMinnville. Four step-grandchildren, Megan Roberts of Murfreesboro, Matthew Roberts of Cookeville, Eric Barber and Johnny Barber of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Mandy and Stephanie Green of McMinnville and Mercedes, Paige, Olivia, Kelsey, and Jayden Barber all of Smithville. Four sisters, Ruth Cantrell and Willie Ferrrell of Smithville and Ophalene Knowles and Nettie and husband John Mareno all of McMinnville. One brother, A.Z. Judkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Fulton, MI. Clarence J. Jones passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 10, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 8, 1940 in Dibrell, Tennessee to Ed and Ruby Jones. He moved around the country with his family before finally settling in Michigan. He served in the army for three years including a tour of duty in Korea. When he returned home he was a mechanic at Simmons Ford and Battle Creek Ford for 22 years. He then opened his own business at home where he worked on cars until his retirement in 2001 due to health issues. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren, in addition to working on vintage automobiles. He was an admirer of airplanes, trips to Lake Michigan, working on and riding with friends on Cushman scooters, and actively gardening. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Pat (Fulkerson) Jones, sons Troy and Todd, daughter in law Julie, and grandchildren Kennedy and Caleb. He was preceded in death by daughter Michelle Jones. He and Pat raised another daughter Tiffany (Seaman) Gudger who is married to Derek, and he loved grandchildren Milania, Dareano and Denea Gudger. His surviving siblings are Wanda (Jones) Stingley and husband Keith, Ike Jones and wife Jenny, Tony Jones and wife Gail. He was preceded in death by his brother Grady. In addition he was blessed with 17 nephews and nieces and their children. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens, MI. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14th at Factoryville Bible Church near Athens with Pastor Fred Geobert officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Factoryville Bible Church / School or Hospice. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens.

   81 year old Bud Hale of Smithville died Wednesday [June 13, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist, and a retired mechanic with the DeKalb County School Bus Garage. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mable Lawrence Hale; a brother, Jr. Hale; and a sister, Willa Dean Hale. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Oleda Hale; one daughter, Starr and her husband Larry "Horse" Ferrell all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Jarrod Dodd of Smithville and Sherranna Dodd and husband Bobby Walker of Gallatin. Two great grandchildren, Hunter and Ava Walker of Gallatin. One sister, Dean and husband Nelson Young of Smithville. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   90 year old Eva Hendrixson Hill of Smithville died Tuesday [May 8, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and retired from the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mai Hendrixson; a son, Donald Hill; and three brothers, Paul, Vernon, and Roy Hendrixson. She is survived by three children, Polly Hill, Faye Hill Hendrix, and Wayne and his wife Vivian Hill all of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Debbie Hendrix, Dava and husband Russell Pedigo, Craig Hill, Terra and husband Tad Turner, Kyle Hill, and Tiffany Hendrixson all of Smithville, and Dustin and wife Tanetta Hendrix of Sparta. Nine great grandchildren, daugher-in-law, Brenda Hill Stewart and husband Danny. Sister-in-law, Grace Hendrixson of Dickson. Two sisters, Joyce and husband Jerry Spurlock and Barbara Arnold all of Smithville. One step-sister, Ruth and husband Jack Chidester of Davidson County. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   87 year old Mandy Edna Vaughn of Smithville died Tuesday [May 8, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Church of God and a retired inspector of the shirt factory. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Vaughn; parents, Toy and Trudie Pedigo; a daughter, Lois Clemmons; three sisters, Bill Cantrell, Evelyene Sandlin, and Myrtle Stanley; and five brothers, James, Elmo, Leo, Cordell, and Floyce Pedigo. Survivors include four daughters, Judy Anderson, Jackie and husband Michael Jones, Patricia and husband Bobby McCormick, and Peggy and husband Kenneth Cantrell all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Eddie and Lisa Anderson, Kevin and Deana Jones, Mandy Mooneyham, Jason Jones, and Jonathan McCormick all of Smithville and Hillary and Mark Gould of South Carolina. Nine great grandchildren and two brothers, Clarence Pedigo and Walter Pedigo of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   92 year old L.C. Vandergriff of Watertown died Friday [April 27, 2012] at his residence. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War, a carpenter, and and a member of the Watertown First United Methodist Church. He was born in DeKalb County. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home. Rodger McCann will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lessie Vandergriff and Mary Elizabeth Norton Vandergriff; sisters, Mary Barrett and Gertie Keaton; and a brother, Floyd Vandergriff. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Louise Ellis Vandergriff of Watertown. A niece, Betty and her husband Gary Mullican of Lebanon. A nephew, Gene Vandergriff of Nashville. A great nephew, Donald and wife Cynthia Mullican of Lebanon. Two great great nephews, Jonathan and Matthew Mullican. Sisters-in-Law, Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville and Flora Ellis of Smyrna. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   87 year old Kanzada Summers of Dowelltown died Sunday [April 22, 2012] at her daughter's residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Pedigo-Summers Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Agnes Buckner Pedigo; her husband, John Lee Summers; two sons, Gordon and Albert Lee Summers; four brothers, Norval, Edd, and Aaron Lee and Elvee Vester Pedigo; and three sisters, Frances Bandy, Odell Summers, and Carrie Inez Pedigo. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Bailiff of Dowelltown and Jeanette Farris of Smithville. Three sons, Bobby and wife Sue Summers and Roger Summers all of Smithville, and Douglas and wife Kathy Summers of Liberty. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren. A sister, Lorene and husband Wilburn Chastine of Winchester. A half brother, Elvis and wife Deborah Pedigo of Dowelltown and a half sister, Marie and husband Jimmie Luna of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   97 year old Clara Taylor Fuson of Smithville died Tuesday [March 13, 2012] at her residence. She was a Baptist and a retired machine operator at the shirt factory. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Fesler and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Nola Taylor; her husband, James Fuson; four brothers, Hobert Taylor, H.D, Taylor, Lloyd Taylor, and Carlin (Tye-Cobb) Taylor; and a sister, Ina Mae Trapp. Survivors include two sons, James and wife Barbara Fuson of Nashville and Wayne and wife Peggy Fuson of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Mike and wife Dawn Fuson, Lisa and husband David Jones of White House, Jerry Fuson of Smithville, and Jenny and husband Todd Cantrell of Smithville. Six great grandchildren, Kevin Southgate, Courtney Fuson, Justin Fuson, Lacey Jones, and Madi and Megan Cantrell; and two sisters, Reba and husband Virgil Nixon and Hatten Taylor all of Watertown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   94 year old Lena Vanderpool of Smithville died last Thursday [February 23, 2012] at St. Thomas Hospital. The funeral service will be Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church with Royce Martin officiating. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, March 2nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Snow Hill United Methodist Church and Saturday, March 3rd from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Vanderpool was born in DeKalb County, daughter of the late Talmedge and Rebecca Myrtle Moore Davis. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernie Vanderpool, son-in-law, Calvin Christman, sisters, Wilma Cubbins, Ovie Driver, Edith Seals and Altie Vandergriff. She is survived by daughters, Peggy Judkins and husband, Doug of Hendersonville, North Carolina and Nina Christman of Peyton, Colorado; sisters, Margie Close of Lebanon and Marie Robinson of Smithville, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Snow Hill United Methodist Church. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin in charge of arrangements.

   71 year old Jeanette Cripps Dodson of Smithville died Thursday [February 16, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a factory worker having formerly worked at Westinghouse and a member of Bright Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Carpenter and Tim Woodward will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tabitha Danielle Dodson; parents, Johnie Roscoe, Sr. and Potter Loren Taylor Cripps; grandparents, Ada Pack and Robert Taylor and Martha and Sam Cripps; two brothers, Jerry and James "Curly" Cripps, and two sisters-in-law, Brenda and Chloa Cripps. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Glenn Dodson of Smithville, Two sisters, Judy and husband M.B. Silcox of Smithville and Brenda and husband John Arledge of Centertown. Two brothers, Johnnie, Jr. and wife Shirley Cripps, and Gene Cripps, all of Smithville.; brother-in-law, James Paul and wife Mary Dodson of Cookeville; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Ann Hasting of Cookeville, Willie Kathryn Knowles of Michigan, and Margaret Ann Hickey of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   99 year old Wilma Corley Oakley of Alexandria died Friday [January 27, 2012] at NHC in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County, the daughter of the late William Belva Corley and Lillie Frances Oakley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Burse Oakley; three brothers, George Corley, Alton Corley, and Billy Corley; and three sisters, Ruby Reynolds, Martha Corley, and Louise Vanatta. She was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Oakley is survived by her daughter, June and husband David Lancaster of Gordonsville. Three grandchildren, Theresa and husband Ricky Sircy, Danice and husband Gary Whittemore, and Yvonne and husband Kerry Gibbs all of Gordonsville. Seven great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, and sisters-in-law, Mary Etta and husband William Paul Griffith of Warren, Michigan and Ruth Corley of Temperance Hall. Oakley will be buried on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation with the Oakley family will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. No visitation will be held on Sunday.

   D. W. "Dan" Evins, born 11 October 1935 to W.J. "Dub" Evins & Estelle McCartney Evins, passed peacefully with his family on January 14, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margarita, and his brother, E. W. "Eddie" Evins. He is survived by his brother, W.J. "Jack" Evins, sister, Myrtie Ann Evins Doak, his five children, Daina (Phillip) Warren, Meacham (LaDonna) Evins, Kate (Bob ) Page, Betsy (Bubba) Jennings, Joe Evins, and his thirteen grandchildren, Danny (Brooke) Warren, Will Warren, Mallory Jennings, Danny "Woody" Evins II, Sam Page, Madeline Jennings, Kathleen Evins, Maggie Page, Caroline Evins, Molly Jennings, Brian Evins, Merritt Jennings, and Donna Marie Evins. A private service will be held. If you would like to make a donation please do so at Joseph's Storehouse (Lebanon, TN), The Nashville Rescue Mission (Nashville, TN), or a charity of your choice.

   84 year old Floy Louise Beshearse of Smithville died Wednesday [January 11, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church, a shirt factory worker, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Euna Cantrell Magness; husband, Shirley Beshearse; a son, Wayne Beshearse; and brothers, Austin, Gene, John, Don, and Claborn Magness. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn and husband Bobby Reynolds of Smithville. A granddaughter, Andrea Beshearse of Hendersonville. Two great grandsons, Anthony Beshearse and Austin House and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

   Gladys Silva Odom Knowles of Smithville died Friday [January 7, 2012] at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and she attended Whorton Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Knowles was a school teacher for 44 years and she was a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers, FCE, Order of the Eastern Star #374, and she was a Sunday School Teacher for 40 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Carpenter and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents, Pascal Clyde (PC) Odom and Maude Gilreath Odom; step-mother, Garnet Tramel Odom; husband, L.D. Knowles; and many brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Survivors include a daughter Vickie and her husband Walter Burton of Smithville. Grandson, Brandon and his wife Kelly Burton of Knoxville. Two great grandsons, Brock Brandon and Knox Turner Burton of Knoxville. Sister, Elene Odom Hayes of Smithville. Brother, Hoyte and his wife Joann Odom of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Macon Judkins of Smithville and many nieces, nephews,cousins, and friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Smithville Elementary School Library, in lieu of flowers.

   80 year old Frankie Hendrix Taylor of Dowelltown died Monday [January 2, 2012] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist and an employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Taylor; parents, Frank and Connie Pack Hendrix; a son, Donnie Taylor; a grandchild, Tabitha Young; a brother, George and his wife Wilma Hendrix; half brothers, Shelton (Shag) Hendrixson, Woodrow Hendrixson, Oliver (Man) Hendrix, Delton Hendrixson, and Loycee Hendrixson; and half sisters, Martha Fisher and Odean Arnold. Survivors include two daughters, Regena Taylor and special friend, Jim Vaughn of Smithville and Cindy Malone of Temperance Hall. One son, Ricky and wife Ann Taylor of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Carla and Lee Mick of Smithville, Bradley Malone and fiance Rachel Baker of Temperance Hall, Jason and Marie Taylor of Alexandria, and Aaron and Paula Taylor of Dowelltown. Seven great grandchildren, Chase Belcher, U S Army, of Afghanistan, Casey Belcher of McMinnville, Kristen Mick of Smithville, Christen Smartt of Dowelltown, Reagan Taylor of Alexandria, Caleb Taylor of Alexandria, and Peyton Taylor of Dowelltown. One great great grandchild, Tyler Belcher of Smithville. One sister, Jimmie Mullican of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   75 year old Betty Temple Reynolds Jones of Smithville died Saturday [December 31, 2011] at Alive Hospice at Skyline in Madison. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hastle Cope and Myrtle Cantrell Cope; two husbands, Hobson Reynolds and Bob Jones, and one sister, Maxine Briggs. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne and husband Richard Williams of Dowelltown. A son, Jim and wife Marl Ann Reynolds of Hermitage. Six grandchildren, Shan and husband Andy Burklow of Dowelltown, Matt and wife Shawna Williams of Murfreesboro, Christie and husband Kevin Wilson of Mount Juliet, Beth and husband Joseph Chandler of Dowelltown, Josh and wife Mary Williams of Rockvale, and Tyler Reynolds of Hermitage. Ten great grandchildren. One brother, Grady and wife Kay Cope of Tullahoma. One sister, Gloria and husband Aaron Webb of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   62 year old Patricia Ann White of Dowelltown died Thursday [December 22, 2011] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of D.A.R. 1812 and U.D.C.. She was also a retired registered nurse. At Patricia's request, her remains have been cremated and there will be a celebration of life service held in the near future at the Dowelltown United Methodist Church. The time and date will be announced later. She is survived by her parents, James H. and Ruth White of Dowelltown. Two brothers, Bobby and wife Sarah White of Alexandria and Stephen and wife Vicky White of Murfreesboro. Nieces and nephews, Elizabeth and husband Ryan Kleparek of Murfreesboro, James White of Dowelltown, Stephanie and husband Aaron Lawrence of Murfreesboro, John White of Baxter, Tamara White of Dowelltown, and Daniel and wife Caralee White of Smyrna. Great nieces and nephews, Kyra and Keva Kleparek, Logan and Carly Lawrence, and Taylor Ann White. An aunt, Lorraine and husband Richard Engel of Oak Ridge. An uncle, Michael Thompson of Odessa, Texas. Many cousins and friends, Susan Driver, Donna Emmerson, Annette Floyd, and Barbar Medlin. The family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   CUMMINGS, Gary Richard Age 73 of Nashville, passed away on December 14, 2011. Survived by loving wife of 23 years, Sonja Cummings; daughters, Kimberly C. Warden, Heather A. Cummings and Sunny (Scot) Arnold; grandchildren, Jeremiah Taylor, Trey Warden and Christian Warden; step-mother, Carol Cummings; sisters, Joyce (Buddy) Tanton and Deborah (Bob) Rochelle; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served his country as a fighter pilot as a young adult. Throughout his life, he was a man that valued his relationship with God, and that relationship reflected a life of integrity and compassion to all those who knew him. He loved without reserve and gave without hesitation. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held at ten o'clock the morning of Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Woodlawn's Dignity Hall. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from five o'clock until eight o'clock this evening, and again, one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Athletic Dept. at Clemson University, an organization that was very dear to Gary's heart.

   86 year old Ella Mae Harness of Smithville died Sunday [December 11, 2011] at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. (EST) at Jarnigans Chapel Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee. Eddie Bridges and Freddie Bean will officiate and burial will be in the Jarnigans Chapel Cemetery in Clinton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. (EST) at the church in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Luther Harness; parents, William and Martha Brummett Huckaby; two sisters, Fannie Galbreath and Marie Bean; and two brothers, Walker and Ervin Huckaby. Survivors include seven sons, Levi Harness, Howard Harness of Smithville, Lynn Harness of Michigan, Curtis Harness of Smithville, Gary Harness of Michigan, Kenneth Harness of Smithville, and James Harness. One daughter, Patsy Raudenbush of Pennsylvania. Sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   79 year old Ruby L. Montgomery Mantick of Zelienople, Pennsylvania died Saturday [December 3, 2011] at the Passavant Retirement Community (PRC) in Zellenople, Pennsylvania. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Hillview Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell and Gladys Montgomery and a sister, Ruth Daniels. Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Edward Frank Mantick. Four children, Deborah Mantick of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Mark Mantick of Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Neal Mantick of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Karen Glatz of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren, Sara and Taylor Mantick of Zelienople. Brothers, Ralph Montgomery of Alexandria, Jerry Montgomery of Dowelltown, Carl Montgomery of Temperance Hall, and Larry Mongtomery of Liberty. A sister, Mary Cook of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   91 year old Ethel Lee Crook of Lebanon died Friday [December 2, 2011] at the Pavilion in Lebanon. She was born in DeKalb County and was a homemaker. She attended Liberty High School and was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Crook; parents, Ace and Frances Adamson; and two brothers and four sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Paulette and husband James M. Gilley of Lebanon. Grandchildren and their spouses, Terry and Valorie Gilley of Nashville, Diane and husband Lee Hudson of Lebanon, Randy and wife Adrienne Gilley of Lebanon, and Darrell and wife Dani Gilley of Lebanon. Great grandchildren, Tyler and Brittany Gilley, Alex Gilley, Chase and Heath Gilley, and Emilee Hudson. Sisters, Estelle Hicks of Michigan, Alene Harvey of Alexandria, and Betty Bryan of Murfreesboro. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   88 year old Robert Bratten Bailiff of Dowelltown died Tuesday [November 22, 2011] at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member and deacon of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Bailiff was also a factory worker, farmer, and former owner of the Dowelltown Cash Market. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Bailiff was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Nesmith and Fannie Gertrude Huggins Bailiff; his wife, Louise Gibbs Bailiff; grandchildren, Jeff and Tara Frazier; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bailiff; son-in-law, Henry Frazier; and a brother, Fuson Bailiff. Survivors include four children, Bobbie and husband Harold Lanier of Mount Juliet, Robert Bratten Bailiff, Jr. of Alexandria, Ann and husband Garlon Frazier of Liberty, and Doris and husband Edward James of Liberty. Ten grandchildren, Kaye Lytle, Bob Lanier, June Keith, Gerald Bailiff, Ricky Bailiff, Tiwanda Hall, Garnette Taylor, Denise Griffith, Kerri Wiser, and Steven Frazier. Sixteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a nephew, Gid Bailiff of Woodbury. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   83 year old Jodean Adcock of McMinnville died Tuesday [November 8, 2011] at River Park Hospital. She was a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Dillard and Alma Luna Jaco; her husband, Albert Haston Adcock; and a sister, Helen Judkins. Suvivors include children, Phyllis Nolan of Indianapolis, Indiana, Calvin Kent Adcock of Smithville, and Robyn Webb of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Emma Jean Crain of Indiana, Dorothy Atnip of McMinnville, and Barbara Adcock of Smithville and Betty Moornaw of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Funeral services for Alonzo Farmer Bailiff, 90, will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, March 9 [1961]. The Rev. Floyd Hooper, Grady Crook and Hubert Nixon will conduct the services at Snow Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. The body will remain at the Walker Funeral Home until time of services. Mr. Bailiff died Tuesday [March 7, 1961] after an extended illness at his home in the 24th district of Dekalb County. A native of this county, he was the son of the late James Monroe and Eliza Jane Foster Bailiff. He was a farmer of the Dry Creek community, and a member of Snow Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Netter Bailiff; a son, Paul Bailiff of Smithville; four daughters, Mrs. Lola Elledge of Hendersonville, Tenn., Mrs Lillus Taylor and Mrs. Gladys Robinson of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Alma Hale of Dowelltown; two brothers, Dee and Theo Bailiff of Dowelltown; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Walker Funeral Home, Directors. Smithville Review, Smithville, TN.

   Katherine Tumblin Bailiff, 95, longtime resident of Birmingham, slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus Christ, her savior on Monday afternoon [September 19, 2011] after a lengthy illness at her "second" home in Chattanooga, TN. Following a private graveside service, she will be laid to rest beside her sweetheart of 67 years, Carlos Bailiff in the family plot at Myrtle Hills Cemetery in Tampa, FL. Her family continues to be grateful for all the visits, cards, and calls these last 7 years from her many dear friends in the Magic City. Please make any memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church (Lakeshore Drive) mission fundArrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.

   91 year old Ms. Chase Davis of Dowelltown died Monday [August 22, 2011] at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and a retired employee of the DeKalb County School System. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles Martin and Bobby Charles Martin will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Betty Mitchell Elledge; her husband, Willie Tom Davis; and a brother, Joe Howard Elledge. Survivors include a daughter, Kaye and husband Ed Grumbach of Virginia. A granddaughter, Erin and husband Lenny Loving of Virginia. A great grandson, Trey Loving. A sister, MaiNell Warfel of Smithville. A niece and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown Baptist Church,in lieu of flowers.

   89 year old Louise Elizabeth Gibbs Bailiff of Dowelltown died Sunday [August 21, 2011] at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 P.M at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Rickey Scott will officiate with burial in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Crawford and Bessie Lee Martin Gibbs, and two grandchildren, Jeff and Tara Frazier. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bratten Bailiff of Dowelltown. Four children, Bobbie and husband Harold Lanier of Mt. Juliet; Robert Bratten Bailiff, Jr. of Alexandria; Ann and husband Garlon Frazier of Liberty, and Doris and husband Edward James of Liberty. Ten grandchildren, Kaye Lytle, Bob Lanier, June Keith, Gerald Bailiff, Ricky Bailiff, Tiwanda Hall, Garnette Taylor, Denise Griffin, Kerri Wiser, and Steven Frazier.

   68 year old Kenneth Randolph Hayes of McMinnville died Friday [August 5, 2011] at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired truck driver with Airco Gas Company and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents, John Roland and Ella Jane Hayes; his wife, Doris Hayes; two sisters, Nannie Mai Easterly and Irene Hayes; and two brothers, Alton and J.C. Hayes. Survivors include two daughters, Tracie Dunn and Kim and husband Dale Nunley. Six grandchildren, Meagan Butcher, Madison and Hailey Taylor, Braiden Dunn, Bryce Fulton and Taylor Nunley all of McMinnville. Two brothers, Harry Lee Hayes of McMinnville and Toy Hayes of Smithville. One sister, Frances Hayes of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

   62 year old John Aubrey Gunter died Tuesday [August 2, 2011] at Vanderbilt Hospital from injuries sustained in a recent truck accident. He was a resident of Cannon County, a member of the Smithville Church of God, and a self-employed Heavy Equipment Operator. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m on Friday. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Wright Gunter; a sister, Glenda Caldwell and a brother, Morris Gunter. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Warren Gunter of the Short Mountain Community; Daughters, Carolyn and husband Richard Graham of Cleveland and Kristie and husband Dustin Johnson of Smithville. Grandchildren: Brittany Little, Ashlee Gunter, Emily Graham, William Fryar, Chandler and Leah Johnson. Sisters, Betty Sue Hullett of Indiana, Jo Motley of Murfreesboro and Fay Pitts of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   84 year old Debbie Louisa Jennings of McMinnville died Thursday [July 21, 2011] at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born in DeKalb County, was a retired employee of McMinnville Garment Company, and a member of Blue Springs Cove Church of Christ. Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by parents William Daniel and Margaret France Jones, husband William Arthur Jennings, sisters Gillie Allen, Florence Humphrey, Annie Mannon, Mary Jones, Percilla Warren, Pelina Marsh, Vina Turner, and America Turner, and brothers Alec, Walter, Cephas, Tommy, Willie, Acquilla, Burgess, and Thurman (Jack) Jones. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Peggie Ann and Donald Moore of McMinnville and sisters Sue Carter of Winchester, Elsie Newby of McMinnville, and Judy Berryhill of Nashville. Grandchildren Jeff and Susan Smith, and Gail and Lee Curtis, great-grandchildren Brittany Jones, Micha Gentry, Taylor Smith, Tori Smith, Tia, Rylan, Kreed, Makinlee, Bren, and Braelee Curtis, and great-great grandchildren Emma Smith, Kylan Jones, and Kinslee Taylor. The funeral service will be at 11 A.M., Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Gary Newby will officiate. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends Friday from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Saturday from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels

   Diane M. Bailiff, age 53, of Lake Odessa, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011. She was born October 30, 1957 in Lansing the daughter of Alfred Eugene and Janet Marie (Laing) Hunter. Diane graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1976. She was preceded in death by her father and husband, Brian Silverthorne. Surviving is her husband, William Baliff; daughters, Shellie Silverthorne, Nicole Silverthorne and Jamie Silverthorne; step children, Duane (Carla) Bailiff and J.J. Bailiff; six grandchildren; her mother, Janet Hunter; brother, Brian Hunter and sister, Beverly (Roy) Scott. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Koops Funeral Chapel – Lake Odessa. Funeral services for Diane will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Koops Funeral Chapel – Lake Odessa.

 

   Services for Mrs. Shelvie Jean Underhill will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Anderson Funeral Home with the Bro. Gary Caplinger and Bro. Thurman Seber officiating. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Underhill, 72, of Alexandria, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was an interior decorator and a member of the Coopers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Vaughtie Roberts Willioughby; brother, Louie Willoughby and great-grandson, Noah Roth. Survivors include: husband, John Underhill of Alexandria; son, James Underhill of Alexandria; daughter, Yvonne Campbell of Alexandria; grandchildren, Brian (Shelly) Campbell, Ashley (Caleb) Roth and Nicholas Underhill, all of Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Timothy Campbell and Elizabeth Roth, both of Alexandria; brother and sisters-in-law, Daphene Willoughby of Watertown, Jack (Faye) Underhill of Alexandria, Joyce (J.T.) Cook of Smithville and Patsy Adamson of Liberty, Tenn., and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Caleb Roth, Brian Campbell, Nicholas Campbell, Marvin Willoughby, Dewayne Willoughby and David Cripps.