Obituaries

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   83 year old O.D. Keaton of Old Hickory died Wednesday [December 5, 2007]. He was a member and deacon of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran, an avid HAM radio operator, and a lifetime member of the American Radio Relay League. Keaton was also Chief Chemist for the Water Quality Control Division of the State of Tennessee. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Bond Memorial Chapel in Mount Juliet. Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at Bond Memorial Chapel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Alma Tramel Keaton; his wife, Annie John Keaton; and a son, Hugh Gordon Keaton. Survivors include his children, David Keaton of Fort Worth, Texas; Loretta and her husband Donnie Walker and Brian and his wife Kathy Joann Keaton all of Old Hickory. Grandchildren, Kathryn Keaton, Clay and his wife Jennifer Keaton, Daniel Keaton, Mitchell Keaton, Melodie Keaton, Ladonne Walker, and Deanna and her husband Jason McGill. A great grandchild, Tyler Clay Keaton and step-grandchildren, Richard A. Van Oden and Jeremiah R. Mull. The Bond Memorial Chapel in Mount Juliet is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

   79 year old Annie Odell Summers of Dowelltown died Wednesday [December 5, 2007] at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Agnes Buckner Pedigo; two sisters, Frances Bandy and Carrie Inez Pedigo; and four brothers, Aaron, Ed, Norville, and Elsie Pedigo. She is survived by her husband, James Summers of Dowelltown. Two daughters, Barbara Summers of Brush Creek and Brenda Sue and her husband Wayne Petty of Smithville. Two sons, David and his wife Monica Summers of Dowelltown and Eddie and his wife Jean Summers of Watertown. Eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Three sisters, Kanzada Summers of Dowelltown, Lorene Chasteen of Winchester and Maria Luna of Smithville. One brother, Elvis Pedigo of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   86 year old Solon Lee Taylor of Smithville died Saturday [December 1, 2007] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church, and he was retired from Val-Dor Shirt Factory in Smithville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Sam Odom and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mai Tramel Taylor; his parents, Martin and Novie Taylor; brothers, Albert and James Taylor; sisters, Carnell Keith and Elizabeth Young; a granddaughter, Deanna Taylor and a great granddaughter, Olivia Taylor. Survivors include three sons, Wayne and his wife Jean Taylor, Eddie and his wife Cynthia Taylor, and Jeff and his wife Brenda Taylor all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Ken Taylor, Kelly Key, Kari Harris, Katrena Amason, Karen Pelham, and David Taylor. Ten great grandchildren, Shauna, Abbi, and Kenlee Taylor, Matthew and Andrew Key, Sam Harris, Taylor and Brinley Amason, and Bradley and Bryna Pelham. A brother, Doyle Taylor of Smithville. Three sisters, Jo and her husband Frank Parton of Smithville, Barbara and her husband James Fuson and Patty Trusty all of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Jean Andrews, 80, died Nov. 23, 2007 of a massive stroke at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise. Jean was born Aug. 24, 1927 in Yuma, Colo. to John and Ada Bailiff. The family moved to Vancouver, Wash. where she graduated from high school in 1945. It was there that she met and married Jay Andrews in July, 1947. They moved to Yuma that summer and lived there for 10 years. In that time, they were blessed with two beautiful girls: Sharolyn Sue was born in July, 1948, and Peggy Lynette in Nov., 1949. The family moved to the Treasure Valley in 1958 where they have since resided. Aside from being a homemaker, Jean worked at Moore Stationery in Caldwell for 10 years. She dearly loved spending time at her cabin in Featherville where she enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, and hiking. Some of her other pastimes were playing bridge, reading, working crossword puzzles, early-morning walks, and listening to music. Always the life of the party, Jean was fun and well-liked by all who knew her. She was known for her sense of humor, delicious pies, beautiful geraniums, and love of cats. Above all, Jean loved to spend time with her close friends and family. She was a wonderful conversationalist and was sincerely interested in the lives of others. Survivors include her husband, Jay; daughters, Shar (Darrell) Cox and Peggy Andrews and Bruce Dunn; granddaughter, Melissa (Torrey) Bollinger, who held a special place in her heart; and her beloved cat, Sparky. Many thanks to the staff at Da Vita Inc., and special thanks to her friend and caregiver, Cam Behrens-Shoufler. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Cameron Yaka. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 3520 Windsor Drive in Boise. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman, Boise, 83705, Idaho Youth Ranch, 7025 W. Emerald, Boise, or to a charity of your choice.

   100 year old Willette M. Anderson, owner of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, died Sunday [November 25, 2007] at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a DeKalb County native and had been in the funeral business since 1936. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where she was a charter member. Amos Jarman and Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the funeral home and Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Martin and Ella Vandergriff Martin; her husband of 65 years, Robert T. Anderson; brothers, Charles B. Martin and James H. "Chic" Martin; and a sister, Maurine Malone. Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Carl Paschal of Alexandria. Four grandchildren, Pam and her husband Aaron Huddleston of Lebanon, Sharon Paschal of Alexandria, Lanee and her husband Terry Young of Mount Juliet, and Ron and his wife Tina Paschal of Alexandria. Great grandchildren, Brandon Huddleston of Daytona, Florida, Beth and her husband Aaron Eakes of Nashville, Lincoln Young and Witney Young both of Mount Juliet, and Justin Paschal and Jessica Paschal both of Alexandria. An adopted nephew she raised, Rheada and wife Claudine Malone of Nashville. Nephews, Freddy and his Laverne Martin of Alexandria and Bobby Charles and wife Audrey Martin of Dowelltown. Sister-in-law, Ila Mai Martin of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   82 year old Alene Bandy of Smithville died Sunday [November 25, 2007] at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willie Pack Murphy; her husband, T.J. Bandy; two brothers, Robert and B.L. Murphy; and a sister Wilma Farris. Survivors include a daughter, Lois and her husband Douglas Walker of Smithville. One son, Jerry and his wife Mary Lou Bandy of Smithville. Three grandsons, Eddie and Steve Walker and Gary Bandy all of Smithville. Two granddaughters, JoAnn Floraze and Jeanette Neal both of Smithville. Fifteen great grandchildren. One great great grandson. One sister, Delcie Stevens of Smithville. One brother, L.D. "Bunt" Murphy of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   70 year old Jack Gaston Rhody of Smithville died Monday [November 5, 2007]. He was a retired Machinist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Terry Little and Craig Mahler will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L "Bob" and Lillie Mai Waller Rhody; a son, Jim Rhody; and a brother, Billy Rhody. Survivors include his wife, Nina Rhody of Smithville. Sons, Jack and his wife Pam Rhody of Smithville, Kevin and his wife Amy Rhody of Smithville, Danny Rhody of Smithville, and a daughter, Kathy Rhody of Smithville. Step-children, Gary and his wife Renee Johnson of Smithville and Angel and her husband Randall Mahler of Sparta. Grandchildren, Weston and Courtney Rhody, Alex and Rachel Rhody, and Whitley Rhody. Step-grandchildren, Craig Allen Mahler and Cathleen and her husband J.D. Humphrey. A great grandchild, Sydney Popovic. A step-great-grandson Jaxon Humphrey. A brother, Boyd and his wife Maxine Rhody of Smithville. A sister-in-law, June Rhody of Smithville. An aunt, Mary Snow of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Justin Potter Library.

   James Lynn Bailiff Sr. 76 passed away quietly in his sleep [October 30, 2007] with his beloved wife Eleanor E. (Holton ) Bailiff next to him. James was born November 21, 1930 in Marion, Oregon, to Garland L. and Grace (Betker) Bailiff. He had retired from the village of Sunfield after being the maintenance supervisor for 25 years. He had also been a police officer for Sunfield for many years, and enjoyed farming. Following his retirement, James served as the crossing guard for the Sunfield School. He loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours hunting and fishing. He leaves behind Eleanor, his loving wife of 57 years whom he married on July 22, 1950 at the home of Eleanor’s parents, Melvin and Ina Holton. Also left are his children, James L. Bailiff Jr. of Sunfield, Rose M. and Richard Henry of Portland, William L. and Diane Bailiff of Lake Odessa and Carol J. Proctor of Cadillac; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; sisters, Marylee (Hank) Sandborn of Sunfield, and Ruth (Ron) Schaffer of Fenwick; brother Roy Bailiff of Sunfield; mother-in-law, Ina Holton; brothers and sister-in-laws, Neil and Wilma Holton, Joan Hurlbut, Christeen and David Van Deventer, Kenneth and Joyce England, and Lynn Holton all of Sunfield; and many,many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Garland on October 15,1977, and Grace on July 25, 1996; his special little grandson, William Lewis Bailiff, Jr., who passed away at the age of four; brother-in-laws, Melvin Holton Jr., and Bruce Sandborn; and his best friend Dick Proctor. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Koops Funeral Chapel in Lake Odessa. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday and continue until the time of service at 3:00 PM. Private family burial will be in East Sebewa Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bailiff family.

   Bailiff, James Lynn Sr., 76, retired Village of Sunfield [Michigan] maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday [October 30, 2007]. Services 3 p.m. Saturday at Koops Funeral Chapel, Lake Odessa. Published in the Lansing State Journal - November 1, 2007

   78 year old T.C. McMillen of Alexandria died Wednesday [October 31, 2007] at his residence. He was a member and trustee at at the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everitt and Leona Robinson McMillen; and a sister, Ruby Paris. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sue McMillen of Alexandria. A daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Kenneth Rich of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sheila McMillen of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Jeff and his wife Latasha Rich and Justin Rich all of Murfreesboro, and Sam McMillen of Alexandria. Two brothers, Robert and his wife Betty McMillen and Victor and his wife Debbie McMillen all of Alexandria. An uncle, Thomas McMillen of Lascassas. An aunt, Frances Harbin of Nashville and several nieces and nephews. Brothers-in-law, Jack and his wife Nell Johnson and Paul Johnson all of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the New Hope Baptist Church Children's Fund, or the DeKalb County Fair.

   James HUNT SR.
Smith Co, TN
Age 80
October 21, 2007
Age 80 of the Hogans Creek Community. October 21, 2007. Son of the late Lodie & Bertha Clark Hunt. Preceded in death by first wife & mother of his children, Alice Marie Robine Hunt; by son, Robert Hunt; by brother, Donald Hunt. Survived by wife, Wanda Hunt; four children, James Hunt, Jr. & wife Barbara of Whitmore Lake, MI, Danny Hunt & wife Regina of Humble, TX, Ricky Hunt & wife Jerri of Hogans Creek, Linda Bass & husband Terry of Pocahontas, MO; brother, Eugene Hunt of Sykes; 11 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home, with Wayne Hunt officiating. Pallbearers Tracy & Tommy Mofield, Billy Shoemake, Jeffrey Hunt, Ryan & Terry Bass. Interment Smith County Memorial Gardens.

   Ms. Ruby Alice Hale age 82 of Dowelltwn passed away Wednesday [October 17, 2007] at her residence. She was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and a retired garment factory worker. Ms. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, Grover E. Hale; parents, Pete and Ella Spurlock Barrett; 5 brothers; and 1 sister. She is survived by 2 children, Sherry and her husband Jerrell Hall of Alexandria, and Larry and his wife JoAnn of Dowelltown; 5 grandchildren, Mickey and his wife DeAnna Hall of Lebanon, Chris and his wife Lori Hall of North Carolina, Brian and his wife Laura Hall of Smithville, Jared Hale and Derrick and his wife Carrie Hale of Dowelltown; 7 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Heather, Kaleb, Jacob, Alayna, Lidia Hall, and Bonnie Hale; 1 brother, Bratten Barrett; 4 sisters, Inez Wiley, Jean Chapman, Betty Robinson, and Earline Clayborn. Funeral services for Ms. Hale will be conducted on Friday at 11:AM at Dowelltown Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Malone officating and interment to follow in the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday 1:PM till 9:PM and on Friday visitation will be at the Dowelltown Baptist Church 10:AM till the time of the service at 11:AM.

   94 year old Harvey Odell Driver of Alexandria died Tuesday [October 2, 2007] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Versia Scott Driver; a brother, Dawson Driver; and sisters, Lelia Mae Driver, Exum Chapman, and Beulah Malone. Survivors include his wife of 72 years Gladys Curtis Driver. A daughter, Margie Leette and her husband Howard Richardson of Milton. Grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband Clint Harper of Virginia, Sharon and her husband Mark Hunter of Texas, and Mike Richardson of Milton. Great grandchildren, Derrick Harper of Virginia, Adam, Justin, and Olivia Komondosky, and Jade Hunter; a sister, Bessie Spencer of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   62 year old Ralph Morris Batey of Smithville died Monday [September 17, 2007] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired animal shelter worker with the City of Smithville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dink Batey and Goldie Trusty Bandy. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jennifer Batey of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Morgan Batey and Dustin Jennings both of Smithville. Two brothers, Billy Batey of Watertown and Carl Bandy of Smithville and one sister, Denice James of Georgia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

   Services for Loyd Truman Dodd, 70, were held July 27, 1984 at Walker's Liberty Funeral Home. Ray Stonecypher officiated. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Mr. Dodd died July 24th at the V.A. Hospital, Nashville, TN. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Thompson Dodd of Nashville; stepmother, Mrs. Lula Dodd of Liberty; two brothers, Carl Dodd of Pearl, Illinois and Phillip Dodd of Liberty; and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Oneda Mallory of Nashville, TN. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Cripps, Paul Mathis, Roy Cook, Paul Burch, John Hunter, and James Gilliy.

   70 year old Bobbie Jean [Neal] Houk of Smithville died Wednesday [September 6, 2007] at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Toy Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Lee Neal; two sons, Jimmy and James Griffith; a daughter, Marie McBride; and a grandson, Stephen Patrick. Survivors include five children, Charles and his wife Phyllis Griffith of Alexandria, Maurice Griffith of Smithville, Deborah Page of Smithville, Teresa Griffith of Nashville, and Melissa Culwell of Nashville. Her mother, Nancy Lillian Neal of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. Two brothers, Doug and his wife Kathy Neal and L.W. Neal all of Smithville. Four sisters, Loretta and her husband Junior Bain of Smithville, Linda Fay Knowles of Smithville, Patricia and her husband Chester Sanders of Smithville, and Elaine McGuire of Spencer. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

   86 year old Susie Mai Miller of Bradyville died Friday [August 31, 2007] at Stones River Hospital of Woodbury. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Timothy Pelham and Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emily O'Conner Hale; her husband, Fred Miller; three brothers, Cappy, Delbert, and Willie Hale; and two sisters, Elmer Hobbs and Dovie Ferrell. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Joe H. Sissom of Bradyville. One son, Jackie Miller of Woodbury. Three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One sister-in-law, Juanita Hale of Liberty and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   96 year old George Tramel of Dowelltown died Sunday [August 26, 2007] at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Gospel Light House Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Gocie Cassity Tramel; two brothers, Troy Tramel and Johnny Shade Tramel; and a sister, Bessie Tramel. Survivors include his wife, Robbie Hale Tramel of Dowelltown. Two daughters, Georgia and her husband Michael Young and Martha and her husband Tim Cantrell; and one grandson, Nelson Young all of Dowelltown. Three granddaughters, Latonya and Dylan Kleparek of Smithville, Dana Cantrell and Ashley Young both of Dowelltown. Three great grandchildren, Cody Goff and Jasper and Jacklyn Kleparek all of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Alton Hicks of Mount Juliet and Ola Jean Pack of Georgia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [WJLE Radio]

   Funeral services for Mr. George Tramel, 96, were held Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Tommy Taylor officiated with burial following at the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Tramel passed away on Sunday, August 26th, 2007, at his residence. He was a farmer and affiliated with the Gospel Light House Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Grocie Cassity Tramel, two brothers, Troy Tramel, Johnny Shade Tramel and one sister, Bessie Tramel. His is survived by his wife, Robbie Hale Tramel, of Dowelltown; two daughters, Georgia and Michael Young, Martha and Tim Cantrell; one grandson, Nelson Young, all of Dowelltown, three granddaughters, Latonya and Dylan Kleparek of Smithville, Dana Cantrell and Ashley Young, both of Dowelltown; three great granddaughters, Cody Goff and Jasper and Jacklyn Kleparek, all of Dowelltown; two sisters, Alton Hicks of Mt. Juliet and Ola Jean Pack of Georgia. Pallbearers were Gary Mullican, Kenneth Tramel, Bobby Hale, Daniel Cripps, Jason Johnson, Brad Johnson, Jason Poss, and Shannon Hale. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. [Smithville Review]

   76 year old Thurman Ray "Jack" Jones of McMinnville died Friday [August 24, 2007] at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was born in DeKalb County. Jones was one of the original owners of McMinnville Funeral Home and was still serving the public at the time of his death. Jones was a previous chief of the Warren County Rescue Squad and a former coroner of Warren County. He served as a Warren County Commissioner for many years and he owned and operated a burlap business, a grave digging service, and C & N Machine Shop, where he worked as a welder. Jones was also a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and the Warren Masonic Lodge #125. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Phillip Rowland, Jackie Matheny, and Eddie Ware will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m.. The Jones family will receive friends from noon until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, William Daniel and Margaret France Jones; brothers, Alec, Walter, Cephas, Tommy, Willie, Acquilla, and Burgess Jones; sisters, Gillie Allen, Florence Humphrey, Annie Mannon, Mary Jones, Percilla Warren, Pelina Marsh, Vina Turner, and America Turner. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Lou Judkins Jones of McMinnville. A son, Jimmy D. Jones of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Becky Jones of Cedar Grove. Grandchildren, Andrea, Daniel, Emilie, and Kellie Jones all of McMinnville. Step-grandson, Chris Smith. A step-granddaughter, Amanda Rigsby. Former daughter-in-law, Gail Jones of McMinnville. Sisters, Sue Carter of Winchester, Elsie Newby and Louisa Jennings both of McMinnville and twin sister, Judy Berryhill of Nashville. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family members, and friends also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 49 Golf Club Drive, McMinnville, 37110.

   90 year old Leon C. Duke of Lancaster died Friday [August 24, 2007] at NHC of Smithville. He was retired from TRW and was a member of the Emmanuel Church of Christ. In 1994, he recorded "Old Time Banjo Rapping" music for the archives in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Cove Hollow Boys, a musician at the Dollywood Amusement Park, a past winner for two years of the "Old Time Banjo" competition at the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree, and a past winner of the harmonica competition at Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae Bates Duke; his parents, Homer and Beulah Putty Duke; and a brother, Odell Duke. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah and her husband Tony Glenn Rast of Pigeon Forge and Vivian Duke of Madison. Grandchildren, Darlene Rickles of Gordonsville, Delia Oldham of Carthage, Vivian Becker of Pigeon Forge, Tony Lee Rast of Colorado, and Venus Redman of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Chris Rickles, Jessica Becker, Kasey Oldham, Crystal Rickles, Kayla Oldham, Victoria Konicki Hopper, and Andrew Redman, Two sisters, Ruthine Hackney of Murfreesboro and Ruby Tisdale of Lebanon. One brother, James Duke of Smithville and special friend, Clayton Anstis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Mrs. Norma Jean Harlan, 75, of Lebanon and Temperance Hall, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at Smith County Health Care in Carthage. A graduate of Gordonsville High School and Martin Methodist College, she worked as a legal secretary. She was preceded in death by parents James William Bunch, Jr. and Willie Bates Bunch; husband Eugene Harlan; and step-father Tommy Driver. Survivors include: son Ken (Annette) Fountain, Jr. of Watertown; daughter Helen Leilani Fountain of Las Vegas; grandsons Kenneth Brian (Jennifer) Fountain and Aaron Wesley Fountain, both of Watertown; great-grandchildren Natalie Katherine Fountain and Brice Fountain; and sisters Helen Putty of New Palestine, Ind., and Beverly (Darrell) Hochins of Chattanooga. A memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Watertown Public Library, 208 Public Square, Watertown, TN 37184, or to a library of your choice. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

   Deedy Daniel Bailiff, 26, died on Saturday, July 1, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She lived in the Chattanooga area most of her life and attended White Oak Baptist Church in Trenton. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lynda Adcox Daniel. She is survived by her parents, Steve and Ann Daniel, Trenton; sisters, Lisa (Adam) Crowley, East Ridge, Jennifer (Chris) Seale, East Ridge; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B.P. Daniel, Trenton, and Mr. and Mrs. James Allen, Flintstone, GA; nieces, Maddy Crowley and Lyndie Seale; nephew, Austin Crowley; special friends, Lesley, Alex and Sydney Shutters, Chattanooga. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday graveside at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with Brother Glis Cribb officiating. Condolences may be sent to www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory.

   George Hal Bailiff, 62 of Rising Sun, MD, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 at Christiana Hospital after a long illness. Born in Elkton, MD, on January 24, 1945, he was the son of the late Theodore and the late Bessie (Lowe) Bailiff. He was a Salesperson for Macy's and also for Bailey, Banks and Biddle. He enjoyed traveling and antiques. He is survived by his brothers: Theodore, Jr.; John; Jacob and Ralph. A private graveside service was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Bay View Cemetery, North East, MD. For condolences, visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com

   97 year old Nettie Jim Edge of the Dry Creek Community died Saturday [July 7, 2007] at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker, a retired shirt factory worker, a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the WMU. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Gay and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Lona Bell Haas Frazier; her husband, Bernice Alvie Edge; a daughter, Jeanette Thweatt; brothers, Roy Vernon Frazier and Woodrow Wilson Frazier; and sisters, Eunice Gertrude Jordan and Anna Rhea Washer. Survivors include two sons, Kenny Edge of Dowelltown and Teddy and his wife Amy Edge of Ardmore. Five grandchildren, Anita Puckett of Smithville, Greg Thweatt of California, Reed Edge of Dowelltown, Andrew Edge of Madison, Alabama and Stephanie Claunch of Ardmore. Thirteen great grandchildren survive along with two sisters-in-law, Louise Frazier of Dowelltown and Dean Edge of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   53 year old Alice Faye Bandy Selby of Sparta died Saturday [April 21, 2007] at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel and burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Monday. Survivors include her husband, Lonnie D. Selby, Sr. of Sparta. Children, Ryan Stewart and his wife Megan of Sparta, Dewayne Selby and his wife Missy of Sparta, and Nichole Plunkett and her husband Tommy of Sparta. Her mother, Dora Bandy Selby of Sparta. Two brothers, Floyd Bandy of Lineville, Alabama and Mark Bandy and his wife Joy of Sparta. Seven grandchildren, Dane Selby, T.J. Plunkett, Kennedy Selby, Nicholas Plunkett, Lillian Stewart Logan Stewart, and Marlo Selby. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

   On Last Friday night [July 7, 1910] the angel of death hovered over us long enough to remove from earth to heaven one more bright jewel to shine in all its luster forever, Frank Bailiff, a good citizen, an obedient son, and a kind and loving husband. Frank has been sick for some time and has been faithfully and lovingly cared for by his wife, who stood by him to the last. She made a sacrifice of everything that she might minister unto his needs. He leaves besides his wife, a father and mother, three brothers and a sister, who were always ready to do anything for him. We will say to the bereaved ones, weep not as those who have no hope, for Christ said, "blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
J. M. GRIFFITH, July 11, 1910, Smithville Review July 21, 1910

   61 year old Betty Ann Adcock of Smithville died Saturday [April 7, 2007] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wendell Judkins will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Woods and Minervia Durham Peoples; a daughter, Lori Smith; sisters, Ruby Bates, Margaret Martin, and Minnie Jo Hattaway; and brothers, Leon Peoples, Sampson Peoples, and Harvey Neal Peoples. Survivors include her husband, Joel Adcock of Smithville. Two daughters, Connie Denise and her husband Tony Bailey of Alexandria and Sherry Wynette and her husband Joe Judkins of Smithville. Grandchildren, Leslie Bailey and Jordan Judkins. Brothers, Harold Peoples and David Peoples of South Pittsburgh and sisters, Mary Lou Campbell of South Pittsburgh and Imogene Ellision of Atlanta, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   84 year old Evelyn Frances Curtis of Alexandria died Friday [April 6, 2007] at the Summit Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member. Ronnie Smith and Tommy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be no visitation on Sunday due to Easter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Willie Malone Kitchings; her husband of 66 years Paul Curtis; and a brother, Charles B. Kitchings. Survivors include two daughters, Faye and her husband William Wooldridge of Lebanon and Kaye Hearn of Mount Juliet. Five grandchildren, Rick and his wife Christy Robinson of Murfreesboro, Mitch Robinson of Lebanon, Angie and her husband Alan Elkins, Anita and her husband Chip Jackson, and Kim and her husband Scott Lattimore all of Mount Juliet. Six great grandchildren. A niece, Lyna Rorie of Watertown and a brother-in-law, Reverend Tommy and his wife Virginia Curtis of Smithville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   74 year old Freeland Gibbs of Alexandria died Sunday [April 1, 2007] at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church and a retired employee of TRW Ross Gear. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Billy Robinson and Kurt Waggoner will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Lola Mae Burton Gibbs; an infant son, David Gibbs; a brother, Wendell Gibbs; and a sister, Elizabeth Ketchum. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Moss Gibbs of Alexandria. Four children, Sandra Fowler of Alexandria, Thomas and his wife Sherry Gibbs of Alexandria, Anita and her husband Robert Higgins of Elmwood, and Lisa and her husband Clark Oakley of Liberty. Nine grandchildren, Tracy Lawrence, Monica Hendrixson, Stacy Fowler, Megan Gibbs, Braiden, Jordon, and Ethan Alvis, and Cason and Addison Oakley. Three great grandchildren,Caitlyn and Rebecca Lawrence, and Ella Hendrixson. Two sisters, Martha Hood and Sally Rankins both of Indiana and a brother, James A. Gibbs of Indiana. The family requests that donations be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro in memory of Mr. Gibbs, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   95 year old former Trustee and County Judge Harry Gordon Foutch of Smithville died Wednesday [March 28, 2007] at NHC Healthcare Center. He served as DeKalb County Judge and Trustee for a total of 12 years. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. Foutch also formerly worked as a Federal Loan Officer for the Small Business Administration in Nashville and he was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jonathan Watson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cora Close Foutch; his wife, Irene Wheat Foutch; and a brother, Clyde Foutch. Survivors include daughters, Helen Malone and Harriett and her husband Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Nancy and her husband Roger Waynick of Brentwood, Richard Malone of Frisco, Texas, and Garth and Elise Cantrell of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Will, Roger, and Katie Waynick and Henry Malone. A brother, Osborne Foutch of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers, in memory of Mr. Foutch.

   70 year old Sherwood D. Burt of Dowelltown died [March 26, 2007] Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Ross Gear. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents,Marcus Dewitt and Emma Elwood Holt Burt and a step-son, Rickie Parsley. Survivors include his wife, Helen Burt of Dowelltown. Four children, Terri and her husband D.A. Bott of Ohatchee, Alabama, Donna and her husband Don Hulteen of Lincoln, Alabama, Tina and her husband Johnny Mixon of Sonewall, Mississippi, and Robert Burt of Ohatchee, Alabama. Four step-children, Phillip and his wife Janice Parsley of Smyrna, Deborah Lynn O'Conner of Goodlettsville, Larry and his wife Miriam Parsley of Smyrna, and Vicki and her husband Kenneth Corley of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Audrey Frazier of Smithville. Six grandchildren and several great grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and fourteen step great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   80 year old Eston Adcock of the Keltonburg Community died Friday [March 16, 2007] of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired welder and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edgar and Callie Bain Adcock; three sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Jodean Adcock of Smithville. Three children, Phyllis Nolan of Indianapolis, Indiana, Calvin Kent Adock of Smithville, and Robyn Webb of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with one brother, Clayton Adcock of Smithville and four sisters, Betty Jones, Virginia Daniels, and Mildred Johnson all of Smithville, and Jewel Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   91 year old Carl M. Foutch of Alexandria died Saturday [March 3, 2007] night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church in Alexandria on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Curt Wagoner and Robert D. Agee will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery. Foutch is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Hayes Foutch. A son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Jackie Foutch of Alexandria. Two granddaughters, Tammy and her husband Tony Baird of Burnsville, Maine and Tina and her husband Ronnie Ford of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Landon Baird and Kaelyn Baird. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   55 year old Joyce Lee Grandstaff Bailiff of Alexandria died Saturay [March 3, 2007] at NHC Health Care Center of Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Malone's Chapel Baptist Church at Alexandria. Bill Shaw, Mike Gay, and Jerry Osborne will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery at Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. when the body will be taken to the church. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bailiff, Jr. of Alexandria. Step-children, June and her husband Robert Keith of Smithville, Gerald and his wife Gail Bailiff of Dowelltown, Ricky and his wife Christina Bailiff of Liberty, and Tiwanda and her husband Wesley Hall of Watertown. Her mother, Lee Grandstaff of Alexandria. A sister, Barbara and her husband Dwayne Cantrell of Alexandria. Nieces, Nancy and her husband Sam Malone of Brush Creek and Susan and her husband Thomas Coats of Alexandria. Nine step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Two great nieces and two great nephews. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   78 year old Paul Bradley Blankenship of Smithville (Belk Community) died Thursday [February 15, 2007] at his residence. He was founder and former owner of Bradley Printing, and a longtime employee of the Smithville Review. He was also a member of the Gideon's and was a deacon of the New Union The Baptist Church since 1962 and a member for 66 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell, Kenneth Brown, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Mary Rankhorn Blankenship; a brother, Elzie Blankenship; and three sisters, Delma Wright, Nannie Wright, and Lola Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Ray Blankenship of Smithville. Two daughters, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island and Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville. Four grandchildren, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller of Rock Island, and Allison and Daniel Turner of Maryville. One sister, Birdell Lentz of Smithville. His father-in-law, Burnice Ray of Smithville. And a brother-in-law, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Mrs. Eula Mai Bain age 85 of McMinnville passed from this life Friday February 9, 2007. She is the widow of the late, T.J. Bain of McMinnville, and was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs.Bain is survived by two sons, Dewey (Eddie) & wife Janie Bain of McMinnville, Royce & wife Jan Bain of McMinnville, three sisters, Hallie Bain of McMinnville, Rosey Nelson of Mich., Doris Ann & Walter Grangy of Knoxville, one brother John Kenneth Jones of McMinnville, six grandchildern, Tony, Scott, Jennie, Troy, Trey, & Travis Bain of McMinnville. Also nine great grandchildren. Preceeded in death by late husband, T.J. Bain, parents, Issac (I.C.) & Mary Elisabeth Rankhorn Jones, one son Thomas Bain, five brothers, four sisters. Family will receive friends Saturday February 10, 2007 at 3 P.M., Sunday 8 A.M. to the time of service at 2 P.M. at Love-Cantrell-Cope Funeral Home with John Padgett officiating with interment in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville TN.

   54 year old Jacky Wayne Bandy of McMinnville died suddenly Tuesday [February 6, 2007] at his home. He was in the Tennessee Army National Guard, 278th ACR with 22 years of active service prior to retiring as Sergeant First Class. The funeral will be Friday at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the T.Y. Swafford Cemetery with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Warren County Sheriff's Department. The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hebron and Frances Bandy. Survivors include his wife, Bridget Bandy and a daughter Chloe Emmaline Jane Bandy both of McMinnville. A son, Brian Bandy; another daughter Katrina and her husband Andy Collier; grandchildren, Matthew, Brent, and Tiffany all of Smithville. Brothers, Danny Bandy of Smithville, Carl Bandy of Silver Point, and Jeff Bandy of McMinnville. A sister Cathy Jones of Georgia. Mother-in-law, Neva Bayless Swafford of Pikeville. Sister-in-law, Russell Anne Swafford Talley, and a brother-in-law, Jeff Talley of Dunlap. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to a scholarship fund for Chloe Bandy established by the Tennessee Army National Guard at Regions Bank in McMinnville. The Pikeville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

   69 year old Jerry Clifton Smith, Pastor of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, died Friday [December 30, 2006] in Mexico. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Charles Knight and Ron McCormack, District Superintendent of the Nazarene Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The body will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville on Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The body will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home Thursday where the family will receive friends after 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah Pritchett Smith. Children, Randy "Bubba" Smith and his wife Arlene of Brush Creek, Shane Smith and his wife Amy of Gordonsville, Connie Rodriguez and her husband Ruben of Brush Creek, Sonja Allen and her husband Sam of Coalmont, Debbie Bush and her husband James of Gordonsville, and Linda Pritchett of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive along with brothers and sisters, Robert A. and his wife Geraldine Smith of Mount Juliet, Frank D. and his wife Lucille Smith of Lebanon, Sarah Lou and her husband R.L. Payne of Brush Creek, Betty Jo Jones of Lebanon, Rosie and her husband T.J. Jones of Lebanon, and Troy and his wife Estella Smith of Gordonsville. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to help pay the expense of returning the body from Mexico in care of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, P.O Box 614, Smithville 37166 or to the Church Fund or to Gideons International. [grandfather of Bonnie Smith Christian]

   Willie Joe Tramel, age 84, of Murfreesboro died Sunday [December 3, 2006]. He was a native of DeKalb County, Tn., and the son of the late William Joseph and Minnie Ada Pack Tramel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. TODAY, Wednesday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna with Brother W.D. Thomason and Chris Brewer officiating. Graveside burial services will be at 1 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emma Allen Tramel; daughter Linda Mabry of Smyrna; sons Jerry Tramel of Smyrna and Bill Tramel of Gordonsville; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephew. Mr. Tramel was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theater during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Smyrna and worked for Kroger Distribution for 31 years. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Murfreesboro. Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. 615-459-3254. www.woodfinchapel.com

   97 year old Jessie Bailiff Fuson of Smithville died Thursday [December 27, 2006] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ken Tramel will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul Baliff and Toy J. Fuson; two brothers, Walter and Bob Vandergriff; and two sisters, Vera Hall and Amber Vandergriff. Survivors include two daughters, Paulette Carter of Lawrenceburg and Peggy and her husband Ken Tramel of Lebanon. Six grandchildren, Angie and Johnny Farr, and Steve and Krystal Carter all of Lawrenceburg, Chris and Linda Carter of Ethridge, and Bruce and Susan Carter of Lexington, Stephanie and Brad McKeehan of Johnson City, and Paul and Kimberly Tramel of Lebanon. Ten great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Silas A Evans of the Fairview community were held at Wayside Thursday afternoon, May 17, with interment in Wayside Cemetery. Rev. Taft Holloway, pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church, conducted the service. Elsie Helen Bayliff was born January 11, 1900 in the State of Illinois. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bayliff who now live at Clinton, Ark. On Nov. 23, 1920 she was married to SILAS ALFRED EVANS who survives her. To this union were born five sweet girls, Evelyn age 12, Myrtle 10, Florene 6, Loveta 5, and Elsie Marie 3. All are living and were present at her last rites. Besides her husband she leaves two brothers and three sisters to mourn her going. In 1929 she joined the Methodist Church, later becoming a member in a Missionary Baptist Church. After 4 years of illness, she quietly passed away about 6:00 a.m. May 16, 1934.

   MARION, MI - Beryl William Bayliff of Marion died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at his home. He was 94. Mr. Bayliff was born on Sept. 11, 1912 in Pompeys Pillar, Mont. to Curtis H. and Jennie June (Dennis) Bayliff. He later married Kathryn Marguerite Rockey on Jan. 18, 1940 in Clare. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked many years in construction as a millwright rebuilding/resetting assembly and manufacturing equipment as well as house construction, renovations and repairing rental properties. As a pilot, he relished his time flying Piper airplanes. He also enjoyed roller skating. Mr. Bayliff was a Champion Archer for the Behr Bow Company when it was located in Grayling. He would share his knowledge of the sport while keeping his techniques a secret. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; children, Donna May (Guy) Reer of Chesaning, and B. Marguerite (Roy) Butz of Brighton; grandchildren, Robert Reer of Holland, Mich., Deborah (Brian) Terborg of Grandville, Brian Reer of Kentwood, Eric (Jonna) Butz of Seattle, Wash., Jennifer M. Butz of San Migel de Allende, Mexico, and Stephen (Kim) Butz of Dexter; great-grandchildren, Taylor Terborg, Turner Terborg and Kathryn Terborg, and Owen Butz and Trygvy Butz; several nieces and nephews, Dave, Anne, Don, Christine and Dale Calomeni; and Bayliff nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Annette Calomeni and Maybelle Alderman; and brother, Donovan Bayliff. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Brad Center officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Marion. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.Fosnaught-Holdship.com.

   Bill J. Bailiff, 81 of Lansing, KS died Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. Bill was born April 18, 1924 in Hollywood, Ark., the son of Bill J. Bailiff, Sr., and Elizabeth Avant (Christopher) Bailiff. He was raised in Texas. He served in World War II in the 112th Regimental Combat Team in the Pacific Theater from 1943-1945. After discharge, he married Rosey Christina Fritzler in July of 1950 in Wichita. He worked in the aircraft industry as a sheet metal mechanic in Wichita until 1965, when he moved to Lansing and continued his craftsmanship at Fort Leavenworth’s Sherman Field. He retired from U.S. Government service in 1986. He was a Mason for 44 years, and a current member of the King Solomon Lodge. He had been a member of the Leavenworth Baptist Church since 1965. Bill is survived by his wife and three children: Raymond Bailiff, Phyllis White, and Aaron ‘Dale’ Bailiff. He is also survived by a sister, Edna Maxine Shockey. Bill is survived by five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson and one step-great-grandson. Bill was preceded in death by seven brothers, and a grandchild, Alyssa Ann Driscoll in 1998. Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday January 27 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 2pm Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jay McAlister officiating; burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Children's Mercy Hospital

   90 year old Mary Frances Anderson of the Cottage Home community died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in Wilson County, a homemaker, graduate of Auburntown High School, and a faithful member of the Cottage Home FCE. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Prosperity Baptist Church, where she was a member. Thurman Seber and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was the daughter of the late Hudson and Maude Foutch Jennings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Murrel T. Anderson, Sr. She is survived by a son, Murrel T. Anderson, Jr. and his family of Jackson, Mississippi; a brother-in-law, Ernest Anderson and his wife, Jackie of Cottage Home; and several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements. [Joe Jennings of Prosperity community was her brother.]

   64 year old Doris Carolyn Foster Hayes of Smithville died Thursday [November 30, 2006] at her residence. She was a secretary at Dell Computers in Lebanon, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church, where she was also a Sunday School Teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Williams and Dave Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Foster. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hayes; One son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Angie Foutch; Two daughters, Jamie Woodside and Renee and her husband Ricky Hendrixson; and her mother, Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville. Two step-daughters, Tracie Dunn of McMinnville and Kim and Dale Nunley of McMinnville. One brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Priscilla Foster of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Brooke Johnson, Nathan Trapp, Heather Vaughn, Nastasha Hendrixson all of Smithville, and Kevin Woodside of Dowelltown. Five step-grandchildren, Megan Butcher, Madison Taylor, Hayley Taylor, Braedon Dunn, and Bryce Fulton all of McMinnville. Three step-great grandchildren, Kyra Trapp, Jaden Johnson, Kayden Trapp all of Smithville and special friend, Brenda Ballard of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

   99 year old Jennie Hubbard of Smithville and formerly of the Dry Creek Community died Tuesday [November 7, 2006] at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wayne Malone and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Hubbard; a son and daughter-in-law, Willie and Freda Hubbard; her parent, Joe and Rebecca Adkins Arnold; sisters, Julie Tramel, Mary Smith, and Liza Bailiff; and brothers, Enoch, Delmar, Jody, Ralph Sr, and Willie J. Arnold. Survivors include nephews, Ralph, Jr. and his wife Ethel Arnold; James and his wife Inez Tramel; and Calvin and his wife Amy Tramel all of Smithville. Nieces, Ethel Ashford of Smithville, Ruby Deal of Nashville, Marie and her husband Mac McCormick of Georgia, Ruthene Self of Chattanooga, Dorothy and her husband Winfrey Hennessee of McMinnville, Georgie Hale of McMinnville, Lena Vann; and several great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Helen M. Bailiff, age 82, of Hampton, Georgia died August 27, 2006. Mrs. Bailiff was born January 24, 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Archibald Beverly and Esther Woody Smith. She lived in the Orange County, California area for the majority of her life. She relocated to Hampton to be with her family. She was an avid amateur photographer and enjoyed shopping. Most important, she was a strong family woman who loved spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Bailiff. She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Bob) Brown of Hampton; grandsons, Clint (Christina) Brown of Hemet, California, Robby Brown, Nick Brown, and Alex Brown, all of Hampton; granddaughter, Gina (Jace) Pritchard; sister, Frances Boyce of San Diego, California; brother, Richard Smith of Bellingham, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held September 2 at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, California. Interment Rose Hills Memorial Park. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.

   RILEY MONROE BAILIFF, 85, of Elkhorn City, widower of Ruby Bailiff, died Thursday [Sept. 14, 2006], in Mountain View Health Care Center. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sulphur Springs Old Regular Baptist Church; burial follows at Elkhorn City Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Sunday at church. J.W. Call Funeral Home, Pikeville, is in charge of arrangements.

   BAILIFF, A.J. "Poppa", 85, Grand Saline, burial Creagleville Cemetery, died Feb. 4, 1998, Grand Saline, Tx., born March 27, 1912 Friendship Community, lived in Grand Saline most of life, traveled with railroad, returned home 1986, retired from T&P Railroad after 42 yrs, member First United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by wife of 61 years, Marylene Bailiff in 1991. Survivors: son, Judson Bailiff, two daughters, Gwen Hughes, and Carolyn Western; brother, Melvin Bailiff,; sister, Billie Ruth Shelton; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Van Zandt County News, Sunday, Feb. 16, 1998, page 12A

   Ernest W. Bailiff of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on November 29, 1936, he was the son of Rev. Horace Bailiff and Lola (Nellinger) Crane. Surviving in addition to his wife, Marietta of Bedford is his mother: Lola Crane of Bedford; three sons: Bryan K. Bailiff and his wife, Lisa of Bedford, IN, Brad K. Bailiff and his wife, Tanna of Tunnelton, IN, and Bart K. Bailiff of Bedford, IN; four grandsons: Zachary, Caleb and Austin all of Bedford, IN, and Kyle of Tunnelton, IN; two granddaughters: Bailey of Bedford, IN, and Brandee of Tunnelton, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, step-father: Hobson Crane and two half sisters: Irene Bolander and Frances Julian and one step brother: James Crane. He was a farmer, school bus driver for thirty one years and owner of Bailiff’s mowing and lawn care. He was a member and lay speaker of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church and F & AM Cedar Lodge #161. He married Marietta Hoggatt on July 8, 1956 and she survives. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Hugh Reynolds, Rev. Lindy Hopkins and Rev. Joyce Mincoff. Burial will follow in the Talbot Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 9th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted 7:00 P.M. Tuesday by the Cedar Lodge #161. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons.

   "The Chieftain", Bonner Springs, KS, Wednesday, October 2, 2002

1905-2002, Services for Mrs. Frances Genevieve (Wendy) Wendorff were Sunday, Sept. 29, at United Methodist Church. Burial followed in McLouth Cemetery. There was a visitation Sunday afternoon at the church. Mrs. Wendorff, 96, died Sept. 25 at Council Grove Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 22, 1905, the daughter of Edgar Bailiff and Margaret Frances (McGuire) Davison Sr., in McLouth. Before retiring from Leavenworth Mutual Savings and Loan in 1970, Mrs. Wendorff had been employed by Standard Life Insurance Co., Laming Insurance Co., the U.S. Post Office and Suburban Telephone Company. Mrs. Wendorff was a member of Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, where she volunteered as church office secretary and assistant treasurer. She was also a member of United Methodist Women, serving as a local officer and on the state executive committee of the conference board. Mrs. Wendorff was also a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs Civic Study Club, a 50-year member of the Tonganoxie Extension Homemakers Unit and the Rebecca Lodge 382, Order of the Eastern Star, and Chapter CW of PEO, Lawrence. Mrs. Wendorff was recognized by the Lawrence Journal World as an outstanding volunteer in a front-page article in 1995. Mrs. Wendorff is preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Wendorff, and four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include three sisters, Helen Klinksiek, Overland Park; Audrey Gallagher, Fairfax, Va.; and Maude Flaherty, Terre Haute, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to Tonganoxie United Methodist Church or the Good Samaritan Fund at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.