Obituaries

Bryan Garrett Sadler

Feb 22 2017

Funeral services for Bryan Garrett Sadler, 32, of Cookeville will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday February 25, 2017 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00am until the time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Sadler passed away on Thursday February 16, 2017 in Cookeville.

Bryan was a correctional officer, the sports announcer for the Cookeville Cavaliers and a TSSAA baseball umpire.

The family request, "In lieu of flowers, take a kid to a ballgame".

A complete obituary will follow.

Nelson Eugene Hall

Feb 21 2017

Mr. Nelson Eugene Hall, age 84 of Alexandria, TN passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN.

Graveside Services and interment for Mr. Nelson Hall are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1pm at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria, TN. Bro. Billie Friel will officiate.

The Hall family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th from 11am until 12:45pm.

A complete list of survivors will be announced later.

George White Herman

Feb 20 2017

80 year old George White Herman of McMinnville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charlie Stanton will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Hassie Herman; step mother, Leona Herman; first wife, Bessie Marie Herman; a son, Lester Earl Herman; step son, Sam (Powell) Murphy; granddaughter, Cassandra Ann; sisters, Pearl Pittard, Daisy Herman, Clara Mai Caldwell; brothers, Elmer Herman, J.E. Herman, Hoyte Herman, and Roosevelt (Toby) Herman. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Martin of McMinnville. A son, Eddie and wife Shirley Herman of Christiana; his wife, Jenny Johnson Herman; and a step daughter, Vicky and Sam Linnear all of Smithville. A step son, Charles Murphy, Jr. of Woodbury. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A half sister, Freda Jeanette and Robert Cox of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Emily Dianne Freeman Durham

Feb 20 2017

Emily Dianne Freeman Durham of Priceville, Alabama went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 . She was at home and under the care of Hospice of the Valley. She was born Wednesday, August 3, 1949, in Wilmington, North Carolina to Leonard Maness Freeman and Margaret Estelle Mills Freeman. On April 4, 1969, she married the love of her life, Ray Durham and was blessed with a son, Scott Durham. She lived her life for them. She as not vain and was a selfless, unmaterialistic, giving woman. She was a champion for those who could not defend themselves. Those that were close to her received her undyling love. She was an avid reader, traveler, Yahtzee player, and loved spending time with her family. She worked as a civil servant for over 38 years, working most of her time with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. She was a tireless worker and volunteer. She spent many years giving her time to the youth sports of Decatur, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her parents: Leonard Manuss Freeman and Margaret Estelle Mills Freeman and her brother: Leonard Maness Freeman, Jr. Survivors include: Husband, Ray Durham, Jr.; One Son, Scott Durham and wife, Amber; Three Grandchildren, Andrew, Alan and Kelsey Durham; One Sister, Lynda Luna. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of the Valley for their kind, compassionate care given to Emily. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Hospice of the Valley in Decatur, Alabama. A Memorial service for Emily will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hughey Reynolds officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle, AL is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Lorelle Murphy

Feb 20 2017

Lorelle Murphy age 78 of Watertown died Saturday evening, Feb. 18, 2017 at the Tennova Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in White County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ludie Mae Hicks Griffin and was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Murphy and a brother, Eston Griffin. Lorelle attended the Athens Missionary Baptist Church and had a 30 yr. career in the cafeteria at the Watertown Elementary and Jr. High Schools. She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Baker and her husband, Dan of Watertown and Tammy Manning and her husband, Bill of Lebanon; grandchildren, Allison Gannaway of Stephenville, TX and Adam Manning of Lebanon; brother, George Griffin of Smithville and 2 nephews. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Kevin Harrison and Bro. Pat Eller officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. till servie time Wednesday. Interment will be at Prosperity Cemetery.

Viva Gay Vickers

Feb 20 2017
Mrs. Viva Gay Vickers

Mrs. Viva Gay Vickers age 79 of Liberty, TN, died Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born March 08, 1937, in Cannon County, TN, was a retired employee of the DeKalb Co School District and member of Sycamore Baptist Church. Mrs. Vickers was preceded in death by parents, Dewey and Hattie White Prater; husband, Thomas Harold Vickers; sisters, Bell Prater, Christine Prater Davis, Ola Lorene (Tommy) Robinson, and Gladys (Jack) Page; and brothers, James, Billy and Paul Prater.

Survivors include son, Tony (Sheila) Vickers; daughter, Tonya Silcox; sisters, Pauline Lance, Joyce Reed, Marie Melton, and Lois Davis; brother, Hubert Prater; sister-in-law June Prater; grandchildren Thomas Dalton (Cheyenne) Silcox, Harlli Whyte Silcox, Logan Vickers, Emily Vickers, and Olivia Vickers; 1 great-granddaughter, Addison Silcox.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M Saturday February 25, 2017 at Sycamore Baptist Church (Gassaway, TN) with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery. The Vickers Family will receive friends Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel and again Saturday from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. at Sycamore Baptist Church.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Petway Baughman

Feb 18 2017

65 year old Margaret Petway Baughman of Peru, Indiana died November 12 at her residence. A graveside service will be Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Members of the family will officiate. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a sales representative for Tender Hearts Greeting Cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burns and Anita Groom of Smithville. Survivors include an aunt, Mary Ruth Groom of Smithville. Cousins, Thomas and Jane Groom of Smithville, Doyle Evans of Liberty, Dewight Saddler of Auburntown, Leonard Saddler of Nashville, Paula Saddler of Murfreesboro, Carol and Don Crook of Smithville, Lewis Fuson of Smithville, Dan and Remona Fuson of Dowelltown, Mackie Sandlin Yatooma of Georgia, Joyce Johnson of Murfreesboro, Judy Cox of Oak Ridge, Mitchell and Debra Rowland of Liberty, Genrose and Donnie Davis of Liberty, Westa Morrison of Alabama, Terri an Ricky Malone of Alexandria, Tim Rowland of Murfreesboro, and special friend Terry Irvin Anderson of Indiana. Several other cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cathy Ann Holmes

Feb 17 2017

Cathy Ann Holmes age 64 of Liberty passed away Friday morning, February 3, 2017 at Tennova HealthCare in Lebanon. She was born September 19, 1952 to her parents, the late Virgil and Dorothy Cowger Warders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Homles and 1 nephew, Daniel Warders. Cathy worked as a delivery driver. She is survived by 1 sister, Sharon (Jim) Brazier of Liberty; 1 brother, Bill (Chris) Warders of Phoenix, AZ; 10 nieces and nephews. The family has honored Cathy's request to be cremated and a private interment of the cremains will be held. No public services are planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tammye Saylors Estes

Feb 17 2017
Tammye Saylors Estes

Tammye Saylors Estes age 47 of the Pea Ridge Community of Liberty, passed away Thursday night at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was born August 16, 1969 to her parents, the late William Avon Saylors and Willene Shehane Saylors. In addition to her parents, Tammye was preceded in death by 1 son, Jerry Lee Estes; 2 brothers, Thomas and Sonny Atnip; 1 sister, Judy Eastes. She was a medical clerk and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Jerry "Frog" Estes of Liberty; grandchildren, Austin Lee Estes, Destiny Murphy, Monie Murphy and Allison Nash; Siblings, Suzie Paulette (Bobby) Parker of Woodbury, Michael (Frances) Saylors of Smithville; Margie (Gary) Williams of Alexandria, Betty George of Smithville, Linda Fite of Dowelltown, Gail (Marlon) Bain of McMinnville, Roy Douglas Atnip of Smithville; 2 Aunts, Frances (Harlon) Bates and Jessie Bell Johnson both of Smithville; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 3 PM Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Aarat Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Tuesday 11 AM until the time of the service at 3 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

June Bennett

Feb 15 2017
June Bennett

Mrs. June Bennett of Brush Creek, TN passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Webb House in Smithville, TN, where she has lived since 2010. Mrs. Bennett was 93 years of age.

Mrs. Bennett was born June 17, 1923 in St. Louis, MO to Thomas and Rella Anderson. She grew up in Knoxville, TN with brothers Thales, Rolland, and Roger. At the beginning of World War II, Mrs. Bennett became one of the Government Girls. She, along with many young women from around the country, left her home and went to Washington DC to fill positions needed for the war effort. There she met and later married a young soldier, Mr. George Emerson Bennett of Brush Creek, TN. The Bennett family lived in Knoxville, TN, Marrietta, GA, and Huntsville, AL before settling in Brush Creek, TN in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Bennett has always been active in her community. She has shared her time and talents in many different ways over the years by volunteering with the Brush Creek United Methodist Church, the Brush Creek Community Club, the Home Demonstration Club, and other local organizations.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, George Bennett, who died in 2001, and by her son, Dr. David Bennett, Sr., who passed away in 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Bennett Throne and her brother, Roger Anderson. Mrs. Bennett will be deeply missed by her son-in-law, Ken Throne, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Karen Bennett as well as by her grandchildren David Bennett, Jr. with his wife Michella, Dr. Martha Bennett, Melissa Ransom Bennett Schwerzler with her husband Martin, Ryan Gordon Throne, and Brittany Throne and her as her great-grandchildren Cora, Emerson, and Claire Bennett and Cole and Sabrina Schwerzler.

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of the staff of the Webb House who have given Mrs. Bennett such considerate and loving care for so many years.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bennett are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1PM with Bro. Floyd Massey officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery.

Visitation with the Bennett family will be on Thursday from 6PM until 8PM and again on Friday after 12 Noon until service time at 1PM.

Bass Funeral Home, Gordonsville Chapel, Directors

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