Mary Evelyn Hale Taylor age 92 of Smithville passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Faye and Dr. Kenneth Webb in Pulaski. She was born March 24, 1924 to her parents, the late William Overton and Martha Ervin Hale, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis Taylor, Sr.; son-in-law, Keith Wilkerson; 7 sisters, Hallie (Fred) Cassity, Prudie (Tom) Pinegar, Julie (Charley) Gregory, Ruby (C.N.) LeDoux, Ruth (Odell) Walls, Martha Odell (Jesse) Bluhm, Barbara Billings; 3 brothers, Charlie (Lorene) Hale, Howard (Samantha) Hale, W.O. (Opal) Hale, Jr. Mrs. Evelyn is survived by 4 daughters, Faye (Dr. Kenneth) Webb of Pulaski, Sherry (Jimmy) Fox of Memphis, Jane Wilkerson of Lebanon and Rita (Randy) Jones of Pulaski; 1 son, Jack D. Taylor, Jr. of Smithville; 1 brother-in-law, Austin (Regina) Billings of Murfreesboro; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with her grandsons, Rev. Jim Fox of Cookeville and Rev. Wint Fox of Mumbai, India officiating, Vicky Fox of Mumbia, India will serve as vocalist and burial to follow in Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Toni LaNette Davis of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3- 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and a stocker at Walmart. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cephas and Mary Jones and grandmother, Mentie Atnip. Survivors include her grandfather, Auval Atnip of Smithville. Father, Cantrell Jones of Smithville. Mother, Brenda Adams of Lebanon. Two brothers, Will and Amy Jones of Lebanon and Corey Adams of Lebanon. Children, Cyndy Nicole Savage Escue of Mt. Juliet and Justin Miles Davis of Watertown. Grandchildren, Taylor Escue of Mt. Juliet, Bo Escue of Mt. Juliet, and Emery Miles Davis of Watertown. God child, Rachel Kay Schuyler of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sara Ford Moore, age 89, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at North Side Health Care in Murfreesboro. She was a native of Cannon Co.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Jean Parker of Readyville; 2 Grandchildren, Leandra & John Habel of Unionville and Kevin & Michelle Parker of LaVergne; and Great Grandchildren, Emma Habel & Micah Parker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan Ford & Laura Blair Ford; Husband, Jim Moore, Jr.; Daughter, Starreta Moore Fries; and Siblings, Henry Ford, Sally Melton, Louise Smithson, Mary Warren, & Hershel Ford.
Ms. Moore loved reading her Bible and listening to Elvis and the Gaithers. She was also an accomplished seamstress who made the drapes for a movie that was filmed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Jim Paschal and Milton Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at Dekalb County Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
88 year old Pauline Salyer Fritts of Alexandria died Saturday at Quality Rehab and Health Center. She was a native of Salyersville, Kentucky, a homemaker, and a member of the United Church of God. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Rick Beam will officiate and burial will be in Hunter Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben J. Salyer and Ruth Penix, a child, Kay Ellen Fritts; brothers, Ramey, Happy Chandler and Mark; and a sister, Evalee. Survivors include her husband of almost 70 years, Preston Fritts of Alexandria. Children, Randall P. and Trish Fritts of Florida, Kimberly S. and John Walker of Lebanon, Joel A. and Jewely Fritts of Murfreesboro and Jason D. and Norene Fritts of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, Twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Brothers and sister, Bill Salyer, Sue and Randy Stalbaum, Glen and Donna Salyer, Larry and Judy Salyer, and Ronnie and Samantha Salyer. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Barbara Gayle Overton Hylton age 63 of Smithville, passed away Friday night December 23, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born April 23, 1953 to her parents, the late Robert Earl and Mildred Leone Winter Overton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Fred Robert Overton and 1 sister, Marilyn Lee Lance. Barbara was office manager for F.Z. Webb and Sons Pharmacy, attended the Smithville First United Methodist Church and was involved with the Smithville/DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce for many years. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, John P. Hylton, Jr. of Smithville; beloved pets, Buster, Angel and Satchmo; 3 sisters, Cheryl England of Smithville, Ruth Moon of Ohio and Kathleen Frodle of Smithville; 1 brother, John Overton of Ohio; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ron and Peggy Ferrell, Becky Roberts and Suzanne Williams. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 2 PM until 7 PM and Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old William "Bill" Page of Smithville died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was co-founder of the DeKalb County Girls Slow Pitch League and Bill Page Ball Park. He was also owner and operator of Page Brothers Construction. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Dan Gulley, Tim Woodward, and Jordan Atnip will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Della Atnip Page and a sister, Ruby Pinegar. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann Page of Smithville. A son and his wife, Kelvin and Rea Page of Hillsboro. Grandchildren, Bray Page of Smithville and Morgan and Jordan Atnip of Smithville. One brother, W.J. Page of Smithville. Three sisters, Aliene Snyder of Smithville, Helen and Charles Cantrell of Smithville, and Barbara Vanatta of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb Girls Slow Pitch Softball League.
73 year old Sherry Gayle Cripps of Alexandria died Wednesday at St Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber and Jimmy Arms will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther and Ocie McBride; parents, Robert J. Smith and Wilma McBride; and a great grandson, Noah John Roth. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jerry Cripps of Alexandria. Children, David and his wife Deborah Cripps of Alexandria and Lisa Cripps and her fiancé Chuck Parker of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Daniel Cripps; Ashley and husband Caleb Roth, and Amanda and husband Mark McAfee all of Alexandria, and Nicholas and wife Christian Underhill of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ezra Roth. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Upper Helton Baptist Church Youth Group. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Rosie Lee Braswell of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Braswell will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Dixie Ann Bookout Watson; son, Rickie Braswell; great granddaughter, Nevaeh Braswell; two brothers, Robert Watson and Bill Watson;four sisters, Sara Hall, Dorothy Sherrill, Marie Buckner, and Lilly Watson. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jerry Braswell of Smithville. Son, Jackie and Linda Braswell of Sparta. Eight grandchildren, Dava Bennett of Smithville, Misty Braswell of Florida, Amy Riggs of Smyrna, Jacob Braswell of Sparta, Brandon Atnip of Smithville, Rena Gregg of Florida, Billy Lynch of Florida, and David Lynch of Florida. Eleven great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rickey Wayne Murphy age 36 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, December 15, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 2, 1980 to his parents, the late Rickey E. and Minnie O. Thomas Murphy. He was disabled and affiliated with the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Survivors include his fiancé, Michelle Anderson of Smithville; 4 children, Anthony Dewayne Murphy, Tiffany Anderson (Lou Chabarria), Joshua Anderson (Brittany Bogle), and Nathan Pack all of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Jayden and Cayden Anderson, Brantley Wilkey, Klio and Khaliece Chabarria; parents, Rickey E. and Minnie O. Murphy of Smithville; 2 sisters, Teresa and Jerry Chapman and Norma Ervin both of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Cannady Cemetery with Bro. Richard Petty officiating. There will be no visitation with the family at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Johnnie Carlon Turner of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Jacobs Pillar Methodist Church, a farmer, and a construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Doyle Slager and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Ella Patterson Turner; four brothers, Morris, Aubrey, Donald, and Wilson Turner; and a son, Steve Turner. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mildred Webb Turner of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Sharon Turner of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Corey Turner of Smithville and Stephanie Turner of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Baylee Phillips and Ashley Phillips of Smithville. Three brothers, Kenneth and Ann Turner of Granville, David Turner of Nashville, and Sam Turner of Cookeville. Two sisters, Nina Ruth Puckett of Lebanon and Sue McGuire of Nashville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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