Obituaries

Jim Brazier

May 10 2017

Mr. Jim Brazier age 79 of Liberty, passed away Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon. He was born July 14, 1937 to his parents, the late Harmon and Violet Mae Turner Brazier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Earlene Campbell and Alvarene Brazier Holloway. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, farmer and a member of The Way. Mr. Brazier is survived by his wife, Sharon Brazier of Liberty; 3 children, Steven Phillips of Wyoming, Teresa Sloat of Watertown and Brian Do of Liberty; 1 grandson, Matthew Phillips; 2 sisters, Mable Holloway of Tullahoma and Onevia Brazier of Decherd. The family of Mr. Jim has honored his request to be cremated and there will be no services held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Leonard Mabe

May 8 2017

James Leonard Mabe, 78, died Monday, May 8, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents Haskell Johnson Mabe and Randy Ozella Luna Mabe and a brother, Wilford Mabe.

He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Vera Odessa Humphrey Mabe; sons, Calvin Mabe and Barry Mabe; daughter-in-law, Lisa Mabe. Leonard has four grandchildren, Heather and husband Jacob Lawrence, Tiffany and husband Robert Patrick, Chance Mabe and Jade Mabe. He has five great- grandchildren, Piper, Koda, Schuyler, Topanga and Keirra. Leonard also leaves behind a brother and sister-in-law, Dillard Mabe and wife Carolyn.

Leonard worked for Sparta Spoke Factory and went on to work for Hanson, Roy and Lonnie Carr for 29 years. During this 29 years Roy and Lonnie Carr became life-long friends of Leonard and Odessa. He retired at age 62 but the life-long friendship continues and will leave behind many cherished memories.

Leonard loved to hunt and fish with his sons Calvin and Barry. Many tall tales have resulted from thier endeavors.

Leonard and Odessa attended Spring Hill The Baptist Church in Walling.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Spring Hill The Baptist Church with Tim Pelham, Frank Randolph and David Lee England officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 9th from 4 until 9pm in the chapel of Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta, again Wednesday May 10th from
9 until 11am at the funeral home and from 12:30pm until the time of service at 3pm at the church building.

Our family would like to express how greatful we are to our church family who prayed endless prayers for Leonard. We want to let you know that our prayers were answered. Leonard now knows God's grace and endless love.

Peggy Ann Hale

May 5 2017
Peggy Ann Hale

Peggy Ann Hale age 80, a resident of NHC in Smithville and formerly of Alexandria passed away Friday morning, May 5, 2017 at Alive Hospice at Skyline in Madison. She was born April 3, 1937 to her parents, the late Alfred Youngblood and Velma Youngblood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hale, Jr. and a sister, Frances Hall. She was a longtime faithful member of the Cooper's Chapel Baptist Church. A loving Mother and Grandmother, she leaves to cherish her memory a son, Danny (Donna) Hale of Liberty; 2 grandsons, Justin (Julie) Hale of Liberty and Joshua (Connie) Hale of the Blue Springs Community; 4 great-grandchildren, Zoi Hale, Silas Hale, Josie Hale and Zalie Hale; 1 sister, Goldie (Billy) Hale of Smithville; 1 brother, James Youngblood of Dowelltown. Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, May 8, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Shannon Cantrell and Joshua Hale officiating and burial will follow in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 10:AM until 8 PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Georgia Lee Bogle

May 2 2017

83 year old Georgia Lee Bogle of Alexandria died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a DeKalb County native, a factory worker, and a member of the Coopers Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Gary Caplinger will officiate and burial will be in the Cripps Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Bogle was preceded in death by her parents, Metford Hobbs and Carrie Bell Parker; husband, Willie Bogle; and sons, Randy Bogle and Johnny Bogle. Survivors include children, Ricky and Beverly Bogle of Murfreesboro, Wanda and Marshall Carter of Kingston Springs, and Peggy Bogle, Mickie and Elmer Fitts, and Tina and Robert Furman all of Alexandria, and Tim and Denise Bogle of Smithville. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Lee Gay

May 2 2017
Bobby Lee Gay

Bobby Lee Gay age 77, of Smithville passed away Monday morning, May 1, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cloie Gay Caldwell; son, Jeffery Gay; brother, Larry Caldwell. Bobby was a nursery worker. He is survived by his wife, Jane Gay of Smithville; Michael (Brenda) Gay of Elmwood; daughter, Kristal (Mike) Selle of Villa Rica, GA; 4 grandchildren, Michael Gay, Logan Gay, Amanda Jones and Kayla Clayton; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Freda (Gene) Lumby of South Dakota, Libby (Larry) Gibbs of Smithville, Rebecca (Steve) Ritchie; 2 brothers, David (Rita) Caldwell and Wallace (Carolyn) Caldwell both of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Miguel Angel Ramirez Palomec

May 1 2017
Miguel Angel Ramirez Palomec

Four year old Miguel Angel Ramirez Palomec, passed away Sunday night, April 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 21 2012 to his parents Miguel Angel Ramirez Petriz and Alicia Palomec Ramirez. He was affiliated with the La Hermosa UMC. In addition to his parents, he is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 5:00PM Thursday, May 4, 2017 at La Hermosa United Methodist Church with Pastor Emilio Hernandez officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 4:PM at the Church with the services beginning at 5:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Letita A. Herron

May 1 2017
Letita A. Herron

Letita A. Herron age 55 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning, April 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 5, 1961 to her parents, the late Jerry Hale and Macon Lucille Cantrell Haas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ernest P. and Mattie Adcock Cantrell; paternal grandparents, Harl and Eva Hale Haas; sister, Marlene Haas Stoglin. She was a graduate of DeKalb County High School and a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Greg Herron, Sr. of Smithville; son, Gregory Lee Herron, Jr. (Chrisanna); daughter, Kailey Evangaline Herron; 2 granddaughters, India and Nevaeh Herron; grandson, Dedrick Herron; brother, Trent Haas; half-brother, Jeremy Lee Haas; half-sister, Stephanie Haas Fagan. Letita's family has honored her request to be cremated. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Rhody Snow

Apr 27 2017
Mary Rhody Snow

94 year old Mary Rhody Snow of Smithville died Thursday at the Webb House Retirement Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Mary was a homemaker and a longtime, faithful member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She loved cooking and raising vegetable gardens. Everyone who visited in her home was always offered something to eat or left with an item from her garden, freezer, or something she had canned. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Dr. John Carpenter and Reverend Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shealie and Novella Cubbins Rhody; her beloved husband, Robert L. Snow; a son, Larry (Butch) Snow; sisters, Eva Hill, Nonnie Cantrell, Jennie Cantrell; and brothers, Bob Rhody, Woodrow Rhody, Sheal Allen Rhody, and Austin Rhody. Survivors include a son, Tom Snow of Gallatin. A daughter, Mary Beth and Robin Treadway of Nashville. Daughter-in-law, Peggy Snow of McMinnville. Grandsons, Chris and Lori Snow of McMinnville, Matt Snow of Murfreesboro, and Tucker Treadway of Nashville. Granddaughters, Krisann Snow of McMinnville and Elizabeth Treadway of Los Angeles, California. Great grandchildren, Adry Snow, Aryn Snow, and Zack Stanley, Jayleigh Snow, and Mattie Grace Snow. Sisters-in-law, Lena Rhody of Smithville, Eleanor Burns of Smithville, Mary Morgan of Dayton, Ohio, and Edgar Snow of Knoxville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church or any other charity.

Thetta Dunn

Apr 27 2017
Thetta Dunn

Thetta Dunn, 66 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Nashville.

Thetta was a very special person. She was feisty, loud, full of life, and always approached everything with a great sense of humor. To say the least, she was unforgettable. She never met a stranger, and her family went far beyond blood. She may have only had two biological children, but there are dozens that call her Mama. Thetta was a Walmart Associate for 13 years. She made countless friends while working at the Sparta Walmart, and her laughter could be heard throughout the entire store. She was the rock of her entire family for so long, trying to hold them together during the storms. She will forever be missed.

Surviving are;
Daughter, Connie Tatrow (Robert) of Nashville, TN
Son, Brian Dunn (Jennifer) of Smithville, TN
Grandsons; Brock Tatrow, Clint Tatrow, and Tyler Dunn
Great Grandsons, Christopher Tatrow, and Colton Tatrow
Neice, Kimberly Al'Halawani of Sparta, TN
Nephew, Jamal Al'Halawani of Sparta, TN

She was preceded in death by her mother, Willene Johnson and a sister, Diana Blessing.

Funeral service will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Ronnie Taylor officiating. Family will receive friends from 4pm until 8pm on Friday, April 28.

Brother Charles "Chuck" Olson

Apr 26 2017
Brother Charles "Chuck" Olson

Brother Charles "Chuck" Olson age 87 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017 at VA Hospital in Nashville. He was born October 12, 1929 to his parents, the late Charles and Elva Haun Olson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harlen "Smokey" Olson. A man that has served God, Country and fellow man. Brother Olson was the example of being Christ like, he was the hands, feet and mouth of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was a paratrooper, and retired from the U. S. Air Force where he had over 20 years service. Brother Olson was a retired Baptist Minister having preached and pastored for over 50 years. He pastored Upper Helton, Snow Hill Baptist, Mt. Zion, Allardt First Baptist, Sycamore and Mt. Herman. Brother Chuck also had a nursing home ministry, jail ministry, lake ministry, was chaplain with the American Legion and member of the Ministerial Association. He served meals on wheels for about 20 years, was a member of American Legion #122 and was a former Smithville City Alderman and a faithful member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Brother Olson would carry friends to doctor appointments and was always lending a hand whenever he could help. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years, Earlene Walls Olson of Smithville; son, Matthew (Bonnie) Olson of Alexandria; grandson, Charles (Darla) Olson of Pueblo, CO; sister, Elvera Maki of Cloquet, MN; sister-in-law, Marie Walls of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Johnathon Willoughby and Dave Carden officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mt. Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in memory of Brother Chuck. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 4:PM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1 p.m.. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

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