Obituaries

Gwin Allen Petty

Sep 17 2014

78 year old Gwin Allen Petty of Alexandria died at his residence. He was employed by Wynn's Precision Rubber. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Chaplain Barry Boggs will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie and Verda Tyree Petty and sisters, Ethel Vernon and Earline Lankford. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Peggy Petty of Alexandria. A daughter, Tyria and husband Rex Fathera of Alexandria. A grandchild, Dakota Fathera of Alexandria. Brothers and sisters, Doyle and wife Dean Petty of Franklin, Mary and husband Herman Parker of Nashville, Odell and wife Charlene Petty of Watertown, and Eleanor Myers of Carthage. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Cook

Sep 16 2014

92 year old Johnny Cook of Smithville died Monday at Raintree Manor. He was a self employed retired contractor and former restaurant owner. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Etter Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Cook was preceded in death by his wife, Jan Cook; parents, Minis and Roxie Conley Cook; a brother, Ray Cook; and two sisters, Jewel Cook and Doris Conrad. Survivors include eleven children, Marianne Koons and Charlie Winkle, Dianne Henderson, David and Vickie Cook all of Indiana, Janie Horvath, Johnny and Sabrisky Cook all of Smithville, Stevie and Carolyn Cook of Indiana, Randy and Angie Cook of Murfreesboro, Jerry and Tracy Cook of Florida, Johnna and Jimmy Sprague of Smithville, Jonathan Cook of Georgia and Crystal and Paul Farr of Maryland. Eighteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and one sister, Iris Poore of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Etter Cemetery fund.

William Alexander Davis, Jr.

Sep 16 2014

93 year old William Alexander Davis, Jr. of Lebanon passed away Monday morning, September 15 at his residence of an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born January 8, 1921 to his parents, the late William Alexander and Loretta Woods Davis, Sr. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran serving in the 31st Dixie Infantry Division and was also a retired maintenance and backhoe worker. Survivors include 3 children, Butch and his wife Dana Davis of Dowelltown, Patsy and her husband Wes Harper of Madison and Bobbie O'Connor of Donelson; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, Howard Davis of Donelson. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be conducted 7:PM Monday, September 22 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Arms officiating. Graveside services and interment with Military Honors will be 3:PM Tuesday, September 23 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, September 22, from 1:PM until the time of the service at 7:PM. Family and Friends will gather on Tuesday at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery for the Graveside Service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Shelia Frazier Whitford

Sep 15 2014
Shelia Frazier Whitford

60 year old Shelia Frazier Whitford of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was Distribution and Customer Service Manager for Jarden/Oster. She was also a life long member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Greg Sweeton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Whitford was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy Lamberson Frazier and her father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Louise Whitford. Survivors include her husband, Edward Whitford of Smithville. Four daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Brad Curtis of Smithville. Janohn and Seth Billingsley of Sevierville, Shelia and Chad Kirby of Smithville, and Wendi and Ron Keeton of Cookeville. Twelve grandchildren whom she adored dearly, Grant, Aidan, and Mason Curtis, Samantha Brooke, Alexa and Keira Billingsley, Dallas and Brylee Kirby, Carter Cook, Seth, Hope, and Elijah Keeton. Four sisters, Martha Brown, Jane and Thomas Groom, Sue and Carl Sifford, and Mary and Emilo Barrentos all of Smithville. One brother, Billy and Buffy Frazier of Lascassas. One brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Kathy Whitford of Clarksville. Special friends, Jean Meyers and Ed Kaser. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. If you prefer to make a donation in memory of Shelia, her requests were the Smithville First Baptist Youth Group, Haven of Hope, Josiah's Closet or the Cookeville Cancer Center.

Marty Dwight Trusty, Sr.

Sep 12 2014

Marty Dwight Trusty, Sr. age 45 of Kingston Springs, TN passed away Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born August 14, 1969 to his parents, the late Hoyt and Patty Taylor Trusty. Marty was a Baptist and worked as a warehouse manager with Scott's Bolt and Screw. He is survived by 2 sons, Marty Dwight Trusty, Jr. and Tyler Trusty both of Nashville; 3 sisters, Karen (Arnold) Smith of Nashville, Diane Reese of Greenbrier and Pam (Tim) Craig of Joelton; 2 brothers, David (Sherry) Trusty of Kingston Springs and Roger (Jan) Trusty of Goodlettsville; 1 uncle, Doyle Taylor of Smithville and 1 aunt, Barbara (James) Fuson of Nashville; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Mike Fuson officiating and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Barnes

Sep 9 2014

76 year old Leon Barnes of Smithville died Tuesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. Leon was born November 4, 1937 in DeKalb County to his parents, the late Grover and Emmy Walls Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, A.B. and Frank Barnes and 1 sister, Lillian Turner. He was a member of Mt. Hope The Baptist Church of Christ and retired from Cumberland Lumber Company. Leon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Barnes; son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzette Barnes; 2 grandchildren, Kade and Ashley Barnes all of Smithville; sister-in-law, Anna Ruth Barnes and niece Carolyn (Billy Ross) Rankhorn all of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dwight Knowles and Garry McBride officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church of Christ in memory of Mr. Leon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James "Jimmy" Curtis

Sep 6 2014

86 year old James "Jimmy" Curtis of Alexandria died Friday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, Curtis was a farmer and a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Curtis and Sarah Neal Curtis; his wife, Flora Katherine Curtis; a brother, Johnny H. Curtis; sisters, Gladys L. Driver, Mary Cason, and Mattie Francis Malone. He is survived by children, Bennie and wife Debbie Curtis of Alexandria, Sandra and husband Gary Councill of St. Petersburg, Florida and Laurie Curtis of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Brandon Keith, Chad Curtis, Ty Curtis, Jesse Councill, and Caroline Councill. Brother and sisters, Gracie Henley, Ralph and wife Faye Curtis, and Amy Johnson all of Alexandria and Roy D. and wife Linda Curtis of Watertown. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St Jude Children's Hospital or to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Betty Ruth Tebbe

Sep 4 2014

82 year old Betty Ruth Tebbe of Tipton, Indiana and formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at the Clay County Hospital in Celina. She was born in Clay County. Tebbe was also a member of the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton, Indiana. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Father Robert Jennings will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Tebbe was preceded in death by her parents, James Hull and Ruby Boles; her first husband, Fred Jennings; her second husband, John Wilson; a son, Freddie Jennings; three brothers, Dallas, Vain, and Stanley Hull; and two sisters, Elsie Hull and Rosie Netherton. Survivors include her husband, James Tebbe. A son, Bennie and wife Lou Anne Jennings. Grandchildren, Robert and wife Maryann Jennings, Joseph and wife Joy Jennings, Andrea and husband Jon Westphal, and Elizabeth and husband Trevor Cress. Great grandchildren, Caleb, Layla, and Lucy Jennings. Brothers, Charlie and Cordell Hull. Sisters, Josie Montgomery and Minnie Delph. Step-children, Theresa Bartz, Martha Tebbe, Linda Staton, Rita Martin, Michael Tebbe, and Christa Willis. Eight step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Lewis Driver

Sep 4 2014

78 year old Martha Lewis Driver formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Houston County. Driver was a nurse. Driver was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas Russell Lewis and Butha Walton Tus; her husband, Doyle Brown Driver; and three brothers and three sisters. A private ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon at Salem Cemetery. She is survived by two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Mirl Raymond Poss

Sep 4 2014

Mirl Raymond Poss, 86, formerly of the Dibrell and Newtown communities, passed away Tuesday, September 02, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Mirl Poss was born November 20, 1927 in DeKalb County, TN, to the late E. L. (Les) and Hassie Certain Raymond. Also preceding her in death are her sisters and brothers Louise Winchester, Helen Bell, Ruth Cantrell, T. R. Raymond, and Walter Raymond. She was a member of Newtown The Baptist Church and retired after 28 years with Century Magnetek.

Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Marvin Wayne Poss, daughter Carolyn Harper and her husband Joe Harper of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, son Austin Poss and his wife Carolyn Turner Poss of Lynchburg, TN, grandchildren Melanie Womack of McMinnville, Cristi (Brian) Waters of Old Fort, TN, Shannon Poss of Lynchburg, TN, and Brandon Poss of Murfreesboro, TN, great grandchildren Ashland Behling, McKenzie Marske, Colby Schleif, Braxton and Connor Waters, Ruby, Daniel, and John Austin Jimenez, step-granddaughter MacKenzie Waters, and great-great grandson, Isaac Behling. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, September 05, 2014 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Poss Family will receive friends from 4 PM until 8 PM on Thursday and again from 9 AM until 11 AM Friday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dianna Latimer, Christina McNeal, and Sasha Trott and all of the staff of Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma, TN for their kindness and care of our mother.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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