Obituaries

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

William Hobert Page

Feb 15 2017
William Hobert Page

84 year old William Hobert Page of Smithville died Tuesday night at Kindred Health Care Center in Carthage. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was also retired from Avco. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and James Gibbs will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil and Iva Laura Judkins Page; a brother, Lionel Page; and two sisters, Mildred Page and Wilma Parkerson. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Athelene Page of Smithville. Two sons, Dwayne and wife Deanna Page of Smithville and Stevie Page of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Breanna and Bradley Colburn of Cookeville and Megan and James King of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Addisyn and Reanna King of Smithville. Two brothers, Robert and Bobbie Page of Mt. Juliet and W.J. Page of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Vickers

Feb 13 2017
Joseph Vickers

69 year old Joseph Vickers of Liberty died Saturday at Erlanger Hospital. He was a farmer and a 25 year member of the Pisgah Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pisgah Methodist Church. Perry Clayton and Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vickers was preceded in death by his parents, Andy Vickers and Dorothy Bain and a sister-in-law, Teresa Vickers. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Wanda Sue Vickers of Liberty. Children, Joe and Coty Vickers of Smithville, Vickey Sue and Stephen Barrett of Smithville, Crystal Page Vickers and her fiance Brandon Barnes of Liberty, Morgan Marie Vickers of Liberty, and Casey Elizabeth Vickers of Liberty. Grandchildren, Ty Carson Vickers and Calla Vickers. Brother-in-law, Mickey Page of Liberty. Sister and brothers, Jenny and Larry Montgomery of Liberty, William Vickers of Woodbury, Hank Vickers of Liberty, Ricky and Barbara Vickers of Liberty, Bobby and Kimberly Vickers of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Grant Williams and James Hayes. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Aline Snyder

Feb 11 2017

83 year old Aline Snyder of Dowelltown died Friday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and Rick Lee will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Herbert and Della Atnip Page; husband, Bobby Lewis Snyder; a brother, Bill Page; and a sister, Ruby Pinegar. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda and Carl Malone and a son, James and Melanie Snyder all of Dowelltown. Five grandchildren, Cynthia and Ceylon Taylor of Dowelltown, Cody and Adiana Snyder of South Carolina, Brooke and Matthew Collier and Page Snyder of Smithville, Rachel Blankenship of Franklin, James and Heather Blankenship of Sparta, and Steve Alley of McMinnville. Ten great grandchildren. A brother, W.J. Page of Smithville. Sisters, Barbara Vanatta and Helen and Charles Cantrell all of Dowelltown. Brother in law and sisters in law, Dean and Nell Snyder of Dowelltown and Nira Snyder of McMinnville, Colleen Snyder of Murfreesboro, and Jo Ann Page of Smithville. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Indian Creek Baptist Church Building Fund. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dena Pace Haugh

Feb 10 2017

Dena Pace Haugh, age 72 of Dowelltown, TN. passed from his life peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Pace and beloved aunt Dena Plummer. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Carlton "Skip" Haugh; her mother Gloria Birdsong of Georgia; brothers, Lee Pace of Mississippi and Charles (Joan) Birdsong of Georgia; four sons, Shannon Chatham of Louisiana, Brandon (Christine) Chatham of Georgia, John (Misty) Haugh of Tennessee and Mike Haugh of Oregon; one daughter, Stephanie (Brian) Barbre of California. Eleven granddaughters, Melissa, Trielle, Michaela, Mackenzie, Savannah, Samantha, Kaileigh, Isabella, Kaelyn, Cossette, and Alexis; three grandsons, Joshua, Asher, and Josiah; two great granddaughters, Ella and Anabelle; one great grandson, Jack; two nephews, Eric and Trevor Birdsong. She also leaves behind several cousins, dear friends, and co-workers. Dena was retired from the DeKalb County School System after over 15 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Dena had chosen direct cremation. The family has requested instead of flowers or gifts that donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janis Dearman Murphy

Feb 3 2017
 Janis Dearman Murphy

Retired school teacher, Janis Dearman Murphy, daughter of the late Charles Foster Dearman, Sr., and Ada Mildred Dearman, and sister of the late Charles Foster Dearman, Jr., passed away Thursday evening, February 2, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was 76 years old. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Judd Murphy, and two sons and their families: Jason Judd Murphy, wife Tamara, and children, Nixon Alexander and Addison Grace; and Jeremy Dearman Murphy, wife Sabra, and daughters, Briahna Ryan and Braya Shalon; one brother, Jim Dearman and wife Janis and several nieces and nephews. In attendance at her death and officiating at the final services will be her brother, gospel preacher Jim Dearman. Also, having a part in the funeral will be gospel preachers Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward.

“Mrs. Murphy” was a much-loved, highly-respected, and influential school teacher, who retired in 2005, after 44 years of service in education, primarily in the DeKalb County system. She began her career with the Nashville City Schools in 1962.

Mrs. Murphy was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ, where her father served as an elder until his resignation due to ill health. She also was a member of the Smithville Study Club, supporting the arts in the community.

The family will receive visitors at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Saturday, February 4, from 11 A. M. to 9 P. M. There will be another visitation at the Smithville Church of Christ, Sunday, February 5, at 2 P. M., prior to the funeral service at 3 P. M.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tina Fisher Young

Feb 2 2017
Tina Fisher Young

Ms. Tina Fisher Young, age 52, of Sparta, TN, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at her home.

Ms. Tina was born in Smithville, TN on September 5, 1964 to Linda Ann Fisher and Robert Hunt.

Survivors include mother, Linda Ann Fisher ( Michael) Ramsey; 2 sons, William Corey Young and Trevor Kane Young; 1 step son, Justin Young; 1 sister, Chelsea Ramsey; 3 brothers, William J. Harris, Charlie J. Harris and Michael D. Ramsey; special grand parents, the late Robert and Robbie Fisher and Walter Phillips and the late Louise Phillips; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also a special friend, Mimi Young.

ARRANGEMENTS:

Funeral services will be held at Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday, February 4 , 2017 at 2:00 p.m., officiating will be Bro. Lucius Wallace. Interment will be in the Plum Creek Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12 p.m. till time of service at 2:00 p.m.

Pallbearers, Brett Young, Cameron Young, Jordan Armstrong, Joseph Crouch, Lynn Brewington, and Chris Brewington; Honorary Pallbearers, Jacob Groce.

Please sign the guestbook at www.thurmanfuneral.com Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Dale Bain

Feb 2 2017
Robert Dale Bain

53 year old Robert Dale Bain of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. He was self employed and a member of the House of Prayer in Rickman. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy, Jr. and Willie Irene Johnson Bain; grandmothers, Dollie Turner; brother, Christopher Bain; and father and mother-in-law, L.C. and Pat Murphy. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lisa Murphy Bain; a son, Josh Bain; step-mother, Mary Edna Bain; and sisters, Jo Ann & Aubrey Meece, all of Smithville, Peggy Dyer and Linda Steinmark both of Sparta, Margaret and Michael Flanagan of Mississippi, Mildred Bain, and Misty and John Haugh all of Woodbury. Uncle Randall and aunt Donna Massa of Smyrna. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Ethel Lee Tittle Cassitty

Feb 1 2017

Ethel Lee Tittle Cassitty age 88 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, 2017 at Tennova Health Care in Lebanon, She was born Apr. 4, 1928, daughter of the late John Adam Tittle and Lizzie Jennings Tittle and was preceded in death by a grandson, Tracey Cassitty; brothers, Jack, Henry, Mack and John Tittle, Jr. and sisters, Betty Linear and Rosie Murphy. Ethel is survived by her sons, Larry Ricky Cassitty and Bobby Cassitty both of Alexandria; grandson, Jonathon Rockford Cassitty; great grandchildren, Christopher and Kristen Cassitty; a great great granddaughter; sisters, Ada Ruth Tittle of Portland and Charlene Rogers of Lebanon; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria.

Hoyte J. Hooper

Jan 31 2017
Hoyte J. Hooper

Hoyte J. Hooper age 78 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. He was born August 6, 1938 to his parents, the late Albert Lee and Flora Ruth Trusty Hooper. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Faye Hooper; sisters: Maureen Florida, Doris Cripps, Faye Trotter Rawls; Infant brother: Eugene Hooper. Hoyte was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a retired heavy equipment operator with Carrier. Survivors include daughter: Lisa (Ronnie) Garrison of Smithville; Grandchildren: Rachel Garrison of Smithville, Jessica Garrison (Ethan) Hale of Alexandria; Great-Grandson: River Garrison of Smithville; wife: Edna Locke Hooper of Smithville; Step-son: Darrell (Tina) Locke of Green Hill, Mark (Mitzi) Locke of McMinnville; Step-Grandchildren: Brandon Locke of Green Hill, Bradley (Caitlin) Locke of Sparta, Hillary Locke of Cookeville, Eli Locke of Christinia; Sisters: Milas Hibdon of McMinnville, Peggy (Clayton) Parsley of Smithville, Bill (W.J.) Poss of Smithville, Dean Johnson of Smithville, Sue Banker of Sparta. Funeral Service will be held 1PM Thursday February 2, 2017 at the Smithville Church of God with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 11 AM until 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM until time of the service at 1PM all visitation will be held at Smithville Church of God. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Church of God.

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