William Charles Owens age 71 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night, November 5, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born November 23, 1944 to his parents, the late Willie Hobart Owens and Martha Elizabeth Taylor Owens Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, W.P. "Bill" Young and brother-in-law, Jerry Thacker. Charles was a U.S. Navy Veteran, Mason, Shriner and attended the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren In Christ Church. He loved going to tractor pulls and had a passion for antique cars and enjoyed getting together with his antique car friends. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Beatrice Dunn Owens of Smithville; daughter, Bethany (Chris) Tramel of Smithville; 2 grandsons, Andrew Owens Tramel and Carson Ryan Tramel; 1 sister, Sue Thacker of Smithville; sister-in-law, Barbara (Burnace) Vandergriff of Smithville; nephews, Tracy McGee and Russell (Lisa) Vandergriff; niece, Lori (Edgar) Pryor; great-nieces, Erin Cantrell, Makala Vandergriff (Brett) Owens and Shayla Vandergriff; 1 great-great-nephew, Ryker Owens; uncle, Doyle Taylor of Smithville; caregivers, Kitty Hagner, Carl Smith, Carolyn Dyer, Teresa Wauford and Julie Vincent. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, November 7, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Jones officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Lucretia "Lucy" Parker age 93 of Smithville and a native of Michigan passed away Friday morning, November 4, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born April 13, 1923 to her parents, the late George and Lucretia Suci Shoops. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Parker; son, Marvin Parker; 2 brother, George and Bill Parker. Lucy was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church, worked at K-Mart Corporation as HR Director and was a member of the Smithville Senior Citizens. Survivors include 1 son, David (Rebecca) Parker of Smithville; 6 grandchildren, Billy (Jennifer) Parker, Brian (Becca) Parker, Zachary Parker and Amanda, Sammantha Parker, Hannah Parker and Paul Holland; 4 great-grandchildren, Owen, Ava, Bryce and Brooke Parker; sister-in-law, Billie Sue Parker of Smithville and life-long friends, Paul and Amy Robinson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 6:PM Monday, November 7, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until the service at 6:00 p.m. The family will have a private burial for Mrs. Parker. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel in memory of Mrs. Lucy to help with funeral expenses. The family would like to express their appreciation to NHC HealthCare for the care and love that you have shown for the past 19 months, there are no words to say how much it has meant for all that you have done and went above the call of duty in care. Also an special "Thank You" to Dr. William Sherwood and staff for the care that you gave to Ms. Lucy. May God richly bless you all for what you have done and given. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Naomi Bratcher Underhill passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 3 at 3:58 p.m. with her three children by her side. She was under the care of Hospice.
Born on February 1, 1931 in Smithville, her parents were Alvie Harding Bratcher and Minnie Amy Harmon. Three brothers, JP, Alvie, Jr., and Bill and three sisters, Clara Mae, Sybal, and Elsie Bratcher.
Married to the late Dixie Underhill for 66 years, married on February 11, 1950.
Naomi worked for the shirt factory for a few years before going to Alaska to be with her husband who was in the Army from 1952 to 1955. They moved to Detroit, Michigan in the fall of 1955 for her husband Dixie to work at Cadillac Motor Car Division. They retired to McMinnville in 1987 after 30 years.
She is survived by her three children, one daughter, Cathy and husband Gregory Digue of Jackson, Michigan. Two sons, Kelvin and wife Nancy Underhill of Ortonville, Michigan and Glenn and wife Kimberly Underhill of Taylor, Michigan. Four grandchildren, Shanna Moricz, Clay Digue, and Kyle Underhill all of Michigan and Blake Digue of Kentucky. Eight great grandchildren, Drake, Devin, and Drew Moricz, Mackenzie, Matthew, Kaelyn, and Sean Digue, and Levi Underhill. One brother-in-law, Beecher and wife Jeannette Underhill of Good Hope, Georgia. Two sisters-in-law, Gracie Bratcher of Smithville and Allyson R. Underhill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Numerous nephews and nieces survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie Harding Bratcher and Minnie Amy Harmon; her brothers, JP, Alvie, Jr., and Bill Bratcher, and her sisters, Clara Mae Armour, Sybal Lawson, and Elsie Campbell.
She will lay imposed on Saturday, November 5 at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Taylor, and then at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville on Monday, November 7 with burial at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Banks Pisgah, Road. Officiating the services will be Hardlen Simmons and Carl Smith. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Banks Cemetery, the Madison Street Baptist Church, or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Elna Jane Young -74- passed away on October 22, 2016. She was born on June 11, 1942.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 54 years,J.E.Young
She is survived by her children, son- Steve Young, son- Jeff (Wendy) Young, daughter - Jana (Mickey) Beck. Grandchildren- Brock Young, Tyler & Seth Beck, Samantha Laugherty & Camron Wilkins, and great grandson Wyatt Young. Also survived by her sister Billie (Bill) Judkins. Several nieces & nephews.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Murfreesboro Funeral Chapel with visitation before service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Harland Thurman will be officiating.
Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. E. J. Roberts age 88 of the Jefferson Community of DeKalb County, passed away Tuesday afternoon at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born September 27, 1928 to his parents, the late John Milton and Becky Lou Farless Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 children, Carolyn Ann Roberts, Eugene Roberts, Cecil Roberts, and Brenda Koontz; 1 step-son, Eddie Neal; 1 grandson, Daymon Trapp; 2 brothers, Obie and James Roberts; 2 sisters, Vina Cleo Vandergriff and Martha Lou McDowell. Mr. E.J. was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and retired from the City of McMinnville Water Dept. as a backhoe operator. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Delong Neal Roberts of Smithville; 3 children, Geraldean (Wayne) Madewell of Rock Island, Janet (Darrel) Trapp of Dowelltown, Donna (Buddie) Robinson of Smithville; 2 step-children, Floyd (Linda) Neal of McMinnville and Rose Ellen (Larry) Stevens of Smithville; 18 grandchildren, Beverly Cannon, Deanna Vaughn, Rebecca Bond, Shawn Koontz, Crystal Dillon, Steven Dale, Brian Roberts, Greg Roberts, Sandy Driver, Jayrah Trapp, Jamison Trapp, Emily Vanatta, Joni Robinson, Kessie Robinson, Zeva Robinson, Tony Neal, Marty Stevens, Sandra Majors; several great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Waymon Roberts of Morrison; 1 sister-in-law, Iva Roberts of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Friday, November 4, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Garry McBride and Bro. Dwight Knowles officiating and burial to follow in Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Paul Lester Seal, 97, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co.
He is survived by his children, Avery Trenton (Kathy) Seal of Woodbury and Paulette Seal Sirbaugh of LaVergne; Brother, Jimmy (Juanita) Seal of Manchester; Grandchildren, Trenton Paul Seal, Randall Kyson Sirbaugh, Rica Dale Sirbaugh French (Galen), Mandy Gale Seal McElroy (Robin), Brandi Michele Seal Reynolds (Michael); Great Grandchildren, Shawn Kyson Sirbaugh, Ethan & Eli McElroy, Kaden Reynolds, Emorie Claire McElroy, McKenzi Michele Reynolds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mason Seal and Clara Mai Jones Seal; Wife, Lela Narcissa Roller Seal; 2 Sons: Kenny Mason Seal and Jerry Dale Seal; Siblings, William Robert Seal, John T. Seal, Franklin Seal, Allene Seal Ferrell, Georgia Faye Seal Brandon, Carmene Seal, Irene Seal McCord, & Angie Bea Seal Farrar.
Mr. Seal was a member of the Earlyville Church of Christ. He was a farmer, school bus driver and deputy sheriff for many years. He enjoyed raising mules and horses and was a member of the mule skinners association.
Funeral Services will be 3 pm Wednesday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Lance and Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow Preston Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 PM to 9 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
Sherry Louise Knight age 62 of Cookeville, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 30, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Sherry was a member of the Heavenly Host Lutheran Church and a tax preparer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Graham Eschenbach Miller; step-mother, Julia Eschenbach; husband, Joe Knight; son, Corey Paul; sister, Cathy Davis and birth parents, Virginia Kerht and Richard Waggoner. Survivors include 5 children, Anna (Roy) Goodwin of Rock Island, Ricky Paul (Mikeya Akins) of Mt. Juliet, Bobby (Mindy) Knight of Cookeville, Nathan Knight of Cookeville, and Kimberly Knight of Cookeville; 4 step-sons, Dennis (Lisa) Knight and Joey (Shelia) Knight both of Dodson's Branch, Brett Knight of Nashville and Timothy Alley of Florida; father, Richard Eschenbach of California; 3 brothers, Ted Eschenbach of Alaska, Al Eschenbach of California and Conrad Cassler of Colorado; 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; Funeral services will be 11:AM Saturday, November 5, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andrew Smith officiating and interment to follow in Dodson Branch Cemetery in Cookeville. Visitation will be Friday 5:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
83 year old Jim Campbell of Dowelltown died Sunday at the Webb House Retirement Center. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and retired owner and operator of Campbell Construction Company. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Cemetery. Dave Carden will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and Ollie Parks Campbell; his wife, Ova Lorene House Campbell, and son James Phillip Campbell. Survivors include a son, Scott Campbell and fiancé Angie Fuston of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Alex and Marley Campbell of Smithville, Payton Campbell of Cookeville, and Ashton Campbell and Trey Fuston of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Karly and Ava Campbell of Smithville. A sister, Zadie Wall of Mississippi. Three sisters-in-law, Drucy Mai Midgett of Smithville, Mary Louise House of Smithville, and Haley Jewell House of Dowelltown. Three brothers-in-law and their wives, Billy Freeman House and Susan of Dowelltown, Leland Carter House and Sue of Alexandria, and Douglas Patton House and Dinah of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Special caretaker, Barbara Nayola of Smithville. Special thanks to the Webb House and the loving staff for their exceptional care. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Hubert Page of Alexandria died Friday morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a DeKalb County native, union carpenter, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Bessie Hale Page; a brother, Clint Page; a daughter, Doretta Scott; and a grandson, Greg Page. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Page of Alexandria. Daughters, Fay and husband Jimmy Baker of Smithville and Donna Martin of Smithville. Sons, Paul and wife Melinda Page of Shelbyville, Phillip Page of Smithville, and Michael and wife Tina Page of Alexandria. Nine grandchildren and several great great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Beecher Ballew, Jr. age 80 of Smithville, passed away Thursday night, October 27, 2016 at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. He was born December 3, 1935 to his parents, the late Beecher Renzo and Mary Young Ballew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Walter C., Finley, Jack, and Bobby Ballew and 1 sister, Thelma Dobbs. Junior was a Baptist and was retired from Kingston Timers. Survivors include 2 children, Hank (Charolette Caldwell) Ballew of Clarksville, Marie Daws (Jimmy "Bo") Barrett of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Tressa Kaye Ballew, Hank (Lisa Shane) Ballew, Jr., Brad (Holly) Williams, Keisha (Tony) Smith, Nikki Daws Barrett, Stephen (Vickey) Barrett and Bradley Barrett; 4 great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Cainey Bailey) Ballew, Gavin and Tyler Williams and Zackery Smith; mother of his children, Mable Ballew Davis; sister, Gladys Davis of Adamsville, AL; special friend, Dorothy McCormick of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, October 30, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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