Obituaries

Michael Booth

Dec 2 2015

Mr. Michael Booth age 69 of London, Ohio, passed away Tuesday night, December 1, 2015 at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus,Ohio. He was born October 6, 1946 to his parents, the late James and Lula Thweatt Booth. Mike was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam, a member of Victory Baptist Church, and worked with OSU security at the Art Center. Survivors include 2 daughters, Courtney (Jesse) Fawcett of Flower Mound, Texas, Suzanne Jones of London, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, James and Harrison; life companion, Joyce Bond of London, Ohio; 1 sister, Pam (Jerry) Adkins of London, Ohio; 1 brother, Frank (Joan) Booth; 1 aunt, Wilma Judkins of Smithville and 1 uncle, Walter Booth of Killbuck, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, December 5, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery with Military Honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11:AM until 1:PM and 4:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either a Veterans Charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of Mike. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr.

Nov 30 2015

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr. age 69 of Liberty passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at his residence of an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1946 to his parents, the late Wardell Byron and Estell Scott Harris, Sr. He was a Methodist and retired repair and maintenance man. survivors include his wife, Betty Harris of Liberty; 1 step-daughter, Jessica Marie Tittle of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Austin Tittle, Anthony Tittle, Ethan Tittle all of Liberty; ex son-in-law, Raymond Tittle of Liberty; mother-in-law, Shelby Davis of Liberty; special friends, Teresa (Larry) Caldwell, Lisa Caldwell, Jennifer Chapman and Margaret Hobson. A memorial service will be held 6:PM Thursday, December 3, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Charlie Worrell and Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5:PM until the time of the service at 6: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.

James Edward Simpson

Nov 30 2015

James Edward Simpson, age 91, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at MorningView Transitional Care Center in Maryville, Tennessee. He was born February 20, 1924 to his parents, the late Robert and Nettie Mai Page Simpson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Banks Simpson and sister, Gladys Simpson. He was a member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church and attended Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. Mr. Simpson grew up on his family farm on Hannah’s Branch in Dekalb County, Tennessee and was a graduate of Liberty High School. He worked in the dairy industry for many years having served in various capacities in Alexandria, Portland, Pulaski, Columbia, and Gallatin, Tennessee. He was a 50-year member of Alexandria Lodge # 175 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include sons, Thomas Edward Simpson (Brenda) of Lenoir City; Robert Banks Simpson of Maryville; grandchildren, Angelia Michelle (David) Scott of Oak Ridge; Thomas Chad Simpson, Andrew Banks Simpson, and Mark Allen Simpson all of Maryville; and 3 great grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Scott, Grayson Marie Simpson, and Daniel Thomas Scott. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 1 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, Tennessee officiated by Brother Doyle Farris. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com Family Heritage Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bobbie Ruth Chapman

Nov 30 2015

Bobbie Ruth Chapman age 78 of Alexandria passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. She was born December 30, 1936 to her parents, the late Jimmy and Lula Thomas Inglish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, William Chapman; 1 son, Teddy Foutch. Bobbie Ruth was a faithful member of Covenant Baptist Church, and retired Home Interior Dealer. Survivors include 1 daughter, Faye Frazier of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Barbara (Kevin) Jones of McMinnville and Michael (Nicola) Foutch of Liberty; 5 great-grandchildren, Adam J. Jones, Taylor Foutch, Jesse Foutch, Thomas Foutch and Matthew Foutch. Funeral services will be conducted 10:AM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 8:AM until the time of the service at 10:AM. In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that donations be made to any veterans charity in honor of her late husband, William Chapman. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell

Nov 30 2015

Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell age 91 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 14, 1924 to her parents, the late William Riley and Connie Gibbs Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, James Elmer Poss and Talmadge Cantrell; grandson, Jerry Lane Poss; 2 brothers, William Vernus Hendrixson and Joe Hendrixson. Mama Poss was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Chruch, Smithville Senior Citizens, United Methodist Women and worked with the Methodist Clothes Closet. She was a retired shirt factory worker, school cafeteria worker and a homemaker. Survivors include 4 children, W.J. and wife Bill Poss of Smithville, Geraldine and husband Junior Fuson of Smithville, Jimmy and wife Joyce Poss of Smithville and Bobby and wife Judy Poss of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, John (Lori) Poss, Jim (J.J.) Poss, Dana Poss, Tammy (Scott) Turner, Scotty (Lori) Fuson, Tony (Jenia) Poss, Tonya (Michael) Hattaway, Christie (Mark) Hart, Jason (Misty) Poss, 20 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Colwell of Dowelltown and 1 brother, Jack (Jerrie) Hendrixson of Gallatin. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM, Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Bright Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, DeKalb Animal Coalition or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Gentry

Nov 25 2015

Mr. Ray Gentry, age 67, of Smithville, died Wednesday afternoon, November 18, at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He is survived by: caregiver and mother of his children, Connie Silcox and husband Thomas of Alexandria; children, Danyella Apple and husband Matt of Lebanon, Rick Gentry and wife Christy of Pleasant View; sister, Katie Watts and husband David of Chestnut Mound; brothers, Bobby Gentry and wife Peggy of Brush Creek, Eld. Charles Allen Gentry and wife Glenda of Carthage; grandchildren, Logan and Abby Apple, Zachary and Regan Gentry; beloved dog, Jake; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gentry is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. He will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 28, at 3:00 PM at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Saturday only from 12:00 Noon until leaving for the cemetery at 2:45 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr.

Nov 24 2015

Mr. Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr. age 65 of Gassaway passed away Sunday morning November 22, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born August 20, 1950 in Bluefield, West Virginia to his parents the late, Russell Wayne and Roberta White Hamm, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, James Hamm. Butch was a Methodist and a construction worker. In 1981, he moved his family to Tennessee where he has lived in the Gassaway community since. He was a carpenter since he was 12 years old. He was loved by many and will be extremely missed. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen Hamm of Gassaway; 2 daughters, Jenel Hill and Danielle Moseley both of Gassaway; 5 grandchildren, Roberta, Heather, Hailey, Eddie and Lavell; 1 sister, Debbie Hamm of Bear, Delaware; 1 brother, Danny Hamm of Newark, Delaware. There will be a family gathering to celebrate Butch's Life on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 beginning at 5:PM at Butch and Karen's home in Gassaway. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Phillip Lee George

Nov 21 2015

66 year old Phillip Lee George of Smithville died Saturday morning at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was a Veteran of the United States Marines who served in the Vietnam War. He was a Seventh Day Adventist and had 20 years of service with the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreations. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dennis Clark will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis B. and Billie Sue McDowell George; grandparents, Aubrey and Mattie Braswell George; nephew, Matthew George; father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Mitchel Walden; and three brothers-in-law, Kenneth, James, and Robert Harold (Bob) Walden. He is survived by his wife, Mary Susan George of Smithville. A son, Lewis Gilbert and wife Lidia George. Special son, Jeremy Allen. Brother, Gary and wife Lois George of Indiana and twin brother, Bill and wife Janice George of Mount Juliet. Four sisters-in-law, Helen and husband Wayne Cripps of Alexandria, Carolyn Walden of Alexandria, Marie Walden of Smithville, and Jackie Walden of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Special friends, Tommy and Maria Clayborn, Kenneth, Jeremy, and Jason Neal and Rex Fathera. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. George.

William Lloyd Black, Jr.

Nov 21 2015

67 year old William Lloyd Black, Jr. of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. A Methodist, Black was a Medical Technologist for Dr. Denise Dingle and had served 25 years as a Medical Technologist for Dr. Melvin Blevins. He was also a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Black was preceded in death by his father, William Black, Sr. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Debra Black of Smithville. A son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Jessica Black of McMinnville. A daughter, Heather Black of McMinnville. Mother, Joy Black Hambree of North Carolina. Two step grandchildren, Christopher Thrower and Anna Raymond of McMinnville. Two brothers, Andy and wife Sylvia Black of Smithville and Greg and wife Lynn Black of North Carolina. Two sisters, Melanie and David West and Beth and Craig Gibson of North Carolina. Mother-in-law, Betty Smith of Smithville. Brother-in-law, Burks Taylor of Dickson. Nephew, Andrew Taylor of Dickson and Lloyd's special friend, Sophie Grace. Extra Special friends, Tony and Amber Prater, Anthony Prater, Teresa Quinton, and Jimmy Atnip. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition, St. Jude Children's Hospital or the DeKalb Food Bank in memory of Mr. Black.

Vann Woodside

Nov 20 2015

Mr. Vann Woodside age 87 of Dowelltown passed away Thursday night at his residence surrounded by his family. Vann was born February 24, 1928 to his parents, the late Hobart and Mary C. Grandstaff Woodside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Matthew Neal Vickers; 2 sisters, Mitchel Walden and Dorothy Hancock; 1 brother, O.T. Woodside. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Dowelltown Baptist Church, a U.S. WWII Army Veteran, member and past Master of DeKalb Lodge #358 and retired from TRW Ross Gear. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Billie Woodside of Dowelltown; 3 children, Vicki (Russell) Vickers of Dowelltown, Craig Woodside of Smithville and Jeff Woodside of Dowelltown; 5 grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Page of Cookeville, Holly Wood of Smithville, Pat Woodside of Knoxville, Brooke Woodside Johnson of Smithville and Kevin Woodside of Murfreesboro; 3 great-grandchildren, Eliana Page, Patrick Woodside, III, and Jaden Johnson; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jeff Cripps and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A Masonic Service will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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