Jackie Mark Mullican age 56 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born November 15, 1961 to his parents, the late Jackie Austin and Jimmie G. Hendrix Mullican. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Mullican. Jackie was a construction worker. He is survived by his daughter, Tabitha (Bobby Joe) Anderson of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Nikolas and Macy Anderson; 1 brother, Darrell Mullican of Nashville; 1 sister, Jayrah Hire of Smith County; mother of his daughter, Rebecca Petty of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. There will be a private memorial service held at Petty Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Eulain "Poley" Shelton age 73 of Smithville, passed away Friday December 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 8, 1944 to his parents, Walter F. and Ora Bramlett Shelton. In addition to parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Eugene, Hubble and Mikey Shelton; 2 sisters, Louise Clark and Nina Chapman. Poley was a body shop worker and a carpenter. He is survived by his daughter, Renea (Carl) Lattimore of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Dustin Lattimore and Mandee (Brandon) Dyer both of Liberty; 1 great-grandson, Fisher Dyer of Liberty; 3 sisters, Aundra Hale and Elizabeth Frazier both of Alexandria and Angela Clabough of Polk County, TN; 2 brothers, Curtis Shelton of Alexandria and Jeff Shelton of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Public Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10 AM until 1 PM. Funeral Services and Burial will be private. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
42 year old Debra Denise Dyer passed from this life on Sunday, December 24. She was born on November 12, 1975 in Putnam County but was raised in DeKalb County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Ann Herron Dyer; her grandparents, Talmadge and Margie Herron; her sister, Lisa Michelle Dyer Hieatt; and grandparents, James L. and Vestie Dyer. Denise is survived by her son, Harris Dean Dyer; father, Lloyd and Louise Dyer of Alexandria; brothers, Brandon and wife Mandee, Keith Cannon, Tracy and wife Leslie Cannon, Larry and Darlene (Momma D.) Burch of Smithville, and Bobby and Barbara Stewart of Baxter. She is also survived by beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, The funeral service will be held at Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2 for family viewing at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Public viewing will be from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. until noon. The funeral will follow at noon. Burial will follow in the Goff Cemetery. Gary West will officiate. Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.
Bobby Ray O'Conner age 55 of Dowelltown passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born July 26, 1962 to his parents, Doris Elaine Moore and the late Robert Thomas O'Conner. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry Clayborn and Martha B. O'Conner and Hugh Lawson and Vada Moore; uncle, Norman O'Conner. He was a Baptist and a mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Amanda O'Conner of Dowelltown; 2 children, Bobby Ray O'Conner, Jr. and Kayla O'Conner; mother, Doris Elaine O'Conner of Dowelltown; 2 brothers, Patrick O'Conner and Michael O'Conner both of Dowelltown. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Friday, December 29, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Edwin Moore officiating and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1 PM until 8 PM and Friday 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Ova Norene Anderson of Sparta passed away Tuesday at NHC Cookeville. She was a member of the Old Zion Presbyterian Church and a Gold Star Mother. She was also a retired telephone company employee. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chesnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, Brian and Louella Bond Summers; husband, Claude Anderson; three sons, Ronnie Reeder, Jerry Anderson, and Dennis Reeder; three brothers, Jessie Lee Summers, Noel Summers, and Wilson Summers. Survivors include two grandsons, Jason Reeder and Dewaine Winnett of Sparta; two sisters, Jeanette Smithson and Lois Randall of Smithville; brother, Mac Redmon of Smithville. Great niece, Darlene Maydon. Several cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Magalene Ervin Dutton age 93 of Smithville passed away Monday night, December 25, 2017 at The Webb House in Smithville. She was born August 4, 1924 to her parents, the late Walter Cantrell and Bonnie Taylor Cantrell McHargue. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by step-father, Arlis McHargue; sister, Juanita Graham; special great nephews, Allen Graham and Tyler Graham. Ms. Magalene worked in factory work from 1942 until 1955 in Detroit and moved back to DeKalb County in 1955, about 1957 she went to work at Webb's Drug Store. In 1960 she opened a restaurant in Smithville on Main Street and owned and operated it for about 10 years. After that she started buying real estate and developing subdivisions. In 1969 she married Billy Dutton and moved to McMinnville. They had a roofing company, so she then became a roofer also. Ms. Magalene continued to work her real estate and the roofing company until 1995. She said that at the age of 70 she thought it was time to stop going on top of buildings, however she continued with her real estate. In Ms. Magalene's own words, she said "just call me a jack of all trades and a master of none." She was a member of Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church since the age of 14 and a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Faye McCormick, Regina Amon, Mitchell Graham, Kent Graham and Rex Graham; special cousin, Jo (Jess) Baker and a several great-nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ms. Magalene will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, December 30, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimbo Eddins officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Ray Donald Malone of Dowelltown passed away on Monday at his home. He was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and was a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sheal and Ocia Malone; a daughter Angela Allen; and a son, Ray Donald Malone, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Reba Malone of Dowelltown. A daughter, Pam and Dennis Jennings of Murfreesboro and a granddaughter, Amy and Justin Roberts of Murfreeboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Malone's memory to the Dowelltown Baptist Church, ASPCA, Gideons or a charity of your choice.
Mr. Calvin Bain, Jr. age 77 of Smithville went to his reward Sunday morning, December 24, 2017 at his residence. Calvin, who was known as "Junior" by friends and family, was born March 30, 1940 to his parents, the late Calvin and Lucille Stanley Bain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Gary Bain; 3 brothers, Tillman and Charlie Bain and James Edward Tidwell. Junior was a drywall contractor for 54 years. Junior was known and loved by many. He was a member of New Life Church in Manchester. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Loretta Bain of Smithville; 4 children, Dolores Taylor, Kay (Delane) Lawson both of Smithville, Denise (Mark) Nichols of Lebanon and Larry (Lisa) Bain of Calhoun, GA; grandchildren, Jeremy (Alison) Taylor, Olivia Taylor, Johnna Hale, Rocky Cantrell, Rachel (Joe) Lynch, Isaac and Adam Bain, Lena, and Sierra Nichols; great-grandchildren, Cassidy Orcutt, Landon Hutchins, Raven Hale, Kaylin Hale, Lily, Chloe and Rocky, Jr. Cantrell and baby John Luke Taylor; 3 brothers, Frankie Bain of Bowling Green, KY, Timmy Tidwell of Bradyville and Allen Tidwell of KY; 3 sisters, Ruby Mathis of Woodbury, Christine Smith of Portland and Joanne Campbell of Woodbury; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. J.T. Padget and Dutch Scott officiating and burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10 AM until 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Tom England age 82 of the Blue Springs Community of DeKalb County passed away Friday morning December 22, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born July 22, 1935 to his parents, the late Charlie and Kate Vinson England. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 children, Vanessa, David and Shane England; 1 sister, Linda Faye Hackney and 2 brothers, Paul and Clifford England. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cheryl Ann England of Smithville; 2 daughters, Cathy of North Carolina and Rose of Ohio; 3 sons, Brian (Janet) England, Shawn (Donna) England and Robert (Stephanie) England all of Smithville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty Sue Harrison and 1 brother, James "J.B." England both of Alabama; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Wednesday , December 27, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wendell Judkins and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 3 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with expenses, in memory of Tom. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Nina Brown Hendrixson age 92 passed away Thursday night December 21, 2017 at The Webb House in Smithville. She was born July 29, 1925 to her parents, the late B.R. and Maggie Smithson Alexander. Ms. Nina was a member at the Smithville Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Sam Hendrixson; Daughter & Son-in-law: Doris & John Williams; Brother: Arnold Alexander; Sisters: Flaklon Davenport, Alvena Barrett; and Danny Hollingsworth. Funeral Services for Ms. Nina will be conducted 1:PM Sunday December 24, 2107 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday 11 AM until 8 PM and Sunday 9 AM until time of the service at 1PM. Survivors include Daughter: Donna Hendrixson (Terry) Mahle of Smithville; 1 Granddaughter: LaVaughnda Baker of McMinnville; Great-Grandson: Wesley Houston Tatrow of Smithville; Nephews: C.B. (Ann) Hollingsworth, Paul (Donna) Alexander, James (Freda) Bryson all of Woodbury; Nieces: Mary Ann Daniels and Beverly (Ricky) Bogle of Woodbury; 1 Special Great-Niece: Pam Perez and 1 Great-Great Niece Hannah Perez of Miami, FL. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.