Obituaries

G.W. (Buddy) Judkins

May 1 2014

87 year old G.W. (Buddy) Judkins of Smithville died Thursday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born August 2, 1926 to his parents, the late Grady Wilson and Lillie Dale Judkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 Sisters, Rose Judkins, Vada Davis, Dimple Hale, Inez Taylor, Imogene Page; 1 Brother, James Judkins. Buddy was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Short Mountain Masonic Lodge. He is survived by 4 Children, Kathy Judkins Withers of Mt. Vernon, IL, Buddy Morris (Vicki Payne) Judkins of Brentwood, Beth Judkins Bouldin of McMinnville and Kristi Judkins (William) Walter of LaVergne; 7 Grandchildren Anthony White, Christopher Judkins, Nathan (Tara) Cantrell, Brandy Gilley-Ledford, Wilson Gilley, Nathan Burkitt and Leslie Burkitt; 7 Great-Grandchildren, Cassidy White, Kieran White, T.J. Finoti, Aidan Reed Cantrell, Emery River Cantrell, Aubrey Reign Gilley and Conner Ledford; Wife, Linda Judkins of Smithville; 3 Sisters, Margaret Cripps of Miamisburgh, OH, Claudia Bain of Detroit, MI, Helen (Carmel) Maxwell of Baxter, TN; 2 Brothers, Douglas (Peggy) Judkins of Hendersonville, NC and Richard (Patsy) Judkins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, May 4, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Fabron Nicholson and Bro. Billy Hale burial to follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 4:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry "Horse" Ferrell

Apr 30 2014

59 year old Larry "Horse" Ferrell of Smithville died Tuesday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. Horse was born June 10, 1954 to his parents Jewell Brown and Willie Louise Thomason Ferrell. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Garry Glenn "Pony" Ferrell and Charles "Hippie" Ferrell. He was a Baptist and a construction worker. Horse is survived by his Wife, Starr Ferrell of Smithville; 2 Sons, Anthony Ferrell and Jarrod Dodd both of Smithville; 1 Daughter, Sherranna Walker of Gallatin; 5 Grandchildren, Kalab Ferrell, Kadee Ferrell, Hunter Walker, Ava Grace Walker and Sophia Walker; Mother, Louise Jones of Smithville; Brother, Wayne Ferrell of Bradyville; Sister, Teresa Mayo of Smithville; Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Friday, May 2, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 9:PM and Friday 8:AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Howard Douglas Harness

Apr 28 2014

63 year old Howard Douglas Harness died Monday at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ella Mae Huckaby Harness. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 Brother: Steven Lynn Harness. Funeral Services will be held 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Cornelius officiating and burial in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 11:AM until 7:PM and Thursday 9:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include 1 Sister: Patsy Ann Raudenbush of Pennsylvania; 5 Brothers: Thomas Levi Harness of Virginia, Curtis Harness, Kenneth Ray Harness, James William Harness all of Smithville and Gary Wayne Harness of Michigan; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Retha Frazier

Apr 27 2014

81 year old Evelyn Retha Frazier of the Sycamore Community died Friday at the Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. She was born to her parents, the late Horace and Ada Martin Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Azero Frazier, sister, Bertha Mae Bennett and 4 brothers, James, Joe, Eugene and Jay Thomas. Ms. Retha was a Homemaker and Farmer and was a member of the Apostolic Ark in Murfreesboro. She is survived by 1 daughter, Ruth Frazier of the Sycamore Community; 3 sons, James Frazier of Watertown, William Frazier of Liberty and Charlie Frazier of the Sycamore Community; 2 brothers, Alfred Thomas of McMinnville and Willie Thomas of Smithville; 2 sisters, Lou Verna Woodruff of Virginia and Minnie Murphy of Smithville; 11 Grandchildren and Several Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Matt Walls officiating and burial to follow in Thomas Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 1:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.

Raymond Douglas Davis

Apr 25 2014

77 year old Raymond Douglas Davis of Liberty died at his home on Thursday, April 17. He was born in Donelson to the late William Alexander Davis and Loretta Viola Woods Davis. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Terresa Ayers of Smyrna and a grandson, Hunter Loren Davis of Smithville. Davis is survived by his son, Ray Davis and wife Annette of Liberty. A daughter, Lucy Davis of Donelson. Brothers, William Davis and Howard Davis. A sister, Carrie Anderson. Grandchildren, Christian Davis of Georgia, Tanner Davis and Emily of Liberty, Chris Wood and Barb of Nashville, Marcus Ayers and Tiffany of Lebanon, Corey Ayers and Kelley of Smyrna. Great grandchildren, Layla, Olympa, Loren, Jace, Jacob, Bella, and Harper. A visitation will be held at the Indian Creek Baptist Church on Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 5:00 p.m. Mike Carpenter will officiate. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Essie Mae Patterson

Apr 22 2014

78 year old Essie Mae Patterson of Smithville died Tuesday morning at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. She was the daughter of the late William and Eva Roberts Casey. She was retired from Housekeeping at Harbor Hills Golf Course and was a Baptist. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Curtis Patterson and Sister: Eva Sue Kavanaugh. Funeral Services will be held Sunday 3:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Cornelius and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial in the DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 4:PM until 6:PM and Sunday 1:PM until time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include 7 children: Lee Taulbee of Kentucky, Danny Taulbee of North Carolina, Connie Byrd and Bonnie Drake both of Kentucky, Lisa Taulbee of Maine, Sharon Greer and Karen Stanfill both of Smithville; 1 Brother: Sonny Casey of Ohio; 1 Sister: Bonnie Seedle of Kentucky; 12 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren also survive.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter F. Askew

Apr 21 2014

64 year old Walter F. Askew of Alexandria died Sunday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Wilson County, Askew was employed at the Ross Gear plant in Lebanon, a member of the West Main Baptist Church, and an Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Askew was preceded in death by his parents, Amon Frazier Askew and Maudie Bell Parkerson and a sister, Patricia Allmon. Survivors include two sons, Brad and wife Judy Askew of Watertown and Brian Askew of Murfreesboro. A brother, Shelie "Peewee" and wife Pam Askew of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Madison Grace Askew and Camri Layne Johnson. Uncles, Butch Parkerson and Eddie Lawrence. Aunt, Jean Reasonover and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Perri Sisco

Apr 21 2014

87 year old Nancy Perri Sisco of Smithville died Sunday at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was President of Civil Service Employee Association of Citrus County, Florida, the retired Nurses Association of Florida, the American Legion, and the VFW. She was also a Catholic and a Registered Nurse for the Hudson Valley D.D.S.O. A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Father David Cooney will officiate and burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Perri; one step-daughter, Marie Thoma; a sister, Angelina Hurton; a grandson, James Carl Baisley; two step-grandchildren; and three brothers-in-law, Nicholas Leonardis, Norman Rice, and James Whalen. Survivors include her husband, Carl Sisco of Smithville. One son, William A. Senk, III and wife Wen Yi of White Plains, New York. One daughter, Mary Lynn and husband Barry Muller of Smithville. Three sisters, Rose Leonardis of Inverness, Florida, Jennie Rice of Mt. Kisco, New York, and Antoinette Whalen of Mt. Kisco, New York. One brother-in-law, Michael Hurton of Wappinger Falls, New York. Three natural grandchildren, Nancy Senk and Maria Senk both of Cooperstown, New York and Jennifer Williams of Bloomington, Indiana. Three step grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please make donations to the American Alzheimers Association, in lieu of flowers.

Steven Francis Wyss

Apr 21 2014

65 year old Steven Francis Wyss died on Thursday at his residence. Steve was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. He graduated from Bishop Lures High School in 1966 and from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. He retired from Federal Mogul Friction Products after 43 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father John F. Wyss. Survivors include his wife, Carla Wyss, mother, M. Gertrude Wyss, children, John Wyss and Stephanie (Graham) Wyss-Porter, and siblings, Jean Wyss, Beverly Courtney, Greg Wyss, Christine Giant, Paul Wyss, Lisa Werling, and Ann Wyss. Visitation will be at St. Gregory’s, 712 W. Main Street, Smithville, on Wednesday April 23, at 5:30 PM, followed by a memorial mass at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 or the St. Gregory’s Building Fund.

Jean Haley

Apr 21 2014

93 year old Jean Haley of the Keltonburg Community died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was retired from various jobs, but she most enjoyed her work as an Avon Representative and a homemaker. She was a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years. She was an active member of the former Keltonburg Home Demonstration Club and the Keltonburg Community Center, and enjoyed feeding the birds and growing flowers. She was born April 22, 1920 to the late Thomas "Red Eye" and Della Miller Cantrell. On September 14, 1942 she married Columbus Haley and they lived happily until he preceded her in death in 1997. She was one of eleven siblings, all who preceded in death: Helen, Fred, Aubrey, James T., Frank "Chick" and Nell Cantrell, Shelby Cripps, Lelia Mai Rigsby, Mattie Lea Stoner, and Cartie Patton. She is survived by four generations of family who loved her; 1 Son: Eugene (Diane) Haley; 2 Granddaughters: Gina (Dennis) Arnold and Chandra (Joe) Adcock; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kealah Curtis, Adam, Jordan, Bryson and Sam Arnold and Shara Cate Adcock, all of Smithville, and Clark Adcock of Martin, Tn.; 1 Great Great Grandson: Gauge Pack of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 4:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Monday 4:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until time of the service at 4:PM. Bro. Mike Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keltonburg United Methodist Church in her honor. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

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