Obituaries

Gracie Nell Evans

Aug 11 2015

Gracie Nell Evans age 91 of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born March 2, 1924 to her parents, the late Thomas and America Adcock Luna. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Evans, 2 sisters, Jessie Knowles and Mary Pinegar and 3 brothers, Elijah, Herb and Zeb Luna. Mrs. Gracie was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. She is survived by 1 sister, Nannie Gamble of South Pittsburg, TN; 6 nieces, Frances (Larry) Johnson of Dowelltown, Lois (Jimmy) Davis of Smithville, Betty (Charles) Atnip of Smithville, Ruth (Ronnie) Hobbs of Smithville, Kay Henegar of South Pittsburg, TN, and Doris (Rick) Chapman of Rossville, GA; 2 nephews, Kenneth (Freda) Pinegar of Smithville and Bill (Nancy) Luna of Noblesville, IN; 1 step-grandson, Richard (Kim) Young of Smithville; sister-in-law, Willene Luna of Inverness, FL; several great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Thomason officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vickie Carol Young

Aug 8 2015

51 year old Vickie Carol Young of Katy, Texas died suddenly Wednesday, August 5. She was born in Smithville to her parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a dental assistant. Vickie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lonnie and Madalyene Bing Haley and paternal grandparents, James Monroe and Edith Evans Young. Survivors include two sons, Joshua Salsgiver of Katy, Texas and David Young of Canada; parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young of Katy, Texas; one brother, Grady Allen Young of Texas; one nephew, Matthew Young of Katy, Texas; several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Tennessee. The arrangements for Vickie are incomplete and will be held in Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family has asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ or the Danny Thomas Foundation at St. Jude's Hospital. This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Annetta Bratten Fite

Aug 7 2015

94 year old Annetta Bratten Fite of Liberty died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Mathis and Steven Grubbs will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. All visitation will be at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Spurlock Bratten; husband, Hartwell Fite; brother, Bundy Bratten; a sister, Jane Bratten; grandson, Adam Hearn; great grandson, Daniel Hamby; and son-in-law, Eddie Sliger. She is survived by five daughters, Diana Redmon of Murfreesboro, Mary Jane and husband Jack Brown of Liberty, Betty Carol Fite of Nashville, Kathy and husband Ben Hearn of Gordonsville, and Tommye Ann Sliger of Liberty. Ten grandchildren, Melanie and Butch Hamby and Jeff and Heidi Redmon all of Murfreesboro, Steven and Amanda Brown of Liberty, Mark and Galen Brown and Bradley and Cassie Brown all of Alexandria, Mary Katherine and Ben Keltner of Carthage, Brady and Morgan Hearn and John Bratten Hearn all of Gordonsville and Thomas and Christopher Sliger of Liberty. Fourteen great grandchildren. One sister, Mary and husband Jack Duggin of Nashville and several nieces. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission and Salem Cemetery, or to Caris Hospice of Cookeville.

Irene (Poss) Davis

Aug 5 2015

92 year old Irene (Poss) Davis of Lebanon died Tuesday at Kindred Healthcare Center in Carthage. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Keith Huling will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1- 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis; father of her children, Herbert Poss; parents, Duke and Nancy Delma Cantrell; two sons, Herbert, Jr. and Lee Roy Poss; two grandchildren, Deloris Redmon and Roger Poss; four brothers, Lee Duke and Felix Cantrell and Herman and Hobert Barnes; six sisters, Reba Jo Cantrell; Nadine Luna, Ruby McCormick, Jeanette Rogers, Inez Crouch, and JoAnne Ferrell. Survivors include two sons, Larry and wife Mary Phillips of Paris, Tennessee and Gary and wife Cecilia Phillips of Florida. Four daughters, Treva Wade and Eva Ferebee both of Lebanon, Patricia Perrien of Georgia, and Shala Walker of Smithville. Twenty grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. One sister, Judy Hammock of McMinnville. Two brothers, Jerry and wife Treva Cantrell and Doris Cantrell all of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Williams

Aug 5 2015

68 year old Danny Williams of Hartsville died Wednesday, August 5 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was an RN at the VA Hospital in Nashville and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was of the Methodist faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Randall Teat and Ralph Vaughn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Doyal Chester Williams and Gladys Smith Williams Curtis and his step-father, Warren B. Curtis. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Willa Dean Givens Williams of Hartsville. Three children, Ivie Williams Pulliam of Mississippi, Ashley and husband John Hearn of Louisiana, and Andy and wife Colby Williams of Mississippi. One step-son, Jason and wife Leanne Cook of Bethpage. Seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild. A sister, June and husband Ralph Vaughn of Murfreesboro. A brother, Lenny and wife Jean Williams of Greenbrier and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion in memory of Danny Williams.

Rebecca Elizabeth Hale

Aug 4 2015

Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Hale age 93 of Smithville, TN, died Tuesday, August 04, 2015, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, TN. She was born October 05, 1921, in Cannon County, TN, was a retired employee of Genesco and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by parents Harvey and Novella Melton Gunter, husband Dixie Denby Hale, son Jerry D. Hale, grandsons Michael Joe Hildreth and Steven Bradley Hildreth, sisters Bessie Parker and Florene Daniel, and a brother Smoot Gunter.

Survivors include her daughter Linda Hale Hildreth Landahl, granddaughters Tammy Burton and Leslie (Rex) Crabtree, great-grandchildren Travis and Justin Davenport, Kristy Stubblefield, Matthew, Tarryan, and Kaylan Hildreth, and Sophie and Addison Crabtree, and great-great grandchildren Olivia and Emily Davenport and Madeline Stubblefield.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 06, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dave Dawson will officiate. Interment will be private in Mt. View Cemetery. The Hale Family will receive friends Thursday from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com

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McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

Shirley Faye Adcock Jones

Jul 30 2015

Mrs. Shirley Faye Adcock Jones, age 78, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her residence. She was born June 03, 1937 in DeKalb County, TN. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. A member of New Union The Baptist Church, Mrs. Jones sang with her husband Royce at church and in local gospel groups. She was preceded in death by parents Cordie and Louvella Russell Adcock, husband Royce D. Jones, and special cousin/sister Carolyn Rankhorn.

Survivors include her children Deborah (James) Collins of Madison, AL, Anita (Loyd) Wood of Rock Island, TN, and David (Bridgett) Jones of McMinnville, TN. Aunts and Uncles Gene and Mava Russell, Anna Ruth Barnes, Tom Russell all of McMinnville, TN. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Treca Johnson of Walling, TN, Idell and Gene West, Jane and Bob Williams all of Manchester, TN, and Lane and Sue Jones of McMinnville, TN. Grandchildren Tara Rigsby, Chris Jones, Adam Collins, Patrick Collins, Nancy Rutledge, Thomas Wood, and Becky Brogden and 26 great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, August 02, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Martin Bell, Elder Frank Randolph, and Elder Burl Rice will officiate. Interment will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Jones Family will receive friends Saturday from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. and again Sunday from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Louise Campbell

Jul 29 2015

Mary Louise Campbell age 61 of Alexandria passed away Wednesday morning July 29, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Clyde and Mildred Lowett Green Allmon. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 Sons: Eric Goodson and Thomas Darrell Goodson; Sister: Johnnie Allmon; 2 Brothers: David Carroll Allmon and Jospeh Thomas Allmon. Mary was a homemaker and a Baptist. Graveside service will be held 12:PM Friday July 31, 2015 at Oak Grove Cemetery in McMinnville, TN. Visitation with the family will be Friday 9:AM until 11:AM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Survivors include Husband Tilman Campbell of Alexandria; 1 Son: Dewayne Goodson of Alexandria; 1 Sister: Joyce Dean Poss of Smithville; Step-Children: Stacey Campbell of McMinnville, Sandra Gail Campbell of North Carolina; Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements

Helen Rose Keith

Jul 27 2015

Helen Rose Keith age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, July 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born May 4, 1939 to her parents, the late Edwin and Evelyn Lattimore Wheeler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Keith; daughter, Sherry Gail Keith; grandson, Jeremy Freeman; 2 sisters, Hazel Marie Wheeler and Bobbie Woods and 1 brother, Jackie Wayne Wheeler. Ms. Helen was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church and attended the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren In Christ Church and was a retired factory worker. She is survived by 2 daughters, Jo Ann (Larry) Hale of Dowelltown and Sandra Kay (Ricky) Freeman of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Jared Hale and Derrick (Kristan) Hale both of Dowelltown, Leann Freeman of McMinnville, Joshua Freeman and Jacob Freeman both of Smithville; 3 great-grandchildren, Bonnie Hale, Jeremy Lamb and Bo Hale; 5 sisters, Robbie (Jerry) Callis of Lebanon, Christine Matthews of Smithville, Wanda Sue (Frank) Wilkerson of Lebanon, Judy Johnson of Brush Creek, Marlene Goodwin of Smithville; 1 brother, Eudean (Sue) Wheeler of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Sisco

Jul 25 2015

96 year old Carl Sisco of Smithville died Friday. He was a member of the American Legion for 70 years and the VFW. He was also a member of the Catholic Church and Administrator for Singer (Aerospace Division). The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father David Cooney will officiate and burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Sisco was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Sisco and Antoinette Morana Sisco; his wife, Nancy Perri Sisco; one daughter, Marie Thoma; two grandchildren; one step grandchild; and two sisters, Julia Roan and Angelina Romeo. Survivors include a step daughter, Mary Lynn and Barry Muller of Smithville. A step son, William A. Senk, III and wife Wen YI of New York. Three grandchildren, David Thoma and Michelle Bailey of Knoxville and Lisa Coraselli of Florida. Three step grandchildren, Jennifer Williams of Indiana, Nancy Senk and Maria Senk both of New York. Several great grandchildren. Two sisters, Josephine Frost of Wayne, New Jersey and Betty and husband Joseph DeGrange of New Jersey. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Legion or the American Alzheimer's Association.

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