Obituaries

Evelyn Barry Hall

Jul 25 2015

Mrs. Evelyn Barry Hall age 87, of Lebanon, TN, and formerly of Alexandria, TN, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at The Pavilion in Lebanon, TN.

Mrs. Evelyn was born November 7, 1927 in Dekalb County, TN, the Daughter of the late Azel Barry and Elizabeth Barry. She was also preceded in death by Daughter; Glynda B. Agee on April 20, 1990. Mrs. Evelyn married Dayton Gleaves Hall and he preceded her in death on January 19, 1994. She worked in the Dekalb County Courthouse for several years. Mrs. Evelyn was a lifelong member of the Alexandria Church of Christ, and became a member of the Maple Hill Church of Christ after moving to Lebanon.

Mrs. Evelyn is survived by Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and close friend, Dean Cole.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. Hall are scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2PM at the Hillview Memorial Cemetery with Joe Widick officiating

Visitation with the Hall family will be held at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN, only on Sunday from 12 Noon until departure for the cemetery at 1:45PM.

Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

The Hall Family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the Staff at The Pavilion in Lebanon, TN, to Dr. Hardie Sorrels and to Dr. Bill Robertson, II.

Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements

Patricia Dorothy Ryan Fenimore

Jul 23 2015

Arriving on Angels wings into the arms of our Lord, Patricia Dorothy Ryan Fenimore, left this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was born on July 22, 1930 to the late William and Dorothy Ryan, she attended Julianne High School and then worked for Dayton Daily Newspaper. She married Richard Fenimore on November 8, 1952 and raised 3 daughters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Nancy Hale and father and mother-in-law, Richard and Helen Irene Morris Fenimore. She was affiliated with the Catholic Church and a member of the Pilot Club in Dayton, OH and helped with Meals on Wheels in Sarasota, FL and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Patricia is survived by her husband of 63 yrs., Richard M. Fenimore of Smithville; 2 daughters, Lynn Smith of Smithville and Robin (Terry) Tate of Hazlegreen, AL; 6 grandchildren, Nancy (Eric) Drennan, Chris Allen, Patrick Allen, Michael (Janet) Allen, Shawn (Bailey) Tate and Jamie (Stephanie) Tate; 10 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be 4:PM Sunday, July 26, 2015 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church with Father David Cooney officiating and visitation will be on Sunday 2:PM until the time of the memorial service at 4:PM at St. Gregory's. Following the service, everyone is invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at the Parrish Center. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

George Austin Colwell

Jul 23 2015

75 year old George Austin Colwell of Smithville died recently at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed mechanic. A memorial service will be Saturday with visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abe Jackson and Clara Frances Colwell and two brothers, Lynn and Willie Abe Colwell. Survivors include his ex-wife, Gracie Colwell of Smithville. One son, Barry and wife Denise Colwell of Sparta. One daughter, Darlene and husband Larry Coleman of Chattanooga. Two step-sons, Gerald Brown of Nashville and Todd and wife Cindy Brown of Sparta. Two grandchildren, Stephen and Amanda Coleman of Chattanooga. Four step-children. Three sisters, Shirley and husband James Dunn of Smithville, Ella and husband Thomas Hale of Alexandria, and Sandra and husband Roger Kirby of Cookeville. One sister-in-law, Brenda Colwell of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survives. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Rhodes Brown

Jul 22 2015

97 year old Virginia Rhodes Brown of Alexandria died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare, Smithville. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the West Main Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Thurman Seber and Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Friday from noon until the funeral at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents; William "Bill" Oakley and Etta Oakley; her husband, Walter Brown; a brother, Ben Oakley; and sisters, Margie and Lena Mae Oakley. She is survived by two sons, Jack and wife Mary Jane Brown and Jim and wife Darnelle Brown all of Liberty. Grandchildren, Stephen and Amanda Brown, Mark and Galen Brown, Bradley and Cassie Brown, Jason and Jennifer Brown, and Jeanna and Tracy Caplinger. Eleven great grandchildren survive. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice in her memory. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry L. Chapman, Jr.

Jul 22 2015

56 year old Larry L. Chapman, Jr. of McMinnville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Church and he worked for the ACE Fencing Company. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jesus Church. Glen Chapman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jesus Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Chapman, Sr. and Betty Geraldine King. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Shelia Chapman of McMinnville. One daughter, Angel Chapman and a son, Nicholas Chapman both of North Carolina. Two step-children, Brenda and Charlie Tramel of Dowelltown and Heather Musick of Nashville. Ten grandchildren. Two brothers, Jimmy Chapman of Smithville and Glenn and Kimberly Chapman of McMinnville. Two sisters, Debbie and Mike Sloan of North Carolina and Linda Johnson of McMinnville. One half-sister, Rebecca Weathers of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Grady Eldon Taylor

Jul 14 2015

The funeral for 68 year old Grady Eldon Taylor will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville. Burial will follow in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon to 3:00 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Diane Taylor; daughters, Valerie Keyes and Carmen Taylor; brothers, Paul and Ricky Taylor and sisters, Margaret Judkins and Freda Wharley. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. Family requests memorials be made to Pomona First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 57 POW Camp Road, Crossville, TN, 38557. This information was provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Arvid Turner

Jul 11 2015

81 year old Arvid Turner of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a retired owner and operator of Sportsman Restaurant. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Arnold Bailey and Elder Josh Bell will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. A special singing will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. open to the public. Visitation will also be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Avery and Luevirta Hamilton Turner; his wife, Dorothy Ward Turner; a daughter, Renita Kay Turner; a son, Ricky Allen Turner; a brother, Charles Henry Turner; and a sister, Delma Ruth Land. He is survived by two sons, David and Charles Avery Turner of Florida. Two sisters, Emogene and husband Arnold Bailey and Brenda Jane Ray all of Smithville. Step-children, J.R. and wife Loretta Mullins of McMinnville, Brenda and husband Jeff Safranik of Wisconsin, and Timothy Eugene Mullins. Special great nephew, Josh Bell of Smithville and special step great grandson, Dylan Roller of Smithville. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenda Joycelen Ingram

Jul 11 2015

Glenda Joycelen Ingram age 79 of Smithville passed away Friday afternoon, July 10, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 27, 1936 to her parents, the late Cecil and Christie Kelley Hartzell. She was a member of the Fall City Baptist Church and a Nurse. Mrs. Glenda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Claude Ingram of Smithville; 5 children, Gwenda (Rick) Notestine of West Bloomfield, MI, Robert (Ginny) Ingram, Sr. of Murfreesboro, Michael Ingram of Lebanon, Martin Ingram of Gordonsville and Kelly (Jay) Cantrell of Smithville; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judie (Clair) Ickes of Portland, OR, Jo Ann Harrison of Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jerry Spicer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday 4:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Diane Louise Roach

Jul 8 2015

Diane Louise Roach age 61 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday morning at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was a Baptist and was a nursery worker. Diane was survived by her companion, Ricky Sweeney of Smithville; 4 daughters, Barbie, Patricia, Chrissy, Tonya; several grandchildren; special friend, Randall Neal of Smithville; adopted niece and nephews, Alissya Lopez, Michael, Diego, Martin, Jr. Cornado. Graveside services will be conducted Friday 11:AM, July 10, 2015 at the Bonham Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Gladys Simpson

99 year old Charles Gladys Simpson died Sunday morning at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was born to her parents, the late Robert and Nettie Mai Page Simpson. She will be greatly missed by her family but she left them many wonderful memories. Ms. Gladys grew up on her family farm on Hannah's Branch and was a graduate of Baxter Seminary and Middle Tennessee State University. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Grand Representative to the State of Nevada in Tennessee, Grand Martha (2000) and Worthy Grand Matron (1956). She taught school in DeKalb County from 1936 until 1977 when she retired to take care of her aging parents. She rode on horseback to her first teaching job at Dale Ridge. During her career, she also taught at Dismal, Dowelltown, Temperance Hall, Snow Hill, Alexandria, Lower Helton, Liberty, and West schools of DeKalb County. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association, Family and Community Education (FCE), and the United Methodist Women group called the "Busy Bees" that made children's quilts for children who were sick or removed from their homes to Human Services for various reasons. Survivors include a brother, James E. Simpson of Gallatin. Nephews, Thomas Simpson and Brenda of Lenoir City and Robert Simpson of Maryville. Great niece, Michelle and David Scott of Oak Ridge and great nephews, Chad Simpson, Andrew Simpson, and Mark Simpson all of Maryville. The family extends deepest appreciation to the Webb House staff for their loving care for the last eight years. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church with John Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.

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