Reba Lois Watson Clemons

Feb 13 2015

Funeral Services for Reba Lois Watson Clemons, 77 of Silver Point will be Saturday, February 14 at 11 A.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with interment in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Clemons died Thursday Morning, February 12, 2015 at her home due to complications from dementia.

She was born July 28, 1937 in the Wolf Creek Community of DeKalb County (in what is now Edgar Evins State Park) to the late Leslie Grady and Mary Sallie Nixon Watson. Her family was later relocated due to the construction of the Center Hill Dam.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son Randal “RANDY” Clemons, brother Jim Grady Watson, 3 sisters Ruth Watson Wilson, Jewell Watson Price and Carleen Watson Helm.

Lois loved to work outside and care for her yard and flowers, but she found purpose in caring for the ill. She loved her children and grandchildren and was at her best while caring for others, especially her son, Randy. She tirelessly sacrificed and saw to his daily needs for several years before he passed at the age of 13.

She enjoyed owning and operating the Corner Grocery in Silver Point for over 30 years. She formed many friendships with customers and employees. Employees became family, especially Jon Stafford, whom she loved like a son and became her caregiver during the worst part of her illness. Jon was a tremendous comfort to her during the last few months. Jon provided encouragement, conversation and care with great patience and genuine respect. His dependability was a blessing to the whole family.

Lois was also blessed to be cared for by Kay Jones and Tina Brown. Our family is very fortunate to have had their love, support and prayers during this time. None of them can ever be repaid for all they have done. Galatians 6:2-Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Survivors include husband of 57 years Clyde “GOAD” Clemons (Married September 21, 1957 in Ringgold, GA.) , daughter Judy Riggsbee, son David Clemons all of Silver Point, 5 grandchildren: Tylr and Mason Clemons of Cookeville, Daniel and Nathan Riggsbee both of Cookeville, Julie Riggsbee of Silver Point, 2 brothers and a sister-in-law Carlon and Dot Watson , Jim Watson all of Baxter.

Active Pallbearers will be her 4 grandsons along with Jon Stafford and Danny Riggsbee.

Bro. Tony Crow will officiate.

Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 P.M and Saturday after 9 A.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Lois’ name where accounts have been set up to: Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Gift Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 or by phone 615-322-2979 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or by phone 1-800-822-6344

Freddy Brown Taylor

Feb 12 2015

73 year old Freddy Brown Taylor of McMinnville and a DeKalb County native died February 10, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN following a sudden illness.

A nursery worker and a member of Dayspring Community Church, he was the son of the late Robert and Myra Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Jerry Lee Taylor; step-sons, Bruce Glenn and Greg Glenn; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Taylor; sisters, Oma Tramel and Darlene Crimmes.

He was married to Melba Jean Hall Taylor of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Gladys Frances Marr and husband Jimmie of Smithville, TN and Eddie Leroy Taylor of Smithville, TN; two step-children and spouses, Rhonda and Darrell Hillis of McMinnville and Denise and Tim Newby of McMinnville; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Grady Taylor, Joe Lane Taylor and James Robert Taylor all of Smithville, TN, and Louie Taylor of Texas; special niece, Louise Ferrell and husband Glenn of Smithville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 in High's Chapel with Rex Boles officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at High's.

Elizabeth Sandlin Blew

Feb 12 2015

98 year old Elizabeth Sandlin Blew of Alexandria died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Repe Sandlin and Pearl Sandlin; her husband Charlie Blew; a daughter, Charlene Blew; and a sister, Grady Bell Harris. She is survived by nephews, Bill and wife Jodi Harris of Florida and Jack and wife Nancy Harris of Lynchburg. A niece, Louise and husband Clifford Trimble of Florida. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Bennett

Feb 10 2015

Elizabeth Ann Bennett age 54 of Carthage and a DeKalb County native, passed away Saturday February 7, 2015 in Carthage from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born December 10, 1960 to her parents, the late Virgil Paul and Pauline George Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Billy Randall Bennett, Jr.; sister, Rita Faye Gorman; brothers, Jimmy Lee Johnson, Billy Wayne Jonson, and Virgil Sherman Johnson. Elizabeth worked at Famous Footwear and was a faithful Christian and member of Christ Pentecostal Church in Brush Creek. She is survived by her husband, Randall Bennett of Carthage; 2 daughters, Briana Nicole Bennett and Rhonda Gail Bennett both of Carthage; 3 sisters, Paulette (Charles) Crawford of Carthage, Linda Sue Vaughn of Smithville; Paula (Greg) White of Bowling Green, Kentucky; 4 brothers, Jerry (Lucinda) Johnson of Brush Creek, TN, Edward (Joann) Johnson of Smithville, Michael Johnson of Lebanon, and Lester (Jane) Johnson of Portland, TN; special nephew, Jacky Edward (Sherry) Brady and special friend, Tommy Gibbs. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Christ Pentecostal Church (402 Alexandria Highway, Brush Creek, TN) with Bro. Billy Hale officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 2PM until 8PM and Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service at 1PM. All visitation and services will be held at Christ Pentecostal Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Smithson

Feb 8 2015

91 year old Louise Smithson of Romulus, Michigan died Friday. The funeral will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Voran Funeral Home in Taylor, Michigan. A graveside service will be Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Ararat Cemetery in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Smithson, Sr. Survivors include her children, Walter Smithson, Jr. and wife Ann, Brenda Love and husband Joe, Sue Gullett, Sharon Nagy, Edward Smithson and wife Gail, Randall Smithson, Sherri Massey and husband Craig, sister, Sara Moore, seventeen grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 10 from 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home in Taylor Michigan. The public may attend the graveside service at the Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Smithville on Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association. Voran Funeral Home in Taylor, Michigan and Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville are in charge of the arrangements.

Ashley Michelle Bain

Feb 7 2015

Ashley Michelle Bain age 28 of Smithville, passed away Thursday February 5, 2015. She was born August 29, 1986 to her parents, Cleveland Clay and Phyllis Gay Bain. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Homer and Jackie Cantrell Gay and paternal grandparents Clay and Ruth Redmon Bain. Ashley was a member of Gath Baptist Church and attended the Smithville First Assembly of God, and she was a factory worker. She is survived by her 3 children, Jacqueline Renee Bain, Makhia Hope Bain, and Elijah Cayden Coleman all of Smithville; Mother, Phyllis Gay Bain and James Weddington of Smithville; Father, Cleveland Clay (Diane) Bain of Smithville; 2 Brothers, Cleveland Derrick Bain of Nashville and Clay Andrew (Jamie) Bain of Smithville; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive. There will be a public visitation on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 2:PM until 8:PM. Funeral services will be private. 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 arrangements.

Marie Wilson

Feb 4 2015

71 year old Marie Wilson of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse at DeKalb Community Hospital. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God. Chris McMichael will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lucille Miller Certain; two brothers, Lynn and Danny Certain; and a sister, Lois Ann Puckett. Wilson is survived by two sons, Mark and Susan Wilson and Kevin and Mary Wilson all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Heather Dowell of Dowelltown, Amanda Woodruff of Murfreesboro, Jeanna Wilson of Dowelltown, Daniel Wilson of Smithville, and Byron Wilson. Eight great grandchildren. One brother, James Certain of Dibrell. Two sisters, Nettie Lou Judkins and Charlene Poss of Smithville. One sister-in-law, Betty Certain of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

David Carl "Big Dave" Redmon

Feb 3 2015

David Carl "Big Dave" Redmon age 73 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born September 26, 1941 to his parents, the late Joseph Redmon and Stella Moore Redmon Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Ray Redmon; step-father, George Clark; sisters, Judy Minnear, Virginia Herron, Ida Mai Benoitt; brother, Dwight Redmon. He attended the Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Cookeville. David was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and was a retired nurseryman. Survivors include his daughter, Wetonia "Sissy" Redmon of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Bradley (Misty) Redmon, Ashley Redmon (Gary) Murray, Hailey Danielle Redmon; 6great-grandchildren, Michael White, Chrissy White, Emmalee Redmon, Elijah Redmon, Ezraya Gingerich, Logan David Murray; 2 brothers, J.R. Redmon and Dwayne Redmon both of Smithville; special friends, Mary Huffines and William Morris. Funeral services will be conducted 2PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 4PM until 8PM and Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service at 2. 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.

Dorothy Ward Turner

Feb 2 2015

79 year old Dorothy Ward Turner of Smithville died Monday. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was a retired owner and operator of Sportsman Restaurant. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Ruth Murphy Ward. Survivors include her husband, Arvid Turner of Smithville. Two daughters, Sue and Ronnie Cook of Smithville and Brenda and Jeff Safranik of Wisconsin. Three sons, Tim Mullins of Smithville, J.R. and Loretta Mullins of McMinnville, and Dylan Roller of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Angie Moreno of Illinois, Desiree Ferrell of Smithville, Christopher McPherson of Smithville, Tim Mullins, Jr. of Smithville, Greg Taylor of Mt. Juliet, Jeffrey Safranik of Wisconsin, and Cheryl Knuth of Wisconsin. Twelve great grandchildren. Two sisters, Bootsie Cash of Smithville and JoAnn and Tim Bradford of Smithville. Two brothers, Buck and Donna Ward of Smithville and David and Marcia Ward of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lieutenant Colonel Glen L. Nichols, Sr.

Feb 2 2015

92 year old Lieutenant Colonel Glen L. Nichols, Sr., U.S. Army Retired of Smithville died early Sunday morning at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was an Elder for over 30 years at the Smithville Church of Christ and a retired General Contractor.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley and Ralph Vaughn will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ.

Colonel Nichols, a 25 year veteran of the United States Army, was born and reared in Algood, a part of neighboring Putnam County. In February 1941, he was part of the Tennessee Army National Guard based in Cookeville and said unit was soon called into WWII. He attended Officer Candidate School and became Second Lieutenant and later becoming First Lieutenant. Following the War, he returned to the Volunteer State to further his education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. While there, he met a young lady whom he described as "the prettiest girl on campus". Marie Patterson from Smithville would later become Mrs. Glen Nichols and the mother to Glen, Jr. and Sharon. He then attended American University in Washington where he received a Masters Degree. During this time, Officer Nichols remained in the Army Reserve. Major Nichols' unit was activated in 1947 and shipped to Japan. Later our country was drawn into the Korean War, where he commanded an artillery unit. Following a quarter-century of military service, Colonel Glen Nichols, Sr. taught business and economics at his alma mater, Tennessee Tech University. He also enjoyed the building trade, had his own construction company and left his mark on several significant properties in the Middle Tennessee area. He also had a distinguished career with the Model Cities program.

Mr. Nichols was one of the seven original founders of the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce over 50 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Cora Etta Lee Nichols and mother of his children, Marie Patterson Nichols; a sister, Reba Stamps; and a brother, Robert Nichols.

Nichols is survived by his wife, LaMurle Jarrett Parker Nichols of Smithville. One son, Glen, Jr. and Margaret Nichols and a daughter, Sharon and Dale Beaty all of Smithville. Two stepdaughters, Mimi Bowling of Mt. Juliet and Lynn Fann of Texas. Ten grandchildren, Jennifer and Brian Light of Knoxville, Amanda Mathis and Abby Evans of Smithville, Kerri and Adam Hudson of Nashville, Patterson and Brad Wilson of Knoxville, Lori and David Purnell of Lebanon, Josh and Wendy Bowling of Nashville, Kelly and Marco Marcini of Italy, Amy and Mark Strauss and Ben and Marissa Fann all of Texas, and Michael and Monica Beaty of McMinnville. Fifteen great grandchildren. Two brothers, John Thomas and Dorothy Nichols and Earl Young Nichols all of Algood. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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