Obituaries

Lottie Mae Fisk

Jan 21 2014

78 year old Lottie Mae Fisk, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native died Tuesday at River Park Hospital following a lingering illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Willie Etter Lusk Carr, a retired housekeeper and member of the Hiawassee Church of Christ.

She was married in 1956 to James L. Fisk who preceded her in death September 10, 1979. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Shirley Anne Dillard.

Mrs. Fisk is survived by two sons, Lee Edward (Betty) Fisk of Smithville, TN and James Thomas Fisk of McMinnville; three daughters, Emma Winton and Mary A. Wright of McMinnville, TN and Jessie (Harrison) Biles of Rock Island, TN; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dora Bell (G.W.) Crisp and Johnnie Sue Carr of McMinnville; four brothers, Clearance Edward (Hattie) Carr of Chicago, IL; Jessie Ray (Elsie) Carr, Anniston, AL; Carl Carr and Morris Clarke Carr of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at High's Chapel with George King, Jr. to officiate. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Martin Charge.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until time of service Thursday at High's.

High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Jean Sanders

Jan 21 2014

63 year old Billie Jean Sanders of Smithville died Sunday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Sanders; parents, Ernest Carl and Wilma Lorene Page Vanatta; granddaughter, Adriana Murphy, and a sister, Mary Faye Pedigo. Survivors include two daughters, Misty Cassity and Crystal Thompson and two sons, Bradley and Blake Sanders all of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, Taven Blair, Keith Buck, Justin and Zachary Murphy, Allison, Haylee, Josh, Jaxsten, and Skylar Sanders all of Smithville and Tierra, Briana, and Kaylee Parrent of Crossville. Two sisters, Dean and husband Jimmy Johnson and Elizabeth Bain all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Lyon

Jan 17 2014

67 year old Richard Lyon of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Lyon was also a decorated military pilot and he worked in real estate for a while. Mr. Lyon's wishes were that he be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Lyon is survived by a brother and sister, John Lyon of California and Jean Lyon of Oregon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Van Jennings

Jan 16 2014

77 year old Walter Van Jennings of Statesville, died Thursday morning at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, he was the son of the late Walter Ray Jennings and Maibelle Bethel Jennings and was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jennings and his wife, Ann. Van was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a retired construction superintendent. Van is survived by his wife, Dorothy Armstrong Jennings; stepdaughter, DiAnne Gaddes and her husband, Floyd of Statesville; sisters, Linda (Roy Dee) Curtis of Watertown and Sarah (Robert) Walker of Alexandria; several nieces and nephews; and special little buddy, Howie. Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Allen Lyon officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Pallbearers, David W. Penuel, Randy and Ricky Jennings, Jim and Jason Brown, Lynn O'Neal, James Stanley, Jack Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers, Bennie Jennings, Robert Walker, Roy Lee Curtis, Willie Patton, James Lee Stanley, Richard Saddler, John Reynolds, Howard Gaddes. Interment at Jennings Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Jane Young Sutton

Jan 15 2014

88 year Ruth Jane Young Sutton of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dennis Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sutton; parents, Bobby and Lydia Young; a daughter, Betty Swan; and a grandson, Brian Swan. Survivors include two sons, Billy and wife Linda Sutton of Smithville and Danny and wife Teresa Sutton of McMinnville. One daughter, Sue McCoig of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Steve Swan of McMinnville, Michelle Patton of Rock Island, Kati Minton, and Kyle Sutton both of McMinnville. Four great grandchildren, Chase Swan, Taylor Swan, Allie Patton, and Lake Minton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilbur J. Bowman, Sr.

Jan 13 2014

93 year old Sgt. Wilbur J. Bowman, Sr. affectionately known to many as "Sarge" of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. Sarge was born Aug. 7, 1920 in Chattanooga, TN to his parents the late Sparlin and Loretta Quinn Bowman. He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, having retired in 1963. He was on active duty during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Sarge taught ROTC at McMinnville High School for many years. He was a carpenter. On February 20, 1945 he married Della Mae Grooms, which preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 Sons, Wilbur J. (Beverly) Bowman, Jr. of Nashville, Dennis (Sandy) Bowman of Chattanooga, Larry (Mary Lou) Bowman of Texas and Tracy (Marienne) Bowman of Nashville; 6 Grandchildren, Gary, Brandi, Peter, Stacie, Shaun and Matthew and Several Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews; Special Friends, Diane, Beth, Kenneth and Betty and the Neal Family, Curtis Harness and Tom Hopkins. Funeral Services 2:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Donnie Kelly and Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Wayne Vick

Jan 13 2014

64 year old Jerry Wayne Vick of Dowelltown died Sunday at Summit Medical Center. He was born in Nashville and a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Bobby Charles Martin will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Frank Vick and Ruthene Murphy and a brother, Ricky Lynn Vick. Survivors include a sister, Beverly and husband Wilber Bowman of Madison. A nephew, Matthew Bowman of Madison. A niece, Sarah Thomas of Kentucky. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glen Frazier

Jan 13 2014

75 year old Glen Frazier of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a member and Elder of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Army Reserve, Military policeman, founder of the DeKalb County Jr. Pro Football League, former President of the DeKalb County Little League, and a former member of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Frazier was also a retired electronics teacher at DCHS. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Frazier was preceded in death by his parents, William Spencer and Hassie Puckett Frazier and a brother, William Gary Frazier. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sammye Frazier of Smithville. Three children, Jonathan and wife Jennifer Frazier of Smyrna, Christie and husband Dennis Young of Smithville, and Will and wife Kim Frazier of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Kaleb Frazier, Joshua Frazier, Kendall Frazier, Ryan Young, Riley Young, Alex Hall, Kenzie France, Bella France, and Gavin Frazier. Two sisters, Ilene Trapp of Smithville and Lila Downs of Knoxville. Two nieces, four nephews, two great nieces, nine great nephews, one great great nephew, and two great great nieces. An aunt, Jewel Love of Woodbury. Several cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations can be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Building fund or the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Wilbur "Sarge" Bowman

Jan 11 2014

93 year old Wilbur "Sarge" Bowman of Smithville died Sunday. The funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Charlotte Warner

Jan 11 2014

Ms. Charlotte Warner, age 39 of Alexandria, TN passed away Friday January 9, 2014 at University Medical Center in Lebanon, TN.

Ms. Warner was born November 17, 1974 in Cleveland, OH the daughter of Robert West and the late Mable Jean West.

Ms. Warner is survived by her Father; Robert West of Alexandria, TN. Two Children; Damon Lee West and Crista Deshealea Warner both of Alexandria, TN. Two Sisters; Rose Gibbs of Alexandria,TN and Wanda Martin of Bartlesville, OK. Two Brothers; Albert West and Frank West both of Alexandria, TN. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral Services are scheduled to be conducted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00AM at Avant Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Puckett officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the Warner family will be held on Sunday from 5PM to 8PM and again on Monday from 10AM until service time at 11AM.

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