Jeffrey Kyle Liggett age 54 of Smithville and a native of Lewisburg, TN, passed away Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at his brother's residence. He was born July 28, 1960 to his parents, the late Thomas Harold and Jeanette Hamlett Liggett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Thomas R. Liggett. Jeff is survived by daughter, Deanne Ray of Hendersonville; 2 sons, David Liggett of Georgia and William Liggett of Lewisburg; daughter, Krystal Cox of Manchester; 9 grandchildren; twin brother, Joe (Karen) Liggett of Smithville; 2 sisters, Sharon (Ron) Sanders and Vickie (Jim) Limbaugh both of Lewisburg, several nieces and nephews also survive. The family has chosen a direct cremation and no services are planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
John W. Alford age 73 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. He was born April 6, 1942 to his parents, the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmy and Howell Alford. He attended the Bright Hill United Methodist Church and was retired from the city of Smithville. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda Alford of Smithville; 2 sons, Wesley Nathaniel (Cindy) Alford and Sandy Lee (Toni) Alford both of Manchester. One daughter, Christine (Ted) Stoffell of Manchester. Five grandchildren. Four great grandchildren. Two brothers, Leonard (Jean) Alford and Kenneth Alford of Manchester. One sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold of Manchester. One half brother, Terry (Dale) Shelton of Manchester. Several nieces and nephews and many good friends. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wallace Caldwell will officiate and burial will be in Welker Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Geneva Adamson Shoemake age 89 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born March 28, 1926 to her parents, the late Owen and Georgia Adamson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shoemake and a sister, Frances Muscari. Geneva was a member of New Home Baptist Church, graduate of the Liberty High School and retired from the Metro Nashville Government. She is survived by a brother, John Edward (Shelia) Adamson of Smithville; nephew, Ed (Kerri) Adamson of Brush Creek; 2 cousins, Doris Hullett of McMinnville and Maydel Sandusky of Whitehouse; 2 step-nieces, Martha (Richie) Knowles of Smithville and Mary (Mark) Fritts of Soddy Daisy, TN; and Her wonderful Pet Dog Max. Funeral services for Geneva will be 1:PM Saturday, April 25, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Clayborn officiating with burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 11:AM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Patsy Nell Johnson of Alexandria died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a 30 year employee of the DeKalb County Clerk's Office and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dan Mallett will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from Noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Clint Reynolds and Louise Reasonover; and a brother, George Clint Reynolds. Survivors include her husband, Jack Johnson of Alexandria. Children, Jackie Johnson, Dave Johnson, Debbie and husband Bennie Curtis, and Donnie and wife Jocelyn Johnson all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Michelle Overstreet, Jamie Johnson, Clint Johnson, Chad Curtis, Ty Curtis, Jeremie Johnson, and Jennifer Johnson. Several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Willie Lee Rigsby age 88 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born December 12, 1926 to his parents, the late Martin Luther and Sallie Ann Pack Rigsby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, May Rigsby; son, Dennis Rigsby; brother, Elijah Rigsby and sister, Ruby Cook. Willie Lee was a self-employed used automotive dealer, member of Liberty Lodge #77, member of Spring Street The Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by 1 brother, Jackie (Frances) Rigsby of Smithville; daughter-in-law, Lenda Rigsby of Smithville; grandchildren, Shannon (Dale) Garner of McMinnville and Tommy (Susanne) Rigsby of Oregon; great-grandchildren, Piper Rigsby, Steven Garner and Canaan Garner; brother-in-law, Marvin Gooch of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Mary (Robert) Birch of Kentucky; 2 nieces, Vicky Smith and Lori Ann Nokes; 1 nephew, Jackie Darrell Rigsby; special friend, Jimmy Taylor of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, April 23, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Frazier and Mike Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 9:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements
80 year old Jack Preston McGuire of Smithville died Friday morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a former truck driver for Pirtle's Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. McGuire was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Della Colvert McGuire; a son, Jack McGuire, Jr.; a grandson, David Crook; a brother, a Dan McGuire; and a sister-in-law, Velma McGuire. Survivors include his wife, Sue Sadler McGuire of Smithville. A son, Eddie and wife Frances McGuire of Smithville. Daughter, Renee and husband Bobby Eldridge of Silver Point. Seven grandchildren, Megan and Jeremiah Jones both of Silver Point, Gavin Eldridge of Cookeville, Grant and Maggie McGuire both of Tullahoma, Austin Rouchefort and Angela Turner both of Smithville. Great grandchild, Toni Lynn Jones of Silver Point. Daughter-in-law, Sheri McGuire of Tullahoma. Sister, Ruth and husband Doston Caplinger of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Light House Christian Camp.
Donny Eugene Dodd age 76 of Alexandria, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Eugene was born in Dekalb County, son of the late Harrison and Jennie Mai Hale Dodd. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Eugene Dodd; brothers, Henry and Calvin Dodd; sisters, Annie Lee Smith, Dexie Thorne and Lucille Plariee. He was a farmer and avid coon hunter. Eugene is survived by his wife, Judy Walton Dodd of Alexandria; children, Judy (Woody) Dodds of Castalian Springs, Keith (Connie) Dodd of Lebanon, Donna (Monty) Martin of Watertown, Kim (Joey) Edwards of Lebanon, Tim Dodd of Alexandria; stepchildren, Wanda (Adam) Mathis of McMinnville and Roy Murphy of Smithville; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Jodene Atnip of Watertown; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Atnip officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Thursday and prior to services Friday. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park.
73 year old Margaret Ann Robinson of Birmingham, Alabama and formerly of Smithville, died Thursday, April 9 after a short illness. She was an active member of the Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Solan and Roberta Snow Robinson, and her brother-in-law, John Reeves. She is survived by her sister, Jimmye Lynn Reeves.
Robinson was a 1960 graduate of Smithville High School. She worked in Nashville for a few years at the Executive Club, and was a long-time sales person at Lou Ann's Fashions after moving back to Smithville. In 1986, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama and worked many years at First General Lending, Pinnacle Bank, and for Crest Cadillac.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18 at the First Baptist Church in Smithville at 1:00 p.m. with Ralph Vaughn officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon.
Gregory Scott Redmon age 57 formerly of Watertown, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at his residence in Smithville. Scotty was born January 20, 1958 at Dibrell, son of Kenneth Mack Redmon and the late Sylvia Estes Redmon. He was a 1976 graduate of Watertown High School and was employeed as a carpenter and carpet installer. Scotty is survived by his son, Justin Redmon and fiancee', Ashton of Smithville; grandson, Conner Issac Redmon; father, Mack Kennth Redmon of Murfreesboro; sister, Kathy Phillips of Watertown; brother, Sammy (Teresa) Redmon of Murfreesboro; brother-in-law, Troy Phillips of Watertown; nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn (Naaman) Stillwell, Samuel Redmon and Dalton Phillips; great nephew, Braxton Redmon; aunts, cousins and many friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Scotty's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be from Noon till service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for Scotty's new grandson, Conner.
Mrs. Robbie Dean Taylor age 83 of Dowelltown, passed away Monday April 6, 2015, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born September 1, 1931 to her parents, the late Otis Grant and Bonnie Bessie Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Granddaughter Rachel Underhill, Great Grandson Trace Underhill, and Father of her Children Reed Turner. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a retired factory worker from Precision Rubber and a homemaker. She is survived by 2 Children, Mildred Hembree of Cookeville, and Judy White of Lebanon; 2 Grandchildren, Ken Underhill, and Stacey Watson; 3 Great Grandchildren, Zack Underhill, Tyler Underhill, and Ezra Watson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 2PM April 9, 2015 at Dekalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. B.J. Thomas and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Taylor Cemetery. Visitation with family will be on Wednesday 4PM until 8:PM and Thursday 12:PM until the time of service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Taylor Cemetery or The Ronald McDonald House. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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