Obituaries

Elaine "Baney" Hendrix

Nov 3 2015

Elaine "Baney" Hendrix age 61 of the Belk Community passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born August 12, 1954 to her parents, the late Polk Alvin and Mable America Carter Wiggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Janet, Patricia and Deborah and 1 brother, Troy Lynn Wiggins. Elaine was a member of the Church of God family, and lived her whole life as a homemaker and a nurserywoman. The last few years helping raise her 4 beautiful grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob, Jazmine and Justin Wagner. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Jim Hendrix of Smithville; 1 son, Jamie (Katie) Hendrix of Williamson Co., TN; 1 daughter, Wendy (Tim) Wagner of Smithville; 1 sister, Catherine Berdine and 3 brothers, Michael Wiggins, Scotty Wiggins and Cleve (Helen) Wiggins all of Roane and Morgan Counties. And a host of nieces and nephews and will be sorely missed by all. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, November 5, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Kelly officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10AM until 8PM and Thursday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy O. Crymes

Nov 2 2015

Mr. Roy O. Crymes age 84 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Mr. Crymes was born March 12, 1931 to his parents the late Theodore and Zelma Scott Crymes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Crymes; 1 sister, Mabeline Rourke; 2 brothers, Melvin and James Crymes. He was a Pentecostal, retired from the U.S. Air Force with of 20 years of service to our country and then also retired from Southeastern Telecom in Nashville. Survivors include 3 children, Kathy Matthews of Goodlettsville, Billy Crymes of Smithville and Penny Arnold of Dickson; 3 grandchildren, Leslie Kopischke, Haven Boyles and Peyton Arnold; 1 brother, William Crymes of South Carolina and 1 sister, Katherine Miles of Madison. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 PM Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rodger Thaxton officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:30. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Brown Certain

Oct 31 2015

Mary Brown Certain age 78 of Liberty passed away Saturday morning, October 31, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center of Smithville. She was born November 17, 1936 to her parents, the late Troy Brown and Minnie Mai Vanatta Herman. Mary Brown was retired from Kingston Timers and was a faithful member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and was a member of the Alexandria Senior Citizens. She is survived by 1 son, Terry (Jerretta) Certain of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, Josh (Andrea) Certain, Joel Certain, Grace Certain; 2 great-grandchildren, Joshua Certain, Jr., Trinity Certain; 1 brother, Eddie (Linda) Herman of Sparta. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wilson Williams and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tacy Lynn Hendrixson

Oct 29 2015
Tacy Lynn Hendrixson

Tacy Lynn Hendrixson age 31 of Smithville passed away Wednesday from injuries received in an automobile accident. Tacy was a homemaker and attended the Bethel United Methodist Church. Tacy is survived by her husband, Nelson Hendrixson of Smithville; 5 children, Caitlyn Clouse, Megan Hendrixson, Krissy Hendrixson, Emily Hendrixson and Tyler Woody; mother, Sherry Rankhorn of McMinnville; father, Rex (Renee) Clouse of Sparta; God-mother, Lori Driver of Smithville; sister, Kira Clouse of McMinnville; maternal grandmother, Jan Grissom of McMinnville; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, October 30, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. V L Baker and Everett Wilson officiating and burial to follow in the Clouse Family Cemetery in White County. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Tacy. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Aileen Clark

Oct 28 2015

Aileen Clark age 89 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning, October 28, 2015 at Upper Cumberland Hospice House in Cookeville. She was born April 26, 1926 to her parents, the late Benjamin and Nora McNew Tate. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lindell Clark and 9 brothers and sisters. Ms. Clark was a bookkeeper, having worked for Middle Tennessee Natural Gas for 16 years, she was a faithful member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 children, Dr. Dennis (Cathy) Clark of Gutherie, OK; Linda (Ronnie) Hawkins of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Carmen (Don) Bond, Darin (Holly) Clark, Charma (Phillip) Cripps, Chris (Breanna) Hawkins; 6 great-grandchildren, Ellie and Hattie Bond, Harper and Hayes Clark, Clay and Clint Hawkins; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:AM Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Smithville First United Methodist Church with Bro. John Carpenter and Dr. Dennis Clark officiating. Graveside services and interment will be 2:PM Tuesday November 3, 2015 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Newton, IL with Dr. Dennis Clark officiating. Visitation with the Clark family will be on Sunday 2:PM until 5:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, in memory of Ms. Clark. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Torrey William Hale

Oct 27 2015

25 year old Torrey William Hale of Alexandria died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a miner/blaster. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria on Sunday, November 1 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Shayne Ray will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Hale of Alexandria. Children, Emma Hale, Abigail Boles, Colton Hale, and Brinley Hale. Parents, Scott Hale and Sara Tenpenny of Brush Creek, Tracy and Tommy Burns of Gordonsville, and Michelle Hale. Brothers and sisters, Jordan and Megan Hale, Lindsey Hale, Logan Hale, Jack Hale, Lacey and Jonathan Davenport, Hope and Gaven Johnson, Tanya Burns, and Chapel Burns. Grandparents, Brenda and Jimmy Gentry and Linda and Terry Hale. Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Bobby and Jennifer Simpson of Alexandria and a niece and nephew, Sophie Hale and Brayton Johnson. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements

Billy Cobble

Oct 26 2015

69 year old Billy Cobble of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a farmer. The family has chosen direct cremation. No visitation or services are planned at this time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ruby Walker Cobble; three brothers, Tommy McCowan, James and Larry Cobble; and a sister, Kim McCowan. He is survived by a daughter, Nicole and Carlos Godsey of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jacob Smith, Taylor and Harley Godsey all of Smithville, Morgan and Jerry Smith, and Kenneth Godsey all of Cookeville. One sister, Mary Smith of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested donations be made to help with cremations expenses.

John Charles Deck, Jr.

Oct 22 2015

41 year old John Charles Deck, Jr. of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and a self employed contractor. He is survived by a daughter, Emily Grace Deck of Murfreesboro and mother, Barbara Weaver Deck of Dowelltown. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Joyce Ann Butler

Oct 22 2015

81 year old Joyce Ann Butler of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a housewife and a Presbyterian. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Anna Mae Simmons; a son, Fred Loucks, and husband John Loucks. Survivors include her children, Michael, Laurie, Neal, Paula, and Wayne of Smithville, Keith of Greenville, Tennessee, Michelle, Kathy, Sherry, and John of New York. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation

Geneva Louise Looney

Oct 21 2015

84 year old Geneva Louise Looney of Sparta died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Free Will Baptist and a retired waitress at Hillcrest Restaurant. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jordan Looney and Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Looney and parents, Marion and Clayta Cashdollar Hudgens. Survivors include two sons, Dale and wife Talitha Looney of Sparta and Donald and wife Angie Looney of Smithville. One daughter, Gail and husband Denny Young of McMinnville. Six grandchildren, Katelyn Looney of Sparta, Jordan and Scarlett Looney of California, Brooklyn and Aaron Shirah of Smithville, Heather and Adam Poole of McMinnville, Misty Shehane of Smithville and Josh and Stephanie Young of McMinnville. Nine great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has requested donations please be made to Johnson Chapel Cemetery Fund.

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