100 year old Ella Ethlene Cripps of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, a retired shirt factory worker and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Novella Braswell Stanley; a granddaughter, Malissa Joe Cripps; a sister, Myrtle Vanatta; and a brother, L.D. Stanley. She is survived by two children, Bobbie and husband Wayne Foster of Lebanon and Billy Joe and wife Ann Cripps of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Phillip Foster, David Foster, Joey Cripps, and Steven and Bobby Anderson. Eight great grandchildren, Joshua, Sabrina, Marcus, and Alex Cripps, Haley, Kelsea, Briston, and Zaylyn Anderson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Amon J. Pack died Sunday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Born in DeKalb County, Pack was a retired deacon of Burt's Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He was a life long farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. David Moody will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. . Pack was preceded in death by his parents, Anderson J. Pack and Ruby Allen Johnson Pack and his brother, Lewis Pack. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara C. Page Pack of Woodbury. His children, Ronny Page Pack and wife Alice of Woodbury, Kathleen P. Davenport and husband Bobby of Woodbury, Elaine Davis and husband Mike of Liberty, and Allan Francis Pack and wife Sharon of Woodbury. Two sisters, Georgie Brandon and Virginia Hayes and her husband Buddy all of Woodbury. Ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Holly Cemetery in care of Woodbury Funeral Home.
103 year old Mallie Opal Tate Taylor died Saturday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Born in Cannon County, Taylor was a member of the Clear Fork Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Izzie Patterson Tate; her husband, William C. Taylor, and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include children, Randall Taylor of Auburntown, Rachel Melton of Auburntown, Wayne and wife Kathy Taylor of Woodbury, and Darlene and husband Jack Knowles of Baxter. A sister, Shelby Vickers of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Don Paul Taylor, Aubrey and wife Rachel Taylor, Cody Taylor and Ethan Taylor, Misty and Melissa Melton, Dustin and wife Jessica Taylor, and Lacey and husband Chris Buchanan. Eleven great grandchildren. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Gladys Williams Curtis of Murfreesboro, formerly of Alexandria, died Saturday at NHC in Murfreesboro where she had been in comfort care for several weeks.
The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service.
Mrs. Curtis was born the second of ten children to Mamie Ford Smith and Thomas Clay Smith of Cottage Home on November 13, 1923. She was preceded in death by husband Doyal Chester Williams and husband Warren B. Curtis; her parents; two brothers, Bill and Bob Smith; four sisters, Alice Smith an infant, Dorothy Anderson, Katherine Curtis, and Marjorie Ghundt.
A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Curtis was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Survivors are three children, June and husband Ralph Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Lenny and wife Jean Williams of Greenbrier, and Danny and wife Willa Williams of Hartsville. Eight grandchildren survive and thirteen great grandchildren. Also, one brother Thomas Smith, Jr. of Franklin and two sisters, Martha Davis of Alexandria and Janie Heath of San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Curtis was owner and operator of a beauty shop in Smithville for many years where she had a loyal clientele and formed many lifelong friendships. She later spent twenty years in Orlando, Florida and returned to DeKalb County in 1989 to reside in Alexandria until 2011 when she moved to Murfreesboro.
Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
60 year old Gail Negoshian Estes of Murfreesboro died Monday after a fierce battle with cancer. She was a native of Needham, MA. and the daughter of the late Malcolm and Anne Simonian Negoshian. She was also preceded in death by her son, Zachary Estes. She is survived by her husband, David Estes, son, Zane Estes, daughter, Zandra McKenzie and her husband, Zack; Granddaughters, Aerianna and Scarlett; brothers, Malcolm and Jack Negoshian, and sister, Nancy Negoshian. Woodfin Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
61 year old Terry Lee Brown of Dowelltown died Thursday at his residence. He was a truck driver and a welder. Brown was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Brown's request was to be cremated. There will be no visitation or services held. Brown was preceded in death by his father, Martin J. Brown. He is survived by his mother, Sarah J. Etty of Apopka, Florida. A sister, Betty L. Brown Sumner of Apopka, Florida. Companion Judy Gentry of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Margie Gayle Drennan of Smithville died Tuesday at St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Freeman Dixon and Margie Taylor. She is survived by three sons, David Drennan, Robert Drennan and Eric 'Squeeker" and Nanci Drennan all of Smithville; Grandchildren, Margie Drennan, Dusty Drennan, Nicholas Drennan,
Matthew Drennan, Olivia Drennan, and Skylar Drennan. Three Great-Grandchildren, Darrell and Abby Ludwig, and Nathan Patterson. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
46 year old Robert 'Bob" Kemble Wheelock of Dowelltown died Friday at his residence. He was an employee of Nichols Construction. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Joseph Wheelock and several brothers. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Wheelock of Smithville; two step-children, Ricky Hendrixson and Tavisha Hall of Smithville. Mother, Myrtle Leonard of Dowelltown. Aunt and Uncle Zada and Charles Pinegar of Dowelltown, and Leslie and Jackie Redmon of South Carolina. Aunt, Marie Mehringer of Indiana. Uncle, Robert Nelson Redmon of Illinois. Two nephews, Scott Foster of Michigan and Micheal Foster of Shelbyville. 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 expenses.
79 year old A.Z Ray died Thursday. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday. The Celebration of Life, conducted by Wendell Judkins, will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens .
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Grace Wright Ray; children: Davia (Roy) Williams and Tameria (Jeff) Shaver; brother: James "J.T." Thomas (Ollie) Ray; 3 granddaughters; 4 great-granddaughters; 7 step-grandchildren; and 16 step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Sylva and Lena Bell Farley Ray, sister Hazel Garman, brother Walter Ray, and grandson Zachary Holt.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
84 year old Dr. Don Ray Krohn of Eugene, Oregon and formerly of Smithville died Friday at his residence in Oregon. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Krohn worked for many years as a physician in the Detroit area before working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Tennessee (Erlanger Hospital). The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jo Stevens of Smithville and four children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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