Obituaries

Dena Pace Haugh

Feb 10 2017

Dena Pace Haugh, age 72 of Dowelltown, TN. passed from his life peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Pace and beloved aunt Dena Plummer. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Carlton "Skip" Haugh; her mother Gloria Birdsong of Georgia; brothers, Lee Pace of Mississippi and Charles (Joan) Birdsong of Georgia; four sons, Shannon Chatham of Louisiana, Brandon (Christine) Chatham of Georgia, John (Misty) Haugh of Tennessee and Mike Haugh of Oregon; one daughter, Stephanie (Brian) Barbre of California. Eleven granddaughters, Melissa, Trielle, Michaela, Mackenzie, Savannah, Samantha, Kaileigh, Isabella, Kaelyn, Cossette, and Alexis; three grandsons, Joshua, Asher, and Josiah; two great granddaughters, Ella and Anabelle; one great grandson, Jack; two nephews, Eric and Trevor Birdsong. She also leaves behind several cousins, dear friends, and co-workers. Dena was retired from the DeKalb County School System after over 15 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Dena had chosen direct cremation. The family has requested instead of flowers or gifts that donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janis Dearman Murphy

Feb 3 2017
 Janis Dearman Murphy

Retired school teacher, Janis Dearman Murphy, daughter of the late Charles Foster Dearman, Sr., and Ada Mildred Dearman, and sister of the late Charles Foster Dearman, Jr., passed away Thursday evening, February 2, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was 76 years old. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Judd Murphy, and two sons and their families: Jason Judd Murphy, wife Tamara, and children, Nixon Alexander and Addison Grace; and Jeremy Dearman Murphy, wife Sabra, and daughters, Briahna Ryan and Braya Shalon; one brother, Jim Dearman and wife Janis and several nieces and nephews. In attendance at her death and officiating at the final services will be her brother, gospel preacher Jim Dearman. Also, having a part in the funeral will be gospel preachers Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward.

“Mrs. Murphy” was a much-loved, highly-respected, and influential school teacher, who retired in 2005, after 44 years of service in education, primarily in the DeKalb County system. She began her career with the Nashville City Schools in 1962.

Mrs. Murphy was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ, where her father served as an elder until his resignation due to ill health. She also was a member of the Smithville Study Club, supporting the arts in the community.

The family will receive visitors at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Saturday, February 4, from 11 A. M. to 9 P. M. There will be another visitation at the Smithville Church of Christ, Sunday, February 5, at 2 P. M., prior to the funeral service at 3 P. M.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tina Fisher Young

Feb 2 2017
Tina Fisher Young

Ms. Tina Fisher Young, age 52, of Sparta, TN, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at her home.

Ms. Tina was born in Smithville, TN on September 5, 1964 to Linda Ann Fisher and Robert Hunt.

Survivors include mother, Linda Ann Fisher ( Michael) Ramsey; 2 sons, William Corey Young and Trevor Kane Young; 1 step son, Justin Young; 1 sister, Chelsea Ramsey; 3 brothers, William J. Harris, Charlie J. Harris and Michael D. Ramsey; special grand parents, the late Robert and Robbie Fisher and Walter Phillips and the late Louise Phillips; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also a special friend, Mimi Young.

ARRANGEMENTS:

Funeral services will be held at Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday, February 4 , 2017 at 2:00 p.m., officiating will be Bro. Lucius Wallace. Interment will be in the Plum Creek Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12 p.m. till time of service at 2:00 p.m.

Pallbearers, Brett Young, Cameron Young, Jordan Armstrong, Joseph Crouch, Lynn Brewington, and Chris Brewington; Honorary Pallbearers, Jacob Groce.

Please sign the guestbook at www.thurmanfuneral.com Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Dale Bain

Feb 2 2017
Robert Dale Bain

53 year old Robert Dale Bain of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. He was self employed and a member of the House of Prayer in Rickman. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy, Jr. and Willie Irene Johnson Bain; grandmothers, Dollie Turner; brother, Christopher Bain; and father and mother-in-law, L.C. and Pat Murphy. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lisa Murphy Bain; a son, Josh Bain; step-mother, Mary Edna Bain; and sisters, Jo Ann & Aubrey Meece, all of Smithville, Peggy Dyer and Linda Steinmark both of Sparta, Margaret and Michael Flanagan of Mississippi, Mildred Bain, and Misty and John Haugh all of Woodbury. Uncle Randall and aunt Donna Massa of Smyrna. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Ethel Lee Tittle Cassitty

Feb 1 2017

Ethel Lee Tittle Cassitty age 88 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, 2017 at Tennova Health Care in Lebanon, She was born Apr. 4, 1928, daughter of the late John Adam Tittle and Lizzie Jennings Tittle and was preceded in death by a grandson, Tracey Cassitty; brothers, Jack, Henry, Mack and John Tittle, Jr. and sisters, Betty Linear and Rosie Murphy. Ethel is survived by her sons, Larry Ricky Cassitty and Bobby Cassitty both of Alexandria; grandson, Jonathon Rockford Cassitty; great grandchildren, Christopher and Kristen Cassitty; a great great granddaughter; sisters, Ada Ruth Tittle of Portland and Charlene Rogers of Lebanon; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria.

Hoyte J. Hooper

Jan 31 2017
Hoyte J. Hooper

Hoyte J. Hooper age 78 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. He was born August 6, 1938 to his parents, the late Albert Lee and Flora Ruth Trusty Hooper. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Faye Hooper; sisters: Maureen Florida, Doris Cripps, Faye Trotter Rawls; Infant brother: Eugene Hooper. Hoyte was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a retired heavy equipment operator with Carrier. Survivors include daughter: Lisa (Ronnie) Garrison of Smithville; Grandchildren: Rachel Garrison of Smithville, Jessica Garrison (Ethan) Hale of Alexandria; Great-Grandson: River Garrison of Smithville; wife: Edna Locke Hooper of Smithville; Step-son: Darrell (Tina) Locke of Green Hill, Mark (Mitzi) Locke of McMinnville; Step-Grandchildren: Brandon Locke of Green Hill, Bradley (Caitlin) Locke of Sparta, Hillary Locke of Cookeville, Eli Locke of Christinia; Sisters: Milas Hibdon of McMinnville, Peggy (Clayton) Parsley of Smithville, Bill (W.J.) Poss of Smithville, Dean Johnson of Smithville, Sue Banker of Sparta. Funeral Service will be held 1PM Thursday February 2, 2017 at the Smithville Church of God with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 11 AM until 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM until time of the service at 1PM all visitation will be held at Smithville Church of God. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Church of God.

Ethan Baker Alvis

Jan 30 2017

20 year old Ethan Baker Alvis of Gordonsville died Saturday. He was a construction worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thomas Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Danny Alvis and Freeland Gibbs. Survivors include his parents, Anita and Robert Higgans of Alexandria and Mike and Karen Alvis of Brush Creek, Brothers, Braiden and Brandy Alvis and Jordan and Amy Alvis. Sister, Luci Alvis. Step brothers, Ryan Higgans and Matthew Angel. Nephews, Jase Alvis, Coen Pipes, and Spencer Pipes. Grandmothers, Ruby Gibbs and Faye and Doyle Hendrix. Uncles, Mark Alvis and Tommy Gibbs. Aunts, Sandra Fowler, Lisa and Clark Oakley, and Vicky Alvis. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Richard Carr, II

Jan 30 2017

58 year old Raymond Richard Carr, II of Smithville died Thursday at Summit Hospital. He worked for Amazon Fulfillment Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the funeral at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Survivors include his mother and dad, Iness and Jose Deleon of Smithville. One sister, Phyllis Howe of Michigan. A niece, Tonya Matthews of Michigan. A nephew, Todd Court of Michigan. Uncles, Pat Foglesong and Bill Fogelsong of Smithville. Aunts, W.T. Taylor of Smithvile and Lorene Burgess of Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Christine L. Henry

Jan 30 2017

Mrs. Christine L. Henry, age 93, of Smithville, TN. passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Mrs. Henry was born in Nashville, TN, on October 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Lemuel Harding Coleman and Daisy Frances Stephens Coleman. She was retired as Executive Secretary to the Chief of Staff from the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. Mrs. Henry was the Recording Secretary in the Republican Women's Association. She enjoyed cooking and was well known for her bread making and her famous desserts. Also, her passion was going to the lake and having her family together. Mrs. Henry's greatest love was being a mother, grandmother, and a great grandmother. In addition to her parents, Hrs. Henry was preceded in death by her husband, John Burl Henry; a sister, Frances Cocke; a brother, Robert H. Coleman; and a nephew, David Coke.

Survivors include her son, Jerry (Joan Marie) Draper; a daughter, Elaine (Samuel) McKenna; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Glenn Cocke; a nephew, Stephen Coke; a niece, Robbie Quinton; and a great-niece, Lizzy Coke.

A Gathering of Family & Friends wil be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, from one o'clock until three o'clock at Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Avalon Hospice 904 North Chancery Street, Suite 4, McMinnville, TN 37110.

Visit the online obituary: www.brentwood-roesch-pattonfh.com

Edward Swartz Landis, Jr.

Jan 29 2017

Edward Swartz Landis, Jr. was born Aug. 24, 1942 in Passaic, NJ and departed this life on Friday evening, Jan. 27, 2017 at the age of 74 yrs. He was the son of the late Edward S. Landis, Sr. and Ann Onyskewiz Landis and was preceded in death by a son, Walter Charles Landis. Edward was a graduate of the National Radio Institute and had a career in radio installation and repair. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Edward is survived by his wife, Viola Workman Landis of Sparta; sons, Jeff Landis, Sr. of Watertown and Timothy Edward Landis of Sparta; grandchildren, Jeff Landis, Jr., Charles Landis, Amber Stice, Carlee Rose Landis; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Robert Landis of California and sister, Annette Gurrage of Clarksville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Elmore Judd officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. till service time. Interment will be at Hunter Memorial Park.

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