Obituaries

Evelyn G. Waggoner

Apr 29 2010

83 year old Evelyn G. Waggoner of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A factory worker and a beautician, Waggoner was the longest active member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the WMU. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dave Carden, Charles Olson, and Larry Briggs will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Waggoner was preceded in death by her husband, George Waggoner; parents, Landus and Janie Carter; a sister, Polly Carter Adcock; and a brother, Troy Carter. Survivors include two sons, James Hayes and Doug Waggoner both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Brent Hayes, Amanda Stallcup, Kris Waggoner, and Jayme Lynn Hayes. Great grandchildren, Samantha Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Leah Hayes, Toby Lee, Michael Argro, Elizabeth Stallcup, and Eli Stallcup. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mount Herman Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Waggoner.

Donna Bell

Apr 27 2010

61 year old Donna Bell of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a nurse. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, William Dolkos. Survivors include four children, Teri and husband Dwain Rowe of Smithville, Kathy and husband Roger Carter of Smithville, Jennifer and husband Jason Hitchcock of Cookeville, and Brittney Bell of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jessica, Kristin, Cassidy, Will, Matthew, and Sydney. Her mother, Phyllis Van Dyne of Smithville. Two sisters, Sharon Van Dyne of Smithville and Leann Walker of Pegram. One brother, Philip Gotro of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vada P. Herndon

Apr 26 2010

84 year old Vada P. Herndon of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mallow Herndon; parents, Robert Henry and Ella Mai Barnes Carter; and an infant baby brother. Survivors include two sons, Charles and wife Brenda Herndon and Rickey Herndon; six grandchildren, Tarron Carter, Penny Murphy, Sonya Cantrell, Pamela Curtis, and Brandon Herndon all of Smithville, and Vickey Cobble of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren, Stephanie Burgess, Justin Murphy, Nicole Cobble, Jennifer Coffee, Patrick Murphy, Duston Herndon, Clint Cantrell, and Zell Carter. Nine great great grandchildren, Justin Murphy, Jr., Zackary Murphy, Serenity Burgess, Owen and Logan Coffee, Jerry, Jacob, and Morgan Smith, and Taylor Cobble. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Clyde Wooden

Apr 24 2010

85 year old Clyde Wooden of Alexandria died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, Wooden was a welder, and he attended the Congregational Methodist Church. Wooden was also a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jimmy Johnson, Ben Fuston, and Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Wooden was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wooden; a son, Clyde Michael Wooden; grandsons, David and Mark Wooden; great grandchild, Kya Fakes; and parents, Ray and Valtie Wooden; and a sister, Inez Ward. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy George Wooden of Alexandria. Children, Lisa Rumsey and Tony Wooden both of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Misty Wooden, Angel and Travis Wooden, Kassi and Chase Martin, and Kendra Dawson. Daughter-in-law, Brenda Wooden of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren. Step-sons, Michael and wife Pam George and Jeff and wife Billie George all of Alexandria, and Joel and wife Becky George of Smithville. Seven step- grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. A brother, Mitchell Wooden of Watertown and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Monroe Strickland, Sr

Apr 22 2010

69 year old Jerry Monroe Strickland, Sr. of Alexandria died Thursday at Riverview Medical Center at Carthage. He was a Machinist for TVA, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Chris Blair will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Cornelius Strickland; and an infant son, Danny. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Strickland of Alexandria. Children, Sharon Strickland and Jerry Strickland, Jr. both of Alexandria and Jason and wife Julie Strickland of Hendersonville. Grandchildren, Kristen Strickland and Jessie Strickland both of Alexandria, Skyler Strickland, Peyton Strickland, and Riley Strickland all of Hendersonville. His mother, Ruby Loudine Thompson of Hendersonville. Three sisters, Margaret and husband Ferrell Carmen of Hartsville, Debbie Loudermilk and Trisha and husband Dave Lemarbe both of Hendersonville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Pritchett

Apr 21 2010

66 year old Linda Pritchett of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Smith County Healthcare Center in Carthage. She was born in Brush Creek, the daughter of the late Janie Nellene Thomas and Thomas Elmer Pritchett. She was a 1961 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Pritchett worked at the Work Wear Corporation in Alexandria for 30 years. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Shane Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery with Glenn Pritchett officiating. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by brothers, Glenn Edward and his wife Ruth Pritchett of Murfreesboro, James "Mutt" and wife Sue Pritchett of Brush Creek, and Dennis Franklin and wife Cathy Pritchett of Manchester. Sisters, Sarah Smith of Brush Creek, Debbie and husband James Bush of Gordonsville and Tammy Jane Ward of Watertown. Step-mother, Roberta Pritchett of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the Smith County Help Center, 318 North Main Street, Carthage, in lieu of flowers.

Dana Elizabeth LaFever

Apr 19 2010

36 year old Dana Elizabeth LaFever of Smithville died Sunday. She worked for emergency medical services. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Eugene LaFever of Smithville. One daughter, Sahara Bethany "Sara Beth" LaFever of Smithville. Parents, Joe and Joan Purkey of Knoxville. One brother, Scott Purkey of South Carolina. Maternal grandmother, Louise Williams of Kentucky. Parents-in-law, U.L. and Helen LaFever of Sparta. Local in-laws, Jack and Louisa Felts and Urias LaFever all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the Girl Scout Troop #01146, in lieu of flowers.

Helen Frances Puckett

Apr 19 2010

74 year old Helen Frances Puckett of Smithville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a beautician, retired substitute teacher, and a member of the Mount View The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Wilma Love Puckett. Survivors include nephews, Shawn and wife Angela Puckett, Randall Puckett, and Brian Puckett all of Smithville. Great nieces and nephews, Shawna and John, Josh, and Jacob. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Calvary Baptist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nellie Mary Tyree

Apr 19 2010

78 year old Nellie Mary Tyree of Statesville died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was retired from Texas Boot where she worked for 34 years. Tyree was born in Wilson County and she was a member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Eltis Brown and Allen Lyon will officiate and burial will be in Bartons Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Rosie Bayne Morris and an infant brother, James Albert Morris. Survivors include her husband, Jackie Tyree of Statesville. Children, Shirley and husband Stephen Cummings of Carthage, Charles Lee and wife Kelly Garner of Hartsville, Mary Lou Usrey of Lebanon, Sadie Francis and husband Richard Nichols of Watertown, Marie Abou-Rhma of Lebanon, and Lucy Ann and husband Bud Taylor of Westmoreland. Step-children, Diane and husband Jimmy Owen of Statesville, Jackie Sue and husband Robert Taylor of Lebanon, Azel and wife Doris Tyree of Statesville, and Josh and wife Carrie Tyree of Liberty. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. Brothers, Charlie T. Morris of Watertown and John and wife Louise Morris of Lebanon. Sisters, Pauline and husband Kenneth Dodd of Smithville and Frances and husband Junior Dodd of Alexandria. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Faye Turner Colgan

Apr 18 2010

60 year old Brenda Faye Turner Colgan of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and was employed at Texas Boot. Colgan was also a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donnie Turner; her parents, Calvin and Virgie Blair; a brother, Eugene Blair; paternal grandparents, Frank and Provie Blair; and her maternal grandparents, Levert and Estelle Hubbard. Survivors include her husband, George A. Colgan of Smithville. A son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Tammy Turner of Smithville. Three step-sons, Keel Colgan and Trace Colgan both of Florida and Crede Colgan of North Carolina. One step-daughter, Kerri Wait of Minnesota. One brother, Paul Blair of Smithville. One sister, Wilodean Turner of Smithville. Grandchildren, Christian and Caitlin Turner of Smithville, Lea Colgan of Florida, Marcus and Daniel Enomoto of Minnesota, Kristin and Kaylee Colgan of Florida, and Colton Rhody of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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