Obituaries

Cordell Carson Evans

May 23 2008

74 year old Cordell Carson Evans of Smithville died Friday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and was retired after 35 years of service from TRW. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold and Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershell and Nancy Bond Evans, Sr.; brothers, Jack, Donald, and Hershall Evans, Jr.; sisters, Nina May Evans, Dorothy Turner, and Lerlen Nelson. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Young Evans of Smithville. Children, Deborah and her husband Brian Lehan of Madison and Dell Evans and Ricky and his wife Sherry Evans all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Renee and her husband Jason Walker of Smithville, Sarah and her husband Kenny Harris of Lebanon and Stephanie Barber and Ashley Evans both of Smithville, David Evans of Carthage, and Amber, Ryan, Ethan, and Tristen Evans all of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren also survive along with a brother, Milburn and his wife Lorene Evans of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Clifton Robinson

May 23 2008

86 year old Charles Clifton Robinson of Smithville died Thursday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a retired factory worker and a farmer. Robinson was also a Mason, a member of Liberty Lodge #77. He served in the United States Army from December 26th, 1942 to December 20th, 1945. He was a technician, fifth grade, and served with the 3808th Quartermasters Truck Company. Robinson was in combat in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the European Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars, the Good Conduct Metal, and the World War II Victory Medal. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Ethel Hullett Robinson; a brother, Edward Robinson; and three sisters, Calysta Pedigo, Delia Foutch, and Lois Williams. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Evans Robinson. Seven children, Wayne and his wife Gloria Robinson, Wanda and her husband Gary Russell, Joyce and her husband Tommy Alexander, Debra Robinson and special friend Hilton Conger, Jackie and her husband Tommy Stockling, David and his wife Linda Robinson all of Smithville, and Terry and his wife Sara Robinson of Cookeville. Thirteen grandchildren, Andy and his wife Chrissy Prichard, Mark Prichard, Nick and his wife Stacey Robinson, Chris and his wife Tonya Robinson, Rob Alexander, David Alexander, Amy and her husband Tim Tobitt, Tyler Robinson, Chip Robinson, Heath Robinson, Cody Robinson, Emily Robinson, and Macey Robinson. Two step-grandchildren, Kristi Russell and Amy Gosnell both of Kansas City, Missouri. Eight great grandchildren, Isaac, Keirstine, Kaden, Hunter, and Chloe Robinson, and Evan Prichard, Caroline, and Madelyn Tobitt. Two brothers, Brisco and his wife Helen Robinson of Cookeville and Carl and his wife Jo Robinson of Morrison. Three sisters, Omega Hayes, Mary and her husband Paul Parsley, and Jo and her husband Jesse Baker all of Smithville. A brother-in-law, James Foutch. A sister-in-law, Marie Robinson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Building Fund, Katherine Conger Memorial Scholarship Fund, Lighthouse Christian Camp, or a book to the local schools or public libraries.

Jim Moore, Jr.

May 21 2008

81 year old Jim Moore, Jr of Woodbury died Tuesday of an extended illness. He was born in Smithville. He was also a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea, and he was a sewing machine mechanic at the Vanderbilt Shirt Manufacturing Company for 26 years. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Frank Blair will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Riley and Ollie Gertrude Pack Moore and a daughter, Starreta. Survivors include his wife, Sara Ford Moore of Woodbury. A son, Paul and his wife Jean Parker of Readyville. A brother, Kenneth Moore of Smithville. A sister, Myrtis Winton of Smithville. Grandchildren, Kevin and his wife Michelle Parker of LaVergne and Leandra and John Habel of Unionville. One great grandchild, Emma Habel of Unionville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christie Darlene Bouldin Bennett

May 19 2008

47 year old Christie Darlene Bouldin Bennett of Dowelltown died suddenly Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Bybee's Chapel Cemetery in Warren County. David Carden will officiate. The body is at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Bouldin and a brother, Jodie Crick. Survivors include her husband, Vernon Bennett of Dowelltown. Two sons, Charles William Boles of Winchester and Michael Lloyd Boles of McMinnville. A step-son, Christopher Vernon Pasarew of Austin, Texas. A step-daughter, Kelsye Blair Reynes of Dallas Texas. Grandchildren, Wesley Coppinger, Sam Boles, and Alyssa Boles. Her mother, Ann Bouldin of Rock Island. Sisters, Debbie Hayes of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Judy Martin of Rock Island. Brothers, Gary Wayne Bouldin of Carthage and Michael Allen Bouldin of McMinnville. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Ray Herman

May 18 2008

58 year old Kenneth Ray Herman of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He was a member of the Smartt Station Church of God, a Vietnam veteran, and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Johnny Carr will officiate and burial will be in Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Military Grave Rites will be held by the American Legion Post #183 and and the V.F.W. Post #5064. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. Herman and Daisy Herman; a daughter, Julie Herman; a granddaughter, Megan Henson; sisters, Carol Ann Herman and Mary Frances Turner; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Billye Herman; and brother-in-law, Jerry Reeder. Survivors include a daughter, Lesa Wilson of McMinnville. Two brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Brenda Herman of Smithville and John E. Herman of Christiana. Two sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy Reeder of Ringgold, Georgia and Anita and Tony Martin of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Marilin Herman of McMinnville. A brother-in-law, Paul Turner of McMinnville. Special grandson, Jay Martin of McMinnville. Special friend, Jerri Mason of McMinnville. Special nephew, John Turner of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

LeRoy Hale

May 17 2008

58 year old LeRoy Hale of Woodbury died Friday in Nashville. He was disabled and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. His parents were the late Joe Eddie Hale and Christine Davenport Hale. Survivors include a brother, Doyle Hale of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Joyce Hale of Woodbury and Kathy Phillips of Dowelltown. Four nieces, Teresa Underwood, Diane Hale, Caylee Hale, and Kim Ward. Three nephews, Gary Phelps, Joey Phelps, and Kris Hale. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

H.C. "Tye" Taylor

May 15 2008

85 year old H.C. "Tye" Taylor of Watertown died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a DeKalb County native, a welder, barber, Baptist, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Nola Edna Taylor; a sister, Ina Mae Trapp; and brothers, Lloyd, Hobert, and H.D. Taylor. Survivors include sisters, Callie Taylor of Watertown, Reba and her husband Virgil Nixon of Watertown, and Clara Fuson of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Murphy Ward

May 12 2008

91 year old Ruth Murphy Ward of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Chapel Church at Buffalo Valley. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Steve Warren will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. A worship service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Bennie Ward; her parents, Melvin and Dixie Cantrell Murphy; brothers, Burgess, Tennis, and Arlin Murphy; and sisters, Ethel Johnson and Laura Bradford. Survivors include her children, Georgia Hanson of Rock Step, West Virginia; and Dorothy Turner, JoAnn Bradford, George M. Ward, and Bootsie Cash all of Smithville; and David H. Ward of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Twenty seven grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren, and a host of great great grandchildren also survive along with sisters, Virgie Murphy, Ona Runyon, and Imogene Blackburn all of West Virginia. Two brothers, Virgil and Joe Murphy both of Ohio. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Faith Chapel Church Building Fund, in memory of Ms. Ruth, in lieu of flowers.

Ella Dodson Midgett

May 12 2008

80 year old Ella Dodson Midgett of Dowelltown died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Dodson; a grandson, Eric Midgett; and a sister, Mollie Crim. She is survived by her husband, Bill Midgett of Dowelltown. Two sons, Jimmy and his wife Lou Ann Midgett of Dowelltown and John and his wife Pam Midgett of Carthage. One daughter, Doris and her husband Benny Watts of Carthage. Three grandchildren, Jennifer and Frank Myers of Lebanon, Robin Watts of Carthage, and Mary Ann and Chris Smithson of Smithville. One step grandchild, Bethany Pack Sanders of Algood. One step great grandchild, Kelsey Beth Sanders of Algood. An unborn great grandson, Morgan James Smithson. Two brothers, Stanton Dodson of Wyoming and Fred Dodson, Jr. of Ohio. Two sisters, Bea Stafford of Walling and Zella Cook of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hallie Viola Jones Bain

May 11 2008

96 year old Hallie Viola Jones Bain of McMinnville died Saturday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and member of the Gath Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. John Padgett and Terry Felton will officiate. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Mary E. Rankhorn Jones; her husband, Ernest E. "Angel" Bain; a son, Wayne Bain; granddaughter, Felicia Bain; and several sisters and brothers. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dortha G. and Daniel Felton of Sparta. A daughter-in-law, Irene Bain of McMinnville. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosa and Don Nelson of Battlecreek, Michigan and Doris and Walter Grandy of Knoxville. A brother and sister-in-law, John Kenneth and Hattie Jones of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Keith and his wife Holly Bain of Morrison and Terry and his wife Amanda Felton of Dallastown, Pennsylvania and great grandchildren, Micah and Hannah Felton. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive as well as several of Hallie's nurses who cared for her. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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