Obituaries

Jewel T. Jones

Jan 20 2009

88 year old Jewel T. Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan died Sunday at her home. She was born in Smithville, the daughter of James E. and Calli L. (Bain) Adcock. She was a homemaker most of her life but was previously employed by Keyes-Davis for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Jones. She is survived by her children, Bettie "Lene" Frantz of East Leroy, Ann and husband Ray Garrett of Battle Creek, and Bill and wife Geneva Jones of Battle Creek. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren; 11 great grand children; sisters Betty Jean Jones, Virginia Daniels, and Mildred and her husband Kenneth Johnson; along with a brother Clayton and his wife Dorothy Adcock all of Smithville. In addition to her husband, Jones was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Royal Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Michigan. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Royal Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Memorial contributions may be given to the Good Samaritan Hospice Care.

Richard Lee Sackett

Jan 20 2009

59 year old Richard Lee Sackett of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. His body has been cremated and no service will be held. He was preceded in death by his father, George Sackett. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Sackett; a daughter, Tammy and her husband Jimmy Williams of Carthage; a brother, Carl Sackett; and a sister, Patricia Arthur. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with final expenses.

Carleton Francis Armbruster

Jan 19 2009

85 year old Carleton Francis Armbruster of Watertown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where a memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara C. Armbruster of Watertown. Three sons, Robert C. and Jerry Armbruster, Sr. of Merritt Island, Florida; Roger Thomas Armbruster of Watertown and Gary and Pat Armbruster of Merritt Island, Florida. A sister, Vivian Hilt of Simsbury, Connecticut. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregory Dale Edwards

Jan 19 2009

46 year old Gregory Dale Edwards of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a painter and a member of the Haywood Hills Baptist Church in Nashville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jeffery Darryl Edwards. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Shirley Edwards of Liberty. A sister, Dana and her husband Butch Davis of Dowelltown. A brother, Glenn Edwards of Nashville. A niece, Bethany Davis of Dowelltown. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clifton Arvie "Cliff" Maynard

Jan 18 2009

66 year old Clifton Arvie "Cliff" Maynard of White Bluff died Saturday at the Horizon Medical Center. A graveside service will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Nosegay Cemetery. Buck Allan will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Digna Maynard of White Bluff. A son, Trevis Maynard of Liberty. Two daughters, Connie Maynard and Sandra D. Wonner both of White Bluff. Two brothers, Gearl Maynard of Nashville and Marshall Maynard of Brush Creek. Sisters, Naomie Malone of Mount Juliet, Keeble Thweatt of Smithville, Sally Jones of Liberty, Shirley Wright of Nashville, Sybil Waite of Murfreesboro, and Barbara Crague of Madison. Seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no public visitation.

Berniece Marcum Jackson

Jan 17 2009

86 year old Berniece Marcum Jackson of McMinnville died Friday at her residence of an extended illness. She was born in White County. Jackson was also a retired employee of the McMinnville Garment Company and a member of the Newtown The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill The Baptist Church in White County. Howard Hooper, Leslie Moore, and James Wright will officiate and burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The Jackson family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill The Baptist Church. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Bessie Knowles Marcum; sisters, Katherine Marcum and Reba Tindell; and brothers, Reed and John Marcum. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Hobert E. Jackson of McMinnville. Sons, Paul D. Jackson of Orlando, Florida and Donald E. Jackson of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Calvin D. Jones of McMinnville. Brothers, Alton and Pearle Marcum, Meril and Ruby Marcum, and Earl Marcum all of White County. Four grandchildren, Jim Blankenship, Donna Overall, Jeremy Jackson, and Jennifer Jackson. Six great grandchildren, Justin,Cody, Abagail, Rachel, Alec, and Adain, and several nieces and nephews. McMinnville Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jairon D. Spencer

Jan 17 2009

67 year old Jairon D. Spencer of McMinnville died Thursday at his daughter's residence. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former employee of Goodyear, Vaughn Nursery, and Haley Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Keith Young will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dewey and Ocie Curtis Spencer. He is survived by daughters, Chancy and her husband Matthew Woodside of McMinnville and Marcy and her husband Joe Cherry of King George, Virginia. Grandchildren, Justice, Garrett, Kate, Joseph, Rebekah, Jonathan, and David. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and husband Ray Terrell of Hermitage and Montie and husband Bass Estes of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Kidney Foundation, in memory of Mr. Spencer.

J.W. Pollard

Jan 12 2009

75 year old J.W. Pollard of the Peeled Chestnut Community died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the former owner of BeeJay Apparel, Incorporated, Pollard Enterprises, Hummingbird Aircraft Charter Service, a partner in Sligo Boat Dock and FBO operator of the Sparta White County Airport and Pollard Farms. Pollard was a U.S. Army veteran and he attended the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Farr and Robin Phillips will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and 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. He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Beulah Mosley Pollard, Sr.; his father and mother-in-law, Casto and Josie Puckett; sister-in-law, Donavee Puckett; brother-in-law, Glynn Webb; a nephew, Jeff Garrett; and a great nephew, Josiah Graden Kirksey. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bettye Puckett Pollard of the Peeled Chestnut Community of DeKalb County. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Morris Puckett of Sparta, Marie Webb, Keith and Hilda Garrett, Jerry and Carolyn Tramel, and Gail Kirksey. Nieces, Nena Daily, Tina Puckett, and Martha Kirksey. Nephews, Scott and his wife Kelly Garrett, Todd and his wife Sharon Webb, Chris and his wife Bethany Tramel, Josh and his wife Leslie Tramel, and Graden and his wife Sabrina Kirksey. Great nieces and nephews, Claire Garrett, Aaron Puckett, Austin and Sloane Garrett, Katie and Sam Daily, Anna and Cynthia Webb, Andrew and Carson Tramel and Silas Kirksey. Special cousins, Vern and Erma Hawn, Frances Hernandez, and Brook and Pam Townsend. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to either the Jeff Garrett Scholarship Fund or to the Smithville Church of God.

Mary Z. Jackson

Jan 10 2009

96 year old Mary Z. Jackson of Lancaster died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Catholic and a homemaker. A graveside service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Priest Jim Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Jackson; a daughter, Nancy Jackson Wildmon; and brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Tom Jackson of the Dale Ridge Community; grandchildren, Debbie Wildmon Bell and Eric Wildman; great grandchildren, Astrid and Aylin Bell, Jacob and Ethan Wildmon; a nephew, Michael Zane and nieces, Barbara and Patty Drillion. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Louise Martin Estes

Jan 10 2009

68 year old Ruby Louise Martin Estes of the Cedar Grove community of Bedford County died Thursday. A native of DeKalb County, Estes was a daughter of the late John Hobert and Daisy Belle Clayborn Martin. She was a homemaker and attended Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. Visitation at Love - Cantrell Funeral Home will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Wood Cemetery at Short Mountain. Visitation Saturday will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. She is survived by three daughters; Doris McCormick of McMinnville, Donna Fulton of Jamestown, and Gail Perryman of the Cedar Grove community of Bedford County. Six sisters; Ginger Steinbeck of Smithville, Peggy Smith of Nashville, Carolyn Sanders of Henderson, TX, Nadine Ferrell of Woodbury, Jimmy Earl Beecham of Smithville, and Lois Hale of Lebanon. Two brothers, Billy and James Martin of Smithville. Nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive. Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill is in charge of the arrangements.

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