93 year old Gladys E. Griffith of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church and she worked at Worthan Industries. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Griffith. Survivors include a son, Jerry and his wife Penny Griffith of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Madgeline Joins of Smithville. Step grandchildren, Jade Moser and Randal and wife Kandy Cantrell. Step-great grandchildren, Summer Adcock, River Moser, Lake Moser, Mykel Cantrell, and Kaycee Cantrell. Nephews, Roger Griffith and Denny Joines. A niece, Judy Adcock and special friend, Mary Ann Ivey. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
49 year old Jack Preston McGuire, Jr. of Tullahoma and formerly of Smithville died Monday in Knoxville. He was a member of the King's Cross Church and he worked as the area account manager for Staffing Solutions. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Kings Cross Church. Mike Young and Glen Denton will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. at the church. He is survived by his wife, Sherrie McGuire of Tullahoma. Children, Maggie and Grant McGuire. His father, Jack P. McGuire, Sr. and his wife Sue of Smithville. His mother, Bobbie Fite and her husband Charles of Lebanon. Half sisters, Nancy and husband Jimmy Goad of Liberty and Becky and husband Rick Fussell of Hermitage. Half- brother, Eddie and wife Frances McGuire of Smithville. The family requests that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity or to Stepping Stones Pre-school at Highland Hills Church of Christ. WJLE received information about this obituary from both DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
63 year old Carl Thomas Wiser of Murfreesboro died Monday . He was a native of McMinnville and the son of late David C. and Ovalee Scott Wiser. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro with Jerry Howard officiating. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda Gail Adams Wiser, daughters, Carla and husband Danny Catignani, Wendy and husband Richard Knowlton. Four grandchildren Kristi, Ashley, Daniel Catignani, and Thomas Brian Knowlton. A brother, Jerry and wife Jewel Wiser. Sisters, Carolyn McGregor, Wanda and husband Chester Sullivan, and many nieces and nephews. Wiser was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church and a retired United States Postal Service employee. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was Past Master of the McWhirtersville Masonic Lodge 375 F&AM in Donelson.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m Wednesday with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m Wednesday, and from 10:00 a.m until service time Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro.
30 year old Billy Randall "Randy" Bennett, Jr. of Carthage died Sunday. He was a tree trimmer. Bennett was born in Wilson County. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Billy Hale will officiate and burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Billy Bennett; an uncle, Jerry Wayne Bennett; and an aunt, Linda Gail Bowl. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Bennett of Carthage. A son, Billy Randall Bennett, III of Carthage. His mother, Mary Kathrine Enoch of Brush Creek. His father and step-mother, Billy Randall, Sr. and Elizabeth Bennett of Carthage. Sisters, Rhonda Gail Overstreet of Hartsville and Briana Bennett of Carthage. Grandparents, Charles and Helen Enoch of Brush Creek and Bobbie Jewell Bennett of Lebanon. Aunts and uncles, Nancy Bennett, Tammy and husband Tracy Thompson, Kay and husband Jay McDowell, and Karen and husband Anthony Andrews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the family at the funeral home, in lieu of flowers.
39 year old Christopher Allen Hale of Woodbury died Saturday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, a National Guard veteran, having served with the 278th in Iraq from November, 2004 to November, 2005. Hale was also employed by the Rutherford Farmers Coop in Woodbury. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jeff Crips and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his father, Charles Allen Hale and his grandparents, Edwin and Ruth Moss Dunn and James "Slim" and Evelyn Atnip Hale. Hale is survived by his wife, Stephanie Hale of Woodbury. Children, Bryan Hale and Shane Hale both of Manchester and Jessica Arnold and Emily Hartman both of Woodbury. A granddaughter, Bailey Hale of Manchester. Parents, Vicky and Nelson Sandlin of Liberty. Brothers, Michael and wife Tara Hale of Smithville and John and wife Amanda Sandlin of Liberty. Nieces and nephews, Jaley, Maddox, and Kayla Hale, Jacob Sandlin, Aaron Sissom, and Amanda Francis. Mother-in-law, Debbie and husband Michael Zerio of Connecticut. Sister-in-law, Dela Sissom of Woodbury. Grandmother-in-law, Elsie Smith Walden. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old Patricia Ann Goodson of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a Baptist and she worked in the meat department at Albertson's. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Goodson was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Ardola Smith; husbands, Billy Zee Pultz, Lewis Gayle Peck, and James Leroy Goodson. She is survived by children, Billie Zee and wife Dorothy Goodson of Oklahoma, Jimme Lee and wife Bonnie Peck of Smithville, Jerry Gayle and wife Teri Peck of McMinnville, Mark Alan and wife Sharon Goodson of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jeff Levan, Jamie Goodson, Tommy and Bryan Goodson, Jennifer and Lee Peck, Samantha, Ariel, Kayla, Austin, and Dalton Peck, and Tara, Drew, Nikki, Amanda, Samantha, and Brooke Goodson. Numerous great grandchildren also survive along with sisters, Joyce Greg of Lincoln, Nebraska and Brenda McGuire of Florida. Brothers, Bud Smith of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Bob Smith of Indiana, and John Pultz of Florida. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Louise Hale of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was affiliated with the Apostolic Ark Church in Murfreesboro. Hale was also a shirt factory worker and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ida Arnold Mearse; her husband, Garland Hale; daughters, Brenda Hale and Reba Cantrell; and a granddaughter, Traci Danielle Hale. Survivors include four children, Joyce Mathis, Wanda Byford and Gail and husband Wayne Young all of Smithville; Danny and wife Susie Hale of McMinnville. Twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Larry Hale and Jimmy Cantrell both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old James Ed Young of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Pine Creek Saddle Club, and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Waymon Edward and Julie Ann Young and brothers, Felix, Winfred, and Charlie Young. Survivors include his wife, Mary Young of Smithville. Children, Roger Young of Murfreesboro, Deb and husband D.Y. Young of Smithville, Brenda Adcock of Woodbury, and Dennis and wife Christie Young of Smithville. Step-children, Scotty Adams and Lee Adams both of Smithville, Penny and husband Terry Arnold of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Bridgett Mullins, Sommer Deebanks, Amanda Vaughn, Ryan Young, Tiffany Young, Riley Young, and Hunter Collins. Step-grandchildren, Wesley and Tia Young, Jessica, Jordan, and Zac Adams, John Curtis, Jarrett and Jessie Adams, and Terry Arnold. Sisters, Ethel Arnold, Mary Belle Robinson, Edith Evans, Lillie Mae Lawson all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Edward Douglas Hildreth, Sr. of Clarksville, died Sunday at Gateway Medical Center.
Hildreth was born in Wilson County to Charles Edward and Eva Robinson Hildreth who preceded him in death. His wife, Marie Neal Hubbard, also deceased.
Hildreth was an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a registered professional engineer in Alabama and Tennessee. During World War II he served as an Infantry Officer in the Pacific theater and in the Korean War he served with the 187th RCT Airborne (Rakkasans) as a communications officer. After his military service he worked as an engineer with Miller Electric Company on the construction of the Savannah River Project in Akin, South Carolina and with Patchen and Zimmerman consulting engineers, Augusta, Georgia on various projects throughout the Southeast. He was the first manager of the DeKalb Telephone Cooperative Inc. and made numerous acquisitions of small telephone companies building a communication system from 508 telephone users to over 22,000 plus today with modern equipment and services. He was President of the Tennessee Telephone Association in 1960. In 1960 he moved to Huntsville, Alabama and joined NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center as Director of Communications supporting various NASA awards including two NASA Exceptional Service Medals. He also received the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America Long Rifle Award and was a Charter President of the Alexandria Lions Club. He was a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge, Nashville Scottish Rite, Huntsville, Alabama Cahaba Shrine, VFW and American Legion. He attended Park Lane Church of the Nazarene.
A celebration of life service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapelin Clarksville. Larry Spraker and Maury Norman will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Huntsville, Alabama. Survivors include a son E. Douglas Hildreth, Jr. and his wife Vicki; a sister Evelyn Griffin; three grandchildren, Josh Hildreth of Washington, D.C.; Kelly Stevenson of Denver, Colorado; and Katie Hildreth of Clarksville, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville is in charge of arrangements.
84 year old Mary Pauline Malone of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the House of Prayer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor and Shane Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. 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 her husband, William Clyde Malone; parents, Toy Foster and Alma Carter Foster Ervin; brother, Thurman Foster; and step-father, Tom Ervin. Survivors include two sons, Carl and wife Brenda Malone of Dowelltown and Gerald and wife Rita Malone of Liberty. Grandchildren, Charlotte Malone of Smithville, Cynthia and husband Ceylon Taylor, Jr. of Dowelltown, Susan and husband Danny Van Dyne of Liberty, and Dale and wife Tina Pack of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Brian and Bradley Pack of Dowelltown, Hannah and Danny Van Dyne, Jr. of Liberty, Kirstyn and Cody Pack of Smithville. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd and Joyce Ervin of Sebastian, Florida and Benton and Margie Ervin of Pegram, Tennessee. A sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Jimmy Byford of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Ray and wife Reba Malone of Dowelltown. Sister-in-law, Lou Autry Malone of Dowelltown. Special friend, Aline Snyder of Dowelltown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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