Obituaries

Pamela Billings Farley

May 20 2010

54 year old Pamela Billings Farley of Nicholasville, Kentucky died Thursday, May 13th at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a brief illness.

Farley graduated from Berea College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 1977. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Nursing and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Pam has been on the faculty in the Department of Nursing at Berea College for 27 years. She has served as the Susan V. Clayton Professor of Nursing, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing for the past 14 years. Pam has presented at numerous regional and national nursing conferences as well as attended international nursing conferences as far away as China and Great Britain. Pam served as past president of the Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs Council (KABHDNP); appointed representative to the Kentucky Nursing Educational Mobility Task Force; appointed member to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Education Committee; and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in state custody. Pam was a member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and International Society of Psychiatric Nursing.

In addition to her husband of 33 years, Terry Farley, she is survived by her sisters Diane Haley and Lisa Peterson of Smithville. Nieces, Chandra Adcock and Gina Arnold; nephew, Ross Peterson; great nieces, Kealah Curtis and Shara Adcock; great nephews, Clark Adcock, Bryson Arnold and Samuel Arnold; and a great great nephew, Gauge Pack; all of Smithville. Farley is also survived by aunts, Hilda Billings of Sparta, Helen Faul of Michigan and Robbie Young of Smithville. An uncle, Barney Rickman of Smyrna, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruth Billings.

A local memorial service is planned, but details will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Department of Nursing, Berea College, CPO 2190 Berea, Kentucky 40403 in Pam's name.

Elma Lois Melton Howard

May 20 2010

Elma Lois Melton Howard, of Lancing, Tennessee died Wednesday. She was a member of The Lord's Church in Lancing. The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home at Wartburg. John Hollingsworth and Jerry Carmichael will officiate and burial will follow in Kubley Cemetery at Lancing. The family will receive friends Friday evening at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 6-8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents; Walter Ray Melton and Armilda Katherine (Millie) Potter Melton, her Husband; Ernest Howard, Sons; Ernest Junior, Leonard and James Howard, Grandson; Richard Howard; and Siblings; Emerson, Edward and Arthur Melton and Emily McCormick. She is survived by children; Juanita Watson of Lancing, Rebecca and husband Jim McCormick of Smithville, Lucinda and husband Richard Maden , Melvin and wife Ruby Howard of Lancing, Royal and wife Retta Howard of Gordonsville, Rose and husband Tom Benzenhafer of Wartburg. Daughters-in-law; Wanda Howard of Jamestown and Lucretia Howard of Franklin, Kentucky. Siblings; Ola Melton and Nina Watson of Lancing and Roy Melton of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Twenty two grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Schubert Funeral Home at Wartburg is in charge of the arrangements

Frank Roy Roberts

May 19 2010

94 year old Frank Roy Roberts of Alexandria died Wednesday at his residence. He was a farmer and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Upper Helton Baptist Church, where he was a member. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cal Roberts and Ida Clayborn Roberts; his wife, Altie Ray Roberts; a grandson, Matthew Braden Roberts McAfee; four brothers, Hudson, Turner, Calvin, and Gaston; and a sister, Bessie Russell. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Mike McAfee of Brush Creek. Grandchildren, Marty and wife Chesney McAfee of Memphis, Monty and wife Lisa McAfee of Alexandria, and Misha and husband Chris Collinson of Atlanta, Georgia. Great grandchildren, Mark McAfee, Blake McAfee, Rachel McAfee, Nicholas McAfee, Alden Collinson, and Carlyle Collinson. A sister, Mable Bratten of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Timmy Dewayne Young

May 19 2010

50 year old Timmy Dewayne Young of Nashville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital. A native of Roane County, Young was a machinist. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ann Young. Survivors include his father, James Young of Alexandria. A brother, Jimmy Douglas Young of Nashville. A sister, Tina and husband Joe Howard of Alexandria. Nephews, Lee Howard of Alexandria, T.J. Howard of Kentucky, and Josh Howard of Smithville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Ray Evans

May 18 2010

54 year old Kenneth Ray Evans of Norcross, Georgia and formerly of Smithville died Sunday . Evans was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Lilburn, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl G. and Era Cantrell Evans and three brothers, Frank A. Evans, Roy J. Evans and Brown A. Evans. He is survived by his wife, Janice Evans of Norcross, Georgia; sister, Joyce Norred of Woodstock, Georgia; brothers, Dennis Evans of Sugar Hill, Georgia, Earl Evans, Jr. of Barnesville, Georgia and Dale Evans of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Faye Evans of Smithville and Juanita Evans of Lawrenceville, Georgia; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Northside Chapel in Roswell, Georgia. Joel Caldwell and. Rob Burdette will officiate and burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery. The Evans family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory

Vernon Vaughn

May 17 2010

51 year old Vernon Vaughn of Dowelltown died Monday at his residence. He was a carpenter. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles Ray will officiate. The family has chosen cremation after the funeral service. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Walker and Myrtle Christine Potts Vaughn; and a sister, Sandra Kay Harper. Survivors include his children, James Andrew and wife Misty Vaughn and Bobby Walker Vaughn both of Murfreesboro and Frances Christine Nesbit of Lebanon. A grandchild, Jude Andrew Vaughn. Sisters, Judy Youngblood of Smithville and Linda Potts of Arizona. Brothers, Wayne Vaughn, Kenneth Vaughn, Billy Vaughn, and Ricky Vaughn. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Paulette Ann Estes

May 17 2010

54 year old Paulette Ann Estes of Smithville died Sunday at her sister's residence. She was afilliated with the Clark's Chapel Baptist Church. She was also a housekeeper with Bridgeway Motel for 36 years. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Gann will officiate and burial will be in the Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rebecca Cantrell and her husband, Alford Estes. Survivors include her father, James Bandy of Smithville. An aunt, Haddie Adcock of McMinnville. One brother, Johnny Cantrell of Smithvile. Four sisters, Deanna and husband Jerry Brooks, Tammy and husband Jerry Maynard, Tonya and husband Rocky Menix, and Michelle and husband Tim Snipes all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Colwell

May 15 2010

87 year old Myrtle Colwell of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Susie Campbell Usrey; her husband, Dallas Colwell; one grandson, David Crook; a son-in-law, Jackie Daniel; a daughter-in-law, Ann Colwell; step-mother, Mary Ellen Usrey. Survivors include six daughters, Charlie Mai Daniel, Mary and husband Ronnie Bates, Frances and husband Eddie McGuire, and Tena Colwell all of Smithville, Teresa and husband Jerry Pack of Livingston, and Barbara and husband Keith Huling of Smithville. Four sons, Alton and wife Christine Colwell, Albert and wife Mary Colwell, Delbert and wife Elizabeth Colwell all of Smithville, and Roy and wife Debbie Colwell of Murfreesboro. Nineteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Four half-sisters, Barbara Goodwin of Sparta, Rosie Skiba of Florida, Mary Lynch of Lebanon, Sue Grindstaff of Alabama. Two half-brothers, Erby Usrey of Mississippi and Jim Usrey of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Candace Gayle Dodd

May 14 2010

29 year old Candace Gayle Dodd of Woodbury died Thursday at her home of a short illness. She was born in DeKalb County. Dodd was also a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Weldon Parkinson will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Her parents are Connie Dodd Ashford of Woodbury and the late Steve Landon Goodwin. Grandparents are Loretta Dodd of Woodbury and the late Kenneth Dodd; and Louise Goodwin of Liberty and the late Walter Goodwin. Dodd is survived by a brother, Cory Chapman of Nashville. A sister, Rachel Goodwin of Smithville. Special niece, Morgan Hale of Woodbury. Aunts and uncles, Rose Nokes of Liberty, Paulette and Steve Osment of Woodbury, Kendall and Mark Duggin of Auburntown and Kathy Ellis of Liberty. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Alvin "Buck" Burton

May 12 2010

77 year old Alvin "Buck" Burton of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a self-employed cabinet worker. Burton served in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Steve Warren will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Zettie and Henry Viola Davis Burton and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Burton of Smithville. Seven children, Adam and his wife Wanda Mathis, Diane and husband Chris Crook, and Karen and husband Aaron Lester all of Smithville, Joe Burton of Livingston, Dennis Burton and Rocky Burton both of Nashville, and Frank and wife Jeannie Burton of Kentucky. Ninteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Two sisters, Margaret Dabbs of Nashville and Barbara Wooten of LaVergne. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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