Obituaries

Hillard Odene Lawrence

Mar 30 2011

88 year old Hillard Odene Lawrence of Watertown died Tuesday at Summit Medical Center. Born in DeKalb County, he was retired from Kraft Foods and TRW Ross Gear. Lawrence was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church, a graduate of Liberty High School, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a 50 year member of the Comer Lodge #417 F&AM. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Carl Price and David Briscoe will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Leslie and Mary Yates Lawrence. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Granstaff Lawrence of Watertown. Sons, Hugh Mathis and wife Linda Lawrence of Smithville and Steven Hill and wife Carol Lawrence of Chicago, Illinois. A stepson, James Robert and wife Peggy Gabriel Trammel. Four grandchildren also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Sadler Odom

Mar 30 2011

79 year old Jack Sadler Odom of Sierra Vista, Arizona died Saturday March 26th at the Sierra Vista Regional Hospital. Odom was born March 3, 1932 in Liberty to his parents, Oval L. and Monice Sadler Odom. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Odom Jennings. Jack retired from Ford Glass in Nashville working as a glass inspector. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rebecca Ramsey Odom of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two sons, Jason Ramsey Odom and David Hugh Odom both of Nashville. A graveside service and interment will be held Friday, April 1st at
1:00 p.m. at Salem Cemetery in Liberty. There will no visitation held at the funeral home. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery at 1:00 p.m. for the service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the
arrangements.

Helen Elizabeth Maxwell Carter

Mar 29 2011

88 year old Helen Elizabeth Maxwell Carter of Lumberton, North Carolina died Saturday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. She was retired from the Smithville shirt factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor and B.J. Thompson will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Willie Reasonover Brown; two husbands, Toy L. Maxwell and Robert Carter; a brother, Walton Brown; and a step-daughter, Helen Putty. Survivors include two sons, David and wife Vivian Maxwell of North Carolina and Ron and wife Judy Maxwell of Alabama. Seven grandchildren, Todd Maxwell of Goodlettsville, Scott Maxwell of Alabama, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, A.J. Fedak of Alabama, James Scruggs of North Carolina, Suzanne Parker of North Carolina, and Robin Peronne of North Carolina, Nine great grandchildren, one great great granchild, and one brother, Raymond Brown of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack L. Turner

80 year old Jack L. Turner of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and attended Dowelltown United Methodist Church. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was also a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association and the V.F.W. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and he also taught DeKalb County schools for twenty years. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial in Salem Cemetery. Matt Long, Micheal Hale, and Mark Bass will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike L. and Weltha Era Garner Turner; a sister, Mary Jane Turner; two brothers, Mike and Jimmy Turner, and a nephew, Neal Reeves. He is survived by two sisters, Joann Reeves of Louisville, Ky., and Sue Braswell of Cookeville; brothers, Mike Turner and Thomas Eddie Turner, both of Smithville; nieces and nephews, Andra, Micheal Braswell, Debra Ritter, Rick Braswell, Teresa Hutchings, Janet McDonald, and Tommy Turner, Jr. Donations may be made to either Smithville First Baptist Church or Dowelltown United Methodist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willis Edward Page

Mar 27 2011

85 year old Willis Edward Page of Alexandria died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in DeKalb County, Page was a farmer, a Methodist, and a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Javin Lawson and David Lawson will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larkin and Julie Page; a daughter Margie Page; brothers Stant Page and Walter B. Page; and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Katie Ruth Page of Alexandria. Sons, David and wife Gail Page of Watertown and Danny Page of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Magan and husband Andy Paris of Watertown and Karissa and husband Mike Granstaff of Watertown. Great grandchildren, Lucas Paris, Cody Paris, Amber Granstaff, and Aiden Granstaff. A brother, Cecil Page of Washington. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Lee Crook

Mar 26 2011

83 year old Roy Lee Crook of Alexandria died Friday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He worked in the shipping department for Cargill Steel. Crook was born in DeKalb County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Coopers Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jerry Driver and Michael Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Crook was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Crook and Ida Bell Sandlin Crook; a son, Roy Wayne Crook; nephews, Brian Keith Spencer, Billy Wayne Crook, and Joshea Scott Makin; and a niece, Lea Grandstaff. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean Crook of Alexandria. Brothers and sisters, Charles and wife Taye Crook of Alexandria, Betty Jean Spencer of Smithville, J.T. and wife Joyce Crook of Lebanon, Joyce and husband Roy Hale of Alexandria, and Wayne and wife Sara Crook of Lebanon. Special friends, Tony and Janet Griffith, Cody and Dustin Griffith, and Resha Self. Sixteen nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Sharon Louise Hutcheson

Mar 22 2011

51 year old Sharon Louise Hutcheson of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a factory worker. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Darrell and Bertie Mae Wilson Webb. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; life partner, Doug Boyd; and a brother, Donnie Webb. The family has asked for donations to be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses.

Reba Irene Delong Melton

Mar 21 2011

89 year old Reba Irene Delong Melton of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wallace Caldwell and Darin Grantham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Otis Melton; parents, Arthur Freeman and Effie Delong Delong; grandchild, Randy Watts; four brothers, Jack, Clyde, Bill, and Brown Delong; and a son-in-law, Ray Hale. Survivors include three daughters, Imogene and husband Mitchell Adcock of Smithville, Margaret Hale of Liberty, and Christie and husband J.C. Byford of Dowelltown. A son, Clarence and wife Faye Melton of Lawrenceburg. Nine grandchildren, Charles Adcock, Loretta Adcock, Hoyte Hale, and Rosea Young all of Smithville, Frances Bell of Nashville, Danny and Donnie Watts of Liberty and Manchester, Tammye Grantham of Murfreesboro, and Blake Melton of Mississippi. Sixteen great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Sellars of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bessie Bell Spencer

Mar 21 2011

94 year old Bessie Bell Spencer of Liberty died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a Methodist and retired from the shirt factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Javin Lawson, Junior Hibdon, and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Versie Scott Driver; her husband, Halton Spencer; a son, Robert Spencer; a great grandson, Bryan Keith Spencer; a great great grandbaby, Kaitlyn Bennett; sisters, Lena May Driver, Exum Chapman, and Beulah Malone; and brothers, Dawson Driver and Odell Driver. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Self of Liberty. Eight grandchildren, Terry Hicks, Mark Hicks, Bessie Collins, Linda Kennedy, Barbara Hicks, Stevie Spencer, Debbie Bartley, and Joann Bradford. Twenty six great grandchildren and twenty one great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Anthony Dwane "Bubba" Trapp

Mar 21 2011

39 year old Anthony Duane "Bubba" Trapp of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a shift manager of Smithville Pizza Hut and a member of the Tabernacle The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Daymon Trapp. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Trapp; parents, Boyd and Linda Chapman Trapp; and a brother, Darrel and wife Janet Trapp all of Smithville. Two step children, Edward and wife Anna Dillard of Florida and Jolene and husband Jesse Pimental of Lebanon. One step grandson, Elliott Dillard of Florida. Niece and nephew, Jayrah and Jamison Trapp of Smithville. Parents-in-law, Richard and Betty Angaran of Rock Island. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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