64 year old Jimmie A. Evans of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center of a short illness. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Master Sergeant (E-8) from the United States Army. He was also the former superintendent for Rhodes Construction Company in Murfreesboro. He was a 1964 graduate of Central High School in Murfreesboro. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry L. Evans of Smithville and his mother-in-law, Ruth White of Murfreesboro. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan White Evans; son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Liz Evans; a granddaughter, Megan Evans; step grandchildren, Trevor Taylor, Scheyenne Taylor, and Eric Taylor all of Smithville. He is also survived by his mother, Katie Evans and a sister Lisa Hazlett both of Murfreesboro. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Joan Harrah of Nashville and Jane and husband David Lanehart of Murfreesboro. Nieces also survive. The family has chosen direct cremation but a memorial service will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Thomas Fitts will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimers Association or the Justin Potter Library. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
44 year old Priscilla Ann Davidson Judkins of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Life and Praise Worship Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shawn Patton will officiate and burial will be in the Jaco-Judkins Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wayne Davidson, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Vance and Lyddie Roberts; and paternal grandparents, Bige Davidson and Minnie Allen. Survivors include three children, Eddie Lee Judkins, Jr., Amanda Mae Judkins, and Lydia Renee McCowan all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Megan Lynn McCowan, Jacob Lee McCowan, and Madison Renee Carroll; mother, Brenda Roberts Higham of Sparta; father, Asher Davidson of Sparta; brother, Steve and his wife Sherry Davidson of Cookeville; and friends Danny Rigsby and Wanda and Lloyd Rigsby all of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
61 year old Joel Wheeler Talley of Alexandria died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Talley was born in Alexandria, the son of the late Edith Vantrease and Paul Wheeler Talley. He was a 1967 graduate of Watertown High School. He was married to Sue Sellars on December 9th, 1967 and she preceded him in death on May 1st, 1993. He later married Cathy Francine Butner on October 1st, 1999. He worked for over 30 years with Pat Eatherly Construction Company and Crockett-Phillips Construction Company. He was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Jeff Ford and Tim Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Talley family will receive friends at the Avant Chapel on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Talley is survived by his wife, Cathy Talley of Alexandria. Three children, Tonya Taylor of Alexandria; Trina and husband David Hedge of Smithville; and Paul and wife Mandy Talley of Brentwood. Step daughter, Alison Turner of Norris, Tennessee. A sister, Regina and husband Shields Reeder of Alexandria. A brother, Ross and wife Kim Talley of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Jared, Justin, and Chad Taylor, Kelsey and Macy Hedge, Hunter Close, Katie and Luke Turner. Great grandchildren, Emma and Eli Taylor. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Mable Jean West of Alexandria died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Whitesville, West Virginia, daughter of the late Virgie Mae Runions and Thurman Preston Mullins. West was also a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Steve Puckett will officiate and burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery. The West family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. West is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert West of Alexandria. Five children, Roseettie Gibbs of Murfreesboro, Wanda Martin of Smithville, Albert and wife Angelia West of Alexandria, Frank West of Alexandria, and Charlotte West of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren, Ray Martin, Angel and husband Trey Landrum, Mark and wife Jennifer Whitman, C.J. Whitman, Andrew West, Justin West, Damon West and Shea Warner. Six great grandchildren, Robert Martin, Charlie Landrum, Roland Hunt, Jr., Laura Ly Landrum, Makiah West, and Carter Whitman. Six brothers and sisters, Sam Mullins, Hazel Jet, Okey Mullins, Preston Mullins, Justine Ferrebee, and Elmer Mullins all of West Virginia. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
36 year old Jamie Higdon of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Smithville Golf Club. He was disabled. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Higdon was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Jan and Rick Cade; father, Floyd Higdon; and maternal grandfather, Dale Staley. Survivors include sisters, Mindy and husband Mark Versluis of Mount Juliet and Chynna and Brittany Cade of Smithville. Step-sister, Joan Cade of Smithville. Step-brother, Brandon Cade of Russel Springs, Kentucky. Maternal grandmother, Wilma Staley of Smithville. Step-grandmother, Helen Cade of Russel Springs, Kentucky. Niece and nephew, Jade Cade and Robi Cade. Uncle, Tim and wife Debbie Staley of Smithville. An aunt, Kathy Olds of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangments. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
98 year old Bobby Miller James of Rock Island died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. James was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Grace James; parents, Robert Cantrell and Mandy James; brothers, Homer and Spencer James; and sisters, Kate Bain and Gert Herron. Survivors include a son, Dan and wife Faye James of McMinnville and a daughter, Gena James of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
59 year old Mary Katherine Shelton Myatt of Liberty died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Michael Hale and Tommy Davis will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. All visitation will be at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Todd, Jr. and Ann Roess Shelton. Survivors include her husband, Roy Myatt of Liberty. A brother, Todd and wife Polly Shelton of Knoxville. Sisters, Patty Dale of Oxford, U.K. and Leslie Shelton of Culleaka. Nieces and nephews, Josh Shelton of Kansas City, Missouri, Kate Shelton of Asheville, North Carolina, Lora Dale Griffiths, Peter Dale, and Alex Dale all of Natchez, Louisiana. Great niece and nephew, Lant and Kris Griffiths. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Library in memory of Mary, in lieu of flowers.
60 year old Larry Paul Young of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired parts and service director at Mike Anderson Ford, a City of Smithville police officer for 26 years, and a City of Smithville Alderman for six years. He was also a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Magness "JR" and Annie Laura Stone Young; one brother, Potter Young and a sister, Peggy Maples. Survivors include his wife, Pam Cook Young; two brothers, Kenneth and wife Susan Young and Phillip Young; and mother-in-law, Hazel Cook all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Dorothy George of Alexandria and Lisa Rhody of Smithville. Three brothers-in-law, Puggy and wife Linda Cook of Alexandria, Joe and wife Brenda Cook of Watertown, and Ronnie Cook of Smithville. Special niece, Laura Hall and special great niece Sydney Popvic both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The funeral for 68 year old Gordon Lee Atnip will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the service. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Ann Atnip. Brothers, Duwayne Atnip and Bobby Atnip. Sisters, Nancy Marie Whitefield, Rose Mary Bain, Lois Ann Atnip, and Priscilla Bain. The Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Marjorie Ellen Fleenor Schmidt Hopkins died Tuesday. She was a personal sales lady of custom fitted bras for over 40 years and a member of the Shively Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Hopkins; her children, Sherry Schmidt Kennedy and husband David; Susie Schmidt Bradley, and Julie Schmidt Hanrahan and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Amy Kennedy Bindner and husband David, Kara Kennedy Disblbio and husband Marty, Shawn Ferrell, Nicki Lacey, Kristina Calvin and husband Walker, Katherine Waller, Mollie, Jamie and Allison Hanrahan; her niece, Joni Brown and nephew, James Yell. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to her church.
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