Obituaries

Jerry Stanton Williams

Aug 2 2016
Jerry Stanton Williams

Mr. Jerry Stanton Williams age 82, of Smithville, TN, passed away Monday August 1, 2016 at his home.

Jerry was born March 16, 1934 in the Lancaster Community to the late Otis V. Williams and Ruby E. Lancaster Williams. He was also preceded in death by Sister; June W. Stewart. Jerry graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1952. He married Carolyn Dickens on July 2, 1955. Jerry served his country in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He retired from Textile Aero-structures. Jerry served as Cub Scout Master of Troop 347, beginning his first year as Cub Master he worked the 10 years with several of the boys through their Eagle Scout year. He was a member and Past Master of Liberty Lodge #77 in Smithville and Past Patron of Smithville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #374. Jerry attended the Methodist Church.

Jerry is survived by his Wife: Mrs. Carolyn Dickens Williams of Smithville, TN. Children; Emily Carol Williams of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Jerry Stanton “Stan” Williams, II, and wife Pam, of Tullahoma, TN. Sister; Elaine Williams Collier and husband, Bob. Grandchildren; Corey Neely Studer and husband John, Sarah Elizabeth Henderson and husband Andrew, and Emily Lauren Williams. Great-grandchildren; Ava Studer, Anna Studer, and Barrett Henderson. A multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Jerry’s remains rest at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home.

Masonic Services are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3PM at the Dekalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN, with Memorial Services immediately following with Rev. Terry Little and Bro. John Carpenter. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Williams Family will be on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 2PM till 8PM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes, and again on Saturday from 11AM until the Masonic Service at 3PM at Dekalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN.

The Williams Family requests donations in Mr. Jerry’s memory be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Boy Scouts Troop #347, or to the Shriners Hospital.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS

Audrey Taylor Snyder

Aug 1 2016

Audrey Taylor Snyder, age 89 of McMinnville and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Saturday morning July 9, 2016 at NHC in Smithville.

She was born August 30, 1926 to her parents, the late Isaac Yates and Hattie Tisdale Taylor. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Hubert Glenn Snyder.

Ms. Audrey is survived by her 3 children, Darvin (Sue) Snyder of Florida, Phyllis Carolyn Snyder of McMinnville, and Rhonda (David) Pope of Jackson; grandchildren, Audrina Michelle McMurray, Audrena Marie Snyder, and Lori Arias; great grandchildren, Cody Taylor Pardue, Cameron Lane Pardue, Shelby Lynn Pardue, Heather Webb and David Forehand; great-great grandchildren, Brooke, Connor, Declan, Morgan, Marina and Sophia; sister, Oma Taylor of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Hazel Taylor, Helen Taylor and Aline Snyder of Smithville, Orbrey Dean (Nell) Snyder of Dowelltown, and Nira Snyder of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Johnny, Joe, Dan, Bob and Roy Taylor; 6 sisters, Julie Ervin, Ruby Taylor, Oni Durham, Myrtle Taylor, Elsie Lynch and Clara Nixon. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church and a loving wife and mother.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 6 at 2:30PM at Snows Hill Methodist Church, visitation with the family will be August 6 at 2PM at the church, graveside and burial at 3PM.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to all the employees of NHC in Smithville.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Mae Hawkins

Jul 31 2016

Clara Mae Hawkins age 94 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night, July 30, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born December 22, 1921 to her parents, the late George and Sally Bell Miller Beshearse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton Hawkins; 1 daughter, Joan Hawkins; 2 sons, Kenneth Hawkins and Freddie Johnson; 1 grandson, Eric Hawkins; 2 sisters, Ludean Wright and Lois Hibdon; 2 brothers, James and Virgil Beshearse. Ms. Clara Mae was a retired factory worker and a member of New Home Baptist Church. Survivors include 6 children, Queda Ferrell, Phillip (Ann) Hawkins, Don (Treba) Hawkins, Ronnie (Linda) Hawkins and Beverly (Marshall) Ferrell all of Smithville and Brenda (Jack) Herman of Cookeville; 2 daughter-in-laws, Elaine Hawkins of Lebanon and Betty Johnson of Woodbury; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Nell Beshearse. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Danny Bandy and Larry Thomas officiating and burial to follow in Banks Cemetery. Visitation with the Hawkins family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina Marie Moss

Jul 26 2016

Christina Marie Moss age 49 of Smithville, passed away Monday night, July 4, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born April 8, 1967 to her parents, the late Donald Jose and Susan Haney Maganini. She was disabled. Survivors include 4 children, Alex Teachout of McMinnville, Jaymie Zimmerman of Red Boiling Springs, Alexis Herd of Red Boiling Springs and Zoie Herd of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Cayson Tubbs, Emmalee Butram, Hunter Simpson; mother, Susan Maganini of Red Boiling Springs. Christina's children honored her request to be cremated. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Floyd Coffee

Jul 26 2016

Johnny Floyd Coffee age 61 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon, July 14, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late Henry Garth and Beulah Vanderpool Coffee. Mr. Coffee was a brick mason and affiliated with the Methodist church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Diane Jones. Survivors include 1 brother, David (Deborah) Coffee of Dowelltown, 2 sisters Sharon (Tommy) Moore of the Sycamore Community and Lisa Coffee of Smithville; 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Mr. Coffee's request was to be cremated. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service 10:AM Saturday July 30, 2016 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the services, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 10AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Pauline Cantrell

Jul 26 2016

Ruth Pauline Cantrell age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at her daughter's residence in McMinnville. She was born October 11, 1939 to her parents, the late Hershell and Martha Harriett Martin Judkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Cantrell, Sr.; 2 sons, Melvin Shehane and Anthony "Buck" Ferrell; daughter, Felicia (Johnny) Cantrell; 2 granddaughters, Bridgette Bates and Jennifer Shehane; 4 brothers, Jack, Ed, Frank A., and Jess Judkins; 1 sister, Betty Judkins. Ms. Ruth attended McMinnville First Assembly of God and was a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include 4 children, Barbara (David) Bates of McMinnville, Sarah Rogers of McMinnville, Karen (Spencer) Stacey of Montana and Ricky (Tammy) Shehane of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Travis Shehane, Chasity Scott, Clint Shehane, Christy Spears, Joshua Cantrell, Jessica Shehane and Malachi Stacey; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Sarah Ophaline Judkins of McMinnville, Willie Ferrell of Smithville and Nettie Marino of McMinnville; special friends, Elizabeth and Gary Prater and Vickie Bates. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday July 28, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros, Sammy Lee and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenda Kay Lemons

Jul 25 2016

Glenda Kay Lemons age 54 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning July 25, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 15, 1961 to her parents, the late Billy and Shirley McAltin Johnson, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Caleb Willis. Glenda was a Baptist and a waitress. Survivors include 3 children, Anthony Shawn Willis of Gallatin, Andrew Neil Lemons and Kyle Louis Lemons both of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Jessie, Braden, Austin and Carly Willis; 2 sisters, Regina Harper and Karen Rowland both of Sumner County; 3 brothers, Jerry McAltin, Billy Johnson, Jr., and Ricky Johnson all of Sumner County; special friend, Laura Cooper of Alexandria. Glenda's request was to be cremated and the family will hold a Celebration of Life later. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Gladys (Manis) Skeen

Jul 23 2016

Opal Gladys (Manis) Skeen age 92 of Woodlawn Dr. in Byrdstown,TN passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.

She was born September 1, 1923 in Byrdstown, TN to Benton Manis and Lona (Pritchard) Manis. She was a retired cook at the Star Point Restaurant. Opal graduated from Pickett Co. High School and moved to Muncie, Indiana and lived until the death of her Husband: Donald R. Skeen in 1979 and then moved back to Pickett Co., TN. Opal loved bowling, playing bingo and making quilts

Opal is survived by (1) Daughter: Carol Storie and Husband George of Smithville ; (2) Sons: Michael Skeen and Wife: Carol , Larry Matheny and Wife: Judy ; (1) Sister: Leva Hardcastle ; (14) Grandchildren and Numerous Great Grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her Parents: Benton and Lona Manis ; Husband: Donald R. Skeen ; (1) Son: Bobby Skeen ; (1) Sister: Elise Phillips ; (1) Grandson: James Casey Reagan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. from the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in the Beaty Cemetery.

* The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 1:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M.

Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown is in charge of the arrangements

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Frances Gaines

Jul 21 2016

68 year old Frances Gaines of Brush Creek died Wednesday at St. Thomas Rutherford. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Priest and Layuna Rutland; her husband, Ralph Gaines; two sisters, Lula Ann Eddins and Mary Winfree; and two brothers, Lee Ray Rutland and Priest Rutland. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn and Elliot Cason of Gordonsville, Tracy Seay of Brush Creek, and Carol and Trent Evans of Carthage. Eight grandchildren, Carlos O'Neal Gaines, Jazmyne Seay, Keaton Cason, Keaton and Kaelin Cason, Dakota McCloud, Ayerious Gaines, and Trenity Evans. Three great grandchildren, Layla Gaines, Ahveana Seay, and Kaleigha Carpenter. Three sisters, Emma and Charlie Corder of Lebanon, Helen and Tim Bates of Watertown, and Nottie White of Nashville. Special devoted friend, Tommy Bogle of Brush Creek. One brother, Porter Rutland of Lebanon. Several nieces and nephews and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Carter

Jul 21 2016

Kathleen Carter age 74 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning July 20, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. She was born December 25, 1941 to her parents, the late Haston and Mable Pedigo Waggoner. Kathleen was a member of the Church of God and work in Home Health Care. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her baby brother Willie Isaac Waggoner. Graveside service and interment will be held 2:PM Friday at the Minnear Cemetery in Smithville, there will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Survivors include 2 sisters: Mary Young & Carolyn (Willie) Thomas both of Smithville; 2 brothers: Austin Waggoner & Cecil (Sadie) Waggoner both of Smithville; Special friend: Ella Mae Robinson of Dowelltown; Several nieces and nephews also survived. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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