Obituaries

Brother Gary Taylor

Dec 18 2007

61 year old Brother Gary Taylor of Alexandria died Monday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a millworker, minister, and a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale, Wilson Williams, and Louie Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Clinton and Opal Rigsby Taylor; a brother, James L. Taylor and two sisters, Judy Ann Taylor and his twin sister Martha Gail Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Julie Taylor of Alexandria. A brother, Bob and his wife Joy Taylor of Centertown. Four sisters, Carol and her husband Bob Mullican, Brenda and her husband Jimmy Woodlee, and Cathy Bouldin all of McMinnville, and Betty and her husband Jerry Baker of Viola. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with very special friends, Lee and Janet Hayes of Statesville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Tolbert Hendrixson

Dec 17 2007

61 year old Jimmy Tolbert Hendrixson of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired business owner of Smithville Cleaners, a member of the Masonic Lodge #373, a member of the National Guard, and he attended the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Robertson and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tolbert and Bessie Hendrixson. Survivors include his wife, Kaye Hendrixson of Hickman. His children, Jimmy Hendrixson, Jr. (J.J.), Dama and her husband David Agee of Smithville and Zachary Hendrixson of Cookeville. A grandchild, Matthew Agee. A sister, Jackie and her husband Jim Slaten of Murfreesboro. A niece, Jennifer and her husband John Roddy of Murfreesboro and two great nieces. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Robert McMilen

Dec 17 2007

73 year old Robert McMillen of Alexandria died Saturday. He worked with Thomas and Associates for 34 years. McMillen was also a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and he attended the Watertown First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Watertown First Baptist Church. Don Mathis and Mike Hale will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. McMillen was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Leona McMillen; a sister, Ruby Paris; and a brother, T.C. McMillen. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Moss McMillen. Children, Roberta and her husband Ronnie Jackson, Teresa and her husband Dennis Slager, and Mike McMillen all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Beth and her husband Eddie Davis and Rhonda and her husband Jake Watts all of Brush Creek, Holly Slager of Murfreesboro, Stephen Jackson and John Slager both of Alexandria. Great grandchildren, Paige, Arielle and Damian Davis, and Koby and Kelcie Watts. A brother, Victor Lee and his wife Debbie McMillen. A sister-in-law, Sue McMillen. Aunts and uncles, Thomas and his wife Bobbie McMillen, Betty Frances Harbin and Viola Stoner along with several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown and DeKalb Funeral Chapel of Smithville are in charge of the arrangements.

Glynn Allen "Shorty" Webb

Dec 15 2007

72 year old Glynn Allen "Shorty" Webb of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He attended the Smithville Church of God and was a retired business owner and a farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Farr will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Sarah Jane Bain Webb; brothers, Gene Webb and Edwin Webb; and sisters, Irene Webb, Betty Jo Little, Prudell Judkins, and Christine Magness. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marie Webb of Smithville. A son, Todd and his wife Sharon Webb of Smithville. A granddaughter, Anna Webb. A step granddaughter, Cynthia Bowhalll. A step-grandson, Robert Bowhall. A step great grandson, Bishamon Bowhall. A brother, Smith and his wife Mary Webb of McMinnville. A special nephew, Anthony Little. Several nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Fern Webb of Chattanooga and Ruby Webb of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Jeff Garrett Memorial Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Albert Wilson Hall

Dec 14 2007

98 year old Albert Wilson Hall of Eagleville died Thursday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was a Bishop with the Church of God since the age of 23 and a member of the Unionville Church of God. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Karen Jadoobirsingh and Jerry Barnwell will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Sarah Ann Childers Hall; his wife, Gracie Hall; two brothers; and seven sisters. He is survived by three daughters, Jewel and her husband Troy Vandiver of Eagleville, Joyce and her husband Edward England of Sparta, and Betty and her husband Steve Grubb of Florida. Two sons, Levi and his wife Mildred Hall of Illinois and James and his wife Phyllis Hall of Kansas. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. Two sisters, Betty Edrington of Brentwood and Fannie Barbatic of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James S. Holcomb

Dec 14 2007

76 year old James S. Holcomb of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. He attended the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and he was a Superintendent with road construction. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Elder Lynn Russell and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sanford and Genevia Rains Holcomb. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Loyce Womack Holcomb of Smithville. A daughter, Jayma Royce Holcomb of Nashville. Two sisters, Imogene and her husband Richard Johnston of Las Vegas and Eloise Gothard of Lebanon. A sister-in-law, Royce Odom of Smithville. Aunts, Geraldine Deal of Chattanooga and Katherine and her husband Harry Hudson of Whitwell. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or Alive Hospice, or to the American Cancer Society.

Ruby Nell Ferrell

Dec 14 2007

63 year old Ruby Nell Ferrell of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Nell Braswell Saylors and a brother, James O. Saylors. Survivors include her husband Taft Ferrell of Smithville; a brother, Clarence Arbon Saylors of Smithville. Two sisters, Joyce Farless of McMinnville and Glema King of Beersheba Springs. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patti C. Neal McDaniel

Dec 13 2007

62 year old Patti C. Neal McDaniel of Indianapolis died Wednesday. She was born in Smithville to the late Jim and Ruth Neal. She was a homemaker and a member of the Garfield Park Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the New Crown Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Jack McDaniel. Sons, Curtis Murphy; Ricky and his wife Melissa Murphy; and Calvin and his wife Angel Murphy. A daughter, Lisa and her husband Dell Bane. Brothers, Walter Shockley and James Shockley. Twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Fountain Square Mortuary in Indiana is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie "Jay" Thomas

Dec 9 2007

70 year old Willie "Jay" Thomas of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a farmer and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Ada Martin Thomas; two brothers, Willie Eugene Thomas and James E. Thomas; and a sister, Bertha Bennett. Survivors include three brothers, Joe Thomason of Sweetwater and Alfred and Willie Thomas both of Smithville. Three sisters, Retha Frazier of Woodbury, Minnie Murphy of Smithville, and Lou Verna Woodruff of West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nayomia Nokes

Dec 7 2007

76 year old Nayomia Nokes of Liberty died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Nokes; her parents, Charlie and Oma Allen; and a sister, Louise Agee. Survivors include a son, Lucion and his wife Mary Nokes of Liberty. Two grandchildren, Jeffery Nokes of Liberty, and Penny and Randy Bouldin of McMinnville. One great grandchild, Justin Nokes of Carthage. One sister, Elizabeth Parkerson of Alexandria. Two brothers, Claude Allen of Liberty and J.C. Allen of Brush Creek. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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