Obituaries

Lottie Bea Whalen

Nov 20 2007

67 year old Lottie Bea Whalen of Alexandria died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. A memorial service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Anna Taylor Comley; sisters, Myrtle Whitaker and Mary Pauline Comley; and brothers, Louis, Andrew Park, and Ralph Douglas Comley. Survivors include a daughter, Tina and her husband Michael Page of Alexandria. Special friend, Kathy Monroe of Dowelltown. Sisters, Nora Anderson of Alexandria and Louise Lail of Georgetown, Kentucky. Brothers, Jimmy and Paul Comley; nephews, Tony, Billy, and James Timothy Lail, and William, Billy, and Larry Comley; and a niece, Valorie Comley. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Rickey "Bumper Jack" Brown

Nov 15 2007

51 year old John Rickey "Bumper Jack" Brown of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was in the Ready Mix Construction business. The family will have a private funeral at the request of Mr. Brown. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his mother Margie Brown; two brothers, Carl Freeman Brown and Roscoe Brown; and a sister, Judy Louise Brown. He is survived by a daughter, Amber Dawn Brown of Celina. Five brothers, Glen and his wife Vonda Brown, Curtis and his wife Cathy Brown, Hoss and his wife Holly Brown, Lonnie and his wife Carol Brown, and Bruce Brown all of Smithville. Two sisters, Dorothy and her husband Gary Sanders of Woodbury and Jean Brown of Smithville. His dad, J.B. Brown of Celina. One grandson, Tyler Sharp of Celina. Two special nieces and nephews, Halea Brown and Dustin Brown both of Smithville. Several other nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles and a host of CB friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Charles Allen "Chuck" Foster

Nov 18 2007

56 year old Charles Allen "Chuck" Foster of Chesterfield, Michigan and a native of DeKalb County died Wednesday morning at Mt. Clemons Regional Medical Center. Foster was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hale will officate. He was preceded in death by his father Toy B. Foster and a brother Douglas Foster. He is survived by his wife Linda L. Foster of Chesterfield, Michigan. A daughter Jennifer Foster of Denver, Colorado. A great grand-daughter Gabriella. Three step children Barney Cook and Darin Cook of Chesterfield, Michigan and Constance Domutz of Warren Michigan Step grandchildren Jacob Cook and Brandon Domutz. His mother Myrtle Leonard of Dowelltown. A brother Robert Wheelock of Smithville. Sisters Rita and Kathy of Smithville. and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 PM untill the time of services at 2:00 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Maurene Parsley

Nov 15 2007

89 year old Nettie Maurene Parsley of Smithville died Wednesday night at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. She was a homemaker and attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Franklin Bratcher will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Parsley; five brothers, E.J., Manuel, Robert, Charlie, and Ben Taylor; and a sister, Elizabeth Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter, Ollie Mai Parsley of Madison. Two sons, David and his wife Connie Parsley and Bill and his wife Janice Parsley of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Bruce and his wife Elizabeth Parsley of Smithville, Bridgett and her husband Aaron Lloyd of Pikeville, and B.K. and his wife Kim Parsley of Illinois. Six great grandchildren, Jacob, Katherine, and Kristen Parsley of Smithville, Hank Parsley of Illinois, and Samuel and John Aaron Lloyd of Pikeville. Two brothers, Tommy and his wife Geneva Taylor of Smithville and Aubrey and his wife Polly Taylor of Lavergne. Two sisters, Emma Lee Johnson and Wilma Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Phillip David Lack

Nov 13 2007

47 year old Phillip David Lack of Murfreesboro died Saturday at NHC of Lewisburg. He was born in Rutherford County and was the son of the late Charles Edward and Barbara McCullough Lack. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a former owner and operator of Express Lube on Broad Street in Murfreesboro.The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. David Ash and Marvin Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. He is survived by a daughter, Danielle Lack of Murfreesboro. A son, Alan Lack of Smithville. Sisters, Suzette Robertson and her husband Calvin of Murfreesboro and Vickie Lack and her husband Chris Kanemitsu of Georgetown, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements. This information was provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Andrew Bert Horvath

Nov 13 2007

59 year old Andrew Bert Horvath of Smithville died Saturday at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was an Aircraft Fabricator with AVCO. Horvath was also a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. A memorial visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elmridge Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father, Bert Horvath; a daughter, Andrea Horvath; a brother, Gary Horvath; and his mother-in-law, Jane Cook. Survivors include his wife, Janie Cook Horvath of Smithville. A daughter, Missy Sawyer and a granddaughter, Carolynne Sawyer both of Florida. His mother and step-father, Freda Horvath and Rolland Canada and a sister, Dianne Hill all of West Virginia. A brother, Gene and his wife Sharon Horvath of Washington. A sister-in-law, Brenda Horvath of West Virginia and his father-in-law, Johnny Hugo Cook of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made,in lieu of flowers, to the Ronald McDonald House, Saint Jude Children's Hospital, the VFW, or to the American Legion.

Jena Matthews Hesson

Nov 12 2007

52 year old Jena Matthews Hesson of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a housewife. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Page and Richard Franklin will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Hesson, Sr.; her parents, William Junior Matthews and Betty Frances Davis Murphy; a daughter, Martha Sue Caldwell; grandchildren, Bobby Eric, Glendon Derrick, and Christian Hesson,and Jena Coronado; and sisters, Martha Todd and Patricia Ann Shoemake. Survivors include three children, April and her husband Martin Coronado, James Hesson, and David, Jr. and his wife Kathey Hesson all of Smithville. Brothers, James, Willie, William, and Roy Matthews, Randall Neal, and Doug and Terry Murphy all of Smithville. Sisters, Brenda Taylor, Helen Ervin, and Kathy Murphy of Smithville, and Pamela Hooten of South Carolina. The family has requested 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.

Helen Ofallon Malone

Nov 12 2007

83 year old Helen Ofallon Malone of Alexandria, a garment factory worker, died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Belvie Herman Hale; her husband, Hubert Bratten Malone; a son, Dwight Malone; a sister, Morene Scott; and brothers, James Hale and Kenneth Hale. Survivors include a grandson Bradley Malone, brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Scott of Cottontown, Inez Anderson, Willette Hale, Jack and his wife Aundra Hale, and Betty and her husband Charles Clayborn all of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Frances Scott of Whitehouse and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna Mayes Woodlee

Nov 11 2007

92 year old Edna Mayes Woodlee of McMinnville died Saturday at the Raintree Manor. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Warren County Senior High School and a member of the West Riverside Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Vernon Joines and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. "Bob" Woodlee; her parents, Oscar and Mary Pearson Mayes; a brother, George Mayes; and sisters, Lucille Blankenship, Carrie Blanks, Frances Bell, and Charlene Smith. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Earl Blair of Smithville and Gail Woodlee of McMinnville. Two brothers, Howard and his wife Joice Mayes and J.W. "Willie" and his wife Bobbie Mayes all of McMinnville. A sister, Betty Walker of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Two brothers-in-law, Jesse J. Woodlee of Muncie, Indiana and Jewel Woodlee of McMinnville. High Funeral Home in McMinnvile is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Habitat for Humanity or to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Mary Charles Pistole

Nov 8 2007

89 year old Mary Charles Pistole of Murfreesboro and formerly of Liberty died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare of Murfreesboro. She was born in Liberty and she was a teacher and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Lee and Intha Sissom Pistole; two brothers, Vesper and his wife Eva Pistole and Jimmy Pistole. Survivors include a brother, Alfred and his wife Virginia Pistole of Murfreesboro. Nephews, Al and his wife Caroline Pistole of Franklin and Jerry and his wife Judith Pistole of Cookeville. A niece, Patsy and her husband Tom Harris of Murfreesboro. Great nephews, Jerry Franklin and his wife Jane Pistole of Franklin, Jarrett and his wife Crystal Pistole of Liberty, John Pistole of Cookeville, Warren Pistole of Franklin, and Colt Harris of Murfreesboro. Great nieces, Rachael and her husband Chris Rainwater of Murfreesboro, and Elizabeth Graham Pistole and Natalie Pistole both of Franklin. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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