Obituaries

James Ernest Gaddes

Oct 23 2007

46 year old James Ernest Gaddes of Watertown died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Davidson County, a construction worker, and a member of the Jesus Loves You Tabernacle. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Family and friends will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Gaddes and grandparents, Ernest and Myrtle Owen and Walther and Emma Gaddes. He is survived by his wife Melba Parsley Gaddes of Watertown. Two daughters, Kayla and Holly Gaddes of Watertown. His mother and step-father, Louise and Turney Shehane of Watertown. Sisters, Debbie and her husband Charles Martin of Watertown, Bobbie and her husband J.B. Hale of Alexandria, and Brenda and her husband, Paul Dorris of Watertown. A brother, Jackie Ray Gaddes of Alexandria. Uncles, Howard and his wife Roberta Gaddes of Watertown and Herschel and his wife Margaret Gaddes of Nashville. Nieces and nephews also survive along with special friend, Louie Simpson. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Gail Vilemont Milligan

Oct 23 2007

56 year old Gail Vilemont Milligan of Smithville and formerly of Mississippi died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Catholic, a retired restaurant owner, and a member of the Am Vets POST #101 and Smithville Ladies Auxiliary. The funeral will be Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Burial will be in the Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Rona Vilemont. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth G. Milligan; a daughter, Bridget Gilmore and her husband Brian McIntosh of Waveland, Mississippi; a son, Charles Randy, Jr. and his wife Jennifer Gilmore of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and grandchildren, Brianna Lynn Gilmore, Joseph Brook Gilmore, Katelynn Gilmore, and Gabrielle Gilmore. Step-daughters, Karen Milligan of Columbus, Ohio, and Robyn and her husband Ken Gilman of Southhaven, Mississippi. Step-grandchildren, Miranda Gilman and Molly Gilman, and a brother, Alvin Vilemont of Covington, Louisiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that all donations be made to the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

James E. Winchester, Jr.

Oct 22 2007

58 year old James E. Winchester, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ernest, Sr. and Louise Raymond Winchester; a brother, Ricky Winchester; two sisters, Mary Sue Chapman and Helen Jeanette Winchester. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Winchester of Smithville. Three daughters, Michelle and her husband Tim Lord of Missouri, Jan Marie and her husband Greg Arnold of Woodbury, and Jennifer and her husband Kevin Agee of Smithville. Three sons, Jeff and his wife Meresa Winchester, Ernie and his wife Vanessa Winchester, and Jason and his wife Jennifer Winchester all of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren and one uncle, T.R. Raymond of McMinnville, and special friend who was like a brother, Jerry Lee Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Oliver Harrison I

Oct 17 2007

50 year old Joseph Oliver Harrison I of Smithville died Wednesday at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. He was an employee of Walmart of Smithville and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Byrd will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy Earl Harrison and Janet Ann Neff Harrison; and a sister, Carol Sneed. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Harrison. Three daughters, Lola and her husband Scott Rice, Leslie and her husband Timothy Hale and Jessica Harrison all of Smithville. Two sons, Joseph Harrison II and Luke Harrison both of Ohio. Three grandchildren, Vanessa Harrison, Patrick Rice, and Charisma Tinkham all of Smithville. Two brothers, Tom and his wife Cathy Harrison and Rob Harrison all of Indiana. Two sisters, Mary and her husband Wayne Everling and Ruth and her husband Tom Harris all of Indiana. His mother-in-law, Carolyn and her husband Bob Davis of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses

Helen Victoria Prichard

Oct 17 2007

69 year old Helen Victoria Prichard of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a housewife and affiliated with the Protestant Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shane Smith and Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Mary Kinder Albu; a daughter, Pamela Kay Prichard; a son, Norman Vincent Prichard; and a great grandchild, Austin Rose. Survivors include her husband, Walter Prichard of Smithville. Children, Connie and her husband Chris Jolley of Smithville, Judy Rose of Lebanon, Charles Prichard of Florida, and Grady Prichard of Smithville. Grandchildren, David Wayne Barker, April Cutliff, Jean Dimas, Vicki Miranda, Sabrena Rose, Shawn Rose, and Samantha Rhodes. Eleven great grandchildren. One sister, Bertha Moore of Smithville and numerous nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Lazarus House Hospice.

William Hale, Jr.

Oct 15 2007

82 year old William Hale, Jr of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Carden will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Ervin Hale; his father, William Overton Hale Sr.; sisters, Hallie Cassity, Prudie Pinegar, Julie Gregory, Ruby Ledox, Ruth Walls, and Barbara Billings.; and brothers, Charlie and Howard Hale. Survivors include his wife, Opal Hale of Smithville; sisters, Evelyn Taylor and Martha Bloom of Smithville; special hunting friends Jake Helem, Keith Kanard, and Herbie and Matthew Leftwich; and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mount Herman Baptist Church.

Clarence Wayne Ray

Oct 15 2007

66 year old Clarence Wayne Ray of Smithville died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and retired from A.O. Smith. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Ricky Arnold, Malcolm Turner, and David Greene will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bill and Earlene Prater Ray and a brother, Calvin Ray. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Ray of Smithville. A brother, Paul and his wife Christine Ray of McMinnville. A sister,Juanita and her husband Bob Cantrell of Morrison. Special nephew, Jeff Cantrell of Morrison. Niece, Melody and her husband Wayne Hackett of Mount Juliet. Nephews, Lynn and his wife Marla Cantrell, Greg and his wife Nancy Ray, Terry and his wife Pam Ray, and Timmy Ray. Special friends, Ronnie and Patsy Greene, Paul and Anna Parker, Robert and Faye Kirby, Clifford and Virgie Walker, Malcolm and Helen Turner, Curtis Duncan, and William Harris. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Multi-County Support Network for cancer treatment patients, in lieu of flowers.

Jo Ann Parton Hancock

Oct 11 2007

71 year old Jo Ann Parton Hancock of Gassaway Road, Woodbury and a native of Cannon County, died Wednesday of a short illness at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was owner of Woodbury Insurance Agency, a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, and the Woodbury Lions Club. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ. Weldon Parkinson and John Barker will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday until 9:00 p.m. and Friday until noon at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. She is survived by her husband of 53 years James Hancock of Gassaway. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Deborah Hancock of Smithville and Gary and Jama Hancock of Smithville. Two brothers, Oscar Parton and J.L. and Lucille Parton all of Woodbury. Two sisters, Ellen Blanton of Nashville and Faye Burger of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Travis and his wife Beth Hancock, Chris and his wife Lydia Hancock, Emily and her husband Erik Hughes, and Matthew and his wife Alex Hancock. Three great grandchildren, Katie, James, and Carter Hancock. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Gassaway Community Center, the Gassaway Church of Christ, or to the American Cancer Society.

Robert Carl Moffitt

Oct 10 2007

74 year old Robert Carl Moffitt of McMinnville died Tuesday of an extended illness at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran and a self employed contractor and former owner of the Mount View Cemetery. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount View Cemetery. Military grave rites will be held. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. His parents were Frank B. Moffitt and Edna Hillis. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Christine Moffitt of McMinnville and two grandchildren, Micah and Kristan Moffitt of McMinnville. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta

Oct 5 2007

91 year old Ms. Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta of Smithville died Thursday at her residence of an extended illness. She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Vanatta; her parents, Andrew E. and Pearl Lee Stokes Maynard; children, George "Buddy" Vanatta and Nolen Barnett; step-children, Grady Alton Vanatta and Lois Bonner; grandchildren, Sandra Barnett and Nolan Barnett, Jr.; sisters, Melissa Hendrix and Lillie May Bain; and brothers, Cecil and Robert Maynard. She is survived by a step-son, Aubry Vanatta of Smithville. Special daughter-in-law, Flonnie Vanatta of Smithville. Grandchildren, Melinda Vanatta-Davis of Smithville, Helen Caldwell of Smithville, Jimmy Barnett of Nashville, Debbie Barnett of Mount Juliet, Teresa Barnett of Smithville, and Chris Barnett of Centerville. Several step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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