Obituaries

Kay Anita Ray

Oct 28 2007

56 year old Kay Anita Ray of Clarksville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and was a waitress. A memorial service will be held Friday (November 2nd) at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren A. and Shirley A. Herin Rhoades and her husband, Robert D. Ray, Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley M. and her husband Patrick Dandurand of Alexandria. A son, Robert D. Ray III of Alabama. Grandchildren, Dylan J. Dandurand and Nickolas A. Dandurand both of Alexandria. Two brothers, Arthur A. Rhoades of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania and Paul J. Herin, Jr. of Pennsylvania. A niece, Cathy A. Russell of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. A great niece, Courtney L. Russell of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Nell Rowland Owen

Oct 28 2007

93 year old Nell Rowland Owen of Murfreesboro, a retired J.C. Penny Department Store employee, died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was born in Alexandria and was a graduate of Turner Lawrence School in Alexandria. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Monday. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Howard L. Owen and parents, Pitt and Lena Eaton Rowland. Survivors include her daughters, Pamela M. Owen and Priscilla Ralston both of Murfreesboro and Monica and her husband Darryl Thompson of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Alice Napper Jones of Alexandria, Andrew Napper of Old Hickory, Sara Bottoms of Hermitage, Spencer Ralston of Hermitage, and Rebecca Haynes of Alexandria. Two great grandchildren. Three sisters, Dale Rice of Phoenix, Arizona, Edith King of Maryville, and Ryta McMurray of Clinton. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

James Edward Tyler Graham

Oct 27 2007

22 year old James Edward Tyler Graham of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Baptist and attended Warren County High School. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Gary Hew will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Allen Graham. Survivors include his parents, Tina and her husband Scott Thomas of McMinnville and Rex Graham of Smithville. A sister, Jaclyn Graham of McMinnville. A brother, Joshua Graham of Smithville. Maternal Grandparents, Linda Cagle and Leonard Luna of McMinnville; a great aunt, Magdalene Dutton of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jasmin Silva Ortega

Oct 27 2007

Jasmin Silva Ortega of Smithville, a newborn, died Friday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Hector Hugo Ortega Sanchez will officiate and burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include her parents, Fernando and Julissa Silva Ortega of Smithville. A brother, Jesus Ortega of Smithville. Her paternal grandfather, Andres Ortega of Smithville. Her paternal grandmother, Nieves Christin of Mexico. Her maternal grandparents, Juan and Maria Silva of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Martin Vanatta

Oct 27 2007

94 year old Mrs. Ethel Martin Vanatta of Woodbury and a long time resident of Alexandria and widow of Dolphin Vanatta, died Friday at the Woodbury Nursing Center. The body is at Woodbury Funeral Home where the funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Thurman Seber and Dr. Richard Bray will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Vanatta family will receive friends at the Woodbury Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by three nieces, Martha K. Taylor of Woodbury, Betty S. and her husband Ronald West of Woodbury, and Nancy A. and her husband Ray Trail of Bradyville. A step-daughter, Etta Frances Bayne. A step-grandson, Vann Bayne. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Judy Lynn Hensley

Oct 26 2007

54 year old Judy Lynn Hensley of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Church of God. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. There will be visitation at the Smithville Church of God on Tuesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Horton, Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Joelle and her husband Brandon Starnes and Jamie and her husband Toby Nokes and two sons, Darrell and Brandon Gurley all of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren. Her mother, Juanita Horton of North Carolina. Three sisters, Joy Brouckaert and Juanita Brown both of North Carolina, and Jill Cornwell of Idaho. Three brothers, J.D. Horton, Jr. of Smithville, Jack and Jeff Horton of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral arrangements.

Charles Fredrick "Freddy" Martin

Oct 26 2007

52 year old Charles Fredrick "Freddy" Martin of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital. He was a factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Burns will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, James M. Martin and his wife, Margaret Peoples Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Kristy and her husband Jason Jones of Morrison and April and her husband Michael Farley of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Nicholas and Madison Farley; his mother, Joyce A. Martin of Chattanooga; and a sister, S. Kay Human of Chickamauga. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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