56 year old Joe Donald Young of Murfreesboro died Thursday at his residence. He worked for Nissan as a lead technician for 27 years and was also a self-employed body shop owner. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Douglas Webb will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Young was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Webb Little; his step-mother, Georgia Young; a daughter, Paula Jo Young. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Young of Murfreesboro. A son, J.D. Young of Smithville. A daughter, Amanda Niper of Fairview. A grandson, Joseph Landon Pack. His father, Morris Young of Liberty. Brothers, Eddie Morris Young of Smithville, Terry Young of Mount Juliet, Jeff Young of Alexandria, and Anthony "Buck" Little of Hyden, Kentucky. Sisters, Sherry Williams of Alexandria, Donna Hale of Brush Creek, and Lesa Hayes of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Domestic Violence of Rutherford County, in lieu of flowers.
92 year old Ms. Jimmie Thweatt of Memphis died Wednesday at her daughter's residence. She was a housewife and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Thweatt; parents, John and Mattie Thweatt; a daughter, Charlotte Bruno; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include children, Hazel Reagh of Smithville, Wayne Thweatt of Memphis, Leonard Thweatt of Illinois, Joan Able of Mississippi, and Cathy Vachon of Memphis. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
96 year old Bill Evins Hendrixson of McMinnville died Thursday of an extended illness. He was the retired owner of Hendrixson Trucking Company, Hendrixson Hatcheries, and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He was also a past member of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission under Governor Lamar Alexander. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 3:15 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Hendrixson was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe N. Hendrixson and Elsie Evins Hendrixson; his wife of 64 years, Josephine Davis Hendrixson; and two brothers, Sellars and Tolbert Hendrixson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Earl Partin of McMinnville and Lizanne and Jim Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Ellen Hunter of Menlo Park, California, Will Partin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily Partin of Nashville, and Samuel Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville.
42 year old Charolette Lynn Crisp of Dowelltown died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was manager in the food industry and a member of the Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edwin Moore 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 service at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Eugenia Colwell. Survivors include a son, Matthew Colwell of Smithville. Her mother, Linda Upchurch and husband James Colwell of Smithville. Her father, Robert and wife Kathy Crisp of Pall Mall. One sister, Rhonda and husband Neil Potter of Smithville. One brother, Robert and wife Shawn Crisp of Virginia. Two nephews, Robert Crisp, III of Virginia and Bradley Herriott of Midway. A niece, Paige Herriott of Smithville. A great nephew, Carson Davis of Smithville and special friend, Darlene Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Lura Jean Reeder of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Reeder, Sr.; her parents, Sheely and Julie May Williams Shehane; seven children, Johnny Lane Reeder, James Edward Reeder, Ricky Glen Reeder, Janice Ann Johnson, Timmy Joe Reeder, David Lynn Reeder, and Dennis Lee Reeder; six brothers, Robert, Hoyt, Toy, Ben, Maxie, and Frank Shehane; and a sister, Wilene Saylors. Survivors include four sons, Allen "Bug" Reeder, Jr, Tony Reeder and Steve Reeder all of Smithville, and Jerry Reeder of Arizona. Three daughters, Sue and husband Eudean Wheeler of Smithville, Peggy and husband Dan Parks of New Hampshire, and Lisa Vice of Louisiana. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. Five sisters, Jessie Belle Johnson, May and husband James Lattimore, Mary Lattimore, Frances and husband Harlan Bates, Alma and husband Doug Swafford all of Smithville. Special friends, Marilyn Caldwell, Ruth Cantrell, and Shelby Davis all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Alma Ruth Hildreth of Smithville died Wednesday June 8, 2011 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Oak Grove and a retired employee of Kingston Timer. A graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service Friday at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ozias D. and Evvie R. Patterson Mullican; her husband, George L. Hildreth; a daughter, Linda Hildreth; sisters, Dollie Watson and Katie Wood; brothers, Ozias D. Jr., Haskell, and George Mullican. Survivors include sons, Bill and his wife Clata Hildreth of McMinnville, Jerry and wife Shirley Hildreth of Smithville, and Tom Hildreth of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Bryan, Brad, and Lisa Hildreth, Erica Johnson, Shanna Freitag, and Galon Hildreth. Great grandchildren, Sumner, Parker, and Bryce Hildreth, Derek Swindell, Keain Hildreth, Rhealee and Rhylann Johnson, Quinn, Keaton, and Reagan Freitag. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
93 year old Mary Frances Prichard, formerly of Watertown, died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County and retired from Precision Rubber Products. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where she was a member. Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.R. and Etta Vanatta Prichard and a brother, Earl Prichard. Survivors include a brother, Carl Prichard of Murfreesboro. Nieces and nephews, Nancy Beckwith of Murfreesboro, Thomas and wife Marlene Prichard of Alexandria, Charles and wife Brenda Prichard of Alexandria, Mike and wife Kaye Prichard of Alexandria, and Kayla and husband Chuck Youngquist of Lebanon. Several great nieces and great nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Ann Bowling of Smithville died Thursday night at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Pafford and Leland Carden 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 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Bowling; parents, Ocie Oswald and Gladys Evelyn Evans Frogge; and brothers, Milton Luther, George, and Willard Frogge. Survivors include a daughter, Pam and her husband Jack Rhody of Smithville. A son, Milton Bowling of Nashville. Grandchildren, Courtney Rhody and Duston Scott, Weston Rhody, Zachary and Ashley Bowling. Great grandchild, Malachi Bowling. Special friend, Cherie Brown. Companion, Donny Lewis. Three brothers, Charles Frogge of Florida, William Frogge of Memphis, and James Frogge of San Diego, California. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old James Edward "Curly" Cripps of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at DeKalb Community Hospital, a World War II Veteran, and an avid baseball fan and softball coach. Cripps was also a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ernie Dawson and Chad Kirby will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Cripps was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Rosco, Sr. and Potter Laren Taylor Cripps; his wife, Chloa Parsley Cripps; a daughter, Donna Kay Cripps Williams; and a brother, Jerry Cripps. Survivors include three grandchildren, Gina and husband Josh Satterfield, Jayme and husband Nathan Dowell all of Smithville, and Justin Matthew Cripps of Cassville. Two brothers, Johnny and wife Shirley Cripps and Gene Cripps all of Smithville. Three sisters, Jeanette and husband David Glen Dodson of Smithville, Judy and husband M.B. Silcox of Smithville, and Brenda and husband John Arledge of Centertown. Four great grandchildren, Destry and Laradon Wiggins and Izayah and Kylynn Dowell all of Smithville. A son-in-law, Larry Williams & wife Joann of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Allen D. Hooper scholarship fund.
77 year old Betty Ruth Fish Moore, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native died Sunday at her residence following an extended illness. A retired captain of security at Carrier Corporation and a member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late John Wiley and Ceva Raymond Fish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jessica Moore. She is survived by her husband, Harold W. Moore of McMinnville. Four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Moore of Manchester and Gary and Deidre Moore, Jimmy and Cathy Moore and Don and Doris Moore all of McMinnville A daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Rifenbark of McMinnville. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Wilma Fish of McMinnville and Charles and Barbara Fish of Smithville. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Terry Dow will officiate and burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.