74 year old Erbie Dalton Christian of Alexandria died Wednesday at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. He was a logger and farmer. A graveside service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Baxter. Chris White will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Ruth Christian; a son-in-law, Ricky Grisham; his parents, Nick and Ruby Christian; sisters, Elizabeth Davis. Evangeline Hood and Maggie Wheeler; and a brother, Eugene Christian. Christian is survived by a daughter, Barbara Grisham of Alexandria. A granddaughter, Crystal and her husband Danny Caldwell of Alexandria. Great grandchildren, Bryanna, Hannah, and Hunter. Brothers, James Christian of Buffalo Valley, Doyle Christian of Woodbury, and Roy Christian of Buffalo Valley. Sisters, Margaret Fields of Lebanon, and Pauline Elrod and Kathleen Moss both of Buffalo Valley. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
26 year old Jamie Carl Hale of Liberty died Thursday in an ATV accident. He was a mechanic. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Cleo Bogle Hale and Buddy and Esta Mai Davis Bain. Survivors include his parents, James E. and Shirley M. Hale of Liberty. A sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Jeff Curtis of Alexandria. A niece, Savannah Curtis of Alexandria. His fiance, Tiffany Frazier of Liberty and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
58 year old Nina Faye Page Wicks of Cookeville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gospel of Faith Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Gospel of Faith Baptist Church on Tabernacle Road in DeKalb County. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Buck and Mina Bell Hale Page and two sisters, Lois Kennedy and Martha Page. She is survived by her husband, Phil Wicks of Cookeville. Two daughters, Rebecca Goats of Murfreesboro and Tina Barnes of Algood. One son, Wayne Young of Sparta. Three sisters, Carol Miller of Sparta, Judy Bullard, and Kathy Cantrell of Smithville. Three brothers, Robert and Charles Donald Page of Smithville and Jerry Page of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Gospel of Faith Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Lillian Ruth Beasley of Dowelltown and formerly of Estill Springs died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Mrs. Beasley made her home in Franklin County until 2005 when she moved to Dowelltown. Beasley is preceded in death by her husband, David Beasley and her mother and father. She is survived by her son, Barnie and LuAnne Creek of Dowelltown; Nathan and Teri Beasley of Lambertsville, Ohio; David and Joyce Beasley of Toledo, Ohio. A granddaughter, Candace Danielle Smith of Dowelltown. Three grandsons, Brayden Seth Creek of Dowelltown, and John and Jason Beasley of Lambertsville, Ohio. Great great-granddaughter, Nadia Celeste Meyer of Dowelltown. Special extended family, Barbara & Eric VanDuzen of Toledo, Ohio and Pat & Gary Mucha of Smithville. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. David McGee will officiate. Burial will follow at Watson – North Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m.until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Mrs. Billie Ferrell Haley of the Dibrell Community died Sunday at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of the Dibrell Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Steve Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Haley was preceded in death by her parents, John Elisha and Dovie Mae Lassiter Ferrell and her husband, Roy E. Haley. Survivors include her children, Carole and husband Greg Thrower of Houston, Texas and Ann Haley Hutchings of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Amanda Carolina Thrower, Kim and husband Richard Lucas, Lilly and husband Allen King, and Martha Alethea Hutchings. Great grandchildren, Trey King, Will King, and Lilly Elizabeth Lucas. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dibrell Memorial Museum or to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
105 year old Minnie Bell Ervin of Gallatin died Sunday at Brandywood Nursing Home. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Sumner Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home. Ervin was born in Smithville, daughter of the late Felix Ervin and Elsie Hicks Ervin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Page, Cora Ervin, Emma Ervin, and Rosie Durham. She is survived by one brother, Bill Ervin of Smithville and a niece, Betty Poole of Saint Charles, Missouri. Alexander Funeral Home of Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Dollie Gertrude Massa Turner of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Gertie Johnson Ferrell; husbands, Will Johnson, W.R. Massa, and W.H. Turner; a daughter, Irene Johnson Bain; five step daughters, Lela Mae Hobbs, Maggie Bell Ashford, Willie Mae Nash, Myrtle Turner Ezell, and Bertha Massa Earley. Four step sons, Claudie, Hubert, and Andrew Johnson and Harley Massa. Three sisters, Linnie McMahan, Media Waldon, and Bessie Overbey. Three brothers, Jim, Robert, and Earl C. Ferrell. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Dyer Stanley of Sparta, Jo Ann and husband Aubrey Meece of Dowelltown, and Linda Steinmark of Florida. Two sons, Dale and his wife Lisa Bain of Smithville and Randall and his wife Donna Massa of Smyrna. Three step-daughters, Johnnie Hobbs of Murfreesboro, Lillian Dalton of Baxter, and Betty Rose Newby of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. One sister, Ernestine Brown of Woodbury and a brother, Kenneth Ferrell of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
92 year old Cora Hampton of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary Harmon Lawson; her husband, Lewis Hampton; three brothers, Hershel, Floyd, and Clarence Lawson; and five sisters, Estie Scurlock, Alice Seymour, Flora Warren, Lela Bratcher, and Emmer Hale. She is survived by a sister, Nettie Curtis; a sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Lawson, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Robert Thomas O'Conner of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a City of Smithville Police Officer and an Alexandria Police Officer, and he was a Mason for over 30 years. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edwin Moore will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 pm. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Bogle O'Conner and a brother, Norman O'Conner. Survivors include his wife, Doris O'Conner of Dowelltown. Four children, Bobby O'Conner of Dowelltown, Pat O'Conner and Polly Evins of Liberty, Mike and Rachael O'Conner of Dowelltown, and Anita and Dale Smith of Detroit, Michigan. Special grandchildren, Mikey O'Conner and his girlfrriend Courtney Davis and Ashley O'Conner of Dowelltown and Allena O'Conner of Liberty. Twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Marlene Sue Stapp of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a member of the Busy Bees, the Ladies Guild at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church, and the FCE. She was also a retired book keeper at Moog. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father Jim Bretl will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Stapp was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stapp and her parents, Robert and Mollie Magee. She is survived by her children, Sherri and husband Mark Hutchings of Smithville, Joe and his wife Angee Stapp of Mishawaka, Indiana, Bill and his wife Tabbetha Stapp of Smithville, Charlu "Buffy" and Willie Frazier of Lascassas, Jim and his wife Donna Stapp of Smithville, and Molly and her husband Steve Craig of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Mandy and husband Chad Schotter, Kyle Stapp, Sarah, Jacob, Abby Frazier, Vanessa Stapp, and Ashley Craig. A brother, Bob and his wife Lois Magee of Greenfield, Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission or to the American Cancer Society.
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