Obituaries

Ruby Dee Vann

Nov 21 2007

97 year old Ruby Dee Vann of Gallatin died Wednesday at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a retired secretary at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, and a member of the Smithville Study Club. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Neal Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Vann; parents, John and Fannie Bates Foutch; and two sisters, Ora Reed and Ethel Barrett. Survivors include a nephew, Ralph and his wife Lucille Reed of Lebanon and two nieces, Juanita Barber of Hermitage and Dorothea Marschall of Gallatin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church or to the Gallatin First Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Charlie Gaston Malone

Nov 20 2007

77 year old Charlie Gaston Malone of Dry Fork Road, Brush Creek died Tuesday at his residence. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. Bill Gay will officiate and burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Sykes. The Malone family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Scotty Barrett of Brush Creek. A son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Nancy Malone of Brush Creek. Two grandchildren, Kacie Malone and Abby Malone. A step grandson, Chris Barrett. A sister, Shirley and her husband Robert Katzenmiller of Alexandria. Brothers, John M. and his wife Barbara Malone of Alexandria and Marlin Malone of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Glenn Whitfield

Nov 20 2007

89 year old Roy Glenn Whitfield of Rome, Tennessee died Monday at his residence. He was born in the Cario Bend Community of Wilson County, the son of the late Era Wilkerson and Willis Whitfield. Three brothers preceded him in death, Howard, Lester, and Frank Whitfield. Mr. Whitfield was a veteran of World War II. He worked in Tool and Die factories in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. A graveside service and burial will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens at Carthage on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. James Thomas Gibbs will officiate. Family and friends will assemble at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. and proceed in procession to the Memorial Gardens for the 11:00 a.m. service. He is survived by a brother, Cecil Whitfield of Hartsville, a sister, Carrie Mae Gray of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. Bass Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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