72 year old Georgia Lee Young of Liberty died Tuesday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. She was a cafeteria manager at DeKalb West School and a member of the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. Known as "Granny", she served in the DeKalb County School System for 40 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Josh Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Vantrease and Ruby Poston Cardwell. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Hugh Morris Young of Liberty. Sons, Terry and wife Lanee Young of Mount Juliet and Jeff and wife Julie Young of Alexandria. Daughters, Sherry and husband Charles Williams of Alexandria, Donna and husband Danny Hale of Brush Creek, and Lesa and husband Alan Hayes of Liberty. Step-sons, Eddie and wife Ernestine Young of Smithville and Joe Donald and wife Carman Young of Murfreesboro. Grandsons, Jacob and wife Crystal Young, Joey and wife Melissa Hight, Josh Hale, Justin Hale, Lincoln and wife Amy Young, Bailey Hayes, Garrett Hayes, and Charlie Young. Granddaughters, Whitney and husband Hunter Wharton and Chelsie Young. Step-grandsons, J.D. Young and Eddie Young, Jr. Great grandchildren, Kayla, Zachary and Ethan Hight, Madyson Young, and Zoi Hale. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Judy Kay Inglis of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A graveside service and interment will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be on Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm til 1:45pm. Family and friends will assemble at DeKalb Memorial Gardens for the service at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Walter and Georgia Nell Grizzle Inglis. Survivors include brothers, George and wife Loretta Inglis of Arrington, Tennessee and John and wife Brenda Inglis of Smithville. A sister, Dale and husband Jim Sanders of Hermitage. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Norma Jean George of Wyndridge Health Center in Crossville died Monday there. She was a medical technologist and a member of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward George; her mother, Elma Brooks Cleek; her father, Bryant Cleek; a grandson, Bryan Mullikin; a brother, Royce Cleek; and a sister, Margaret Orman. She is survived by two daughters, Saundra Jeannette and husband Brooks Niel of Antioch and Phyllis and husband Steve Mullikin of Butler, Kentucky. Four grandchildren, Sonja, Mitzi, Brooke, and Edward. Seven great grandchildren, Kaitlen, Christian, Tyler, Caleb, Cody, Caden, and Zoe. Two great great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Madelyn. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Ray Johnson of Smithville died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He attended the House of Prayer. Johnson was also a retired businessman and truck driver. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tommy Taylor, Danny Parker, and Craig Mahler will officiate. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend Wilson Johnson. Survivors include his children, Vicky and husband Thomas Snow and David Johnson all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Thomas Hutchings, Emily Snow, Trista Johnson, and Karrie Johnson. Great grandchild, Kaydence Johnson. Mother, Emma Lee Johnson of Smithville. Brother, Jerry Johnson of Smithville. Sisters, Kathleen Mahler and Era Billings both of Sparta and Dorothy Haggard of Smithville. Devoted companion, Zully Ferer of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
90 year old Albert Joseph Kelly died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital after a short illness. He was born on July 13th, 1920 and was a resident of Smithville. Kelly is survived by his wife, Sue Cripps Kelly of Smithville. A daughter, Arbie Irelan of Lawrenceburg and a son, Reverend Donnie Kelly of Loretto, Tennessee. Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee where the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with Dwayne Green, Michael Farr, and Donnie Kelly officiating. Burial will be follow at Unity Cemetery in Lawrence County.
83 year old Louise Braswell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Curtis will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Braswell; parents, Matt and Will Ellen Warren Redmon; brother, Charlie Redmon, and three sisters, Cilla Mae Redmon, Frances Hendrixson, and Magdalene Emberton. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Trena and Freddy Curtis of Smithville; one son, Ricky Braswell of Smithville. Four grandsons, Matthew Curtis of Smithville, Trent and wife Tessa Curtis, Casey Curtis, and Evan Curtis. One great-granddaughter, Ella Mae Curtis of Smithville. One brother and sister-in-law, R.L.and Earlene Redmon of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Lois R. Watson of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wayne Lankford, Dan Gulley, and Tim Woodward will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Watson; her parents, Herman Alfred Blankenship and Mary Evaline Corley Blankenship, and three sisters, Vernie Blankenship Keith, Florence Blankenship Green, and Elizabeth Blankenship Tittsworth. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Jill Watson of Smithville; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Patricia and Mike Gantt of Madisonville, Kentucky, and Jeanne and David Smith of Old Hickory. Five grandchildren, Kelly and husband Andrew Evans of Alamo, Tn, Kurt and wife Emily Watson of Murfreesboro, Kyle and wife Jennifer Watson of Columbia, and Craig and wife Abby Watson of New Haven, Ct. John and wife Christina Gantt of Indianapolis, In. Eight great-grandchildren, Robyn, Kate, Joy, and Claire Evans, Lilly and Everett Watson, and Britton and Ruby Watson. One great-grandchild on the way, Zoey Gantt. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Etheleon Jones Williamson of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in DeKalb County .She was a member of Locust Street Church of God in Warren County. She worked as a shoe finisher at Genesco for 33 years. There will be a graveside service Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. View Cemetery with Roland Sharp officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at High Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Roshie Jones; her husband, Alfred Williamson; a daughter, Betty G. Smith, and a son, Ray E. Williamson. A brother, Arthur Jones, and sisters, Atha Davenport and Artha Hollandsworth. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and wife Betty Williamson of McMinnville, Doyal and wife Pat Williamson of Murfeesboro, and Freddy Williamson of McMinnville. Very special twin sister, Opheleon Williamson of McMinnville, and daughter-in-law Mary Williamson of McMinnville. Sister-in-law, Ella Mae Jones of Smithville. Six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Kenneth "Cooney" Hendrixson of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of the Dibrell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Army veteran, member of AmVets, and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Delton and Lucille Buckner Hendrixson; a brother, J.D. Hendrixson; and a nephew, Jerry Hendrixson. He is survived by nephews, Randall Hendrixson of Smithville, Bobby and wife Joyce Hendrixson of McMinnville, Phillip and wife Roxanne Hendrixson and Ricky and wife Renee Hendrixson all of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Louise Hendrixson of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
97 year old Thomas "Great Tom" Faulkner of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He worked for the U.S. Government. Faulkner also served in World War II and he was a Presbyterian. Mr. Faulkner's wishes were direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Frank and Sara Whisonant Faulkner; wives, Sally and Pauline Faulkner; three brothers; and one sister. Survivors include a son, Charles and his wife Margaret Faulkner of Arrington. Three grandchildren, Melissa Bennett of Arrington, Brian Faulker of Nashville, and Kathryn Welden of California. Three great grandchildren, Charles and Olivia Bennett of Arrington and Araxie Welden of California. A memorial service will be announced later. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.