89 year old John Odum Evans of Liberty died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. He was a retired funeral director of 50 years and a farmer. Evans was also a deacon at Salem Baptist Church for 55 years and one of the first directors of Salem Cemetery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, where he was a member for 81 years. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 pm. at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Hoyte and Annette Odum Evans. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Valeria Groom Evans of Liberty. A son, Doyle Evans of Liberty. Three grandchildren, Tara and husband Joe Beck of Madison, Wisconsin; Bryan Evans, and Gwen and husband Clay Dyer of Murfreesboro. Six great grandchildren, Alex, Miri, and Aaron Beck of Madison, Wisconsin and Collin, Drew, and Nate Dyer of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Salem Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.
88 year old John Lee Alexander of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. He was the retired owner of Smithville Motors. Alexander was also a member of the Jaycees and the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens in Woodbury. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Alexander was preceded in death by his parents, Elmus Raymon and Lucille Bragg Alexander; a brother, Robert Alexander; sister-in-law, Jean Alexander; two brothers-in-law, Gene Mitchell and Ed Neely; and great nephew, David Wayne Alexander. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jane Alexander. A daughter, Sandye and husband Steve Hays of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Brett and wife Tara Hays of Murfreesboro and Shea and husband Derrick Colwell of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Ashley and Amber Hays of Murfreesboro and Erin and Emme Colwell of Smithville. Three sisters, Jean Drewry, Waldean Mitchell, and Hazel Neely of Murfreesboro. Several nieces and nephews survive. Two special nephews, Jimmy Alexander of Cookeville and Tommy Alexander of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Barbara Elisabeth Armbruster of Watertown died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was the daughter of the late Robert Atwood and Eva Nancy Roberts Creighton. She was married to Carleton F. Armbruster who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Mullican. After graduating from business college in 1960, her family moved from Connecticut to Florida where she worked for Boeing in data processing on the Minuteman Program until its conclusion. She then worked as a secretary for Harvey's Groves until her retirement. After her husband's retirement from O.V.C. in 1985, they bought a farm in Watertown. Mrs. Armbruster is survived by three sons, Robert C., Sr. and wife Jerry Armbruster of Merritt Island, Florida; Robert Thomas Armbruster of Watertown; and Gary and wife Pat Armbruster of Merritt Island, Florida. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild also survive. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where a memorial service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The Armbruster family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Charlene Cantrell Dunn of Michigan died Sunday at Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. A graveside service will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 3:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Harvey Dunn. A daughter, Elaine Gail Gill. A son, William Dunn. Two sisters, Alpha Dean Young and Mary Ann Cantrell. A brother, Alton Cantrell. She was a beloved grandmother and great grandmother. Local survivors include brother-in-law, James and wife Shirley Dunn and Lonnie Dunn and several cousins all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old Thomas Casey Vaughn of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was owner and operator of Vaughn Trucking and a member of the Spring Street The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leslie Moore, David Frazier, and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Vaughn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. ; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Casey and Mary Elizabeth Fuson Vaughn and a sister, Phyllis Vaughn. Survivors include his wife, Louise Vaughn of Smithville. Two daughters, Kelly Vaughn of Smithville and Candace Vaughn of Franklin. One step daughter, Sabrina Estes of Cookeville. One step son, Bobby and wife Judy Wright of Sparta. Two brothers, Phillip and his wife Ina Vaughn of Smithville and Danny Vaughn of Nashville. Two nephews, Brad and Craig Vaughn of Smithville. Two grand nephews, Dalton and Conner Vaughn of Smithville. Three step grandchildren, Ashley Cestero and Christopher Wright of Florida and Lindsey Wright of Sparta. Four step great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Frances Haggard of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a retired cook at Smithville Elementary School. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lennell Haggard; parents, Dallas and Marthann Ford Montgomery; a brother, Roger Montgomery; and a sister, Edith Maxwell. Survivors include a son, David and his wife Vicki Haggard. Two daughters, Tina and husband Melvin Crips and Virginia Haggard. Four grandchildren, Ryan and Katie Haggard and Caelin and Landon Crips. Four brothers, James, Roy, Harlan, and Jeff Montgomery; five sisters, Modena Bray, Olean Mahan, Kathleen Podgorski, Nancy Goff, and Connie Montgomery. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations please be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in lieu of flowers.
72 year old Joe Wallace Oakley of Sparta died Monday at his residence. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Tommy Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chesnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Oakley was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Oakley; a son, Darrell Oakley; a sister, Ann Oakley; and parents, Wallace and Grace Allen Oakley. Survivors include two sons, Joe Derek and wife Felisha Oakley of Smithville and Daren and wife Tabitha Oakley of McMinnville. Four grandchildren, Kristen, Mara Jade, Tavia, and Anaka Oakley. Two step-grandchildren, Austin and Dustin Cook. Two brothers, Jimmy and wife Hilda Oakley and Louie and wife Vivian Oakley all of Alexandria. Many nieces and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
49 year old Diane George Mooneyham of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. The family has chosen direct cremation. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Adcock Cemetery. Joseph Hamid will officiate. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry George and her grandparents; an uncle, Jimmy Martin, and aunt and uncle, Carl and Betty Cantrell. Survivors include her children, Erika Mooneyham of Murfreesboro and Paula and her husband Steve Ross of Smithville. Parents, Tommy and Dorothy Martin George. Sisters, Tonya Lee of Cookeville and Charlotte Trapp of Smithville. Nieces and nephews, Ginger Trapp, Heather Trapp, and Brian Trapp. Aunts and uncles, Jerry and Carlene Martin, Tavis and Shirley Martin, and Paulette Winchester. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with expenses.
73 year old Helen Faye Foutch Russell of Columbia, Tn. died Friday at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. A native of Smithville, she was baptized on her twelth birthday and joined Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church. She spent her years doing what she loved most, taking care of her family, working in her garden, and standing side by side with her husband as his loving helpmate in the ministry. She also served her church for many years as church clerk. In addition, she was the president of the Mynders Homemakers Club. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Coy Brothers, R. Wayne Peters, and Ronald Lawrence will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens at 2:30 p.m. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Ben Foutch and Dollie (Knowles) Foutch; a brother, Waylon Foutch. She is survived by her husband, Elder Lynn H. Russell; two sons, Timothy "Tim" L. and wife Patti Russell of Chattanooga, and Daniel "Dan" C. and wife Lisa Russell of Columbia, Tn.; a brother, Jim and wife Evelyn Foutch of Cane Ridge, Tn.; a sister, Barbara and husband Truman Stubblefield of Goodlettsville; two grandchildren, Josiah and Esther Russell, both of Columbia; two aunts, Gladys Knowles and Macon Judkins, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to West 5th Street Primitive Baptist Church in Dickson, Tn. c/o Steve McKlurkan at 1350 McKlurkan Rd., Dickson, Tn. 37055. You may send public or private condolences to the Russell family at the Heritage Funeral Home website, www.heritage-fhcs.com and click on to "sign guest book" or 'send private condolences". Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Barbee C. Spencer of Smithville died Thursday at NHC in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Indian Creek Baptist Church in Smithville with James Fesler and Micheal Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at Indian Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix Elmer and Altie Page Close; her husband, Willie Jewell Spencer; brothers, Ed Close and Hoyte Close, and sisters, Brownie DE-Malia and Opal Cantrell. She is survived by a daughter, Bobbie S. and husband Jimmy Ervin of Smithville. Two brothers, Otis and wife Margerette Close of McMinnville, and Paul Close of Smithville; four sisters, Drusie Meyers of Mt. Juliet, Doris and husband Jack Estes of Smithville, Jo Kania of Virginia, and Margie and husband A.W. Patterson of Mt. Juliet. Two grandchildren, Jane Parsley of Smithville and Alice and husband Aubrey Moseley of Murfreesboro. Five great-grandchildren, John Parsley, Rebecca Moore, Sarah Beth Parsley, Julie Wolfe, and Rachel Peters. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indian Creek Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.