Obituaries

Amos Hedge

Jun 5 2007

Amos Hedge of Smithville died Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Amos Hedge

Jun 5 2007

69 year old Amos Hedge of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member and an Elder of the Smithville Church of Christ. Hedge was also a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Friday at noon at the Smithville Church of Christ. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at noon at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Hedge and a brother Paul Hedge. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Frances Hedge of Smithville. Children, Cheryl and her husband Chris Vance, Angela and her husband Todd Miller, and David and his wife Trina Hedge all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Kelsey and Macy Hedge and Carly and Conner Vance. His mother, Louise Hedge of Smithville and a sister-in-law, Patty Hedge of Hohenwald. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Playground Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Lelon Thweatt

Jun 5 2007

92 year old Lelon Thweatt of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence in the Jefferson Community. He was retired from the State and he served two terms as DeKalb County Road Supervisor from 1974 until 1982. Thweatt was also a Baptist and a Mason. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Fesler and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Thweatt was preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha Doll Adcock Thweatt; his first wife, Betty Ann Cantrell Thweatt; a daughter, Diania Cantrell; a granddaughter, Wanda Powers; and three brothers, J.T., Cecil, and Buford Thweatt. Survivors include his wife, Keeble Maynard Thweatt and two daughters, Martha and her husband Darrell Rowland and Linda Sykes all of Smithville. One son, Harold Thweatt of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, Phillip and Debbie Thweatt of McMinnville, Christie and Bryan Carter of Cookeville, Becky and Kyle Thompson of Murfreesboro, Todd and Jenny Cantrell of Smithville, Chad Rowland and Fiance Jennifer Trahan of Hendersonville, Sonya and Steve Dzyban of Nashville, Tonya Stewart of Nashville, Glenda and Steve Johnson of Smithville and Scott Sykes of Smithville. Seventeen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and one son-in-law, Charles Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Lynn Green

Jun 7 2007

48 year old Timothy Lynn Green of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist and self-employed. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Larry Campbell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Green; a nephew, Shawn Northcutt; and a niece, Kristy Culwell. Survivors include his mother, Mildred Green of Dowelltown. Companion, Pam Davenport of Smithville. Brothers and sisters, Danny and his wife Pauline Green of Smithville, Cathy and her husband Butch Northcutt of McMinnville, Stevie and his wife Barbara Green of Smithville, Marilyn Strayn of Smithville, Anthony Green of Dowelltown, and Sandy Stone of Smithville. Nephews and nieces, Ray Culwell, John Houston, Sara, Emily, and Amber Northcutt, John Strayn, Sabrina Tettleton, Amanda, Hannah, and Steven Green, Josh, Hunter, Tyler, and Taylor Stone. 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.

Edgar Hiram Dupius

Jun 8 2007

78 year old Edgar Hiram Dupius of Alexandria died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Michigan. Dupius was also a chef, a Navy veteran, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church, where he was a member. Father Jim Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m.until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Mary Ann Beauchmin Dupius. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eugenia \"Jenny\" Dupius of Alexandria. Children, Diane and her husband Bjoern Papasian of Michigan, Denise and her husband Robert Snyder of Alexandria, Daniel and his wife Diane Dupius of Michigan, and Darlene and her husband John Thomas of Murfreesboro. Brothers and sisters, George and his wife Lena Dupius of Florida, Jacquelin and her husband Doyle Allison of Michigan, Collette and her husband Stanley Frymbulak of Windor, Canada, and Ronald and his wife Georgia Dupius of Belle River, Canada. Grandchildren, Megan and her husband Ross Broodwell of Michigan, Loren Papasian of Michigan, Bryan and his wife Elizabeth Kleparek of Murfreesboro, Dylan and his wife La Tonya Kleparek of Smithville, Joe and his wife Sara Fry of Smithville, Sarah and her husband Randy Cook of Franklin, Daniel and his wife Kim Snyder of Algood, Robbie Snyder of Cookeville, Haley Snyder of Alexandria, Michael Tyler Thomas of Murfreesboro, and Stephen Thomas of Murfreesboro. Eight great grandchildren also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Symantha Winters O'Neal

Jun 8 2007

48 year old Symantha Winters O'Neal of Nashville died Wednesday at Lebanon. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Northcutt will oficiate and burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eva Lou Quick Winters; her husband Thomas O'Neal and her mother, Eva Lou Daubenspeck. Survivors include a son, Desmond O'Neal and a daughter, Miranda O'Neal both of White Bluff. Two brothers, Lem Daubenspeck of Pennsylvania and Lloyd Daubenspeck of Murfreesboro. Her dad, Joe Daubenspeck of Joelton. Several aunts and uncles, including one local uncle Steve Quick of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Odessa Sandlin Parkerson

Jun 11 2007

83 year old Odessa Sandlin Parkerson of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith and Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The body will be at the New Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pat Parkerson of Alexandria. A son-in-law, Franklin Kimbro of Antioch. Three grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Julie Kimbro of Alexandria, Kelly Parkerson of Alexandria, and Rachel Kimbro of Nashville. Great granddaughter, Keelan Kimbro of Alexandria. Sisters, Ruth Brockway of Houston, Texas and Jo Doris Flatt of Sebastin, Florida. A brother, Tony Sandlin of Detroit, Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Dean Jones

Jun 11 2007

69 year old Violet Dean Jones of McMinnville died Monday at the Raintree Manor Nursing Home. She was disabled. Ms Jones was also a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Garry McBride and Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erby and Mable Turner Jones; and a sister, Aletha Adcock. She is survived by four sisters, Thelma Earman of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Jeanette Redmon of Smithville; Rebecca Ervin of Smithville; and Jewel Wiser of McMinnville. Thirteen nieces and nephews, Joel Adcock of Smithville, Pamela Page of Smithville, Deborah Hodges of McMinnville, Penny Smith of McMinnville, Jeffery Earman of Virginia, Vicky Hartman of Virginia, Tongia Good of Virginia, Kimberly Violet of Smithville, Douglas Ervin of Smithville, Jill Phillips of McMinnville, Jan Phillips of McMinnville, Patrick Redmon of Ohio, and Tonia Bass of Smithville. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Jack Bennett

Jun 12 2007

80 year old Robert Jack Bennett of Hickman died Monday at his residence. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. David Rich will officiate and burial will be in the Bennett Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Edna Judkins Bennett of Hickman. Two sons, Ewin Bennett and Terry Bennett both of Hickman. A brother, Clyde Bennett of Gordonsville. Sisters, Hazel Moss of Lancaster, Gladys Williams of Hickman, Eula Cripps of the Dale Ridge Community, Winnie Overstreet of the Bowlings Branch Community, and Thelma McCaleb of Gordonsville. A sister-in-law, Lottie Bennett of Lancaster. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Chalfant, Sr.

Jun 13 2007

65 year old Don Chalfant, Sr. of Smithville died Wednesday at his son's residence. He was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church, a retired TVA welder, and a Volunteer Pistole Club and I.D.P.A. member. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis P. Chalfant and his wife, Marylin Kay Chalfant. Survivors include his children, Dawn and her husband Donnie Christian of Rock Island, and Donny Paul and his wife Carmella Chalfant of Smithville. Grandchildren, Lou Christian of Rock Island and Axyl Kane Chalfant of Smithville. His mother, Elizabeth M. Chalfant of Smithville. A brother, Jim and his wife Karen Chalfant of Florida. Nephews, David and his wife Suzy Chalfant of Florida, Jimmy Chalfant of Georgia, and Chris and his wife Lore Chalfant of Texas. An aunt, Ann Edelmann of New York. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

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