65 year old Roger Dale Foster of Smithville died Wednesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan, Larry Green, Jeff Foster, Dionndra Foster, and Priscilla Foster will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Foster was preceded in death by his father, Edward Foster; a sister, Doris Hayes; and three sons, Todd, Terry, and Chad Edward Foster. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Priscilla Magness Foster of Smithville. Children, Jeff Foster of Lebanon and Dionndra Foster of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren, Matthew Foster and Alicia Henley. Step grandson, John Wesley Walker. Great grandchild, Avah Grace Henley. His mother, Nettie Jim Foster of Smithville. His mother-in-law, Oleda Magness of Smithville. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Building Fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Betty Sue Keith Hale of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery but all visitation, service, and burial will be private. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell and Mairene Bailiff Keith. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Phillip Hale of Liberty. Children, Patricia Beth Strode of Murfreesboro, Amy Mathis of Liberty, Mark and wife Mary Elizabeth Hale of Dowelltown, and Tracy and husband Randall Knowles of Smithville. Grandchildren, Megan Strode, Mary Beth Strode, Jarred and wife Jamie Mathis, Sarah Thomas, Jessica and husband Andy Pack, Sabrina Hale, Lukas Knowles, and Clara Knowles. Great grandchildren, Miles Strode, Samantha Mathis, William Mathis, Ella Pack, and Ava Pack. A sister, Sarah Tramel of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
95 year old Ila Speakman Montgomery of South Carthage died Monday at Riverview Regional Medical Center. The body is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where the service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. James T. Gibbs and James "Pee Wee" Massey will officiate and burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She is survived by a son, Jim Speakman and his wife Judy of Donelson. A daughter-in-law, Evelyn Speakman of Smithville. Four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
81 year old Kelly William Jared died Friday at his residence in Sparta. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Methodist Church and burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Mooneyham Jared of Sparta. A daughter, Sandra Kay Barrow of Sparta. Two sons, Earl Kelly Jared of Smithville and Glen Dale Jared of Nashville. Seven grandchildren, Chaz Barrow, Chasity Perez, Candace Barrow, Sue Jared, Sara Jared, Monica Tucker, and Meagan Jared. Four great grandchildren, Jesse Dillon Perez, Alyssa Perez, Kelsey Campbell, and Tyler Tucker. A brother, Harold Jared of Sparta. Special friends, Ceasar and Sandra Garcia and their children, Patty and Destiny. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
40 year old Terry Oval Murphy of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a nursery worker at Pirtle's Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Oval and Betty Frances Murphy; and three sisters, Martha Todd, Patricia Shoemake, and Gina Hesson. Survivors include six brothers, James and his wife Darlene Matthews, William and his wife Rita Matthews, Willie Matthews, Roy and wife Debbie Matthews, Randall Neal, and Doug and wife Norma Murphy all of Smithville. Four sisters, Brenda and husband Grady Taylor of Smithville, Helen and husband Randall Ervin of Smithville, Pam and husband Kevin Hooten Cain of North Carolina, and Kathy Murphy and Ruben Vega of Morrison. Special companion, Misty Walden and her daughter, Harley Sloan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
67 year old Glenda Gunter Caldwell died Wednesday at St. Thomas in Nashville. She was owner of DeKalb Market. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home and burial will be at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Donnie Kelley will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mildred Gunter. Survivors include a daughter Sherri Hood and husband Ricky and two grandsons, Chris Hood and Dustin Hood all of Smithville. Three sisters Jo and husband Med Motley of Murfreesboro, Betty Sue Hullett of Peru, Indiana, and Fay Pitts of Woodbury. A brother Aubrey and wife Carol Gunter of the Short Mountain Community. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville church of Christ Missions Fund. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
46 year old Randall Francis Cantrell of Cookeville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran having served 20 years. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion, and was a former supervisor with Federal Mogul and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Ragland Bottom. The funeral will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Haskell Greer, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Cantrell was preceded in death by his father, Billy Close Cantrell. He is survived by his children, Amber Scott of Clarksville, Felicia Cantrell of Florida, Tara Cantrell of Bristol, and Breanna Cantrell of Florida. A granddaughter, Cheynne Scott. His mother, Mary Ann Porter of Old Hickory. Brothers, Mike Cantrell of Walling and Gary Cantrell of Texas. A sister, Penny Sampson of Nashville. A sister-in-law, Nickie Cantrell of Walling. A nephew, Joseph Cantrell. Nieces, Brendi Whittaker, Nikki Cantrell, and Mikayla Cantrell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Jeanette Parkerson of Brush Creek died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe and Willie Clara Foutch and brothers, John Donald Foutch and J.M. Foutch. She is survived by her husband, Dillard Parkerson of Brush Creek. Two sons, Randy and his wife Janet Parkerson of Lebanon and Gary and his wife Ann Williams of Westmoreland. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Robert Lentz Eller died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Eller was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, retired from Tennessee National Guard, and Honorary Assistant Fire Chief with Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served 64 years. Eller was also owner and operator of Eller's Radio and TV Repair for many years. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from the Smithville United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers are members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church on Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and a sister Maxine Eller Beckwith. He is survived by a sister; Barbara Jean Lawson, nieces; Jennifer Lawson Norris and Peggy Huffstetler. Nephews; Bobby Lawson and Ted Beckwith, Jr. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.
53 year old Bradley Hughes Lee of Smithville died Sunday at his daughter's residence in Kentucky. Lee was a member of the Church of God. He was also retired from the military, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the VFW. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Malcolm, Sr. and Wynona Corrilyn Marlowe "Mimi" Lee and a brother, Christopher P. Lee. He is survived by his wife, Winona Lee of Smithville. Children, Angie Lee of Atlanta, Amanda Lee of Chicago and Katherine Lee of Kentucky. Step-children, Melissa Lee, Michael Lee, and Jackie Kloss all of Athens Georgia, Louis Chabarria of Sparta, and Kaleb Chabarria of Smithville. A brother, Troy Malcolm Lee, Jr. of Alabama. Sisters, Robin and Charles Rushing, Tracy and Vince Hesster, Holly Barnes, and Kelly and Carlis Hollingsworth. Step grandchild, Colin Smithson. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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