Obituaries

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.

Emogene Washer Niceley

Jun 13 2007

81 year old Emogene Washer Niceley, a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and a native of DeKalb County, died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church for 43 years. She was an artist, a member of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, a member of the Elizabethtown Homemakers Club, and a Sales Consultant for Elizabethtown Florist for many years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Hood and Velma Pedigo Parsley; her first husband, Jesse Millard Washer; her second husband, Gil Niceley; and a brother, Warren B. Parsley. Survivors include three sons, Dennis and his wife Debbie Washer of Smithville, Don and his wife Barbara Washer, an Gary Washer of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. A sister, Mary Lou Wade of Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania. A brother, Paul and his wife Mary Parsley of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Joy Washer, Mallory and her husband Drew Barkley, John and his wife Charlise Washer, Caleb and his wife Mikki Bland, Lindsey Bland, and Meredith Bland. Three great grandchildren, Caitlin Washer, Gabriella Washer, and Jonathan Bland. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Jacob's Pillar United Methodist Church, Lazarus House Hospice, or the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Johnnie Pauline Cripps

Jun 13 2007

87 year old Johnnie Pauline Cripps of Dowelltown died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a retired factory worker at the Dowelltown Shirt Factory and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owen will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. and Maude Rhody Cripps; a brother, Hobert Cripps; and a sister, Gertrude George. Survivors include a sister, Macon Aldrige of Pennsylvania. Four nephews, John Robert George of Florida, Harold George and Hank George both of McMinnville, and Wayne Cripps of Alexandria. Three nieces, Rebecca Vaughn of McMinnville, and two others out of state. One special friend, Alene Fuson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Natasha Ann (Tasha) West Helms

Jun 14 2007

27 year old Natasha Ann (Tasha) West Helms of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Grover and Elsa West; maternal grandparents, Betty Jean White Braswell and George Barnes; step-father, Ricky Dale Adams; and a cousin, Bobbie Pedigo. Survivors include three children, Jacob Bruce Helms, Shawn Emily Shae Northcutt, and Brandon Lynn Sykes all of Smithville. Her mother, Anna Adams of Smithville and step father, James Braswell. Her father and step-mother, Greg and Sandy West of Rock Island. Brothers and sisters, Greg and his wife Dana West and Alicia Adams all of Smithville, and Joe and Angie Eutermark of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Her Fiance, Scott Sykes of Smithville. Aunts and uncles, Patty and her husband Logan Hullett, Melody and her husband Glynn Pedigo, and Berna Barnes all of Smithville, Gary West of Rock Island, Charlie Barnes of McMinnville, and Brenda and her husband Dale Buck of Silver Point. Special friend, Lisa Crook Taylor. Nieces, Sadie and Shelby West of Smithville and Deanna Jackson of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Several cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of Natasha, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Lular Mabe Hutson

Jun 18 2007

91 year old Sarah Lular Mabe Hutson of Dowelltown and formerly of Sparta died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a White County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Joe England, David Lee England, and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor's Providence Cemetery. Visitation begins Monday at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Fannie Hutchings Mabe; her husband, Marvin Hutson; and two sons, Kenneth Hutson and Edward Hutson. Survivors include three daughters, Geneva Simmons of Sparta, Lou Jones and her husband Roy of Sparta, and Mary Joines and her husband Bobby of Dowelltown. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Sallie Parker Foutch

Jun 19 2007

79 year old Sallie Parker Foutch of Smithville died Monday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a former Chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education and founder of the Girl Scouts in DeKalb County. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Morgan and Clara Cantrell Parker; her husband, McAllen Foutch; a sister, Peggy Parker; and a grandchild, Ann Claire Judkins. Survivors include two daughters, LeAnn Foutch Judkins of Smithville and LuAllen \"Lucy\" Foutch of Hermitage. Two step-daughters, Sarah Faircloth of Athens, Georgia and Dorothy Holman of Houston, Texas. Two grandsons, Jim and Mac Judkins of Smithville. One sister, Billie Ann Parker of Nashville. One brother, Jack and his wife Walteen Parker of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to either the First Methodist Church Building Fund or to Justin Potter Library, in memory of Ms. Sallie, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Frances House Miller

Jun 19 2007

85 year old Minnie Frances House Miller of Smithville died Monday night at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but a complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Minnie Frances House Miller

Jun 19 2007

85 year old Minnie Frances House Miller of Dowelltown died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. and Mary Lillian Close House; her husband, Bernard Miller; brothers, James B., Robert Lee, and Dosson House; and sisters, Evelyn Nokes and Lorene Campbell. Survivors include four sisters, Haley House of Dowelltown, Mary House of Dowelltown, Drucy Mae Midgett of Lebanon, and Martha Lamberson of Defeated Creek. Three brothers, Billy and his wife Susan House of Dowelltown, Carter and his wife Sue House of Alexandria, and Douglas and his wife Dinah House of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Jim Campbell of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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